Runnin' Rebels Improve To 2-0 In Canada
Aug. 19, 2012
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada (UNLVRebels.com) - Sophomore Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 18 points and freshman Savon Goodman added 17 as the UNLV men's basketball team won its second straight exhibition game in Canada, 89-76, over the University of Ottawa at Montpetit Hall on Sunday afternoon.
With a 65-61 lead, the Runnin' Rebels used a 13-1 spurt and an overall run of 20-4 to take a commanding 20-point lead at 85-65 with under three minutes to play.
Senior Justin Hawkins was the only other UNLV player in double figures with 12 points. Ottawa's Johnny Berhanemeskel led all scorers with 22 points, all of which came in the first half. Dejean-Jones, senior Anthony Marshall and junior Mike Moser each recorded a game-high eight rebounds.
Jones scored 12 points in the second half and ended up shooting 7-of-11 from the field for the game. Goodman was also 7-of-11 from the field, adding six rebounds.
The Runnin' Rebels out-rebounded the Gee-Gees 45-29 for the game and shot 52.2 percent from the field, while limiting Ottawa to 39.4 percent. UNLV out-scored Ottawa 47-31 in the second half. All 10 UNLV players scored.
The Gee-Gees held a 45-42 lead at the half. Berhanemeskel was 8-of-12 from the field and 4-of-7 from 3-point range in the first 20 minutes of action. Goodman had 11 points for the Runnin' Rebels at the half on 4-of-7 from the field, while Marshall led all players with six rebounds at the break.
Ottawa took a 16-8 lead early on, but UNLV used a 17-2 run to take a 25-18 lead with 7:58 to go. It was back and forth the rest of the half. Both teams shot 43.2 percent from the field in the first half (16-of-37), but Ottawa was 7-of-17 from 3-point range, while the Runnin' Rebels were just 2-of-9. UNLV held a 24-17 rebounding advantage at the half.
UNLV will travel to Montreal on Monday morning and play Laval at 7 p.m. for its third game of the Canadian tour.
For more on UNLV's trip, click here.