Quintrell Thomas had season highs with 15 points and 16 rebounds as UNLV defeated cold-shooting Utah 67-54 on Wednesday night.
Thomas, a redshirt freshman, had 13 first-half points. He went 5 of 5 from the free-throw line and had two blocks.
Carlos Lopez had a 14 points and nine rebounds and Chace Stanback added 11 points, six rebounds and three blocks for UNLV (17-5, 5-3 Mountain West), which won its third straight.
The Utes, who shot 30 percent (17 of 57) from the field and 14 of 25 (56 percent) from the free-throw line, scored a season low in points and dropped their second straight.
Will Clyburn led Utah (10-12, 3-5) with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Josh Watkins had 15 points.