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NCAA Game Summary - Fresno State at UNLV



(Saturday, January 25th)

Final Score: UNLV 75, Fresno State 73 (OT)

Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Khem Birch registered a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds as the UNLV Runnin' Rebels claimed a narrow 75-73 overtime decision against the Fresno State Bulldogs in Mountain West Conference action at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Deville Smith posted 17 points and Kevin Olekaibe 15 for the Runnin' Rebels (13-7, 4-3 MWC) as they won for the third time in the last four outings. Bryce Dejean-Jones and Roscoe Smith both tallied 10 points, the former also handing out seven assists.

The Bulldogs (8-13, 1-7) were paced by Cezar Guerrero who tallied 18 points, but he shot only 6-of-20 from the field. Paul Watson responded with 17 points, Tyler Johnson 14 and Alex Davis a double-double off the bench with 12 points and 11 rebounds as the team bowed for the fifth time in as many games.

Fresno State opened the meeting on an 11-2 run, but the squad eventually shot just 40.6 percent from the field in the period, leaving the Bulldogs with a 37-31 advantage at the break.

In the second half FSU dipped to only 32.3 percent accuracy from the floor, allowing UNLV to battle back and take a four-point lead late in regulation. However, a layup by Davis at the 1:53 mark of the frame knotted the score at 66-66, sending the meeting into overtime.

In the extra session a 3-pointer by Dejean-Jones with one minute to play put the hosts ahead for good as they held on for the two-point decision.

The Bulldogs logged a 47-44 rebounding advantage, but the team hurt itself with just 10-of-18 shooting at the free-throw line.

Olekaibe, a transfer from Fresno State, converted three attempts behind the 3- point line and also picked up seven rebounds against his former team.

01/26 01:25:43 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
Final
PIT 3
MIL 5
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
Final
CLE 2
TOR 3
 
9th
DET 6
ANA 11
 
Final
NYM 0
ATL 6
9th
BOS 4
BAL 8
 
8th
TAM 6
NYY 5
 
Final
MIA 8
SEA 4
 
8th
TEX 12
CWS 0
 
8th
KAN 5
MIN 0
 
6th
COL 8
PHI 1
 
1st
OAK 0
HOU 0
 
2nd
LOS 0
ARI 0
 
2nd
SDP 1
SFG 0
 
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
1st
ANA 0
DAL 1
 
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3