UNLV vs Cal State Bakersfield

Moser, Hawkins lift UNLV over UCSB

CBSSports.com wire reports

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- UNLV took over at the start of the second half against Cal State Bakersfield on Thursday night and it was all over.

Mike Moser and Justin Hawkins both scored 17 points and the 17th-ranked Rebels beat the Roadrunners 89-57 for their seventh straight win.

Moser had 11 rebounds for the Rebels (16-2), who outscored the Roadrunners (7-9) 51-30 in the second half. It started with a 16-2 run over the first 4 minutes of the second half.

"We felt like our depth and our conditioning took a toll on them in the second half," UNLV coach Dave Rice said. "That's one thing about our team. We play nine or 10 guys. Depth and conditioning is one of our strong suits. We've always been a second-half team."

Oscar Bellfield had seven points and two assists in the 16-2 run that gave the Rebels a 54-29 lead with 16:08 to play. The lead never dropped below 30 points over the final 10 minutes.

"It's not the 16-2 run at the beginning [of the second half]," first-year Bakersfield coach Rod Barnes said. "We never made a run to get back in the game. And we're that kind of team. ... We're the type of team to hang in there, make a run, make a game of it."

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Zachary Lamb scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting for Bakersfield.

UNLV outrebounded the Roadrunners 43-28 and forced 14 turnovers.

Chace Stanback, the Rebels' leading scorer with a 15.3 average, finished with seven points on 2-for-12 shooting including going 2 of 10 from 3-point range.

Moser made two free throws, Quintrell Thomas added one and Anthony Marshall made a layup in UNLV's 5-0 run to close the half that made it 38-27.

The Rebels' biggest lead was 34 points which they reached five times, the last at 88-54 on a dunk by Karam Mashour with 1:29 to play.

UNLV associate head coach Justin Hutson is a native of Bakersfield and a former assistant coach and player with the Roadrunners.

"We didn't play as well as we'd like in the first half and Cal State played really well," Hutson said. "We just wanted to keep doing what we're doing. We wanted to get stops and get out and run. That's Rebel basketball."

Thomas had four of UNLV's five blocked shots.

The Rebels shot 48.5 percent from the field for the game (32 of 66) and were 9 of 32 from 3-point range (28.1 percent).

The Roadrunners shot 35.3 percent for the game (20 of 57) and were 4 of 12 from 3-point range.

"We didn't play with the fight and the fire and it's unacceptable," Barnes said. "I thank the fans that came out tonight but I also want to tell them to be patient, we'll get it fixed, it's not the type of effort exemplified in this program or teams that I coach."

The game drew a crowd of 3,325 at Rabobank Arena.

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Reggie Smith scores two of the 40 points UNLV gets from its bench players against the Roadrunners. (AP)
Reggie Smith scores two of the 40 points UNLV gets from its bench players against the Roadrunners. (AP)
UNLV #17 (16-2) «385189
Cal State Bakersfield (7-9)273057
UNLV:M. Moser 17 Pts
UNLV:M. Moser 11 Reb
UNLV:O. Bellfield 5 Ast
CSBAK:Z. Lamb 16 Pts
CSBAK:R. Savage 9 Reb
CSBAK:I. Grayson 5 Ast

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UNLVCal State Bakersfield
Mike Moser
Stephon Carter
UNLV Rebels
A. Marshall, G316-90-161412
M. Moser, F296-114-4111217
C. Stanback, G-F252-121-27327
O. Bellfield, G225-82-205113
C. Lopez, F213-41-26037
J. Hawkins, G226-101-231217
Q. Thomas, F202-34-65138
K. Wallace, G131-50-01003
R. Smith, G130-12-23512
K. Mashour, G-F41-31-21103
W. Norman, G10-00-00000
B. Massamba, F-CDid Not Play
B. Jones, GDid Not Play
B. Cheaney, GDid Not Play
B. Glenn, CDid Not Play
Totals 32-6616-2343181889
Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners
S. Carter, G296-91-221113
T. White, F261-80-01123
R. Savage, F260-43-49013
I. Grayson, G241-62-22514
A. Young, F151-40-01012
Z. Lamb, G267-110-000316
M. Hughley, F232-72-69026
A. Jackson, C91-21-42023
I. Matip, G80-00-00000
D. Johnson, F60-22-21022
R. Hayes, G51-32-51215
K. Pearson, G30-10-00000
B. Barnes, GDid Not Play
K. Jones, FDid Not Play
J. Maynor, GDid Not Play
Totals 20-5713-252891657
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Utah St.7-1114-17181
Air Force4-1412-21251

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New Mex. St.11-328-659
Grand Canyon11-322-9131
Utah Valley6-817-17205
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-1210-22319
Chicago St.1-136-26317
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