Wenzel Scores 12 To Lead Wyoming Over UNLV 59-56 In MWC


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Brendan Wenzel had 12 points off the bench and Wyoming scored the last seven points of the game to edge fifth-seeded UNLV 59-56 in the Mountain West Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Donovan Williams made a layup with 2:11 to play to give UNLV a 56-52 lead.

Xavier Dussell made two free throws and hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds to go. Wenzel capped it with a pair of free throws with three seconds left.

The Runnin’ Rebels missed their last four shots. Bryce Hamilton led the Runnin’ Rebels with 22 points and seven rebounds.

Wyoming plays top seeded Boise State in the semifinals at 7:30 on Friday night. The Pokes and Broncos split their regular season meetings. Friday’s game will be on CBS Sports Network.