Pack Starts Strong, Falters Late In Loss To UNLV

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS -- UNLVs Oscar Bellfield had a game-high 22 points Wednesday night and the Rebels overcame a double-digit second-half deficit in a 88-75 victory over Nevada.

The Rebels (2-0) trailed 54-42 with 14 minutes to play, but scored 11 unanswered points as part of a 23-4 outburst to take a 65-58 lead with 8:12 left.

Freshman Justin Hawkins finished with 13 points, including a driving layup with 9:56 remaining to give the Rebels the lead for good in their fourth straight win over the Wolf Pack (1-1).

Nevada built a 10-point lead in the first half. But after going ahead by 12 in the second half, the Wolf Pack scored just 11 points in the next 10 minutes to fall behind 75-65 with 4 minutes to play.

Brandon Fields scored 22 points to lead Nevada. Armon Johnson had 16 points and Luke Babbitt had 14 and a game-high 10 rebounds.

UNLV 88, NEVADA 75

NEVADA (1-1)
Fields 7-15 6-9 22, Shaw 3-8 5-5 13, Babbitt 2-11 10-10 14, Johnson 6-13 3-4 16, Hunt 1-3 0-3 2, Giles 0-1 0-0 0, Cukic 2-3 0-0 4, Kraemer 1-3 0-0 3, Carp 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 22-57 25-33 75.

UNLV (2-0)
Bellfield 8-12 6-7 22, Jasper 4-7 0-1 8, Massamba 2-4 4-5 8, Stanback 4-8 0-0 9, Willis 2-6 4-4 8, Wallace 1-2 0-0 3, Marshall 3-10 0-0 6, Norman 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 1-6 0-0 2, Hawkins 6-11 2-2 16, Shaw 1-2 1-3 3, Santee 1-7 1-2 3. Totals 33-75 18-24 88.

Halftime-Nevada 38-33. 3-Point Goals-Nevada 6-12 (Shaw 2-3, Fields 2-5, Johnson 1-1, Kraemer 1-2, Giles 0-1), UNLV 4-15 (Hawkins 2-4, Wallace 1-1, Stanback 1-3, Willis 0-1, Jones 0-3, Marshall 0-3). Fouled Out-Hunt. Rebounds-Nevada 42 (Babbitt 10), UNLV 44 (Santee 7). Assists-Nevada 10 (Johnson 4), UNLV 19 (Bellfield, Stanback 4). Total Fouls-Nevada 20, UNLV 25. A-13,113.


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