UNLV 80, San Jose St. 59
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) _ Clayton Johnson scored 24 points and Kebu Stewart had 19 points, 14 rebounds and three assists Saturday night to lead UNLV to an 80-59 Big West Conference victory over San Jose State.
Damian Smith added 17 points and Reggie Manuel had 14 points and six assists for the Runnin’ Rebels (7-7, 4-4 in the Big West).
Tito Addison led San Jose State (1-16, 0-9) with 14 points. Terence Wilborn and Mike Brotherton added nine points apiece for the Spartans.
San Jose State was still in the game at halftime, trailing 34-27, but the Rebels outscored the Spartans 46-32 in the second half to win easily.
Johnson made nine of his 12 field goal attempts and was 3-of-5 from 3-point range.
UNLV made 29 of its 62 field goal attempts (46.8 percent) while San Jose State was just 21-of-62 from the floor (33.9 percent). The Rebels went 7-of-18 from 3-point range while the Spartans were just 2-of-10.
Although no San Jose State player had more than the seven rebounds pulled down by Darren Greene, the Spartans outrebounded the Rebels 42-37. UNLV committed only 11 turnovers to 16 for San Jose.