Saturday, November 20, 2010

UNLV Defeats No. 25 Wisconsin 68-65

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
The UNLV Rebels (3-0) picked up an marquee win over the 25th ranked Wisconsin Badgers (2-1) 68-65.

UNLV acquired eight steals, and forced 15 turnovers, which posed a problem for Wisconsin.

Not to mention, the Rebels also shot 50 percent from deep (9-of-18), and edged Wisconsin in the final seconds.

The Badgers had three players in double-figures. Jordan Taylor paced Wisconsin with 19 points, while Ryan Evans added 11, and Jon Leuer chipped in 10.

The Rebels did a great job defensively on Wisconsin star Leuer. Leuer started the season off scoring 20-plus in both games. 

UNLV limited Leuer to 10 points, four rebounds, along with four personal fouls.

The Rebels 6-foot-8 forward Chace Stanback paced UNLV with a game-high 25-points, and drained 4-of-7 from the three point line.

Not to mention, Oscar Bellfield added 18 points, and four rebounds as the Rebels knocked off their first ranked opponent of the year.

Both Stanback, and Bellfield combined to accumulate 43 points, shooting 60 percent from the field, and beyond the arc.

Ultimately, the Rebels were able to pull away for the win thanks to a clutch steal by Justin Hawkins. Hawkins picked up a steal off a Mike Bruesewitz turnover, and hit two clutch free-throws, his only points of the night, to pull away for the win.

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