Scores

Final

New Mexico 77

(22-6, 9-4 MW)

UNLV 66

(14-12, 6-7 MW)

    12:00 AM ET, March 1, 2005

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    UNM 29 4877
    UNLV 24 4266

    New Mexico 77, UNLV 66

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Danny Granger scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead New Mexico over UNLV 77-66 on Monday night.

    Granger scored 15 second-half points as the Lobos won their fifth consecutive game and eighth in nine tries.

    Troy DeVries scored 18 points, going 6-of-8 from 3-point range, and David Chiotti had 18 points, going 7-of-9 from the field for New Mexico (22-6, 9-4 Mountain West). Mark Walters added 14 points, going 9-of-11 from the free-throw line.

    The Lobos were 10-of-20 from 3-point range for 50 percent, while the Rebels were 8-of-24 for 33 percent. From the field, New Mexico was 26-of-45 for 58 percent while UNLV was 25-of-62 for 40 percent.

    Odartey Blankson led UNLV (14-12, 6-7) with 20 points and eight rebounds, and Michael Umeh had 18 points.

    The Rebels cut the lead to 37-36 with 13:46 left, but New Mexico pulled away and built its largest lead at 64-47 with 4:50 remaining.

    UNLV later cut the lead to seven twice in the final 1:21, but could get no closer.

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