No. 19 Illinois Sees Its Undefeated Run Come To An End With 64-48 Loss To UNLV

The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (10-2) travel to Chicago on Saturday to take on the No. 19 Illinois Fighting Illini (10-0).

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Illinois Vs. UNLV Score Update: Fighting Illini Fall

No. 19 Illinois saw its undefeated run to start the season come to an end, as UNLV suffocated Illinois on the defensive end and cruised to a 64-48 victory. The Fighting Illini couldn't find any sort of consistency offensively, as they shot just 25.8% from the field as a team.

The Runnin' Rebels were led by the versatile Mike Moser, who scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for another double-double. Quintrell Thomas came off the bench to chip in 13 points and 7 rebounds. UNLV controlled the paint throughout the game, grabbing 39 rebounds as a team and blocking nine shots.

The only Illinois player who managed to score in double-figures was D.J. Richardson, as the junior guard netted 17 points on 6/17 shooting. Both Meyers Leonard and Brandon Paul added seven points in the loss.

Illinois will look to get back to its winning ways when it hosts Cornell on December 19. UNLV returns home to host Louisiana-Monroe on December 19.

For more on the Illini, be sure to visit Hail To The Orange . Runnin' Rebels information and analysis is available at Mountain West Connection. For other news and notes from around college basketball, visit SB Nation's college basketball news hub.

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Illinois Vs. UNLV Score Update: Fighting Illini Trail By 11

Illinois, which entered this matchup with UNLV undefeated, couldn't find any offensive rhythm in the opening half and trails 33-22. The Fighting Illini shot only 8/26 from the field as a team and committed nine turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.

UNLV used a balanced offensive attack to grab the early lead. Quintrell Thomas led all scorers in the opening half with seven points on 3/4 shooting from the field. Brice Massamba chipped in with six points for the Runnin' Rebels. Six other guys scored at least three points for UNLV in the opening half.

Brandon Paul led Illinois with a team-high six points against the stingy UNLV defense. Tyler Griffey and Sam Maniscalco each added four points for the Fighting Illini.

For more on the Illini, be sure to visit Hail To The Orange . Runnin' Rebels information and analysis is available at Mountain West Connection. For other news and notes from around college basketball, visit SB Nation's college basketball news hub.

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UNLV Vs. Illinois Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (10-2) travel to Chicago on Saturday to take on the No. 19 Illinois Fighting Illini (10-0).

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