User ID
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Auto Racing
Betting Tools
Recap: Hawaii 63, UNLV 77
Line Movements
Date: December 01, 2012 7:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) - UNLV showed how good it can be this season in the first half against Hawaii. The 24th ranked Rebels then pulled away late after the Warriors made it close in the second half.

Anthony Bennett had 16 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks to lead UNLV past Hawaii 77-63 as the Rebels built a 22-point halftime lead thanks to good ball movement.


UNLV (5-1) shot 59 percent from the field and 5 of 7 from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes.

``It was a total team effort, building the lead, and sharing the ball (in the first half),' said Rebels coach Dave Rice, whose team had 12 first-half assists. ``We lost our intensity a little bit in the second half. I and the coaching staff have to figure out a way at halftime. I told the guys, let's keep getting getting 22-point halftime leads.'

Savon Goodman added 13 points and seven rebounds for UNLV, which saw its lead trimmed to eight points with about 6 minutes remaining as the Rebels, who were 7 of 15 from 3-point range, were facing a zone again.

``We've got to do a better job against the zone,' Rice said. ``It becomes more difficult when teams play zones with space.'

Christian Standhardinger tied a career high with 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Hawaii (4-2). He was 9 of 24 from the field.

``Christian could drive (by) their bigs,' Hawaii coach Gib Arnold said of his junior transfer from Munich, Germany. ``(UNLV) had trouble adapting to his aggressiveness. He played really well in the second half. I thought he was the most aggressive player out there.'

But the Warriors were missing 3-pointers, going 1 of 18 - including two that could have cut UNLV's lead to five.

``When you go 1 of 18, you aren't going to beat this team,' Arnold said. ``I thought UNLV hit us in the first half. We were on our heels and they were playing inspired basketball. We took it to them in the second half. We didn't rebound well and we didn't drive well (in the first half).'

Vander Joaquim, who hit the Warriors' only 3-pointer, added 12 points and nine rebounds for Hawaii, which had been off for 10 days.

Katin Reinhardt and Mike Moser each added 10 points for UNLV, which completed a six-game homestand. Reinhardt had seven assists, while Moser had three blocks, but injured his hip with 6:57 left after committing his fourth foul and did not return.

The Rebels outscored the Warriors 21-4 in fast-break points and 34-12 in bench points.

Besides two brief Hawaii leads early, the Rebels led throughout, jumping to advantages of 21-8 and their biggest at 49-23 with 48 seconds to go until halftime. They led 49-27 at intermission.

In the first half, the Warriors were 0 of 10 from 3-point range and 36 percent from the field.

``We weren't ready to come out in the first half,' said Standhardinger, who missed all four of his 3s. ``They ran all over us. In the second half, we showed some heart and some intensity. I think from the penetration standpoint, I did a good job against Moser and Bennett. I need to improve my 3-point shot and mid-range shot.'

The Warriors opened the second half on a 13-4 run, and later cut the lead to 61-53 with under 6 minutes left. But Reinhardt and Justin Hawkins each made a 3-pointer on the next two trips and Hawaii got no closer.

``Our young guys are so composed,' Hawkins said. ``I don't think we were worried at all (in the second half). We got hung up. We can't do that in opponents' buildings.'

Hawaii converted 20 of 26 from the free throw line, while the Rebels were 10 of 15.

UNLV leads the all-time series 23-9, including a 74-69 win in Hawaii last Dec. 31.

This was the last UNLV game at the Thomas & Mack Center for 18 days and four contests due to the annual National Rodeo Finals. The next three of four games are outside Las Vegas, starting at Portland on Tuesday. Rice said the team's medical staff will determine whether Moser will play in that contest.

The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 HAWAII  +4250   +21   151 
 UNLV  -7750   -21   

 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 HAWAII     +21    
 UNLV     -21   

 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 HAWAII  n/a   84%   n/a 
 UNLV  n/a   16%   n/a 

 Saturday, Dec 1
    Mississippi St at Providence
12:00 PM EDT
    Baylor at Kentucky
12:30 PM EDT
    Fordham at Harvard
1:00 PM EDT
    Illinois State at Louisville
1:00 PM EDT
    Youngstown St at Bowling Green
2:00 PM EDT
    Toledo at Cleveland State
2:00 PM EDT
    Delaware at Duke
2:00 PM EDT
    New Mexico at Indiana State
2:00 PM EDT
    Brigham Young at Iowa State
2:00 PM EDT
    Miami (FL) at Massachusetts
2:00 PM EDT
    Rutgers at Mississippi
2:00 PM EDT
    San Jose State at Montana State
2:00 PM EDT
    Illinois Chicago at Northwestern
2:00 PM EDT
    Morehead State at Wright State
2:00 PM EDT
    Pennsylvania at Penn State
2:00 PM EDT
    Alabama at Cincinnati
3:00 PM EDT
    St Josephs at Creighton
3:00 PM EDT
    Furman at Loyola-Chicago
3:00 PM EDT
    Michigan at Bradley
4:00 PM EDT
    Southern Methodist at Hofstra
4:00 PM EDT
    Evansville at Colorado State
4:30 PM EDT
    Western Illinois at UMKC
5:00 PM EDT
    Villanova at Vanderbilt
5:00 PM EDT
    Wake Forest at Richmond
6:00 PM EDT
    UAB at North Carolina
6:00 PM EDT
    Texas AM at Houston
6:30 PM EDT
    Princeton at Kent
7:00 PM EDT
    UNC Wilmington at Marshall
7:00 PM EDT
    Hawaii at UNLV
7:00 PM EDT
    Detroit at Pittsburgh
7:00 PM EDT
    Davidson at Chattanooga
7:30 PM EDT
    Pacific at Gonzaga
8:00 PM EDT
    Portland State at Loy Marymount
8:00 PM EDT
    Wisconsin Milwaukee at Northern Iowa
8:00 PM EDT
    Southern Miss at New Mexico State
9:00 PM EDT
    Cal Poly SLO at St. Mary's California
10:00 PM EDT
    Santa Barbara at Santa Clara
10:00 PM EDT
    Northern Colo at Cal Riverside
10:00 PM EDT
    UC Davis at Idaho
10:00 PM EDT
    San Diego State at UCLA
10:00 PM EDT
corner graphic
GOLD Membership
Receive a 20% discount on all Daily Picks. Signup Today!
Las Vegas Travel