The UNLV Runnin' Rebels shot 58% fom the field in their second game scoring over 100 points as the Runnin' Rebels took down the TCU Horned Frogs, 101-78. Anthony Marshall scored a career high 27 points and 9 assists in the victory while Chace Stanback added 21 and Mike Moser had 16 points for a Runnin' Rebel team that was not lacking on the offensive end.
On TCU's end, Hank Thorns struggled to score, posting only 11 points on 3-14 shooting, after coming into the game on a hot streak. As a team, TCU struggled to make shots, shooting 38% from the field and 17% from behind the arc. The Horned Frogs managed to play well in the post, as Adrick Mckinney and Amric Fields eased their way into double figures.
UNLV did a lot of things right in this game. They outrebounded TCU and had an astounding 28 assists in the game which featured a plethora of dunks. The offense was back on track after having had issues with scoring in Saturday's game against San Diego State. With all that went right in UNLV's game against TCU, it's hard to find a negative. Unfortunately the one negative that sticks out is a big one. Free throw shooting.
UNLV, once again, had a terrible time at the charity stripe shooting a mediocre 57%. This was an issue in the San Diego State game on Saturday as well, where the Runnin' Rebels were 11-21 from the free throw line. This seems to be a strange issue for a team that shoots so well, so it might just be a coincidence that this happened in back-to-back games, but it still is something that must be fixed. It cost UNLV a big win at Viejas Arena on Saturday and could cost the Runnin' Rebels when it comes time for the NCAA Tournament. If this isn't fixed now, it could be big trouble for UNLV in the future.
With this win, UNLV gets their first conference win while TCU drops to 0-2 in conference play. TCU has what will probably be their best to chance to get their first conference win on Saturday as they host Boise State in Fort Worth. UNLV, on the other hand, has a big matchup at home with New Mexico on Saturday.