Runnin' Rebels Improve To 10-2 With 95-63 Win Over MVSU|
Dec. 20, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Seven Runnin' Rebels scored in double figures as the UNLV men's basketball team (10-2) defeated Mississippi Valley State, 95-63, Wednesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
It was UNLV's first game back at home in 18 days as the facility was hosting the National Finals Rodeo.
Freshman forward Brandon McCoy scored 13 points on 6 of 10 from the field, while senior guard Jovan Mooring also had 13 points on 5 of 6. Junior forward Shakur Juiston, senior guard Jofdan Johnson and freshman guard Amauri Hardy all added 12 points, while junior guard Kris Clyburn scored 11 and freshman forward Tervell Beck had 10.
Juiston recorded a game-high 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the year.
The Delta Devils (0-12), who have yet to play a home game this season, were led by Dante Scott's game-high 27 points.
STAT OF THE GAME: UNLV shot 76 percent (19 of 25) from the floor in the first half and finished with a season-high 63 percent (34 of 54) for the game.
RUNNIN’ REBEL OF THE GAME: Juiston was 6 of 8 from the field and had four assists and a steal in addition to his double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes played.
QUOTABLE: “It was an opportunity to grow. We did some of the things in the game that we wanted to do, but then at other points we didn't. We need to try to continue to search for consistency. We will never play a perfect game, but the goal is to try to play as close to a perfect game as possible. I feel like we were far from that tonight. There are stretches where we are really good and we have to figure out how to bottle that up and carry it into conference.” - UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies.
- UNLV has now made at least one 3-pointer in 1,018 straight games.
- UNLV has shot 50 percent or better in 10 of its 12 games.
- UNLV out-rebounded MVSU 41-27 for the game.
- UNLV’s largest lead of the game was 37.
- UNLV's bench outscored MVSU's 34-14.
- UNLV used the same starting lineup for the 12th straight game.
NEXT FOR THE RUNNIN’ REBELS: UNLV will close out its non-conference schedule on Friday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. against Northern Colorado at the Thomas & Mack Center. The game will feature a holiday theme with seat upgrades, in-game giveaways and other holiday fun.
Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.