Jake Hendricks knocked down a three-pointer, his sixth of the game, to give Wyoming a 62-56 lead with 1:36 remaining in the game.
UNLV looked done, but this scrappy, battle-tested group of Rebels were not going to go down easy.
Marvin Coleman hit a three, Nick Blair got a bucket, and UNLV was down two, 63-61.
Part of the reason UNLV had a chance to tie the game late was Wyoming missing its free throws. The Cowboys missed four straight free throws.
On its final offensive possession of the game, UNLV had a chance to tie the game, at the free throw line.