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Rebels Avoid Exhibition Upset Bid
Rebels Avoid Exhibition Upset Bid

The Runnin’ Rebels escaped their first exhibition game with a 58-50 win Tuesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center after getting a scare from Washburn.

The Runnin’ Rebels remained perfect against the Ichabods in the all-time series, improving their record to 6-0. 

The Ichabods, who shot just shy of 37 percent (21-of-57) on the night, couldn’t find the basket in the waning minutes of the game, connecting on only two field goals in the final five minutes. 

Anthony Marshall led the Rebels with 14 points and 11 rebounds, 10 of which came on the defensive end. Moser chipped in 14 points and nine rebounds, while classmate Carlos Lopez finished with 11 points in only 15 minutes of action. 

Washburn entered the locker room at halftime with a one-point advantage at 21-20. UNLV, plagued by a 17-percent shooting effort from the field in the opening half, bounced back to connect on 11-of-25 field goals (44.0 percent) in the second half en route to the win. 

William McNeil paced the Ichabods, finishing with 21 points while Bobby Chipman hauled in a team-high six rebounds. 

The eight-point win is the closest margin of victory in an exhibition affair since the Runnin’ Rebels beat the EA Sports All-Stars, 62-56, in 2004. 

This was the only open exhibition game for the Runnin’ Rebels this season, giving them their 15th straight victories in such games. UNLV will open the regular season on Nov. 11 against Grand Canyon at 7 pm. at the Thomas & Mack Center.