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Green hits 4 3s, scores 23 as UNLV beats S Illinois 68-61

December 20, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyrell Green made 9 of 13 shots and scored a career-high tying 23 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:09 to play, and UNLV scored the final seven points in its 68-61 win over Southern Illinois on Monday night.

Kris Clyburn added 11 points and seven boards and Jalen Poyser scored 10. Jovan Mooring had a career-high six rebounds, tied a career best with six assists and scored all of his four points in the final 39 seconds.

UNLV (7-5) used an 11-2 run to take a 61-57 lead with 4:03 left. Thik Bol hit a jumper and Armon Fletcher made two free throws for SIU to tie it with 1:33 to go. Mooring hit Green for the go-ahead 3 and then stole a pass near midcourt and took it for a layup. After grabbing a rebound on the other end, he made two free throws to cap the scoring before coming up with another steal to clinch it.

Fletcher and Mike Rodriguez led Southern Illinois (6-6) with 15 points apiece.

The Salukis shot just 39 percent, compared to 57 percent shooting by UNLV, but scored 22 points off 23 UNLV turnovers to keep it close.