Runnin' Rebels Top News UNLV — 13 February 2012
Moser ties LJ with fourth Player of the Week award

Ho hum. Another week and another Mountain West Player of the Week award for UNLV forward Mike Moser.

The 6-foot-8 sophomore transfer from UCLA earned the honor for the fourth time this season on Monday, tying the school single-season individual record for such honors held by All-American forward Larry Johnson. Johnson won four Big West Conference Player of the Week awards during the 1990-91 season en route to garnering national player of the year honors.

“It’s just a big compliment for me and my teammates,” Moser said. “I couldn’t really ask for anything more.”

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Moser scored a team-high 19 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds to help UNLV (22-4, 6-2) move into a three-way for first place in the Mountain West with a 65-63 victory over San Diego State (20-4, 6-2) on Saturday afternoon before a sellout crowd of 18,577 at the Thomas & Mack Center. He also recorded career highs in steals (six), including one that led to what proved to be the game-winning basket by Anthony Marshall with 37.6 seconds left, and blocks (four).

It’s the sixth Player of the Week for a UNLV player this season. The Rebels, who play at TCU (14-10, 4-4) on Tuesday night, moved up to No. 11 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ polls on Monday.

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