Jones has key block as UNLV holds off Wyoming 79-74
LAS VEGAS (AP) Derrick Jones Jr. scored 23 points and had a key block with 16 seconds left to help UNLV beat Wyoming 79-74 Saturday night.
Jason McManamen drove the lane and Jones recovered to block the layup attempt. Ike Nwamu grabbed the loose ball and was fouled near midcourt with 13.9 left. He made both free throws for a six-point lead.
Nwamu and Jerome Seagears each added 18 points for UNLV (17-13, 8-9 Mountain West). Stephen Zimmerman Jr. had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Josh Adams led Wyoming (13-17, 6-11) with 31 points and seven 3-pointers. Adams also had five rebounds and five assists but fouled out with 35 seconds left. McManamen added 19 points and three 3s for the Cowboys, who have lost four of their last five games.
Adams and McManamen combined to score 26 of Wyoming's 33 first-half points. Seagears led UNLV with 12 points as the Runnin' Rebels had a 37-33 at the break.