Sports / Other Sports / 

Hardy, Diong lead UNLV to 72-58 win over ACU



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amauri Hardy scored 25 points and Cheikh Mbacke Diong pulled down 10 rebounds to lead UNLV to a 72-58 victory over Abilene Christian on Monday night.

Elijah Mitrou-Long added 13 points and Donnie Tillman chipped in 10 for UNLV (2-3) to halt a three-game skid.

The Rebels sprinted to a 37-28 halftime advantage, but the Wildcats rallied in the second half to tie it at 50-50 after Payten Ricks drained a 3 with 10:09 remaining. UNLV’s Vitaliy Shibel answered with a layup that started a nine-point run to go up 59-50. The Rebels had a 10-0 run to close out the game.

UNLV shot 54% from the floor (27 of 50) while limiting the Wildcats to 22-of-59 shooting (37%).

Joe Pleasant and Trey Lenox scored a 11 apiece for ACU (1-3).

The Wildcats play Champion Christian College on Thursday. UNLV will host Texas State on Wednesday.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast