Runnin' Rebels Rally Past UNR
Nov. 18, 2009
LAS VEGAS (AP) - UNLV's Oscar Bellfield had a career-high 22 points Wednesday night and the Runnin' Rebels overcame a double-digit second-half deficit in an 88-75 victory over UNR.
The Rebels (2-0) trailed 54-42 with 14 minutes to play, but scored 11 unanswered points as part of a 23-4 outburst to take a 65-58 lead with 8:12 left.
Freshman Justin Hawkins finished with 13 points, including a driving layup with 9:56 remaining to give the Rebels the lead for good in their fourth straight win over the Wolf Pack (1-1).
UNR built a 10-point lead in the first half. But after going ahead by 12 in the second half, the Wolf Pack scored just 11 points in the next 10 minutes to fall behind 75-65 with four minutes to play.
Brandon Fields scored 22 points to lead UNR. Armon Johnson had 16 points and Luke Babbitt had 14 and a game-high 10 rebounds.