UNLV Downs TCU For 20th Win, 82-67
 
Gaston Essengue, right, blocks a shot by TCU's Neil Dougherty. (AP Photo)
Gaston Essengue, right, blocks a shot by TCU's Neil Dougherty. (AP Photo)
 
 
 

Feb. 8, 2007

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - UNLV's Wendell White had a game-high 21 points and Joel Anthony set a school record with 13 blocks as the Rebels defeated TCU 82-67 in conference play Wednesday night.

UNLV (20-5, 7-3 Mountain West) trailed by seven points at halftime, but went on a 15-4 run to open the second half and had a 42-38 lead with 16:12 to play.

Kevin Kruger keyed the rally with a four-point play, adding a behind-the-back assist to Gaston Essengue for an easy lay-up. Kruger finished with 19 points, while Essengue added 10.

TCU (10-12, 2-8) dominated most of the first half, using a 3-pointer from Kevin Langford to post its biggest lead, 34-25, with 1:25 to play.

But the Horned Frogs were outscored by 22 points in the second half to lose their eighth straight game. Blake Adams led TCU with 20 points. Langford finished with 16.

Anthony's 13 blocks eclipsed the old UNLV record of nine blocks in a game by Michael Johnson against Loyola Marymount on Dec. 28, 1979. The 13 blocks also sets the MWC record and bests the old record of 12 by Wyoming's Justin Williams vs. Utah on Mar. 10, 2006.

UNLV tallied 19 blocks as a team, which is also a UNLV single-game record. The previous record was 14 set twice (vs. Utah State on Feb. 1, 1990 and vs. Rutgers on Feb. 3, 1991). The 19 blocks is also a MWC record, eclipsing the old mark of 14 set twice by Wyoming (vs. Utah on Mar. 10, 2006 and vs. Denver on Jan. 4, 2005).

 

 

 
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