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Defense shines as UNLV beats New Mexico 53-46

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Jan 18, 2021

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryce Hamilton recorded 14 points as UNLV topped New Mexico 53-46.

Nicquel Blake added 10 points and Cheikh Mbacke Diong had 10 rebounds for UNLV, which forced a season-high 20 turnovers.

Saquan Singleton had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Lobos. Valdir Manuel added 10 points and Makuach Maluach had eight rebounds.

The Runnin' Rebels improve to 2-0 against the Lobos this season. UNLV defeated New Mexico 77-54 on Saturday.