Part of the message from the time practice began for UNLV this college basketball season was about reaction. How would the Rebels respond to success? How would they deal with adversity?
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Freshman forward Derrick Jones Jr. sparked a second-half rally and finished with a career-high 26 points to lift UNLV to a 93-73 victory over Chaminade in the Maui Invitational.
Before we hand out grades, it's fair to mention that the Runnin' Rebels were headed for F performances all across the board.
Not many things seem to bother James Daniel. But ask him about being the nation's leading scorer in Division I men's basketball and Daniel gets a little uncomfortable.
The Rebels are 22-point favorites when they face Chaminade today in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui.
When the game was about to slip away, Patrick McCaw got a grip and shot UNLV back into it. When the game was on the line late, Bryce Alford and Thomas Welsh put UCLA over the top.
When the talent continued to sign on the dotted line and the depth became more than UNLV's basketball team has enjoyed under fifth-year head coach Dave Rice, it wasn't guaranteed the Rebels would immediately turn a corner back towards the NCAA Tournament.
One night, Brad Brownell looks down to the other end of the court and sees Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. The next night, he sees North Carolina's Roy Williams. The following week, it's Louisville's Rick Pitino. Or Syracuse's Jim Boeheim. Those are the toughest nights
The Rebels are 4-point underdogs when they face UCLA tonight in the quarterfinals of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui.
Recruiting has been a strength for UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice, who reeled in McDonald's All-Americans and classes ranked in the nation's top 10 the past two years. His next class might not attract as much hype, but there's a lot for Rice to like about it.
When Greg McDermott brought Creighton to Las Vegas three years ago for Thanksgiving weekend, it was an opportunity for a talented team to develop chemistry, gain confidence and get a feel for playing on consecutive nights.
He knew the matchup before it was announced and not because Dave Rice had some inside source feeding him information. It just made too much sense, is all.
Steve Alford and Dave Rice sat side by side, each wearing sunglasses and looking cool while waves crashed in the background. Instead of trading barbs, the two basketball coaches traded compliments.
Patrick McCaw made three 3-pointers and scored a career-high 24 points to propel the Rebels to an 84-64 victory over Southern Utah at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The schedule for UNLV's basketball team to begin this season allowed the Rebels a cushion for success if they didn't fall into the trap of playing down to opponents, if they didn't suffer the sort of lapse in focus that has already caught several heavily favored teams across the country.
Here's what Dave Rice and the Rebels had to say after their 84-64 win over Southern Utah.
Patrick McCaw is turning into a star for the UNLV men's basketball team. Three games into the 2015-16 season, it's clear that McCaw is the Runnin' Rebels' go-to scorer.
UNLV has posted an online survey to gauge the community's feelings on the school's mustachioed mascot "so that a meaningful discussion can be had around this topic" at the December Board of Regents Meeting.
The Rebels are 14-point favorites when they host Southern Utah University tonight at the Thomas & Mack.
The Houston Rockets fired head coach Kevin McHale on Wednesday after a 4-7 start this season.
Diet pills that work miracles are advertised on TV every day. Over the summer, Jordan Cornish formed a plan to lose weight the old-fashioned way. He worked out. He ate right. A few weeks after his freshman season at UNLV, Cornish tipped the scales at 240 pounds. Now, he's a trimmer 220.
Fox Sports is guaranteeing built-in original content to broadcast in Las Vegas by buying two college basketball tournaments that are being staged here during the holidays.
Soaring in from the wing, Derrick Jones Jr. threw down a left-handed slam that triggered a roar from the crowd. It was the top play on a highlight-reel night for UNLV.
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