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Twitter Goes Nuts Over UNLV's Anthony Bennett

The next NBA star?

Safe to say last night was Anthony Bennett's coming out party onto the national college basketball scene. Bennett is UNLV's 6-foot-8, 240-pound freshman who had already made some highlight plays earlier this season, but had yet to appear in a high-profile game that had captured the attention of casual observers -- until tonight.

UNLV took on California in a battle of 6-1 teams that was featured on ESPNU, and Bennett stole the show in 76-75 victory for the Runnin' Rebels. He managed 25 points and 13 rebounds on the night, and the Twitterverse was raving about his game: