COL BKB: UNLV 73, Northern Iowa 59

Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:34 AM

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Anthony Bennett put on a one-man show Wednesday with 20 points and 11 rebounds, sparking No. 18 Nevada-Las Vegas to a 73-59 win over Northern Iowa.

Khem Birch was the only other member of the Runnin' Rebels in double figures with 11 points in what became their seventh straight victory.

Nevada-Las Vegas (10-1) suffered its only loss of the season to Oregon on Nov. 23.

The Rebels built a 21-point halftime lead and were not threatened in the second period. Bennett made 7-of-12 from the field and hit 4-of-4 from the foul line.

Northern Iowa (6-5) was paced by Marc Sonnen with 15 points.

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