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Nevada-Las Vegas 68, Fresno St. 53

January 13, 1986

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) _ Junior guard Freddie Banks scored 20 points to lead the 12th-ranked Nevada- Las Vegas Rebels to a 68-53 victory over Fresno State Sunday in Pacific Coast Athletic Association basketball.

Nevada-Las Vegas got off to a slow start, trailing most of the first half, but then outscored Fresno State 13-3 over the final five minutes to take a 28-22 halftime lead.

Banks scored 14 of his points in the second half as Las Vegas broke the game open, leading by as many as 21 points.

The 15-point loss was the biggest for Fresno State at home since 1976.

Forward Armon Gilliam scored 16 points and forward Anthony Jones added 14 for Las Vegas, 4-0 in conference and 15-2 overall.

Forward Jos Kuipers led Fresno State with 18 points and Brian Salone scored 13 points and added 10 rebounds.

Fresno State dropped to 2-2 in conference and 9-6 overall.

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