Williams Scores 16 In MBB's 70-46 Loss To UNLV

Jan. 29, 2014

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San José, Calif.-----San José State University forward Jaleel Williams led all players with a game-high 16 points but his teammates combined for just 30 more as UNLV defeated the Spartans, 70-46, in a Mountain West Conference men's basketball game.

The Spartans (6-15, 0-9 Mountain West) trailed the entire game as UNLV (14-7, 5-3 Mountain West) won their third in a row. Guards Bryce DeJean-Jones and Kevin Olekaibe led UNLV with 13 points each. Forward Roscoe Smith notched his 14th double-double of the season and third in the last four games for UNLV with 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.

The Runnin' Rebels broke out in front shooting 5-of-10 from 3-point range in the first half. Going into the game, the Running Rebels had made just 10-of-57 3-pointers in its previous three games. UNLV finished the game 8-of-18 from 3-point territory.

"They outplayed us. They made plays and they made shots. That's what they do. They are shot-makers. We didn't do a good job of defending them," said San José State head coach Dave Wojcik, whose team made just 28.8 percent of its field goal attempts.  UNLV shot 44.7 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Spartans, 40-31.

"They gave us problems shooting the ball tonight. They can recover if  they are late and they can recover to your shot."

Rashad Muhammad added 13 points for the Spartans. The Spartans' leading scorer at 14.8 points a game was in double-figure scoring for the first time in four games. 

"At the end of the day, we didn't get as many stops as we should have. We have to work harder and get better. We can't focus on bad plays. We have to get back at it," said Williams who also was San José State leading rebounder with nine.

San José State heads to the University of New Mexico for a February 1 game seeking its first conference win.

UNLV vs San José State

01/29/14 7:02 p.m. at San José, Calif. (The Event Center)

UNLV 70, SAN JOSÉ STATE 46

UNLV (14-7, 5-3 MW)

SMITH, Deville 4-10 3-4 13; DEJEAN-JONES, Bryce 4-6 3-4 13; SMITH, Roscoe 4-7 4-4 12; BIRCH, Khem 3-5 3-4 9; KENDRICK, Jelan 2-4 4-4 9; OLEKAIBE, Kevin 2-8 2-2 8; COOK, Daquan 1-1 0-0 3; SMITH, Kendall 1-3 1-4 3; LOPEZ-SOSA, Carlos 0-2 0-1 0; WOOD, Christian 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-47 20-27 70.

SAN JOSÉ STATE (6-15, 0-9 MW)

Williams, Jaleel 6-15 2-2 16; Muhammad, Rashad 5-13 2-2 13; James, Jalen 3-12 2-2 8; Wilson, Devante 1-7 2-3 4; Mitchell, Brandon 1-2 0-0 2; Cunningham, Chris 1-4 0-0 2; Thornton, Isaac 0-2 1-2 1; Pollard, Matt 0-2 0-0 0; Alexander, Dylan 0-1 0-0 0; Brown, D.J. 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-59 9-11 46.

UNLV..........................   35   35  -   70

San José State................   25   21  -   46

3-point goals--UNLV 8-18 (DEJEAN-JONES, Bryce 2-2; OLEKAIBE, Kevin 2-6; SMITH, Deville 2-5; KENDRICK, Jelan 1-2; COOK, Daquan 1-1; WOOD, Christian 0-1; SMITH, Kendall 0-1), San José State 3-21 (Williams, Jaleel 2-6; Muhammad, Rashad 1-7; Wilson, Devante 0-3; Thornton, Isaac 0-1; Alexander, Dylan 0-1; Brown, D.J. 0-1; James, Jalen 0-2). Fouled out--UNLV-None, San José State-None. Rebounds--UNLV 40 (SMITH, Roscoe 15), San José State 31 (Williams, Jaleel 9). Assists--UNLV 11 (SMITH, Kendall 2; SMITH, Deville 2; BIRCH, Khem 2), San José State 8 (Wilson, Devante 3). Total fouls--UNLV 9, San José State 21. Technical fouls--UNLV-None, San José State-None. A-2643.

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