No. 18 UNLV upends Jacksonville State 77-58

No. 18 UNLV upends Jacksonville State 77-58
November 18, 2012, 12:32 am
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Jacksonville State's Brian Williams, left, drives past UNLV's Mike Moser during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)


LAS VEGAS (AP) Mike Moser scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, while Justin Hawkins added 16 points to lead the No. 18 UNLV Rebels past Jacksonville State 77-58 Saturday night at the Global Sports Classic.

Anthony Bennett had 12 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks for UNLV (2-0).

Katin Reinhardt and Anthony Marshall each had 11 points for the Rebels, who outrebounded the Gamecocks 41-24.

UNLV, which never trailed, built a 36-16 lead with 19:36 left. The Gamecocks cut it to 62-51 with 5:44 remaining, but the Rebels scored the game's next five points.

Alex Anderson led Jacksonville State (3-1) with 11 points and nine rebounds.

The Gamecocks' 3-0 start was their best since they became a Division I program before the 1995-96 season.

The Rebels, who led 32-14 at halftime, ended the first half on 14-2 run.