By Kellan King
The USF Dons came into tonight’s matchup with UNLV at 8-0, and left 9-0. It was a back and forth game through the first 30 minutes, however USF’s hot shooting became too much for the Rebels to handle down the stretch.
The Dons were led by a shooting explosion from Guard Jamaree Bouyea. Bouyea, the Dons leading scorer, had 30 points, including 8 threes. Those 8 threes tied the USF single game record for threes in a game. Bouyea started early, making 5 threes in the first 7 minutes and getting USF out to an early 10 point lead. The Rebels were able to cut the lead down to 5 by the half, with Bryce Hamilton and Donovan Williams leading the charge.
In the 2nd half, it was all Dons. After UNLV was able to cut the lead to 2 with 15 minutes to go, USF turned it on. Bouyea scored 10 points in 3 minutes, and Khalil Shabazz picked up 2 steals leading to layups. The Dons went on a 19-3 run, expanding the lead to 20, and controlled the final 8 minutes en route to a 83-62 win.