No. 20 UNLV cruises past La Verne 91-44

No. 20 UNLV cruises past La Verne 91-44
December 14, 2012, 12:14 am
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UNLV's Anthony Marshall (3) goes up for a shot against La Verne's Alonzo Young in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


LAS VEGAS (AP) Freshman Anthony Bennett scored 27 points and No. 20 UNLV won its sixth straight game, 91-44 over La Verne on Thursday night.

Bennett, who went into the game averaging 19.5 points, has led the Runnin' Rebels (8-1) in scoring in eight of their nine games and each of their last seven. The 6-foot-8 forward ranks second in scoring in the Mountain West Conference and 34th nationally, leading all freshmen.

Katin Reinhardt added 14 points, while Savon Goodman chipped in 13 for UNLV, which opened the game on a 15-2 run.

Vince Bauer had 16 points and Jake Veith added 11 for La Verne (1-5), which has lost five straight.