Runnin’ Rebels 77-68 over Cal St. Fullerton

Eight months ago, Jovan Mooring was playing for South Suburban, a tiny community college (enrollment: 11,317) in the Chicago suburbs that competes at the Division II level of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

On Saturday, for one four-minute stretch, Mooring was the best player on the floor at the Thomas & Mack Center (attendance: 9,416), scoring 12 consecutive points to help UNLV pull away for a 77-68 home victory over Cal State Fullerton.

Mooring’s streak came at a time when the Rebels needed it most, as the offense was stalling and Fullerton was making a second-half push. UNLV was nursing a 51-48 lead with less than eight minutes to play when Mooring started his barrage, and by the time his streak wrapped up four minutes later, he had single-handedly pushed the lead to 63-54 with 3:41 remaining.

READ MORE: LAS VEGAS SUN

About ronfutrell 658 Articles
33 years covering sports, news and entertainment in Las Vegas.