UNLV’s season ends with loss to San Diego State

The Rebels put on one of their best defensive performances of the year, but it wasn’t enough to knock off San Diego State, as UNLV fell 63-55 in the Mountain West Tournament.

San Diego State shot just 29.8 percent for the game, despite the win.

“They defended us better than anyone else defended us this year,” San Diego State’s head coach Brian Dutcher said.

UNLV’s offense struggled, shooting just 32.3 percent and scoring just 55 points on 69 possessions (.797 points per possession).

Noah Robotham made just 1 of his 7 shots from the floor, while Joel Ntambwe was 4 of 15. The two more efficient starters were Kris Clyburn (6 of 15) and Amauri Hardy (5 of 12).

Both teams failed to convert offensively, but San Diego State pulled away late, outscoring UNLV 16-8 over the final four minutes.

Marvin Menzies’ job has been questioned throughout the season, after the game, he addressed those concerns.

Sophomore guard Amauri Hardy was asked about what he thinks is next for himself and the program.

“The future is bright for all of us,” Hardy said. “The future is bright for coach. The future is bright for me.”

UNLV ends the season with a 17-14 record, while going 11-7 in the Mountain West before bowing out in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

UNLV has not been to the semifinals since 2014.


Author: Tyler Bischoff

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