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FSM Recap: UNLV vs Bethesda – Game 12- 2023

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UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (7-5) | Bethesda Battlin’ Barons (0-1)

 

It was UNLV vs Bethesda on Tuesday afternoon. Six players score in double figures as the Runnin’’ Rebels roll to a 112-56 win over the Battlin’ Barons in non-conference finale as Mountain West play starts on Saturday.

 

 

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UNLV was back in action on Tuesday as the Runnin’ Rebels took on Bethesda. UNLV was looking for another easy victory at Cox Pavilion in UNLV’s non-conference finale.

Luis Rodriguez scored 19 points as nine Runnin’ Rebels scored at least eight in a 112-56 win over Bethesda

The game was only added to the schedule less than two weeks ago and was held at Cox Pavilion because of a conflict with the Thomas & Mack Center hosting the Disney On Ice show.

Dedan Thomas Jr. scored 16 points for UNLV, while Keylan Boone and Rob Whaley Jr. each added 12, Isaiah Cottrell and Shane Nowell both had 11, Jackie Johnson III had 10, Brooklyn Hicks scored nine and Karl Jones had eight. Keylan Boone led all rebounders with 17 for a double-double. Isaiah Cottrell also had a double-double with 11 boards, and Kalib Boone had ten rebounds. 
 
Bethesda was led in scoring by Jonathan Ileleji, Stephen Perry, and Tawrence Shoffner, each with 14.

UNLV has now made at least one 3-pointer in an NCAA-record 1,205 straight games.

 

UNLV vs Bethesda First Half:

 

 

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UNLV vs Bethesda was domination from the opening tip. The Runnin’ Rebels opened the game with a 14–5 run capped off by Keylan Boone’s three-pointer. UNLV then opened their lead up to 12 points, 22–10, when Dedan Thomas Jr. nailed a three-pointer at 14:07. 

Thomas then hit another three-pointer to give UNLV a 15-point lead, followed by Brookly Hicks’ jumper extended the lead to 17 points. UNLV was dominant in every facet of the game, with their size, speed, and superior talent against the Battlin’ Barons. 

UNLV scored the most points in the first half, 54, to take a 26-point lead into the half. This is the type of game that Runnin’ Rebels fans expected, especially with Mountain West Conference play set to start on Saturday. 

The score was 54–28, UNLV, at the half. 

 

UNLV vs Bethesda 2nd Half:

 

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Both teams started the second half off sloppy, but UNLV got things going when Thomas drilled a jumper inside the paint to extend the Runnin’ Rebels lead to 28 points. Thomas has been a godsend for UNLV. His play on the court and his leadership have given UNLV something they have lacked over the last six or seven years. 

Luis Rodriguez missed a three-pointer but was able to grab his rebound and eventually laid the ball in the bucket to give UNLV a 65–38 lead. Rodriguez was the leading score with 19 points on Tuesday afternoon.

Jackie Johnson III extended the UNLV lead to 30 points after Shane Nowell stole the ball and fed him a nice outlet pass for the score. The basketball gods then rewarded Nowell as he slammed down two points off the Justin Webster assist.

You know he was cruising, and they didn’t take their foot off the gas as Karl Jones’ layup gave the Runnin’ Rebels a 42-point lead with the score being 84–42. UNLV’s scoring finished when Brooklyn Hicks slammed home the final points of the night to give UNLV a 112–56 win.

UNLV outrebounded Bethesda 68–32, including 25–9 in offensive rebounds. They also led in points off turnovers, 26–8; points in the paint, 64–22; second chance points, 25–5; fast breaks points, 21–4; and bench points, 62–10.

Saturday’s Mountain West Conference opener against the San Diego State Aztecs has a 1 p.m. tip-off and can be seen on CBS. 

 

UNLV will open conference play on Saturday, January 6th, vs San Diego State at 1 p.m. in San Diego. Thanks for visiting FranchiseSportsMedia.com for your Las Vegas Sports news today.

 

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