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Jan. 23, 1998

Runnin Rebels Host No. 4 Utah Saturday

LAS VEGAS - The UNLV Runnin Rebels, 9-7 overall and 2-2 in the WAC's Mountain Division, will host fourth-ranked Utah on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. Saturday's game marks the seventh ranked opponent that UNLV has faced this season. UNLV then will close out the homestand Monday night against Chaminade at 7:35 p.m.

All Runnin Rebel games will be carried live on KXNT AM-840. Ken Korach and Glen Gondrezick will call the action all season long. The pregame show for Saturdays game will begin at 10:30 a.m. Fans can now bring their radio to the game and tune in to KXNTs radio broadcast inside the Thomas & Mack Center on 99.5 FM.

TELEVISION: Saturdays game will be televised on CBS. Jim Nance and Billy Packer will call the action.

RADIO/TV SHOW INFO: Game Time with UNLV Hoops television show will be shown every Sunday on KLAS TV-8 at 5:30 p.m. The show, with Head Coach Bill Bayno and host Dave McCann, features previews of upcoming opponents and highlights of previous games.

The Bill Bayno Radio Show can be heard live every Tuesday from Gordon Biersch (located on 3987 Paradise Road) at 7 p.m on KXNT AM-840 with hosts Ken Korach and Glen Gondrezick. The weekly show features interviews with coaches, opposing coaches as well as listener call-ins. Listeners are invited to call in to the show at (702) 733-5968. The next two coaches shows will be Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3.

In addition, every Runnin Rebel game can be heard live on Teamline by calling (800) 846-4700. The Runnin Rebel team access code is 1094. Also, Runnin Rebel basketball radio broadcasts can be heard on the net: www.audionet.com

Possible starters:
UTAH UTES (16-0, 4-0 in WAC Mountain Division)          
No. Name           Pos.  Ht.    Cl. Ppg    Rpg
13  Hanno Mottola   F   6-10    So. 13.1   5.6 
50  Alex Jensen     F   6-7     So.  8.1   6.3
51  Michael Doleac  C   6-11    Sr. 15.0   7.5
34  Drew Hansen     G   6-5     Sr.  5.3   2.7
24  Andre Miller    G   6-2     Jr. 14.3   4.6 apg
UNLV RUNNIN REBELS (9-7, 2-2)   
No. Name           Pos. Ht.     Cl. Ppg     Rpg
33  Tyrone Nesby    F   6-6     Sr. 17.7    6.3 
34  Kaspars Kambala F   6-9     Fr. 14.6    9.6
15  Keon Clark      C   6-11    Sr. 18.8    8.8          
 0  Corky Ausborne  G   6-2     Sr. 8.4     2.8
24  Greedy Daniels  G   6-0     Fr. 7.1     3.6 apg

UTAH: The Utes are 16-0 overall and 4-0 in the WAC.
CS Fullerton W 87-59
Oregon State W 69-61
Weber State W 87-72
Wis-Milwaukee W 66-51
Southern Utah W 66-48
Rice W 73-65
Loyola Marymount W 89-50
BYU W 71-61
UC Irvine W 83-45
Colorado State W 65-51
Providence W 64-58
Wyoming W 74-58
Wake Forest W 62-53
at Air Force W 57-46
Utah State W 71-55
at UNLV (Jan. 24)
Azusa Pacific W 78-58

THE SERIES: UNLV leads the series against Utah 8-4. UNLV defeated Utah 83-66 on March 21, 1991, in the NCAA West Regional in Seattle, Wash., in the last meeting between the two schools. UNLV defeated Utah 71-68 on Jan. 1, 1983, in the last meeting in Las Vegas.

UNLV vs. WAC: The Runnin Rebels have an all-time record of 135-45 (.750) vs. the WAC (which includes Fresno State and San Jose State from the Big West). UNLV compiled an overall record of 11-5 in the WACs Pacific Division last season. The Runnin Rebels are now a member of the Mountain Division (Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, New Mexico, UNLV, Texas-El Paso, Utah, Wyoming).

REBEL BASKETBALL LUNCHEONS: The Rebel basketball luncheons featuring Bill Bayno will be held weekly throughout the season at noon. The luncheon features coach Bayno talking about the teams past games and preparation for future games. Admittance is free to working media - please call the UNLV Sports Information Office for reservations. Luncheons will be held in the Si Redd Room of the Thomas & Mack Center.

LUNCHEON SCHEDULE:
Tues., Jan. 20 Tues., Feb. 10
Tues., Jan. 27 Tues., Feb. 17
Tues., Feb. 3 Tues., Feb. 24

A STATISTICAL COMPARISON: Here's a look at Utah and UNLV's statistical comparison in 1997-98.
UNLV UTAH
Points per game         72.5        72.7    
Opp. points per game    69.8        55.7
Margin                  +2.7        +17.0
Rebounds per game       40.3        40.0
Opp. rebounds per game  40.0        25.2    
Margin                  +0.3        +14.8   
Field goal pct.         .420        .481    
Opp. field goal pct.    .402        .371
3-Pt. FG pct.           .319        .388    
Free throw pct.         .660        .741    
Opp. free throw pct.    .667        .725    
Turnovers per game      14.4        14.5    
Opp. turnovers per game 14.6        13.1    
Turnover margin         +0.2        -1.4

UNLV vs. BYU RECAP: UNLV defeated BYU 76-63 on Thursday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV jumped out to an early 7-2 lead. UNLV later increased its lead to 22-13 on a 3-pointer by senior guard Corky Ausborne. UNLV, leading 25-15 with 4:37 left in the half, were outscored 11-0 and trailed 26-25. UNLV took a 30-28 lead at halftime. The second half was close and BYU held its last lead at 48-47. UNLV outscored BYU 14-2 and led 61-50 on a 3-pointer by junior guard Brian Keefe with 5:38 left. Keefe scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half. He was 5-for-7 from 3-point range. Senior center Keon Clark led UNLV with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Senior forward Tyrone Nesby added 20 and sophomore guard Mark Dickel dished out 9 assists in 30 minutes. Guard Danny Bower led BYU with 20 points off the bench. Guard Ron Selleaze added 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. UNLV shot .469 from the field (23-for-49) for the game and shot .577 from the field (15-for-26) in the second half. BYU shot .292 from the field (19-for-65). UNLV shot .409 from 3-point range (9-for-22). BYU outrebounded UNLV 44-39.

RUNNIN REBEL HEAD COACH BILL BAYNO: He is in his third season as the head coach of the UNLV Runnin Rebels. He is UNLVs 10th head coach in the 40-year history of Rebel basketball. He has a career record of 41-33 (.554). He led UNLV to a 22-10 record last season and a third round NIT appearance. He served seven years as the associate head coach at the University of Massachusetts under John Calipari. Other coaching experience includes: 1987-88: Assistant Coach, Baptist College (Charleston, SC); 1986-87: Graduate Assistant Coach, University of Kansas; 1985-86: Graduate Assistant Coach, Seton Hall University. Playing experience includes: 1980-82: Massachusetts and 1983-85: Sacred Heart University.

UTAH HEAD COACH RICK MAJERUS: He is in his ninth season at Utah and his record is 196-55 (.781) and career record over 14 seasons is 295-107 (.734).

3-POINT GOALS: Since the 3-point field goal was adopted by the NCAA in 1986-87, UNLV has converted at least one 3-pointer in all 372 games played (counting 16 games this season). The Big West Conference experimented with the 3-point shot in the 1982-83, 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons. During that period, UNLV connected from 3-point range in 53 of 64 games. The UNLV streak for games in which it sank at least one 3-point shot stands at 385. The last time the Runnin Rebels failed to make at least one 3-pointer came against Long Beach State on Jan. 25, 1986.

HOME RECORD: UNLV is 7-2 at home this season and are 32-11 (.744) under Bill Bayno at the Thomas & Mack Center over three seasons. UNLV, in its 15th season at the Thomas & Mack Center, has an overall record of 193-29 (.869). UNLV is also 23-5 over its last 28 home games.

RUNNIN REBELS ON TV: A total of 24 regular season games will be televised during the 1997-98 season. ESPN or ESPN2 will televise 9 times, KUPN 7 times, FOX Sports West 2 7 times and CBS once.

NEXT UP: UNLV will host Chaminade in a nonconference game on Monday, Jan. 26, at 7:35 p.m., ending three games in a five-day stretch.

NATIONALLY RANKED SCHEDULE: UNLV faces SEVEN teams ranked in the polls.: #3 Kansas, #4 Utah, #8 UCLA, #15 New Mexico, #15 Syracuse, #19, Michigan, #20 Rhode Island.

NOTES: UNLVs 37-point victory over Chicago State on Dec. 17, was the largest margin of victory since UNLVs 80-47 win over Wyoming on Feb. 1, 1997, at the Thomas & Mack Center...the home crowd of 17,490 for the UCLA-UNLV game on Dec. 27, was the largest crowd since 18,024 attended UNLVs 78-64 victory over Fresno State on Feb. 17, 1997...UNLV shot a season-high .540 from the field (27-for-50) against Tulane on Jan. 4 and Air Force (27-for-50) on Jan. 10...In three games this season, UNLV has recorded two players with 20 or more points: vs. Chicago State (Kaspars Kambala 24 and Mark Dickel 20); Air Force (Keon Clark 28 and Tyrone Nesby 24); BYU (Keon Clark 21 and Tyrone Nesby 20).

CBS GAMES: UNLV last appeared on CBS against Oklahoma State last season at Stillwater. OSU defeated UNLV 73-54 on Jan. 18, 1997. The last time UNLV appeared on CBS at the Thomas & Mack Center was against UCLA on Dec. 23, 1995. The Bruins defeated UNLV 89-82. UNLVs last victory in a CBS game was against Georgetown at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV defeated the Hoyas 96-80 on Jan. 23, 1993. That game also marked the last time UNLV had a sold out crowd at the T&M (18,723).

UNLV RETIRED THE BASKETBALL JERSEYS OF GONDREZICK AND THEUS ON DEC. 27, 1997: UNLV retired the jerseys of former greats Glen Gondrezick (#25) and Reggie Theus (#23) in a halftime ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 27, at the Thomas & Mack Center. A season-high crowd of 17,490 was on hand for the UCLA-UNLV game. Gondrezick and Theus were both instrumental in putting UNLV basketball on the map. The 1976-77 Runnin Rebels compiled an overall record of 29-3 and advanced to the schools first-ever NCAA Final Four at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia. Gondrezick, a 1977 honorable mention All-American, played at UNLV for four years (1973-77). Theus, a 1978 second-team All-American, played at UNLV for three years (1975-78). Gondrezick and Theus join fellow Runnin Rebel basketball players Stacey Augmon (#32), Sidney Green (#21) and Larry Johnson (#4). The remaining list of UNLV athletes retired jerseys include: David Cohen (#10) and Robbie Ryerson (#10) - soccer; Matt Williams (#15) - baseball; Misty Thomas (#4) and Pauline Jordan (#50) - womens basketball; Randall Cunningham (#12) - football. The two former head coaches are Jerry Tarkanian (#2) and Fred Dallimore (#13) - baseball.

UNLV PLAYER-BY-PLAYER NOTES:

CORKY AUSBORNE: He has appeared in 15 games and is averaging 8.4 points and 2.8 rebounds. Shooting .354 from 3-point range (34-for-96). Scored 12 points (4-for-7 3FG) in the season opener against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Scored 12 points (3-for-9 3FG) against Eastern Michigan in the Chase NIT on Nov. 19. Established career-highs in rebounds (6) and assists (5). He scored a career-high 19 points (6-for-11 FG) against USC on Dec. 2. He also established career-highs with 4 3-pointers made and 35 minutes played. Scored 7 points in 31 minutes at Michigan on Dec. 6. Scored 12 points in 32 minutes against Rhode Island on Dec. 13. Tied his career-high with 4 3-pointers against the Rams. He injured his right thumb on Dec. 13 and played against Rhode Island. He missed the game against Chicago State (Dec. 17). He came back and scored 6 points (2-for-5 3s) in 25 minutes against No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20. He scored 14 points (4-for-7 3s) and tied his career-high with 4 3-pointers made against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Scored 12 points in 31 minutes Tulane on Jan. 4. Once again tied his career-high with 4 3-pointers made (9 attempts). He scored 14 points against Air Force on Jan. 10. For the fifth time this season, connected on 4 3-pointers. Shot .450 (9-for-20) from 3-point range over a three-game stretch (Tulane, Air Force, New Mexico, Jan. 4-15). Has scored in double figures in 7 of 15 games.

KEON CLARK: Preseason honors include: first-team All-American by Sport Magazine; second-team All-American by Basketball Weekly; third-team All-American by Dick Vitale; Naismith College Player of the Year Candidate and listed as a candidate for the John R. Wooden Award. He has appeared in five games and is averaging 18.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots. Returned to action against Tulane on Jan. 4. He scored 20 points (8-for-11 FG), 17 in the second half, in 31 minutes. He scored a career-high 28 points (9-for-12 FG, 2-for-2 3PFG) in 33 minutes against Air Force on Jan. 10. Scored 9 points and pulled down a season-high in both rebounds (12) and blocked shots (6) in 37 minutes against No. 15 New Mexico on Jan. 15. Recorded his 16th career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against UTEP on Jan. 17. Also had 5 blocked shots against the Miners. Scored 21 points (7-for-11 FG) and pulled down 9 rebounds in 29 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22. Has scored 20 or more points 12 times at UNLV. Has registered 5 blocks or more in a game 12 times in his career. Has 14 blocks on the season and has 126 career blocked shots. Needs 21 more to break the UNLV all-time blocked shots record (Elmore Spencer had 146 from 1990-92).

GREEDY DANIELS: He has appeared in 16 games and is averaging 7.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists. Team-leader with 30 steals and second with 57 assists. Scored 7 points and dished out 5 assists in 30 minutes in his first collegiate game against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Scored 13 points (4-for-7 FG) and dished out 5 assists in 28 minutes against Eastern Michigan in the Chase NIT on Nov. 19. He played his best all around game of the season against USC on Dec. 2. He established season-highs in three categories (pts-rebs, steals). Scored 17 points (7-for-10 FG), pulled down 9 rebounds (defensive), 6 assists and 5 steals. Played a season-high 40 minutes against Michigan on Dec. 6 and pulled down 7 rebounds with 4 steals. Scored 12 points and pulled down 5 rebounds in 38 minutes against Rhode Island on Dec. 13. He dished out a season-high 8 assists against Chicago State on Dec. 17. Scored 11 points, dished out 5 assists and had 3 steals in 29 minutes against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Scored 6 points, 2 steals and dished out 6 assists in his second start at the point guard position against Tulane on Jan. 4. Scored 7 points with 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in 26 minutes against Air Force on Jan. 10. Scored 13 points (4-for-7 FG, 2-for-3 3PFG) and 6 rebounds in 30 minutes against No. 15 New Mexico on Jan. 15. Scored 6 points and had 4 rebounds in 27 minutes against UTEP on Jan. 17.

MARK DICKEL: He has appeared in 16 games and is averaging 6.3 points. Team-leader with 70 assists (4.4 average). Shooting .696 (39-for-56) from the free throw line. He recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 11 assists in the season opener against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Scored 9 points and dished out 10 assists against Eastern Michigan in the Chase NIT on Nov. 19. Also had only 2 turnovers in 33 minutes. He dished out 7 assists in a career-high 40 minutes against No. 2 Kansas in the Chase NIT on Nov. 21. Scored 10 points and committed just 3 turnovers in 37 minutes against USC on Dec. 2. Pulled down a career-high 7 rebounds in 24 minutes at Rhode Island on Dec. 13. Scored a career-high 20 points against Chicago State on Dec. 17. Established a career-high with 5 3-pointers (in 6 attempts). Scored 8 points and dished out 4 assists in 29 minutes against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Scored 5 points with 5 rebounds and 4 assists against UNR on Dec. 30. Had only 1 turnover in 31 minutes. He dished out 6 assists with 2 steals in 26 minutes against Tulane on Jan. 4. Scored 5 points in 13 minutes against No. 15 New Mexico on Jan. 15. Dished out 9 assists and had only 2 turnovers in 30 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22.

ISSIAH EPPS: He has appeared in 10 games and is averaging 4.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots. Team-leader with 20 blocked shots. Appeared in his first game as a Runnin Rebel against Chicago State on Dec. 17. He scored 6 points, 6 rebounds and had 3 blocked shots in 20 minutes. Played 9 minutes against No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20. Scored 8 points, had 8 rebounds with 5 blocked shots in 18 minutes against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Pulled down 7 rebounds and had 4 blocked shots in 19 minutes against No. 9 UCLA on Dec. 27. Recorded his first collegiate double-double (in his first start) with 14 points (6-for-9 FG) and 13 rebounds against UNR on Dec. 30. Scored 8 points and had 4 rebounds in 22 minutes against Tulane on Jan. 4. He pulled down 4 rebounds and had 5 blocked shots in 20 minutes against Air Force on Jan. 10. Recorded 3 rebounds in 9 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22.

KASPARS KAMBALA: The freshman has recorded eight double-doubles. He is averaging 14.6 points and 9.6 rebounds. Shooting .529 from the field (74-for-140) and .752 from the line (85-for-113). He has recorded 10 or more rebounds in 9 of 16 games.

KASPARS DOUBLE-DOUBLES:
OPPONENT                    PTS                 REB(O/D)
Loyola Marymount (11-15)    20 (6-for-13 FG)    15 (5/10)
Eastern Michigan (11-19)    21 (9-for-11 FG)    10 (1/9)
Kansas (11-21)              19 (6-for-13 FG)    10 (4/6)
Michigan (12-6)             15 (5-for-13 FG)    12 (5/7)
Rhode Island (12-13)        16 (6-for-13 FG)    12 (9/3)
Chicago State (12-17)      *24 (7-for-11 FG)   *16 (10/6)
No. 25 Syracuse (12-20)     23 (6-for-11 FG)    15 (7/8)
Nevada, Reno (12-30)        16 (12-for-13 FT)   11 (5/6)
*season highs

He was 8-for-13 from the line and had 3 blocked shots against Loyola Marymount in 30 minutes. He was named WAC Mountain Player of the Week (Nov. 17). Played in 38 minutes against Eastern Michigan. Scored 13 points and pulled down 6 rebounds in 21 minutes against USC on Dec. 2. Collected his fourth double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds against Michigan on Dec. 6. Registered his fifth double-double in six games with 16 points and 12 rebounds in a season-high 40 minutes against Rhode Island on Dec. 13. He was 10-for-14 from the line against Chicago State on Dec. 17. Season-high with 14 FT attempts. Scored 23 points and pulled down 15 rebounds against No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20. He had 11 free throws made. Scored 14 points and pulled down 9 rebounds against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Recorded 10 rebounds in 29 minutes against No. 9 UCLA on Dec. 27. Recorded his eighth double-double against UNR on Dec. 30 with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Season-high 12 free throws made in 13 attempts. Scored 14 points (6-for-6 FT) in 27 minutes against Tulane on Jan. 4. Scored 12 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in 28 minutes against No. 15 New Mexico on Jan. 15. He made 23 straight free throws over four games (UNR to New Mexico, Dec. 30 - Jan. 15). Streak was snapped at New Mexico. Pulled down 9 rebounds in 22 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22. He is shooting .797 from the line (28-for-33) over his last six games and .815 (55-for-69) over 10 games. He has scored in double figures in 13 of 16 games and 20 or more points 4 times. Mentioned in Sports Illustrated (Dec. 15 issue) as one of the top freshman to watch in the country and in the Sporting News (Dec. 1).

BRIAN KEEFE: He has appeared in 10 games and is averaging 4.9 points. Shooting .429 from 3-point range (12-for-29). Appeared in his first game as a Runnin Rebel against Chicago State on Dec. 17. He played 30 minutes and scored 12 points (3-for-6 3-pointers) and had 3 assists and 2 steals. Played 18 minutes against No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20 and had two rebounds. Scored 5 points in 14 minutes against No. 9 UCLA on Dec. 27. Pulled down a season-high 5 rebounds in 26 minutes against UNR on Dec. 30. Scored 3 points (1-for-2 3s) in 9 minutes against Tulane on Jan. 4. Scored 6 points (2-for-6 3s) in 17 minutes against No. 15 New Mexico on Jan. 15. Scored a season-high 19 points (5-for-7 3-pointers), 16 in the second half, in 19 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22.

TYRONE NESBY: He has appeared in 16 games and is the teams leading scorer with a 17.7 average and minutes played with 542 (33.9 average). Third on the team with a 6.3 rebound average. Has scored 20 or more points in eight games this season and 18 times in his career. Has scored in double figures in 15 of 16 games this season and 43 of 48 career games. Had a string of 18 straight in double figures (March 4, 1997 - Jan. 10, 1998). Scored 25 points in the season opener against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Scored 22 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in 37 minutes against Eastern Michigan in the Chase NIT on Nov. 19. Scored 23 points and tied his career-high with 5 3-pointers against then-No. 2 Kansas in the Chase NIT on Nov. 21. Scored 14 points and tied his season high with 8 rebounds against USC on Dec. 2. Scored 14 points (8-for-10 FT) in 33 minutes against Michigan on Dec. 6. Scored 24 points against Rhode Island on Dec. 13. Established career-highs with 10 free throws made and 12 free throws attempted. Tied his career high with 12 rebounds. Recorded his 10th career double-double. Scored 12 points in 31 minutes against Chicago State on Dec. 17. Scored 20 points (8-for-15 FG) and had 8 rebounds in 32 minutes against No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20. Registered his 11th career double-double against No. 9 UCLA on Dec. 27. Tied his season-high with 25 points and tied his career-high with 12 rebounds in 38 minutes against the Bruins. Also established a career-high with 29 field goal attempts. Scored 16 points (14 in the second half) in 30 minutes against UNR on Dec. 30. Scored 11 points (5-for-10 FG) and had 2 steals in 33 minutes against Tulane on Jan. 4. Scored 24 points (8-for-14 FG, 4-for-5 3PFG) in 38 minutes against Air Force on Jan. 10. Scored 11 points (4-for-11 FG) in 26 minutes against UTEP on Jan. 17. Scored 20 points (5-for-10 FG, 8-for-8 FT) in 35 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22.

GRANT RICE: He has appeared in seven games and is averaging 0.6 points and 1.4 rebounds. Scored 3 points and had 2 rebounds in 8 minutes in the season opener against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Played 11 minutes each against Eastern Michigan in the Chase NIT on Nov. 19 and against No. 2 Kansas on Nov. 21. Pulled down 3 rebounds against the Jayhawks. Played a season-high 15 minutes against USC on Dec. 2. Recorded 2 steals in 14 minutes against Rhode Island on Dec. 13.

KEVIN SIMMONS: He made his UNLV debut against UTEP on Jan. 17. He scored 8 points and pulled down 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. Scored 3 points and had 3 rebounds in 20 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22.

DONOVAN STEWART: He has appeared in 15 games and is averaging 6.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Shooting .469 from the field (38-for-81). Scored 17 points (6-for-9 FG) and pulled down 9 rebounds in 28 minutes in the season opener against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Scored 15 points (6-for-12 FG) in 32 minutes against No. 2 Kansas in the Chase NIT on Nov. 21. Scored 8 points and pulled down 4 rebounds in 22 minutes against USC on Dec. 2. Scored 15 points (6-for-10 FG) in 32 minutes at Michigan on Dec. 6. In his first career start against Chicago State on Dec. 17, he pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds in 27 minutes. Scored 11 points in 23 minutes against then-No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20. Scored 9 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in 28 minutes against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Started a total of four games (vs. Chicago State, Syracuse, UC Irvine, UCLA), and averaged 8.0 points and 7.3 rebounds.

SUSPENSIONS ARE OVER: Keon Clark and Kevin Simmons were suspended by the NCAA for 11 and 14 games, respectively for involvement in an improper trip to Orlando, Fla., which was financed by a sports agent. Clark returned to the lineup on Jan. 4 and Simmons on Jan. 17.

RUNNIN REBEL BREAKDOWN:
Overall: 9-7
Home: 7-2
Road: 2-5
Neutral: 0-0
WAC 2-2
WAC Home: 2-0
WAC Road: 0-2
Vs. Conference USA: 1-0
Vs. Atlantic 10: 0-1
Vs. Big East: 0-1
Vs. Big Ten: 0-1
Vs. Big 12: 0-1
Vs. Big West: 2-0
Vs. Mid-American: 1-0
Vs. Mid-Continent Conference: 1-0
Vs. Pacific-10 Conference: 1-1
Vs. Pacific West Conference: 0-0
Vs. Southern Conference: 0-0
Vs. West Coast Conference: 1-0
Vs. Sun Belt: 0-0
In overtime games: 0-0
When leading at halftime: 9-1
When Tied at halftime: 0-0
When trailing at halftime: 0-6
When outrebounding the opponent: 6-3
When tied in rebounding with opponent: 0-1
When opponent outrebounds UNLV: 3-3
When have less turnovers than opponent: 4-1
When tied in turnovers with opponent: 2-1
When have more turnovers than opponent: 3-5
When shooting better from the field: 8-1
When shooting worse from the field: 1-6
When shooting better at the free throw line: 5-2
When shooting worse at the free throw line: 4-5
When taking more shots than the opponent: 2-3
When taking fewer shots than the opponent: 7-4
When shooting more 3-pointers: 1-3
When shooting fewer 3-pointers: 8-4
When shooting the same 3-pointers: 0-0
When taking more free throws: 9-4
When taking fewer free throws: 0-3
When shooting better than 50 percent from field: 3-0
When shooting less than 50 percent from field: 6-7
When scoring more than 100 points: 0-0
When Scoring 90-100 points: 1-0
When Scoring 80-90 points: 4-0
When Scoring 70-80 points: 3-1
When Scoring less than 70 points: 1-6
When opposition scores more than 80 points: 1-3
When opposition scores less than 80 points: 8-4
In games decided by less than four points: 0-0
In games decided by 4-10 points: 1-2
In games decided by 10+ points: 8-5

 
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