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UNLV could get a boost from sophomore forward Khem Birch, who was eligible for the first time Monday after transferring from Pittsburgh. Birch, who posted four points and three rebounds over 14 minutes, was a McDonald’s High School All-American.

The Rebels continue to be led offensively by Anthony Bennett, the top freshman scorer in the nation at 19.3 points per game, though he was held to a season-low 10 on 2-of-9 shooting against UTEP.

Northern Iowa (6-4) is 0-2 against ranked opponents this season, losing to Louisville and Memphis in the Bahamas last month. The Panthers have dropped four straight road games against Top 25 foes since a 63-59 victory at then-No. 16 Wichita State on Dec. 30, 2006.

Leading scorer Deon Mitchell’s 23 points couldn’t prevent an 80-73 loss to Iowa in Des Moines on Saturday, snapping Northern Iowa’s three-game winning streak.

Ali Farokhmanesh’s 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left was the difference in the Panthers’ 2010 NCAA tourney matchup with UNLV, the programs’ first meeting. Then-freshmen Jake Koch and Marc Sonnen, who remain on the Northern Iowa team, combined for 13 points while current senior Anthony Marshall scored six for the Rebels.

The Mountain West Conference has already clinched this season’s series against the Missouri Valley, winning five of the first eight games before this concluding matchup, but Northern Iowa is 3-0 in this event.

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