CHICAGO (AP) _ Shades of the Shark.
U-N-L-V won its first N-C-A-A tournament game in 16 years,
beating Georgia Tech 67-63 today, behind 19 points each from
Michael Umeh and Wendell White.
The last time the Runnin' Rebels won was under Jerry Tarkanian,
who led them to the 1991 Final Four.
This time, Umeh hit two free throws with 23-point-five seconds
left to give seventh-seeded UNLV a 65-61 lead. Joel Anthony then
blocked a drive by Andre Crittenton.
Umeh hit 4-of-8 3-pointers, while White hit 8-of-12 shots and
grabbed eight rebounds for U-N-L-V (29-6).
Anthony Morrow and Alade Aminu scored eleven each for Georgia
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