Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

UNM Helps Out UNLV.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Weaknesses Apparent in Big Monday Loss to Rebels

LAS VEGAS, Nev. If the UNLV men's basketball team ever was ripe for the taking, it was Monday night.

After a week of dissension and distractions, the Rebels were reeling. But they found a cure for what ailed them an old-home remedy named New Mexico.

Despite playing without their two top guns for an entire half, and in front of a tranquil crowd, the Rebels posted their fourth straight win over the Lobos 80-72.

UNLV (11-7, 2-2) outhustled UNM most of the night, coming up with key shots and seemingly every loose ball in the Mountain West Conference game.

The loss dropped New Mexico (12-4, 2-1) out of the league lead. …

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