On a night where the NHL and the newly minted Golden Knights were in the spotlight, it was the Runnin' Rebels who put on the show. UNLV decimated the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona 110-71. The level of competition had a lot to do with the laughable outcome of the game, but the Rebels deserve credit for staying focused and playing hard on both sides of the ball for a full 40 minutes.
All together there were 6 Rebels in double figures scoring the ball. Jalen Poyser continued his hot start to the season. He reached his season average of 17 points, while handing out 6 dimes and getting on the glass for 3 caroms. Tyrell Green had by far his best outing as a Rebel. The Canadian almost had a double-double by going for 15 points and 9 rebounds. Jovan Mooring picked up right where he left off the other night against Fullerton scoring 15 points. His elevated play has a lot to do with UNLV's recent success. Others making strong contributions for coach Menzies were true freshmen Troy Baxter (13 points) and Djordj Sljiavncanin (15 points on 3-3 from the arc). Uche Ofoegbu had his 2nd consecutive strong game and looks to be coming into his own (10 points).
The competition is about to get a whole lot tougher for UNLV, but it was good to see the team out there having fun. The offense had been a little stale leading up to tonight and the Rebels did an excellent job of sharing the ball and getting everyone involved. The same goes for the defense. From top to bottom, everyone played unselfishly and it was a true to form total team effort. The Rebels ride a 3 game winning streak into Fridays contest against former UNLV assistant Ryan Miller and his TCU Horned Frogs. Let's see if a 4th straight victory is in the cards.