Published November 17, 2012
LAS VEGAS – Mike Moser scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, while Justin Hawkins added 16 points to lead the No. 18 UNLV Rebels past Jacksonville State 77-58 Saturday night at the Global Sports Classic.
Anthony Bennett had 12 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks for UNLV (2-0).
Katin Reinhardt and Anthony Marshall each had 11 points for the Rebels, who outrebounded the Gamecocks 41-24.
UNLV, which never trailed, built a 36-16 lead with 19:36 left. The Gamecocks cut it to 62-51 with 5:44 remaining, but the Rebels scored the game's next five points.
Alex Anderson led Jacksonville State (3-1) with 11 points and nine rebounds.
The Gamecocks' 3-0 start was their best since they became a Division I program before the 1995-96 season.
The Rebels, who led 32-14 at halftime, ended the first half on 14-2 run.