OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada – Two games. Two wins. But one potentially very big loss.
With sophomore Bryce Dejean-Jones scoring 18 points and freshman Savon Goodman adding 17 points and six reboiunds, UNLV overcame a three-point halftime lead to defeat the University of Ottawa, 89-76, Sunday afternoon at Montpetit Hall to improve to 2-0 on its four-game Canadian exhibition tour.
Freshman guard Katin Reinhardt, who scored a team-high 19 points (including 4 of 8 3-pointers) in the Runnin’ Rebels’ 74-70 tour opening victory over Carleton University on Saturday, left the game in the second half with a left knee injury after landing awkwardly while blocking a shot Mike L’Africain.
Reinhardt was down on the court for about a minute before walking off under his own power. However, he left the arena with what was described as a noticeable limp.
Reinhardt later tweeted (@katinreinhardt2) that he “Just lande(d) on my knee wrong – I’ll be okay” and hoped to play Monday night in Montreal against Laval. But expect UNLV coach Dave Rice to err on the side of caution with his prize freshman sharpshooter.
UNLV used a late 13-1 run to blow open what had been a close came down the stretch. The Rebels, who also got 12 points from guard Justin Hawkins and eight points and eight rebounds from forward Mike Moser, shot 63 percent from the floor in the second half.
— MyLVsports.com staff report