Dec. 22, 2009
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HONOLULU (AP) -- Tre'Von Willis and Anthony Marshall scored 12 points apiece and UNLV (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today) used a 22-2 first-half run to beat SMU 67-53 in a Diamond Head Classic first-round game Tuesday night.
The Rebels (11-1) led 42-19 at the half and by as many as 28 with 10:12 to play. The Mustangs (4-4) shot just 23 percent in the first half and were only 2 of 15 behind the arc for the game.
UNLV, which led throughout, forced 21 SMU turnovers and recorded 11 steals. The Rebels were 7 of 14 on 3-pointers and outscored SMU 32-5 in bench points.
Chace Stanback scored 11 points, and Matt Shaw added 10 for the Rebels.
SMU's Derek Williams led all players with 18 points.
The Mustangs cut it to 65-53 on a Papa Dia putback to cap a 20-4 run with 1:08 left.
SMU Postgame Notes - December 22, 2009
Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic
UNLV 67 vs. SMU 53
UNLV (11-1), SMU (4-4)
Stan Sheriff Center
NEXT GAME: SMU plays the second game of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic at 1 a.m. CT/9 p.m. HT against the loser of the College of Charleston vs. Hawaii game.
-Shot a season-high _91.7% (11-12) from the free-throw line tonight.
-Continued to improved free throw shooting by going 11-12 tonight. The Mustangs started the season by shooting 57.8% (63-109) in their first five games, but have shot 72.5% (50-69) in the last three. The Mustangs have shot better in each of the last three games than in any of the first five contests.
-UNLV turned the ball over 17 times, the most turnovers for an SMU opponent this season.
-Scored 10 points, his 22nd career double-digit scoring game, and fourth of the season.
-Grabbed 11 rebounds, his fourth career double-digit rebound effort, and second this season.
-Now has 8+ rebounds in three of the last four games.
-Scored 18 points, his fifth 15+ point scoring effort of the season and the 14th of his career. It is the 26th double-digit scoring effort of his career.
-Has scored 15+ points in four of his last five games.
-Led SMU in scoring for the fifth time this season.
-Scored 8 or more points in every game this season, and has scored 8+ in twelve straight games, dating back to last season.