Final 2OT

Utah 94

(5-9, 0-1 MW)


(14-2, 1-0 MW)

    11:00 PM ET, January 3, 2007

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 OT 2OT T
    UTAH 34 45 8 794
    UNLV 38 41 8 1097

    UNLV 97, Utah 94 (2OT)

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Kevin Kruger scored 25 points to lead UNLV past Utah 97-94 in double overtime Wednesday night, opening the Mountain West Conference season with the Rebels' 10th straight victory.

    Wendell White broke a 94-94 tie with 15 seconds to play, coming up with a steal and going the length of the court for a contested lay-in. Following a Utah miss, Kruger hit 1-of-2 foul shots and Utah's Shaun Green missed a 3-pointer on the game's last play.

    The Rebels (14-2, 1-0 Mountain West) scored on three of their first four possessions of the first overtime, capped by a Kruger's second 3-pointer of the session with 2:22 to play. That gave UNLV an 87-79 lead, but Utah went on a 9-0 run to force a second overtime.

    The game featured 15 ties and 14 lead changes.

    Trailing 79-77, Utah freshman Stephen Weigh was fouled attempting a desperation 35-footer as time expired in regulation.

    After officials upheld the call, play was delayed for roughly five minutes when an usher at the Thomas & Mack Center was hit with an object from the stands. The usher walked under his own power to the locker room, with a towel pressed to the left side of his head.

    When play resumed, Weigh missed his first free-throw attempt but sank the next two to force the overtime. He finished with 16 points.

    Wink Adams added 23 points for the Rebels, including a 3-pointer with 58.1 seconds to play in regulation that broke a 76-76 tie.

    Green finished with 25 points for Utah (5-9, 0-1). It was the Utes third-straight loss.

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