Stanback helps UNLV rack up 124 points


LAS VEGAS -- Chace Stanback wasn't on the court when the game started, but he soon made his presence felt.

Stanback, who was late to Monday's practice and had to come off the bench as a disciplinary measure on Wednesday night, was 9 of 11 from 3-point range and scored 29 points in 23 minutes to lead No. 19 UNLV to a 124-75 win over Central Arkansas.

Stanback hit his first six 3-point attempts, was 10 0f 12 overall and had four steals for the Rebels (14-2), who had seven players score in double figures.

"I'll do whatever my teammates need me to do," Stanback said. "If it means coming off the bench, I can do that.

"It [winning big] boosts everyone's confidence on our team. Our shooting got a lot better tonight. I just tried to stay focused. My teammates were looking for me, and I just tried to knock them down."

Mike Moser had 18 points and nine rebounds for UNLV, while Reggie Smith had 13 points in 11 minutes, Quintrell Thomas had 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting, Carlos Lopez had 13 points, Anthony Marshall had 10 points and 10 assists and Justin Hawkins added 10 points.

LaQuentin Miles had 21 points for Central Arkansas (5-7), while Mark Rutledge added 13 and Jarvis Garner had 11.

"I liked the way we competed tonight after our big loss to Iowa," Central Arkansas coach, and former Arkansas star, Corliss Williamson said. "Tonight we were up against a great team. LaQuentin Miles and Mark Rutledge played well and Jarvis Garner did a great job for us.

"You can give up or give in to the pressure. We showed we can fight. If we're going to lose, I want us to go down fighting."

The Rebels last reached the 100-point mark in a 103-56 win over Norfolk State during the 2006-07 season. UNLV hadn't scored 124 points since the 1990-91 season against Utah State.

The Rebels led 63-39 at halftime. Trailing 11-10, UNLV went ahead for good on Moser's jumper with 15:06 left in the first half.

Moser had 14 points and five rebounds in the first half while Stanback had nine points and four steals.

UNLV shot 64 percent (25 for 39) from the field in the first half while Central Arkansas hit 61 percent (17 for 28).

"It [playing Central Arkansas] gave an opportunity for us because we could play our bench more," UNLV coach Dave Rice said. "Every time we can share the ball, it's a positive for us. I have a lot of confidence about people coming in from the bench."

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Anthony Marshall dunks home two of UNLV's 124 points -- the program's highest total since the 1990-91 season. (AP)
Anthony Marshall dunks home two of UNLV's 124 points -- the program's highest total since the 1990-91 season. (AP)
Central Arkansas (5-7)393675
UNLV #19 (14-2) «6361124
CAR:L. Miles 21 Pts
CAR:J. Harks 6 Reb
CAR:L. Miles 3 Ast
UNLV:C. Stanback 29 Pts
UNLV:M. Moser 9 Reb
UNLV:A. Marshall 10 Ast

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LaQuentin Miles
Chace Stanback
L. Miles, G277-167-1053221
J. Garner, F264-80-022211
M. Rutledge, G-F236-100-251113
J. Harks, F194-71-26019
O. Wells, G171-30-00102
A. Borden, C171-20-02132
D. Clayborn, G150-20-00100
R. Crawford, G142-40-02005
R. Williams, G131-30-00102
C. Henson, F101-42-24034
C. Bremner, G70-30-00000
J. Harris, G62-20-00016
L. Brown, G40-20-01000
J. Nordman, F20-10-00210
T. Tidwell, CDid Not Play
D. Singleton, GDid Not Play
J. Brown, GDid Not Play
Totals 29-6710-1627121475
UNLV Rebels
M. Moser, F258-140-096218
A. Marshall, G254-82-2310010
J. Hawkins, G244-81-244210
O. Bellfield, G220-20-01700
B. Massamba, F-C51-12-20104
C. Stanback, G-F2310-120-043029
C. Lopez, F215-53-472013
K. Wallace, G181-30-00103
Q. Thomas, F175-53-350213
R. Smith, G115-70-015313
K. Mashour, G-F73-41-21008
W. Norman, G21-10-01103
B. Jones, GDid Not Play
B. Cheaney, GDid Not Play
B. Glenn, CDid Not Play
Totals 47-7012-1536409124

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