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December 9, 2010

UNLV hangs on for 75-72 win

LAS VEGAS (AP) Chace Stanback had 16 points and six rebounds to lead No. 20 UNLV to a 75-72 victory over Boise State on Wednesday night.

The Rebels (9-0), who opened the game on a 15-0 run, led by 16 points with just over 3 minutes left and hung on for the win.

Tre'Von Willis added 14 points, including two free throws with 19 seconds left that made it 75-71. Derrick Jasper had 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field, while Anthony Marshall added 11.

Robert Arnold and La'Shard Anderson led the Boise State (6-2) with 18 points each. Arnold had seven rebounds. Daequon Montreal had 15 points and six rebounds for the Broncos, who trailed 22-4 with 8:43 left until halftime.

The game was played at the Orleans Arena because UNLV was kicked out of its home - the Thomas & Mack Center - due to the National Rodeo Finals. This was the Rebels' sixth straight game away from its normal home court - albeit on the other side of the Las Vegas Strip.

This was the second straight game the Rebels jumped to a quick start. UNLV led 22-2 in its last game, a win at Nevada last Saturday.

Boise State got within 37-27 with 2:14 until halftime, but the Rebels scored the last four points. In the second half, Boise State came closest after a jumper by Anderson that cut it to 73-71 with 23 seconds left, but Willis made two free throws and the Broncos only managed a free throw by Montreal on its final possession.

The Rebels' second-half lead stayed between eight and 16 points until the late 19-6 run by the Broncos.

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