LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chandler Hutchison scored eight of his season-high 32 points in the final three minutes and Zach Haney had his first career double-double to help Boise State beat UNLV 83-74 on Saturday night.
Hutchinson was 13-of-18 shooting, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range, and Haney finished with 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.
There were eight ties and 10 lead changes, and neither team led by more than five points, in the first half before UNLV (11-3, 0-1 Mountain West) took a 37-35 advantage into the break. Shakur Juiston scored six points in a row to give the Runnin’ Rebels a six-point lead early in the second half, but they missed their next 10 field-goal attempts and Boise State (12-2, 2-0) answered with a 23-4 run to take control. Hutchison scored nine points during that span, including a 3-pointer that capped the spurt and made it 60-47 with just more than 11 minutes to go.
Brandon McCoy’s jumper trimmed UNLV’s deficit to 73-67 with three minutes left, but Hutchison alone outscored the Rebels 8-7 from there to seal it.
Juiston finished with 25 points and Jordan Johnson scored 20 for UNLV. McCoy added 16 and 10 rebounds, giving the freshman 10 double-doubles in 14 career games.