Runnin' Rebels Roll In Season-Opener
Nov. 10, 2006
UNLV led by as many as 19 points in the first half, but Hawaii opened the second half with a 21-8 run to take a 48-46 lead with 10:52 to play.
The Rainbow Warriors' Matt Gibson had a game-high 20 points, including consecutive 3-pointers to cap the rally. But Adams scored six of UNLV's next eight points, highlighted by a 4-point play to break a 50-all tie and give the Rebels the lead for good at the 8:14 mark.
Darger connected on a pair of 3-pointers and the Rebels closed the game with a 19-7 run over the final 7:12, holding Hawaii without a field goal in the final six minutes.
UNLV scored 15 straight points to spark a 23-4 run to start the game.
Joel Anthony had eight of his 10 points during the run and finished one blocked shot short of the school record with eight.