UNLV edges Boise State in 73-69 comeback win

UNLV edges Boise State in 73-69 comeback win
UNLV's Daquan Cook celebrates in the final moments of the second half in an NCAA college basketball game against Boise State on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. UNLV won 73-69. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kevin Olekaibe scored 18 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lift UNLV to a 73-69 comeback win over Boise State on Saturday night.

Trailing most of the game, UNLV (15-7, 6-3 Mountain West) used a 17-2 run in the final minutes to erase an 11-point deficit and slip past Boise State for the win. Olekaibe's sank the go-ahead trey to make it 71-69 with 20 seconds left, and Bryce Dejean-Jones sank a pair of free throws to pad the lead.

Khem Birch contributed 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while Dejean-Jones added 11 points for the Rebels, who now have won four straight.

Both teams shot comparably from the field but UNLV held a 4-to-1 advantage in points from the penalty stripe, hitting 24 of 32 to Boise State's 7 of 11.

Derrick Marks led the Broncos (15-7, 5-4) with 22 points, and Ryan Watkins added 11 and 12 rebounds.