UNLV coach Dave Rice admitted he was concerned about a possible letdown Saturday night against Southern Utah. Not only had the Rebels split a pair of consecutive games against ranked teams, a loss to Utah followed by the win over Arizona, but there are two big games on the horizon.
The frontcourt — Chris Wood, specifically — set the bar high for the Rebels on Saturday night. The Rebels dominated Southern Utah, 79-45, earning above-average grades across the board. UNLV avoided a letdown after Tuesday’s big win over Arizona.
One way to wake up a bored crowd is with a windmill dunk, and Chris Wood threw down a thunderous one. A lightning-strike streak of 3-pointers also can do the trick, and Rashad Vaughn made three during a two-minute stretch in the second half. And the Rebels rolled over Southern Utah, 79-45.
Chris Wood and Rashad Vaughn each scored 22 points as UNLV rolled to a 79-45 victory over Southern Utah at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The Rebels host Southern Utah tonight at the Thomas & Mack. Tip is at 7:00 p.m.
The Rebels host Southern Utah at Thomas & Mack Center at 7 p.m. It will be the third straight game in Las Vegas for the Thunderbirds (3-7). Southern Utah dropped an overtime game to Arkansas-Pine Bluff before beating South Carolina State in the Las Vegas Classic on Monday and Tuesday.