Recap - UNLV Defeats Portland State 67-48
UNLV got 16 points from Roscoe Smith as they ran past Portland State 67-48 on Friday at Thomas & Mack Center.
Bettors who backed UNLV were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 17 at sportsbooks.
UNLV got 14 points from Kevin Olekaibe and another 13 points from Khem Birch. Deville Smith contributed 5 assists, while Khem Birch cleaned the glass with 17 rebounds.
Portland State got 18 points from Tim Douglas in a losing cause and another 9 points from Kyle Richardson. Marcus Hall contributed 1 assists for them, while Brandon Cataldo had 10 rebounds.
UNLV hit the break leading 29-28 before taking care of business in the second half.
UNLV won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-41.