Through his first nine games in a UNLV uniform, senior point guard Cody Doolin has proven to be a nice addition for head coach Dave Rice. On the season Doolin’s averaging 8.1 points per game, and he also has a team-best 47 assists with just nine turnovers. And Wednesday night in the Runnin’ Rebels’ 75-73 overtime win over Portland, Doolin showed just how valuable he is with two critical plays in crunch time.
The first play came in the final seconds of regulation as Doolin made his way to the basket and found a wide-open freshman Dwayne Morgan, who made the game-tying layup as time expired.
Doolin’s second big play came with four tenths of a second remaining in overtime, as this time he completed a drive to the basket on his own.
Doolin finished the game with 15 points, three assists and no turnovers, with freshman Rashad Vaughn leading the way for UNLV with a game-high 25 points to go along with seven rebounds. This is an important win for UNLV, as they complete their week with a game against No. 14 Utah Saturday night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
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