Cowboys Can't Corral Rebels

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Junior forward Odartey Blankson scored a career-high 26points and junior guard Romel Beck tied a career-high 26 points to lead UNLVpast Wyoming 95-80 in Mountain West Conference play Monday night.

J.K. Edwards added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Rebels (15-9, 6-5),while Jerel Blassingame had 12 points.

For Wyoming (10-15, 3-9), it was another rough time away from home. The teamfinished 0-11 on the road this season, its first winless road record since the1974-75 season.

Junior guard Dion Sherrell led the Cowboys with a career-high 22 points,while Jay Straight scored 21 points, Mikel Watson had 14 and Joe Reis added 12.

The game stayed close throughout most of the first half, although Wyomingled by as much as seven points on two occasions. The last time was at 26-19with 7:45 left in the half.

The Rebels, ahead 39-37 at halftime, led by only one, 49-48, with 15:25 leftin the game when they went on a 26-5 run.

The Rebels shot 58.3 percent from the floor during the second half and were5-of-7 from three-point range. UNLV also dominated at the free throw line,making 13 of 18 to the Cowboys' 7 of 9.