LAS VEGAS — Brandon McCoy had 22 points and 17 rebounds, Jordan Johnson added 15 points with six assists and UNLV beat San Jose State 76-67 on Wednesday night.
Tervell Beck added 12 points and Shakur Juiston had 10 points and nine rebounds for UNLV (16-6, 5-4 Mountain West), which ended an 11-game series losing streak to San Diego State on Saturday.
The Runnin’ Rebels entered fifth in the country in field-goal percentage (51.0), eighth in scoring (86.2) and 20th in rebounding (40.1). UNLV shot 50 percent and outrebounded SJSU 44-24.
Ryan Welage scored 21 points with four 3-pointers for San Jose State (3-18, 0-10). Oumar Barry tied a career-high with 12 points.
Welage nailed a 3 for the last basket of the first half to reach 139 career makes, passing Adrian Oliver for second in program history.
UNLV came out on top in the first matchup this season, 82-76 in overtime. The Spartans beat UNLV in both meetings last season making it the first time doing so since the 1993-94 season.