LAS VEGAS -- Deville Smith scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead UNLV past Utah State 62-42 on Wednesday.
UNLV (12-7, 3-3 Mountain West) got 13 points and 14 rebounds from Roscoe Smith. The Rebels shot 38 percent and hit on 7 of 22 beyond the arc.
Jarred Shaw led Utah State (12-6, 2-4) with 14 points and eight rebounds. The Aggies were outrebounded 44-29 and made just 2 of 17 3-point attempts.
Utah State led early, but UNLV went on a 10-2 run to go up by five at 24-19, then scored the final 10 points before intermission -- including treys by Smith and Jelan Kendrick -- to lead 34-24 at the break.
Utah State was limited to one basket in the first 4:48 of the second half and had just 18 points in the frame.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
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