Showdown in Vegas

It was a showdown in the Mountain West Conference.  The Aztecs tried to keep pace with the  Running Rebels in Las Vegas.  Both teams started the night tied for first place in the Conference at 5 and 2.

Kyle Spain scored eight of his 17 points in overtime as San Diego State edged UNLV 68-66 Tuesday.

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UNLV (17-5, 5-3 Mountain West) trailed by one when Spain hit a 3-pointer with 1:35 left in overtime to extend the Aztecs' lead to 67-63. The Rebels answered with a 3 from Joe Darger and had a chance to win before Wink Adams missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

San Diego State (16-5, 6-2) led by as many as 10 points in the first half and carried a 30-28 lead into halftime.

The Rebels trailed for most of the second half and were tied 56-56 with 2:19 left in regulation. Adams' free throw with 31.2 seconds gave UNLV a 59-58 lead, but Billy White made a free throw with 12.7 seconds to force the overtime.

White had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Adams led UNLV with 16 points.

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