Recap: UNLV vs. Tenn-Martin
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Roscoe Smith registered a double-double with 13 points and 19 rebounds as the UNLV Runnin' Rebels coasted to an 85-55 win over the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks in a non-conference matchup at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Bryce Dejean-Jones finished with 16 points and seven assists for UNLV (3-3), which also received 13 points and two steals from Khem Birch. Kevin Olekaibe and Jelan Kendrick scored 11 points apiece for the Runnin' Rebels as they climbed back to the .500 mark.
Myles Taylor paced UTM (2-8) with 13 points on 6-of-16 shooting from the floor. Terence Smith chipped in 12 points and Justin Childs scored 11 in 15 minutes off the bench.
The Runnin' Rebels took a 39-27 lead into the intermission after they hit on 53.8 percent of their field goal attempts and converted 8-of-14 at the free- throw line in the opening 20 minutes of action. UTM was limited to 36.1 percent shooting from the floor in the first half.
The Skyhawks continued to struggle and made just 34.3 percent of their field goal tries after the break. UNLV pulled away by knocking down 57.1 percent of its shots from the floor in the second period.
The Runnin' Rebels outscored UTM, 19-1, at the free-throw line and enjoyed a 46-32 edge in the rebounding battle.Game Notes