Wink Adams scored 13 points and Corey Bailey added 11 to lift UNLV to a 58-51 victory against Air Force on Tuesday night.
The game was tied at 42 with six minutes to play before the Rebels (19-5, 8-2 Mountain West Conference) went on a 5-0 run and never trailed again. Bailey capped the rally with a 3-pointer.
Air Force (12-11, 4-6) scored the next four points to pull within one, but Adams converted a 3-point play to extend the lead to four and the Falcons committed a shot clock violation on their next possession.
Joe Darger scored nine of his 11 points in the final two minutes, including a 3-pointer with 32 seconds to play to give the Rebels a five point advantage.
UNLV led by one at halftime, but Air Force used a pair of 3-pointers from Keith Maren to open the second half on a 7-0 run to build its biggest lead of the game, 31-26.
Andrew Henke led Air Force with a game-high 15 points, and Maren had 11.