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Amundson Powers Runnin' Rebels Past Rainbow Warriors

Dustin Villepigue defends a shot by Hawaii's Deonte Tatum in the first half at the Thomas and Mack Center Tuesday.

Dustin Villepigue defends a shot by Hawaii's Deonte Tatum in the first half at the Thomas and Mack Center Tuesday.

Nov. 22, 2005

Final Stats

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Louis Amundson had 22 points and 21 rebounds to lead UNLV past Hawaii 67-61 Tuesday night.

Amundson had 19 second-half rebounds and went 8-for-18 from the field for UNLV (2-0).

The Rebels never trailed in the second half and built their biggest advantage at eight twice in the final 2:09 of the game.

For Hawaii (1-1), which defeated then-No. 4 Michigan State by 22 points in Honolulu Saturday night, things were much different Tuesday.

The Rainbow Warriors were 1-for-17 from 3-point range and 6-for-18 from the free-throw line. They did not hit a 3-pointer until Matt Lojeski made one with eight seconds left in the game, and senior Julian Sensley went scoreless for the first time in his career.

Amhet Gueye led the Rainbow Warriors with 21 points on 10-for-12 shooting along with seven rebounds. Matthew Gipson had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

UNLV was not much better from 3-point range, going 3-for-20 for 15 percent.

Dustin Villepigue added 11 points and 5 rebounds for the Rebels.

UNLV shot 26-for-68 for 38 percent, while Hawaii went 27-for-61 for 44 percent.

The Rainbow Warriors led for the first nine minutes of the game, until the Rebels grabbed the lead 16-14, eventually building a 26-18 lead with 7:06 until halftime.

Hawaii tied it 35-35, but UNLV took a 44-39 halftime lead.


 

 

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