UNLV 89, Canisius 74

Saturday, December 22, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Officials - Rick Batsell, Dan Chrisman, Kipp Kissinger
Attendance - 14533

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Canisius 39 35 74
UNLV 46 43 89

Recap


No. 18 UNLV 89, Canisius 74: The Runnin Rebels' Canadian duo of Anthony Bennett and Khem Birch combined for 41 points and 15 rebounds as host UNLV rolled in a non-conference game.

Birch, playing in his third game after transferring from Pitt, had 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting and added six blocks as the Rebels (11-1) won for the ninth straight time. Bennett, the freshman star, flashed his inside and outside game hitting three 3-pointers to go with several dunks on the way to a team-high 21 points.

Billy Baron led Canisius (8-3) with 30 points. He had 18 at the half and four of the Golden Griffins' 13 3-pointers.

UNLV took a 12-11 lead on a jumper by Katin Reinhardt and never trailed again. The Runnin' Rebels opened up an 11-point lead soon after and led 46-39 at the half getting 14 points from Bennett and 13 from Birch.

Canisius, which had its two-game winning streak come to an end, cut the deficit to 57-54 with 12:52 to play but UNLV responded with six straight points in a 20-6 run. Justin Hawkins had eight points in the decisive spurt.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Canisius fell to 0-2 on the season against ranked teams. It also lost to Syracuse. The Golden Griffins haven't beaten a ranked team since 1994. ... Canisius has 74 3-pointers in its last six games. ... Reinhardt finished with 14 points for UNLV. Bryce Dejean-Jones and Hawkins both had a dozen.

Canisius Golden Griffins

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Harold Washington 30:00 7-14 2-4 1-2 2 0 2 1 4 2 3 0 17
Billy Baron 39:00 10-16 4-7 6-6 0 5 5 6 3 0 5 0 30
Chris Manhertz 24:00 0-4 0-0 0-0 2 5 7 0 3 1 0 0 0
Jordan Heath 32:00 4-11 3-10 0-0 2 4 6 0 2 3 2 0 11
Isaac Sosa 26:00 4-10 3-6 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11
Reggie Groves 12:00 1-8 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 3
Josiah Heath 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 0
Freddy Asprilla 13:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0
Alshwan Hymes 17:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 27-67 13-29 7-8 9 16 25 12 20 8 12 0 74
  40.3% 44.8% 87.5% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 12

UNLV Runnin' Rebels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Anthony Bennett 32:00 8-12 3-5 2-4 1 6 7 3 3 0 1 0 21
Katin Reinhardt 35:00 6-9 0-1 2-2 2 1 3 5 1 3 2 1 14
Quintrell Thomas 10:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4
Anthony Marshall 29:00 2-7 1-4 1-1 0 2 2 8 2 1 4 0 6
Bryce Dejean-Jones 29:00 4-8 2-2 2-2 0 6 6 3 2 1 5 1 12
Khem Birch 29:00 7-8 0-0 6-8 3 5 8 3 2 1 1 6 20
Justin Hawkins 23:00 5-7 0-1 2-2 1 4 5 2 2 2 2 3 12
Savon Goodman 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Carlos Lopez-Sosa 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Barry Cheaney 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daquan Cook 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 34-57 6-13 15-20 8 25 33 24 13 8 16 13 89
  59.6% 46.2% 75.0% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 16