Scores

Final

Missouri 71

(10-13, 2-7 Big 12)

UNLV 74

(10-11, 2-6 MW)

    10:30 PM ET, February 9, 2005

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    MIZZ 37 3471
    UNLV 32 4274

    Top Performers

    Missouri: L. Kleiza 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    UNLV: O. Blankson 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast

    UNLV 74, Missouri 71

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Odartey Blankson scored 18 points, including a 3-pointer from the top of the arc that broke a tie with 44 seconds left in the game, to lead UNLV over Missouri 74-71 on Wednesday.

    Blankson, who scored 15 second-half points, was 6-of-13 from the field and 5-of-6 from the foul line for the game. He also had eight rebounds as the Rebels went 10-of-20 from 3-point range.

    UNLV also was led by Michael Umeh with 12 points and Andy Hannan with 11 points.

    Linus Kleiza scored a game-high 24 points for Missouri (10-13) along with eight rebounds. Thomas Gardner scored a career-high 23 as Missouri suffered its fifth straight loss and is now 0-6 on the road.

    The Tigers led 37-32 at halftime and rallied from a 56-45 deficit with 8:32 left in the game to tie it, 67-67, with 1:15 left. Missouri jumped to a 13-3 lead to start the game but the Rebels answered with a 13-2 run to take the lead with 10:32 in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MIZZ
    UNLV
    Points 71 74
    FG Made-Attempted 25-65 (.385) 27-54 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 10-20 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 11

    2004-05 Season

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