It was not one of Anthony Ireland’s better games, and it was nearly the final game of the senior point guard’s college career. Loyola Marymount was down double digits and close to getting counted out.
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The Lakers were the dominant NBA franchise in Los Angeles for a long time. Those days seem like a distant memory.
Junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has been suspended from the UNLV basketball team through Saturday for conduct detrimental to the team, coach Dave Rice announced Thursday in a news release issued by the school.
Every year since the West Coast Conference basketball tournament moved to Orleans Arena in 2009, Gonzaga has played Saint Mary’s in the championship game. That is certain to change in this year’s tournament.
Coaches preparing to play San Diego State probably get sick of repeatedly telling their team how important it is to stop Xavier Thames. But on Wednesday night, it was Matt Shrigley’s turn.
It’s OK to accelerate tempo in basketball when you’re the one creating pace. UNLV wasn’t Wednesday night. For it, the Rebels eventually cracked under pressure.
Xavier Thames scored 19 points to rally No. 10 San Diego State to a 73-64 victory over UNLV before a season-high crowd of 16,030 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
A ceremony honoring Carlos Lopez-Sosa and Kevin Olekaibe will be staged before UNLV’s final regular-season home game, with each player getting a red-carpet entrance and the applause that comes with Senior Night. It also might be the unofficial finale for several other Rebels.
Senior Night stories are often vast and elaborate and emotional. You can pack a lot of memories into four or five seasons. If you’re Kevin Olekaibe, you can also make an incredible impact in just one.
Former Lady Rebels coach guides Illinois-Chicago to first 20-win season, still preaching getting back on defense, blocking out on boards