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Fresno State beats UNLV 72-59 in season finale

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2017 at 7:50 p.m.

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deshon Taylor scored 19 points and Fresno State closed out the regular season with its fifth straight win, rolling past UNLV 72-59 on Saturday night.

The win gives the Bulldogs (19-11, 11-7) the No. 4 seed for the Mountain West Conference Tournament.

Jaron Hopkins added 16 points and eight rebounds, Terrell Carter II had 15 points, and Jahmel Taylor 13.

Taylor made a pair of 3-pointers early to put the Bulldogs in the lead for good and they had a 35-24 advantage at the break.

A Hopkins dunk early in the second half made it 41-24 and a Carter layup stretched it to 50-29 with 12:33 to go. UNLV got as close as nine points, 67-58, with two minutes left but a Hopkins 3-pointer after that sealed the Bulldogs' win.

Kris Clyburn scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Rebels (11-20, 4-14), who have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are the 11th seed.

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