Runnin' Rebels Top News UNLV — 14 March 2014
Photo Gallery: UNLV vs Wyoming

By Barry Wong
MyLVsports.com

UNLV advanced to the Mountain West Conference tournament semifinals with a 71-67 victory over Wyoming on Thursday afternoon at the Thomas & Mack Center. The win set up a big Friday night showdown with regular season champion San Diego State at 6 p.m. Here are some photos from the win over the Cowboys.

UNLV defenders surround Wyoming forward Derek Cooke Jr. in the first half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV defenders surround Wyoming forward Derek Cooke Jr. in the first half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith goes up for a layup in the first half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith goes up for a layup in the first half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV guard Kevin Olekaibe tries to block a Jack Bentz 3-pointer in the first half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV guard Kevin Olekaibe tries to block a Jack Bentz 3-pointer in the first half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

The Rebels play defense against the Cowboys in the first half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

The Rebels play defense against the Cowboys in the first half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith dribbles the ball in transition in the first half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming. He returned tonight after missing the final two regular season games with a concussion.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith dribbles the ball in transition in the first half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming. He returned tonight after missing the final two regular season games with a concussion.

 UNLV guard Daquan Cook defends Wyoming guard Riley Grabau in the first half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.


UNLV guard Daquan Cook defends Wyoming guard Riley Grabau in the first half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones dribbles before hitting a jumper to beat the buzzer in the end of the first half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones dribbles before hitting a jumper to beat the buzzer in the end of the first half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV forward Chris Wood battles for post position against Wyoming forward Derek Cooke Jr. in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV forward Chris Wood battles for post position against Wyoming forward Derek Cooke Jr. in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV guard Deville Smith surveys his offensive options in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV guard Deville Smith surveys his offensive options in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV forward Bryce Dejean-Jones dribbles into the lane in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming. He led the Rebels with 22 points.

UNLV forward Bryce Dejean-Jones dribbles into the lane in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming. He led the Rebels with 22 points.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith celebrates a basket in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith celebrates a basket in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith celebrates two of his 18 points in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith celebrates two of his 18 points in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV guard Deville Smith is swarmed by a group of Cowboys in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV guard Deville Smith is swarmed by a group of Cowboys in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV center Khem Birch is fouled going up for a shot in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming. He finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds despite playing with hip flexor injury.

UNLV center Khem Birch is fouled going up for a shot in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming. He finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds despite playing with hip flexor injury.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith takes the contact while going for a bucket in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith takes the contact while going for a bucket in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

A group of Runnin' Rebel fans celebrate late in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

A group of Runnin’ Rebel fans celebrate late in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones lays it up late in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones lays it up late in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV guard Deville Smith drives to the basket in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming. He finished with 15 points.

UNLV guard Deville Smith drives to the basket in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming. He finished with 15 points.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith battles Wyoming forward Jerron Granberry during a Rebel free throw in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming. Smith had a game-high 13 rebounds.

UNLV forward Roscoe Smith battles Wyoming forward Jerron Granberry during a Rebel free throw in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming. Smith had a game-high 13 rebounds.

UNLV head coach Dave Rice watches from the bench in the second half of UNLV's MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

UNLV head coach Dave Rice watches from the bench in the second half of UNLV’s MWC quarterfinal game against Wyoming.

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