LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 26: Mike Moser #43 of the UNLV Rebels celebrates after the team's 90-80 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels during the championship game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational at the Orleans Arena November 26, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The UNLV Rebels improved to 8-0 this season with a double overtime victory over the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on Wednesday night. This was their first road victory of the season (wins over USC and UNC came at neutral locations).
While the UNLV Rebels haven't had much success on the gridiron this season, it has been a different story early on for the Rebels on the hard court. Fresh off a 90-80 victory over the then-No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels, the Rebels needed double overtime to take care of the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 94-88, on Wednesday night.
UNLV Mike Moser scored 34 points and pulled down 10 boards (six on the offensive glass) for the double-double. He hit on six of nine three-pointers as part of his 12-of-18 shooting. Chace Stanback was second on the team with 19 points and made nine of 10 free throws. He hit the game-tying three that sent the game to a second overtime period at 84-84.
The Gauchos' Orlando Johnson scored 36 points in the loss, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished the ball out for four assists, stole the ball three times and blocked two shots. The rest of the Gauchos' starting lineup combined to score 32 points. Greg Somogyi scored just four points, but he had the game-tying layup with one second left in the second half.