Katin Reinhardt and Anthony Bennett added 11 apiece for the Rebels (23-7, 10-5 Mountain West), who won their fifth straight and can clinch the second seed in next week's conference tournament with a win over Fresno State on Saturday.
Anthony Drmic led Boise State (20-9, 8-7) with 22 points and eight rebounds. Drmic was 8 of 12 from the field and 3 of 5 from 3-point range. Jeff Elorriaga had 19 points and was 5 of 10 from behind the arc.
UNLV started the game 1 of 13 from 3-point land but later heated up. Reinhardt hit a big one that bounced high off the rim and in with 16 seconds left to give UNLV a 66-61 lead and clinch the win.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.