Anthony Bennett missed Monday's UNLV practice and could miss Wednesday's game against UC Irvine with lower-back stiffness.

Bennett missed parts of the past two seasons at Findlay Prep with the same issue.

Before the year began, Dave Rice said athletic trainer Dave Tomchek and strength coach Jason Kabo were taking extra precautions to try to keep Bennett healthy.

Bennett has been UNLV's leading scorer, averaging 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds in 26.3 minutes per game.

Bennett is the country's leading freshman scorer.