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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Cole Huff drilled a jumper with 33 seconds left to play as Nevada erased a 17-point second deficit and knocked off UNLV, 76-72 Saturday night and claim the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in next week's Mountain West Conference tournament.

The win gives the Wolf Pack a season sweep of UNLV.

Kevin Olekaibe's jumper with 16:13 left in the game gave UNLV a 17-point lead, 54-37.

Nevada (15-16, 10-8 Mountain West) scored the next 11 straight points, fueled by 3-pointers by Huff and Deonte Burton.

Deville Smith hit a 3 for UNLV, but Huff and Burton both drilled 3s for the Wolf Pack and when Huff added a jumper with 10:35 left, Nevada trailed by just one, 57-56.

Burton and Huff finished with 24 and 22 points, respectively.

Smith and Jelan Kendrick finished with 16 points each for UNLV (19-12, 10-8).

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