LAS VEGAS -- UNLV's season of frustration continued Wednesday night on senior night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
San Diego State (26-3, 15-2 Mountain West) beat the Runnin' Rebels (19-11, 10-7) 73-64.
The loss made UNLV's chances for an NCAA bid that much tougher.
Junior forward Khem Birch led the Rebels with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
UNLV's season finale will be Saturday night on the road against the Nevada Wolf Pack.
Basketball experts said the Runnin' Rebels will probably need to win the Mountain West Conference tournament next week in order to get an NCAA bid.