DENVER -- Anderson Hunt drilled back-to-back 3-pointers in a decisive second-half spurt and Nevada-Las Vegas held Georgia Tech star Dennis Scott to three baskets after intermission Saturday night to send the Rebels into the final of the NCAA Tournament with a 90-81 victory over the Yellow Jackets.
The three-week tournament will culminate Monday night with UNLV meeting Duke. The Blue Devils, 29-8, advanced to the final by burning Arkansas over the final five minutes for a 97-83 victory in the other semifinal.
With UNLV leading 76-74, Hunt hit his key 3-pointers from opposite wings for an 82-74 lead. His second came after Scott missed the front end of 1-and-1 free throw opportunity.
After Brian Oliver scored for the Yellow Jackets, Hunt hit a free throw, then Moses Scurry, the Rebels' key player in the second half, added a basket for an 85-76 lead with 2:35 left.
Scott then hit his seventh 3-pointer, but only his third and final basket of the second half. The Rebels held on the rest of the way to qualify for their first NCAA championship game appearance.
Stacey Augmon scored 22 points to lead UNLV, which is 34-5 after its 10th straight win. Hunt finished with 20 and Larry Johnson added 15.
After Johnson fouled out with 6:50 to play, Scurry was outstanding in the Rebels' leading scorer's absence. Scurry finished with six points and a team-high 11 rebounds, all in the second half.
Scott scored 29 points to lead Georgia Tech, 28-7. Oliver added 24, and Kenny Anderson contributed 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
The Rebels outscored the Yellow Jackets 17-4 in the first nine minutes of the second half to open a 63-57 lead. The Yellow Jackets made only one of nine shots in the spree, had six turnovers and Anderson went to the bench with 11:38 left with his fourth foul and third in less than six minutes.
Scott's fifth 3-pointer snapped the drought, then Georgia Tech twice moved to within one. But UNLV answered with an 11-5 spurt and 76-69 lead.
Anderson returned and hit a backhanded drive to get the Yellow Jackets back to within 76-74 with just under six minutes remaining.
Hunt then followed with his 3-pointers and the Yellow Jackets didn't have an answer this time.
Scott hit four 3-pointers and had 20 first-half points, helping Georgia Tech to a 53-46 lead at the break. It was the biggest margin of the half for the Yellow Jackets, who shot 66.7 percent from the floor and made half of their 10 3-point tries.
They were down 23-15, but Scott's 3-pointer capped an 11-0 surge that gave Tech a 26-23 lead with 11:10 left. UNLV tied the score three times, but never went ahead the rest of the half.
The Rebels, who shot 54.5 percent in the opening half, wilted over the final five minutes and were outscored 11-5. UNLV didn't score a point in the final 3:20 of the half.