Hamilton rescues UNLV in 78-69 OT win over Wyoming
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Bryce Hamilton came off the bench to score 19 points to lead UNLV to a 78-69 overtime win over Wyoming on Saturday.
Jonah Antonio had 15 points for UNLV (9-9, 4-1 Mountain West Conference). Marvin Coleman added 14 points. Donnie Tillman had 10 points and seven rebounds for the road team.
Amauri Hardy, who led the Runnin’ Rebels in scoring heading into the contest with 15 points per game, shot only 20 percent in the game (3 of 15).
After falling behind 27-22 at halftime, UNLV outperformed Wyoming in the second half to force overtime. In the extra period, the Runnin’ Rebels stepped it up to earn the 9-point win. The Runnin’ Rebels’ 22 points in the first half marked a season low for the team.
Kwane Marble II had 19 points for the Cowboys (5-13, 0-6), whose losing streak stretched to four games. Jake Hendricks added 18 points and five steals. Hunter Maldonado had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
UNLV matches up against San Jose State at home on Wednesday. Wyoming plays Nevada on the road on Tuesday.
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