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By the Numbers: UNLV’s 124-75 victory against Central Arkansas


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UNLV guard Anthony Marshall puts his arm around Oscar Bellfield in the huddle during their game against Central Arkansas on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 124-75.

UNLV vs. Central Arkansas

UNLV forward Chace Stanback kisses his fingers after draining a three point shot against Central Arkansas during their game Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Stanback had 29 points and UNLV scored their most points since the 1990-91 season in beating Central Arkansas 124-75. Launch slideshow »
The Rebel Room

Rebel Room postgame edition — Rebels post 124 points in win

Las Vegas Sun reporters Taylor Bern and Ray Brewer talk about the UNLV basketball team's offensive explosion in a 124-75 victory against Central Arkansas and look ahead to the New Year's Even game at Hawaii.

You could spend a solid 10 minutes marveling at UNLV’s box score from its 124-75 victory against Central Arkansas on Wednesday. In fact, go ahead and do that. Here’s the link. I’ll wait …

Isn’t it incredible? Well, here’s a few numbers from the box that stuck out.

0Oscar Bellfield, No. 0 on your roster and “O” to his friends, was the only Rebel to play but not score. Bellfield missed two shots, both 3-pointers. Teammates said they wouldn’t give him too hard a time. Respect your elders, and all that.

Bellfield played 22 minutes, registering seven assists, three turnovers, one rebound, one block and one steal.

9-of-16 — UNLV’s 3-point shooting. Not for the game, mind you. That’s what the Rebels shot each half.

Senior small forward Chace Stanback hit six 3-pointers after halftime. The team’s total of 18 made 3-pointers was three shy of tying the school record, and it was just two less than Central Arkansas’ total 3-point attempts.

10 — Junior guard Anthony Marshall was the only player to have a double-double, finishing with 10 points and 10 assists. He was one of seven (SEVEN) Rebels to score at least 10 points.

Also, with starting center Brice Massamba resting his knees, sophomore Carlos Lopez and junior Quintrell Thomas combined to shoot 10-for-10 from the field.

25 — No Rebel played more than 25 minutes, the first time that’s happened all season. Reggie Smith's 11 minutes and seven from Karam Mashour helped give UNLV’s top guards some much-needed time on the bench.

That’s also the number of Bear turnovers, the second-most the Rebels have forced this season.

40 — The Rebels dished out 40 assists on 47 made baskets. Take a moment to appreciate this one, because it won’t happen often.

Forty is just one shy of the school single-game record, which UNLV set against Wagner College exactly 29 years ago.

71 — UNLV’s second-half shooting percentage. You can’t even shoot that well in most basketball video games. Go ahead and try.

I’ll wait …

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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  1. Marshall's double double was points and assists... a much greater feat in my opinion.