Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 | 1:27 a.m.
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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.
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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.
0 — Oscar 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.
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 …