UNLV 92, New Mexico St. 70
Jan. 25, 1985
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) _ Senior center Richie Adams scored 22 points and dominated the boards to lead No. 20 Nevada-Las Vegas to a 92-70 Pacific Coast Athletic Association basketball victory over New Mexico State Thursday night.
The victory, the 13th straight for the Rebels since they took an 82-46 beating from defending national champion Georgetown on Dec. 8, improved UNLV's record to 14-2 overall and 7-0 in the PCAA.
New Mexico State, losing for the sixth time this season on its homecourt, is now 6-10 overall and 3-4 in conference play.
The 6-foot-8 Adams and junior guard Anthony Jones, who finished with 20 points, led the UNLV fastbreak that broke open the game early in the second half.
UNLV used scoring spurts of 11-2 and 12-4 to widen a 44-35 lead into a 69-52 advantage as the Rebels shot a solid 55 percent from the field.
New Mexico State was led by guard Gilbert Wilburn with 26 points and center Andre Patterson with 15. Freshman forward Pat Coash added 14 points.
Six UNLV players finished in double figures.
Adams pulled down 14 rebounds to lead the Rebels to a 44-35 advantage that proved crucial in the runaway victory.
New Mexico State held a 15-11 lead five minutes into the game but UNLV ran off 10 straight points over the next four minutes for a 21-15 lead that the Rebels never surrendered. The closest New Mexico State could come after that was 46-44 on a basket by Coash early in the second half.