Marshall leads No. 14 UNLV in a rout wire reports

LAS VEGAS -- While Mike Moser is No. 14 UNLV's star on the Wooden Award watch list, Anthony Marshall also is turning heads in Sin City.

The junior guard had a career high 27 points -- besting the 26 he scored at then-No. 22 San Diego State on Saturday -- and nine assists and three blocks to help the Runnin' Rebels rout TCU 101-78 on Wednesday night.

"Anthony Marshall may be playing better than any guard in America," UNLV coach Dave Rice said.

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Mike Moser, one of 25 players announced as a midseason candidate for college basketball's best player, added 16 points and 15 rebounds.

The Runnin' Rebels sprinted to an 18-2 lead and led by at least 13 points the rest of the way in their Mountain West home opener.

"Right now, I'm feeling pretty confident," Marshall said. "Credit goes to my teammates -- they're letting me in the lane and creating."

Chase Stanback had 21 points on 5 of 7 shooting from 3-point range, and UNLV (17-3, 1-1) scored more than 100 points for the second time this season and the first time in 10 years in conference play.

"The biggest thing was coming out and running and setting the pace," Stanback said. "I was fortunate to hit my first two shots. My confidence was sky-high."

Kyan Anderson led the Horned Frogs (10-7, 0-2) with 20 points.

"I take the full blame," TCU coach Jim Christian said. "We did some good things offensively."

The Rebels, looking to bounce back from a loss on Saturday to then No. 22 San Diego State that dropped the Rebels two spots in the AP poll, ran the floor and looked for 3-point baskets early, finishing the first half making 9 of 15 3-point attempts.

"Tonight, we got back to Runnin' Rebel basketball," Rice said. "We felt like we let a great opportunity slip away in San Diego."

Stanback's 3-pointers pushed UNLV to its lead, and later helped the Rebels put any thoughts of a comeback out of the minds of TCU's players.

UNLV tightened up on its fouls in the second half, committing just five compared with 15 in the first half, keeping TCU off the free-throw line and allowing the Rebels to increase their lead.

TCU made 15 of 20 free throws in the first half, and finished 21-for-29. The Rebels finished 16 for 28 from the line.

Moser committed three fouls during the first half, but none in the second half in 15 minutes of play. Moser is averaging a double-double this season in points and rebounds, having started each of the Rebels' 20 games.

The Horned Frogs' output was below its season average of 89 points heading into the contest.

"We need to take care of the basketball," Christian said.

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UNLV's Mike Moser dunks here for two of his 16 points, and adds 15 boards in a laugher over TCU. (AP)
UNLV's Mike Moser dunks here for two of his 16 points, and adds 15 boards in a laugher over TCU. (AP)
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UNLV #14 (17-3) «5447101
TCU:K. Anderson 20 Pts
TCU:J. Cadot 6 Reb
TCU:H. Thorns 6 Ast
UNLV:A. Marshall 27 Pts
UNLV:M. Moser 15 Reb
UNLV:A. Marshall 9 Ast

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Kyan Anderson
Mike Moser
TCU Horned Frogs
H. Thorns, G333-143-456311
K. Anderson, G317-165-561220
G. Green, G-F280-52-24032
J. Cadot, G242-87-960211
C. Williams, F90-30-00030
A. McKinney, F267-122-753216
A. Fields, F245-92-240112
N. Butler, G172-20-02134
C. Crossland, F81-10-03012
M. Bavcevic, GDid Not Play
C. Kone, CDid Not Play
J. Ray, GDid Not Play
T. Montigel, GDid Not Play
Totals 27-7021-2935112078
UNLV Rebels
C. Stanback, G-F347-112-242221
A. Marshall, G3011-184-859327
M. Moser, F266-112-2153316
O. Bellfield, G242-51-12616
B. Massamba, F-C161-31-25213
J. Hawkins, G253-50-65537
Q. Thomas, F154-51-24029
K. Wallace, G110-23-31013
C. Lopez, F91-20-02132
R. Smith, G82-22-20017
K. Mashour, G-F20-00-00000
B. Jones, GDid Not Play
B. Cheaney, GDid Not Play
B. Glenn, CDid Not Play
W. Norman, GDid Not Play
Totals 37-6416-28432820101
Big 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
W. Virginia12-628-924
Iowa St.12-624-1121
Oklahoma St.9-920-1340
Kansas St.8-1021-1457
Texas Tech6-1218-14123

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
Other games
MRST 66 Final
Mhead St 60
Cincinnati 70 Final
UConn 67
Indiana 69 Final
Nebraska 70
CREI 66 Final
Texas 80 Final
K-State 84
Miss St 68 Final
Ole Miss 75
SDSU 75 Final
N Mexico 70