UNLV drops 124 on overmatched Central Arkansas
Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - During a season that has returned UNLV to the national stage, Wednesday's romp looked a lot like the Runnin' Rebels of old.
Chace Stanback scored a game-high 29 points, Mike Moser added 18 and five others reached double figures for the Rebels (14-2), who came out hot and continued from start to finish in 63- and 61-point halves, respectively.
UNLV shot 67 percent from the floor and made a staggering 18-of-32 from beyond the arc in the 49-point victory.
"We have a very unselfish basketball team," UNLV head coach Dave Rice said. "Every time we can share the ball, it's a positive for us."
LaQuentin Miles poured in 21 points and Mark Rutledge added 13 for Central Arkansas (5-7), which was overwhelmed from the outset.
Both team started strong, combining by 21 points by the first television timeout not even five minutes in. Central Arkansas held an 11-6 edge at one point, but UNLV scored the next eight and jumped ahead 27-13 on consecutive threes by Moser, who scored 12 of the team's first 27 points.
Stanback drained a three for a 35-21 game nearing the 8 1/2-minute mark, and Moser's slam capped a 14-0 stretch for a 46-21 game with just under 6 1/2 minutes to go. UNLV kept raining threes, as one by Karam Mashour and another by Stanback opened a 61-34 game with under two minutes in the half.
The second half was more of the same.
Stanback, who drained nine treys on the night, made three in a one-minute span, the last making the score 74-43 with under 17 minutes left. The Rebels fittingly reached the 100-point mark on another Stanback triple that opened a 100-59 lead with just under 10 minutes to go.
UNLV opened the bench and cruised to victory from there.
Stanback made 9-of-11 threes and 10-of-12 overall...Moser finished 8-of-14 from the floor...Quintrell Thomas, Carlos Lopez and Reggie Smith each scored 13 points, while Justin Hawkins and Anthony Marshall each registered 10 for the Rebels...Jarvis Garner donated 11 points for the Bears.
12/29 02:14:39 ET