UNLV 76, Air Force 71

Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:00 PM
Location - Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Officials - Shawn Lehigh, Tom O'Neill, Scott Thornley
Attendance - 14723

Final Scoring Summary

FinalOT 1 2 X T
Air Force 30 32 9 71
UNLV 38 24 14 76

Recap


No. 19 UNLV 76, Air Force 71 (OT): Bryce Dejean-Jones scored six of his 16 points in overtime, including a go-ahead jumper with 12 seconds to play, lifting the host Runnin’ Rebels over the Falcons in a Mountain West Conference game.

Freshman Anthony Bennett led UNLV with 22 points and 16 rebounds and Mike Moser returned to the starting lineup to score 14 points and grab 11 rebounds as UNLV (14-3, 1-1 MWC) rebounded from its conference-opening loss at New Mexico.

Air Force was led by Mike Fitzgerald with 22 points and Michael Lyons with 19, but Lyons missed a turnaround jumper in the lane with a second left in overtime that would have given the Falcons (9-5, 1-1) the lead. UNLV then put the game away with four straight free throws.

Air Force also had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation but Fitzgerald missed a 3-pointer. The Rebels tied the game at 62 on a pair of free throws by Dejean-Jones with 37 seconds left in regulation.

Air Force held four separate leads in the extra session but couldn’t hold it, losing to UNLV for the 11th straight time. UNLV led 38-30 at the half as Bennett and Moser had a dozen points. UNLV finished the game just 18-for-31 from the free throw line.

GAME NOTEBOOK: UNLV assisted on all 13 of its field goals in the first half. … The Rebels’ tough MWC opening schedule continues with upcoming road games at San Diego State and Colorado State. … Air Force defeated Nevada in its conference opener. The Falcons are 2-78 all-time against ranked opponents and 0-3 this season.

Air Force Falcons

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mike Fitzgerald 36:00 5-10 3-5 9-10 1 3 4 1 4 0 0 0 22
Todd Fletcher 30:00 2-7 0-2 0-0 0 4 4 8 5 1 2 0 4
Michael Lyons 43:00 7-20 2-8 3-4 2 5 7 1 1 1 1 0 19
Taylor Broekhuis 28:00 2-7 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 1 4
DeLovell Earls 19:00 4-7 2-2 0-0 1 3 4 0 4 1 2 0 10
Kyle Green 26:00 2-5 2-4 2-2 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 8
Max Yon 7:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Marek Olesinski 12:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tre Coggins 15:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 2
Justin Hammonds 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Chase Kammerer 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 225 23-60 9-22 16-19 4 22 26 16 22 6 9 2 71
  38.3% 40.9% 84.2% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 9

UNLV Runnin' Rebels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Anthony Bennett 29:00 9-14 2-3 2-8 9 7 16 0 3 0 3 0 22
Katin Reinhardt 29:00 3-11 2-8 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 8
Anthony Marshall 43:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 12 3 0 2 0 0
Mike Moser 40:00 6-16 0-4 2-7 2 9 11 2 3 1 4 1 14
Khem Birch 21:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 2 5 7 1 0 0 0 3 4
Bryce Dejean-Jones 22:00 6-12 1-5 5-6 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 0 18
Carlos Lopez-Sosa 11:00 0-0 0-0 4-5 0 2 2 0 3 2 1 2 4
Justin Hawkins 28:00 1-4 1-4 3-3 1 0 1 5 1 0 1 0 6
Daquan Cook 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 225 26-60 6-25 18-31 15 29 44 23 15 4 13 7 76
  43.3% 24.0% 58.1% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 13