|California||A Crabbe 18.7||D Kravish 6.9||J Cobbs 4.8|
|UNLV||A Bennett 16.1||A Bennett 8.1||A Marshall 5.8|
No. 5-seeded UNLV meets 12th-seeded California in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at HP Pavilion on Thursday. The game tips off at 7:27 p.m. ET and you can catch it on truTV. The Rebels defeated the Golden Bears 76-75 on Dec. 9 and are 2-1 against them over the past four years.
In spite of 19 points and seven rebounds from Bryce Dejean-Jones, the Rebels came up short 63-56 against New Mexico on Mar. 16. He is averaging 10.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. For the Golden Bears, Justin Cobbs finished with 26 points and five assists in the 79-69 loss to Utah on Mar. 14. With 4.8 assists per game and 1.1 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
- Anthony Marshall is ranked 20th nationally in assists.
- The UNLV assist leader (Anthony Marshall, 188 assists) has more assists than the California assist leader (Justin Cobbs, 148 assists).
- UNLV has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than California this season (seven vs. three).
- Boom! UNLV defeated California by 1 point the last time they played (Dec 09, 2012).
- Even computers respect UNLV more. UNLV has a better RPI this season than California (RPI: No. 22 vs. No. 47).
- Diaper Dandies love UNLV. UNLV has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than California (8 vs. 4).
- The UNLV rebounding leader (Anthony Bennett, 258 rebounds) has more rebounds than the California rebounding leader (David Kravish, 214 rebounds).
- Be afraid. UNLV has blown out more teams than California this season (six blowouts vs. two).
- The UNLV blocks leader (Khem Birch, 62 blocks) has more blocks than the California blocks leader (David Kravish, 52 blocks).
- UNLV has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (72.1 percent to 56.9 percent).