California vs UNLV

No. 21 UNLV rides Marshall to rout of Cal wire reports

LAS VEGAS -- UNLV keeps having statement games.

First, it was beating then-No. 1 North Carolina last month. Last Saturday, UNLV beat then-No. 19 Illinois in Chicago.

On Friday, the 21st-ranked Rebels defeated California 85-68 in front of 15,188 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Anthony Marshall had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead UNLV (13-2).

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"I have great teammates," Marshall said. "Everyone on the team gets along. We are brothers. We got some defensive stops that helped get our offense going."

Chace Stanback had 15 points and Mike Moser added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Rebels (13-2), who have won all eight games this season at the Thomas & Mack Center and 11 overall in Las Vegas.

Oscar Bellfield had 11 points and 11 assists for UNLV, which shot 49 percent from the field and had 22 assists.

"I told the team that for about 35 of the 40 minutes we were sensational," UNLV coach Dave Rice said. "We had about 5 minutes where our effort and execution lacked. But overall, I knew that today we would play well. We are always confident going into games. We were locked into what we were trying to do."

Justin Cobbs had 20 points and five assists for the Golden Bears (10-3), while Allen Crabbe had 13 points and six rebounds and Harper Kamp added 12 points and nine rebounds.

Jorge Gutierrez had 12 points and six rebounds for California.

"They're a fast-tempo team," said Gutierrez, who played high school basketball at Findlay Prep in Las Vegas. "We were not used to that fast of a tempo. In the first half, shots were not going in. [Coach Mike Montgomery] was telling us to get the ball inside. We took the 15-footers. We should have gone inside more."

Leading 46-26, the Rebels opened the second half by hitting consecutive 3-pointers and eventually built their largest lead at 72-45 with 8:41 remaining. The Golden Bears cut the lead to 13 points three times in the final 4 minutes.

With the Rebels' win, the Mountain West Conference is 11-3 against the Pac-12 this season.

"[UNLV is] good and they played good," said Montgomery, whose team received votes in the Associated Press' Top 25 this week. "We got off to a tough start. We were not great defensively. Ball was going in for them and not for us. Marshall and Bellfield were good off the pick-and-roll. Our guys were right there. We didn't do little things. We didn't block off missed free throws."

After California led 5-2, the Rebels dominated, taking the lead for good at 11-8 on a 3-pointer by Moser with 15:52 left. The Rebels went on a 21-6 run after the Bears cut it to 15-14.

Stanback capped the half with a 3-pointer from the right corner at the buzzer.

"Offensively, it definitely felt good that we were trying to find the open man," Stanback said. "Defensively, we wanted to be aggressive, just close out as hard as we can."

The Rebels had 14 assists in the first half, nine by Bellfield. In the first half, UNLV shot 54 percent from the field and 5 of 11 from 3-point range. The Rebels finished 9 of 24.

California shot 32 percent from the field in the first half and finished at 38 percent for the game.

UNLV leads the all-time series 4-1.

The Bears begin Pac-12 play against USC at home on Thursday. The Rebels have three more games before starting conference play at San Diego State on Jan. 14.

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California (10-3)264268
UNLV #21 (13-2) «463985
CA:J. Cobbs 20 Pts
CA:H. Kamp 9 Reb
CA:J. Cobbs 5 Ast
UNLV:A. Marshall 22 Pts
UNLV:A. Marshall 9 Reb
UNLV:O. Bellfield 11 Ast

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Justin Cobbs
Anthony Marshall
California Golden Bears
J. Cobbs, G396-127-835120
J. Gutierrez, G373-146-862412
A. Crabbe, G334-132-262213
H. Kamp, F315-92-290412
B. Smith, G191-40-03223
D. Kravish, F234-70-17038
R. Thurman, F60-00-00000
E. Murray, G60-00-00000
B. Bak, F30-20-01010
C. Behrens, F30-00-20000
J. Powers, GDid Not Play
A. Rossi, GDid Not Play
R. Solomon, FDid Not Play
R. Kreklow, GDid Not Play
R. Chalian, GDid Not Play
R. Filley, GDid Not Play
Totals 23-6117-2335111768
UNLV Rebels
O. Bellfield, G345-100-1211111
A. Marshall, G339-162-293222
C. Stanback, G-F296-120-031115
M. Moser, F255-91-181314
B. Massamba, F-C193-42-55238
J. Hawkins, G230-42-22222
Q. Thomas, F154-80-06028
K. Wallace, G140-30-13220
C. Lopez, F62-30-05024
R. Smith, G10-11-21001
K. Mashour, G-F10-00-01000
B. Jones, GDid Not Play
B. Cheaney, GDid Not Play
B. Glenn, CDid Not Play
W. Norman, GDid Not Play
Totals 34-708-1445221885
Pac 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Washington St.9-922-13
Oregon St.5-1311-20
Arizona St.4-1412-19

Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Colorado St.13-524-1266
Boise St.12-620-1272
Fresno St.11-720-1376
New Mexico10-817-1486
San Diego St9-919-1498
San Jose St.7-1114-16191
Utah St.7-1114-17181
Air Force4-1412-21251
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