Scores

Final

SMU 53

(4-4, 1-0 away)

UNLV 67

(11-1, 7-1 home)

10:30 PM ET, December 22, 2009

Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

1 2 T
SMU 19 3453
UNLV 42 2567

Top Performers

SMU: D. Williams 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

UNLV: A. Marshall 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

UNLV rides 22-2 first-half run to win over SMU

Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Tre'Von Willis and Anthony Marshall scored 12 points apiece and UNLV (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today) used a 22-2 first-half run to beat SMU 67-53 in a Diamond Head Classic first-round game Tuesday night.

The Rebels (11-1) led 42-19 at the half and by as many as 28 with 10:12 to play. The Mustangs (4-4) shot just 23 percent in the first half and were only 2 of 15 behind the arc for the game.

UNLV, which led throughout, forced 21 SMU turnovers and recorded 11 steals. The Rebels were 7 of 14 on 3-pointers and outscored SMU 32-5 in bench points.

Chace Stanback scored 11 points, and Matt Shaw added 10 for the Rebels.

SMU's Derek Williams led all players with 18 points.

The Mustangs cut it to 65-53 on a Papa Dia putback to cap a 20-4 run with 1:08 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SMU
UNLV
Points 53 67
FG Made-Attempted 20-55 (.364) 28-55 (.509)
3P Made-Attempted 2-15 (.133) 7-14 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 11-12 (.917) 4-6 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 28

2009-10 Season

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