LAS VEGAS -- Anthony Bennett had 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead UNLV to a 74-52 victory over Chicago State on Thursday night.
Bennett, a freshman who came in averaging 19.2 points per game, was one of four players to score in double figures for the Runnin' Rebels (12-2) and has now led UNLV in scoring in 12 of their 14 games. Khem Birch added 13 points and 12 rebounds, Katin Reinhardt had 12 points and Carlos Lopez-Sosa chipped in 11.UNLV overcame a relatively sloppy performance and a season-high 21 turnovers. The Runnin' Rebels pulled away late with a 13-0 run, going up 66-42 after the Cougars (4-13) had pulled within 11.Jamere Dismukes scored 13 points and Matt Ross added 11 for the Cougars, who couldn't compete with the Rebels in the paint. UNLV outrebounded the Cougars 49-27 and outscored them 30-22 in the paint and 23-8 on second-chance points.