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Saturday, Jan 05 2013 10:23 PM

Roadrunners have few answers in loss to UNLV

BY ADAM SOBOLESKI Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Anthony Bennett had a season-high 28 points along with 10 rebounds to lead UNLV over Cal State Bakersfield 84-63 on Saturday night.

Bennett, who had 21 first-half points, was 10 of 13 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range.

Bryce Dejean-Jones added 12 points and six assists and Quintrell Thomas had 10 points for the Rebels (13-2), who shot 51 percent from the field. He also had seven of CSUB's 17 turnovers.

Stephon Carter led the Roadrunners (6-12) with 16 points, six rebounds and four steals in 29 minutes. He was 5-of-12 from the field and 6-of-11 from the free- throw line.

Javante Maynor added 14 points, and Brandon Jones and Las Vegas native Adam Young had 12 points each for Cal State Bakersfield, which was outrebounded 43-30.

The Rebels' Mike Moser did not play due to a continuing elbow injury.

With the exception of a 2-0 deficit, the Rebels led throughout, jumping to a 19-5 advantage. The Roadrunners cut it to 24-18 with 11:06 left, but the Rebels pulled away for a 43-31 halftime lead. UNLV shot 54 percent from the field in the first half.

Cal State Bakersfield shot 39 percent from the field for the game, and also was just 14-of-24 from the line.

The Rebels open Mountain West Conference play at No. 20 New Mexico on Wednesday night.

UNLV was the fourth Mountain West opponent for the Roadrunners this year. They went 0-4 against them.

Cal State Bakersfield hosts Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Icardo Center.

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