Bennett also provided three blocks and two steals for the Rebels (18-6, 5-4 MWC), who evened their season's series with the Lobos after a January loss in Albuquerque.
Bryce Dejean-Jones helped out with 16 points, nine boards and two blocks. Katin Reinhardt also netted 16 points on four 3-pointers for UNLV.
New Mexico (20-4, 7-2) saw its three-game winning streak broken despite 17 points and 16 rebounds from Alex Kirk. The Lobos' Cameron Bairstow contributed 13 points.