LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Odartey Blankson scored 18 points, including a
3-pointer from the top of the arc that broke a tie with 44 seconds
left in the game, to lead UNLV over Missouri 74-71 on Wednesday.
Blankson, who scored 15 second-half points, was 6-of-13 from the
field and 5-of-6 from the foul line for the game. He also had eight
rebounds as the Rebels went 10-of-20 from 3-point range.
Linus Kleiza scored a game-high 24 points for Missouri (10-13)
along with eight rebounds. Thomas Gardner scored a career-high 23
as Missouri suffered its fifth straight loss and is now 0-6 on the
The Tigers led 37-32 at halftime and rallied from a 56-45
deficit with 8:32 left in the game to tie it, 67-67, with 1:15
left. Missouri jumped to a 13-3 lead to start the game but the
Rebels answered with a 13-2 run to take the lead with 10:32 in the
Donnie Tyndall is appealing the 10-year show-cause penalty that was handed down by the NCAA in April for violations stemming from his time as men's basketball coach at Southern Mississippi.
Top-50 prospect Jaylen Nowell committed to Washington on Wednesday. Nowell, a shooting guard, is No. 45 on the ESPN 100.
Mitchell Robinson, the No. 15 player in the country in the Class of 2017, has committed to Western Kentucky.