Joe Darger made four 3-pointers and had 18 points, Wink Adams added 17 and UNLV tied an NCAA tournament record by holding Kent State to just 10 points in the first half of a 71-58 victory in the first round.
The Mid-American Conference champions averaged a turnover a minute for the better part of the first half, went almost eight minutes without a point and trailed 31-10 at halftime. And that was with UNLV shooting under 40 percent and committing nine turnovers of its own.
The 10 points in the first half were the fewest since Wake Forest scored that many against Butler in 2001.
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