Nov. 12, 2010
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LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's basketball team kicked off the 2010-11 regular season with a 85-41 victory over visiting UC Riverside at the Thomas & Mack Center Friday night.
The Runnin' Rebels opened the second half with an 8-0 run and never looked back as all but one player scored at least two points on the night. UNLV was paced by the trio of Chace Stanback, Anthony Marshall and Oscar Bellfield, who totaled 17, 16 and 15 points respectively.
Three days after posting a 9-for-10, 23-point performance in an exhibition game, Stanback was 7-for-12 and grabbed five rebounds, while picking up two assists and a blocked shot.
Derrick Jasper added five points and hauled in a game and career-high 13 rebounds. Marshall tallied seven assists while Bellfield added five of his own and not a single turnover on the night.
The Rebels shot 53.3 percent (32-of-60) from the field while keeping the clamp on the Highlanders' offensive for the majority of the second half. UNLV held Riverside without a point for a span of 7:42 over the end of the first half and start of the second en route to producing its largest margin of victory since the 2006-07 season when mit beat Norfolk State by 47.
The first Rebel points of the season came by way of a Jasper alley-oop dunk from an Anthony Marshall pass, causing the crowd to erupt. The basket was the start of a 9-2 run for UNLV.
Stanback would later score seven consecutive points for the Rebels under a span of two minutes, putting UNLV up 37-19 with just over three minutes left in the half.
The Rebels shot 47.1 percent (16-for-34) from the field in the first half while limiting Riverside to just a 20.5 percent (8-for-39) clip. UNLV out-rebounded the Highlanders by a 30-22 mark and turned six turnovers into 10 points.
The Runnin' Rebels will be in action again next Wednesday, Nov. 17th as they host Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. inside the Thomas & Mack Center.