Scores

Final

Long Beach St 73

(0-1, 0-1 away)

UNLV 108

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    10:30 PM ET, November 18, 2005

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    LBSU 37 3673
    UNLV 53 55108

    Top Performers

    Long Beach St: A. Nixon 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    UNLV: M. Umeh 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    UNLV 108, Long Beach State 73

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Michael Umeh had a game-high 21 points and Ricky Morgan added 19 points and seven assists as UNLV never trailed and beat Long Beach State 108-73 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

    The Rebels (1-0) went on an 18-4 run to start the second half -- including seven from Jason Petrimoulx -- to take a 71-41 lead.

    A Joe Darger basket with 2:21 to play put UNLV over the 100-point mark for the first time since a 101-78 win Dec. 17, 2002, against Tennessee-Martin.

    Louis Amundson added 14 for the Rebels, Petrimoulx had 12 and Dustin Villepigue had six points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

    Morgan and Umeh combined for 27 of UNLV's 53 first-half points and the Rebels shot 64 percent from the field as they raced out to a 16 point halftime lead.

    Long Beach State (0-1) got a team-high 14 points from Kevin Houston, but the 49ers committed 19 turnovers and shot 38 percent. They trailed by double digits for the game's final 31:29.

    Aaron Nixon added 13 points and Jibril Hodges had 11 for Long Beach State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LBSU
    UNLV
    Points 73 108
    FG Made-Attempted 25-66 (.379) 43-73 (.589)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-28 (.321) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-23 (.609) 14-23 (.609)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 35

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