Oscar Bellfield hit an acrobatic layup with 16.1 seconds remaining to lift UNLV to a stunning 56-55 win over No. 18 Louisville on Wednesday.
Bellfield beat Louisville center Samardo Samuels to the basket
and banked the ball over the outstretched hands of the 6-foot-9
Samuels to give the Runnin' Rebels the lead. Louisville's Terrence
Williams missed a layup with three seconds remaining and UNLV
grabbed the rebound to hold on.
Rene Rougeau led UNLV (12-2) with 17 points and seven rebounds
and Tre'Von Willis added 16 points as the Runnin' Rebels won their
seventh straight despite playing without leading scorer Wink Adams,
who missed the game with a strained abdominal muscle.
Preston Knowles led the Cardinals (8-3) with 11 points and
Samuels and Earl Clark both had 10 points and seven boards but
Louisville shot just 30 percent from the floor to lose for the
second time in three games.