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Anthony Marshall leads UNLV over No. 15 San Diego State on the road

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UNLV notched one of its biggest win of the season on the road Wednesday night, using 20 points, nine rebounds, and five assists from guard Anthony Marshall to secure an 82-75 victory over San Diego State at Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calif.

Coach Dave Rice decision to use a smaller lineup down the stretch for UNLV, opting to sit forwards Mike Moser and Anthony Bennett in favor of a more guard-oriented set, proved to be key.

Moser, after scoring nine points in the first half, was a non-factor in the second half. He did not score in the second half, which forced the scoring to the Rebel backcourt, mainly Marshall.

Freshman Katin Reinhardt added nine points and guard Bryce Dejean-Jones had 14.

With Moser and Bennett on the bench, transfer Khem Birch had to shoulder the responsibilities on the interior and he responded. He had 12 points and four rebounds, three of which came on the offensive glass.

His offensive rebound and put-back layup with 0:25 remaining extended the UNLV lead to two possessions and ultimately sealed the road win.

But Wednesday night was often a game of runs.

After pushing the lead to as much as 10 points with 16:47 remaining in the second half, San Diego State ripped off a 12-0 to grab the lead by three.

In that run, the Aztecs got the ball to the rim and converted, while the UNLV offense stalled and was unable finish at the basket.

Marshall’s 20 points kept UNLV afloat on Wednesday night, including a number of gutsy drives to the basket and points in key situations. His five points over a two-minute stretch extended the UNLV lead to three with 4:08 to play, 73-70.

Jamaal Franklin was stellar for San Diego State, scoring 27 points. The Aztecs as a team shot just 38.8 percent from the floor.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

NEW PODCAST: Pac-12 hoops, Purdue and Kansas wins, Denzel vs. Buddy … and beer!

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for me to be joined by a guest on the podcast and today, it was Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports.

Jeff is a west coast guy, so we spent some time talking about Pac-12 hoops and USC vs. Oregon. We also got into Kansas-West Virginia, Purdue’s win over Michigan State and Denzel Valentine vs. Buddy Hield.

And like me, Jeff is a bit of a beer snob, so we did have a chance to chat about some of our favorites early on. At this point, I should be sponsored by Bell’s.

Anyway, you can listen to the podcast by clicking “play” on the Soundcloud player embedded below. Or you can do so through either iTunes or Stitcher if you so choose. Thanks for listening!

VIDEO: Kentucky’s ‘Dancing Guy’ has scary fall while carrying girl

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Kentucky’s ‘Dancing Guy’ has turned into a fan favorite at Rupp Arena.

Every home game, during one of the TV timeouts in the second half, ‘Mony Mony’ will come on, Dancing Guy will hop into the aisle and he’ll break it down like only a middle-aged white guy from Kentucky can.

As you can see, it didn’t quite go all that well for Dancing Guy on Tuesday night, as he tried to do a rail slide while holding a young, female fan and completely ate it.

Here’s another angle of the fall:

It looks much scarier that it actually was, as all reports indicate that everyone made it through the fall healthy.