SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Elijah Mitrou-Long totaled 20 points, six rebounds and six assists and UNLV routed San Jose State 92-69 on Saturday.
Mitrou-Long hit 8 of 14 shots from the floor with three 3-pointers for the Rebels (17-14, 12-6 Mountain West Conference), who ran their winning streak to five heading into the conference tournament. Cheikh Mbacke Diong added 19 points — on 7-of-7 shooting — and 12 rebounds off the bench for his fifth double-double of the season. Bryce Hamilton added 18 points, while Amauri Hardy scored 17 with eight assists.
Seneca Knight had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Spartans (7-23, 3-15), whose losing streak stretched to nine games. Trey Smith added 11 points.
UNLV shot 56% from the floor and 50% from beyond the arc (11 of 22). The Rebels sank 13 of 21 free throws. San Jose State shot 40% overall and 31% from distance (8 of 26). The Spartans hit 19 of 28 foul shots.
The Rebels improved to 2-0 against the Spartans for the season. UNLV defeated San Jose State 98-87 on Jan. 15.
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