Runnin' Rebels Pull Out Win
Aug. 18, 2012
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada - In his first action as a Runnin' Rebel, freshman Katin Reinhardt scored 19 points to help the UNLV men's basketball team to a 74-70 win over Carleton University on Saturday night at Fenn Gymnasium. The game was UNLV's first during its four-game exhibition tour of Canada that ends Wednesday, Aug. 22.
With a 70-68 lead with under 20 seconds to play, senior Anthony Marshall came up with a big steal and his breakaway dunk helped seal the victory for the Runnin' Rebels.
It was a back and forth contest for most of the game as neither team held more than a six-point lead throughout. Trailing 53-47 with 12 minutes to go, the Runnin' Rebels went on an 11-0 run to take a 58-53 lead after Reinhardt scored nine straight points, including two 3-pointers. Carleton then went on a 7-0 run to take back the lead.
UNLV trailed 68-67 with three minutes to play, but held the Ravens scoreless from that point on until Dan Penner hit a jumper with 0.8 seconds to go.
Reinhardt finished with four 3-pointers (4-of-8 from 3-point range) in 28 minutes of action. Marshall was also in double figures with 14 points, while junior Mike Moser was the only other Runnin' Rebel in double figures with 10 points. Senior Quintrell Thomas had a game-high nine rebounds, while Marshall added seven.
Carleton had four players in double figures in points and was led by Philip Scrubb's 22. He had five of CU's 10 3-pointers.
Eight of the 10 Runnin' Rebels who saw action scored at least two points, while seven had six or more.
The game was tied 38-38 at the half. Junior forward Carlos Lopez had eight first-half points on 3-for-3 from the field, while Thomas was the team's leading rebounder at the break with five. Kevin Churchill led the Ravens with 12 first-half points as Carleton made seven 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes of action.
Carleton is the two-time defending Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) champion and has won eight such titles over the past 10 years. Last year, the Ravens went 34-0 and led the nation in scoring (94.9 points per game) and 3-point shooting (44.7 percent).
UNLV will play its second game of the tour on Sunday at the University of Ottawa at 11 a.m. PT. The game may be seen live on the internet here: http://www.ssncanada.ca/game/4327/
For more on UNLV's foreign exhibition tour of Canada, click here: http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/081712aaa.html (page will be continually updated)