Diamond Head Classic: #20 UNLV (11-1) vs. Southern California (7-4)


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USC Trojans
@ UNLV Runnin Rebels

Friday, Dec 25, 2009, 6:50 PM PST
TV: ESPN2
Diamond Head Classic - Stan Sheriff Center

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UNLV looks to close out the inaugural Diamond Head Classic with a championship trophy against the USC Trojans.  UNLV was one of the favorites heading into this tournament, while USC knocked off the other favorite, St. Mary's, in the semifinals.  The Rebels close out their non-conference, and 2009, schedule before opening conference play on January 6.  The Rebels are currently a 3-point favorite over USC.

UNLV has used pesky, tough defense to neutralize SMU and Hawaii in the first two rounds of the tournament.  They'll need a strong defensive effort against a USC team that finally has their best players in uniform.  USC was without senior guard Mike Gerrity (transfer sitting out) and sophomore forward Leonard Washington (academically ineligible) prior to last week.  Gerrity has three games under his belt, most notably the upset of Tennessee last week.  Gerrity has been the Trojans' leading scorer since returning and will certainly be a player to watch tonight.

Forward Leonard Washington put up 10 points and 6 rebounds in his first game back, and at 6'7 230 lbs, he brings a whole lot of size down low.  UNLV had no trouble on the glass against Hawaii, but might have some problems against a big USC team (two guards 6'5+ getting big minutes).  UNLV can win without controlling the rebound battle, but if they do get out-rebounded, expect a much closer game than the last two.

UNLV Rebels


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Tre`Von Willis 12 24.6 5.3 10.3 50.8 1.1 3.8 28.3 3.8 4.2 92.0 1.1 2.8 3.9 3.1 2.3 1.2 0.2 2.8 15.4
Oscar Bellfield 13 26.1 3.8 8.7 44.2 1.4 3.6 38.3 1.6 2.3 70.0 0.8 2.1 2.8 3.9 2.1 1.1 0.2 2.8 10.7
Chace Stanback 13 23.5 3.3 8.0 41.3 0.8 2.6 29.4 1.5 1.9 76.0 1.7 3.6 5.3 1.5 1.4 1.8 0.9 2.5 8.8
Derrick Jasper 13 25.3 3.2 6.3 50.0 0.6 2.0 30.8 1.2 2.6 47.1 0.7 4.0 4.7 3.2 1.3 1.6 0.3 1.8 8.2
Matt Shaw 13 15.7 2.3 5.1 45.5 0.7 1.7 40.9 1.5 2.0 76.9 1.1 1.5 2.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 2.3 6.8
Kendall Wallace 13 17.2 2.1 5.2 40.3 1.5 3.9 37.3 0.8 1.0 76.9 0.5 1.6 2.2 0.9 0.3 0.5 0.0 1.9 6.4
Darris Santee 13 13.8 2.2 3.7 60.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.5 60.6 1.4 3.1 4.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.5 1.9 6.0
Anthony Marshall 13 18.1 2.3 6.4 36.1 0.1 1.4 5.6 1.1 1.8 60.9 0.8 1.0 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 0.3 1.6 5.8
Justin Hawkins 13 15.1 1.5 3.8 38.0 0.5 1.5 31.6 1.3 2.0 65.4 0.8 0.7 1.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.3 1.2 4.7
Brice Massamba 13 10.9 1.5 2.2 69.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 2.1 63.0 1.4 0.8 2.2 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.3 2.5 4.4
Steve Jones 13 13.1 0.6 1.9 32.0 0.1 0.8 10.0 0.7 0.8 81.8 0.7 0.6 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0
Todd Hanni 4 3.5 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
Tyler Norman 5 2.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mychal Martinez 4 1.5 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0


USC Trojans


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Michael Gerrity 3 37.0 5.0 9.3 53.6 0.7 1.7 40.0 4.7 5.7 82.4 0.0 4.0 4.0 4.7 3.3 1.0 0.0 2.7 15.3
Nikola Vucevic 11 36.2 5.3 9.5 55.8 0.2 0.5 40.0 2.8 4.0 70.5 3.0 7.1 10.1 1.5 2.5 1.1 1.2 2.5 13.5
Dwight Lewis 11 33.7 3.9 10.9 35.8 1.0 3.7 26.8 3.5 4.6 74.5 0.3 2.3 2.5 1.7 2.6 0.6 0.1 1.5 12.3
Alex Stepheson 9 30.9 4.2 8.7 48.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 5.0 53.3 3.8 5.4 9.2 0.4 2.3 0.1 2.0 2.4 11.1
Leonard Washington 1 21.0 4.0 8.0 50.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 100.0 1.0 5.0 6.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 10.0
Marcus Johnson 9 30.3 3.3 8.7 38.5 0.2 1.0 22.2 1.9 3.8 50.0 1.0 4.7 5.7 1.8 2.4 1.9 0.9 3.0 8.8
Donte Smith 11 26.1 2.1 5.1 41.1 1.1 3.2 34.3 0.8 1.2 69.2 0.1 2.0 2.1 1.5 2.1 0.5 0.0 2.2 6.1
Kasey Cunningham 2 21.5 2.0 5.0 40.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 100.0 1.5 2.5 4.0 0.5 2.0 1.5 0.5 3.5 5.0
Marcus Simmons 11 23.2 1.6 3.4 48.6 0.2 0.5 40.0 1.1 1.3 85.7 0.9 1.6 2.5 1.3 1.8 0.3 0.5 3.3 4.5
Evan Smith 7 17.1 0.7 2.3 31.3 0.4 1.6 27.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.9 1.1 0.6 1.6 0.1 0.0 1.0 1.9
Percy Miller 3 2.3 0.3 0.7 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.7
Davis Rozitis 8 3.5 0.1 0.3 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.3
Ryan Wetherell 3 2.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0
James Dunleavy 1 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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