Radenovic leads Wildcats past Rebels
Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Ivan Radenovic netted 27 points and pulled down
seven rebounds, leading the 16th-ranked Arizona Wildcats over UNLV, 89-75, at
Marcus Williams added 24 points, finishing 10-of-15 from the floor. He was
also a perfect 4-of-4 from beyond the arc, as Arizona (4-1) raised its home
mark to 4-0. The Wildcats rank among the nation’s leaders in scoring (94.8
points-per-game heading into the contest) but failed to hit the century mark
after scoring in triple-digits their last two contests.
Chase Budinger donated 15 points and had 11 boards for a double-double in the
Wendell White paced the Rebels (4-2), who entered the contest riding a two-
game win streak, with 18 points. Kevin Kruger added 16 points and Joe Darger
Both teams played it close in the first half, nearly matching each other shot-
for-shot before the Wildcats pulled away on a 12-3 run with 3:07 to play.
With Arizona holding a one-point lead, 34-33, Williams drained a shot from the
paint before Kruger missed at the other end. Radenovic’s trey followed the
defensive rebound and Wink Adams missed his three-point attempt for UNLV off
the score. Both teams then traded missed shots before Radenovic drew a foul
and hit both throws from the charity stripe. Williams hit a layup with 37
ticks remaining and then closed out the half with a shot from beyond the arc.
Williams’ scores sandwiched a three by Kruger, and Arizona carried a 46-36
lead into the intermission.
The Wildcats turned it on in the second half, opening with a 7-0 spurt and
building a 25-point lead with 9:45 left in the contest.
The Rebels started to chip away, using several quick runs to try and close the
gap. White’s free-throw with 2:53 to play made it a 13-point contest, but
Arizona’s defense tightened up the rest of the way.
UNLV holds a 9-5 edge in the all-time series with Arizona, including a
95-87 triumph in the last meeting in 1990…The official attendance was