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Rebels survive Cougars' run



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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wink Adams scored a game-high 22 points to lead UNLV over BYU 75-74 as the Rebels held off a late Cougars run Saturday night.

Adams hit five free throws in the final 1:02 of the game after BYU trailed 67-55 with 3:16 left. He also had seven rebounds and five assists in front of UNLV's first sellout since 1993.

Also for the Rebels (20-7, 8-5), senior guard Mareceo Rutledge scored a career high 13 points. Rene Rougeau had 12 points and five rebounds, while Tre'Von Willis added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Rebels.

Lee Cummard led BYU (20-6, 8-4) with 20 points and seven rebounds. Jonathan Tavernari added 19 points and 11 rebounds. Tavernari was 5-of-9 from 3-point range. Jimmer Fredette added 13 points, while Chris Miles had 10 for the Cougars, who came in winners of five straight.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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