Las Vegas Classic - Santa Clara vs UNLV Wrap - UNLV Wins 92-71
The battle between UNLV and Santa Clara didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Santa Clara was handed a 92-71 defeat on Sunday at Orleans Arena.
UNLV was the ATS victor, as they covered the 7.5-point spread as a favorite.
UNLV got 21 points from Deville Smith and another 15 points from Roscoe Smith. Kevin Olekaibe contributed 5 assists, while Khem Birch cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Santa Clara got a 22-point performance from Jared Brownridge, who was supported by 14 points from Brandon Clark. Evan Roquemore had 3 assists in a losing cause for Santa Clara, while Jerry Brown grabbed 5 rebounds.
UNLV hit the break leading 47-38 before taking care of business in the second half.
UNLV had a 36-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.