Bennett leads UNLV to 64-55 win over No. 15 Lobos

Bennett leads UNLV to 64-55 win over No. 15 Lobos
February 9, 2013, 11:16 pm
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UNLV's Anthony Marshall, left, and New Mexico's Alex Kirk dive for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) Anthony Bennett had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the UNLV to a 64-55 victory over No. 15 New Mexico on Saturday night.

The Runnin' Rebels (18-6, 5-4 Mountain West) came in desperately needing a win after surprising losses to Boise State and at Fresno State. Though they shot just 37.1 percent (23 of 62) from the field, the Rebels were 9 of 22 (40.9 percent) from beyond the arc.

Bryce DeJean-Jones and Katin Reinhardt each scored 16 points for UNLV. Jones was 3 of 6 from 3-point range, and Reinhardt was 4 of 7. Anthony Marshall added 11 points for the Rebels.

Alex Kirk scored 17 points to lead New Mexico (20-4, 7-2).