Williams Broome lead Cincinnati past UNLV 6561

LAS VEGAS — Keith Williams scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Cane Broome scored 14 with four assists to help Cincinnati post a wire-to-wire 65-61 victory over UNLV on Saturday.Williams hit both of his 3-point tries for the Bearcats (7-1), who sank half of their 12 shots from distance. Cincinnati has won seven straight games since losing its opener 64-56 to visiting Ohio State.Sophomore reserve Amauri Hardy hit three 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points to pace the Runnin’ Rebels (4-3). Kris Clyburn pitched in with 12 points and nine boards and Bryce Hamilton scored 10. UNLV shot just 35 per cent on its home floor (18 of 51) and made only 7 of 24 attempts from beyond the arc (29 per cent).The Bearcats jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back. Cincinnati led 33-24 at halftime. UNLV closed to within 59-56 on Hardy’s free throw with 1:45 remaining in the game, but Williams and Justin Jenifer both made 1 of 2 free throws and Jenifer sank a jumper with 34 seconds left to help preserve the Bearcats’ win.UNLV, which has lost two straight following a four-game win streak, hits the road for the first time after opening the season with a seven-game homestand.The Associated Press