There are different kinds of wins in sports. Ones when you outplay an opponent. Ones when you don’t and still succeed. Ones when you make your owns breaks. Ones when the other guys break down. UNLV’s basketball team had another kind Saturday. “This was a character win,” Rebels coach Dave Rice said.
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A basketball rivalry could be re-emerging on the West Coast, due mostly to Steve Alford being in his second season at UCLA.
What the Rebels encountered Wednesday — a 100-65 victory against an outfit named Florida National before a heavily inflated announced gathering of 10,253 at the Thomas & Mack Center — was an exhibition is every sense of the word.
With at least a 4-inch height advantage over the tallest player on the opposing team, UNLV sophomore Chris Wood could have been expected to dominate, and the 6-foot-11-inch forward did exactly that.
A self-described “mama’s boy,” Jordan Cornish is no pushover for anyone else. He is a product of inner-city New Orleans, where the streets imprinted a mean streak in his personality.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin was fined $15,000 on Monday for making an obscene gesture during the 106-105 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
Lauren Hill, freshman forward for Division III Mount St. Joseph’s made an uncontested left-handed layup for the opening basket of Sunday’s 66-55 victory over Hiram College.
Indiana University sophomore forward Devin Davis is improving after being struck by a teammate’s car and suffering a head injury, the school said Sunday.
On a UNLV basketball team with five true freshmen, Chris Wood qualifies as a veteran. He is definitely playing the part of a more experienced leader on the floor, in contrast to last season.
UNLV’s recruiting class, ranked among the nation’s top five in college basketball, started with Dwayne Morgan. The 6-foot-8-inch forward from Baltimore committed in March 2013, when he had no idea who would follow.
Kentucky was the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 released Friday, becoming the fourth program to earn the honor in consecutive seasons.
But Michael Jordan’s cliche-ridden tweets make us wish he’d stayed off social media.
The groundbreaking for Jackie Robinson’s $1.4 billion arena and hotel project on the Strip on Wednesday fueled talk that the National Basketball Association will have a team in Las Vegas one day.
Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to misdemeanor domestic assault in connection with his arrest in September at a Michigan hotel, a county prosecutor’s office said.
Rookie forward Julius Randle broke the tibia bone in his right leg during the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ season-opening, 108-90 loss to the Houston Rockets and underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair the fracture.
After Lakers rookie Julius Randle left his NBA debut strapped to a wheeled stretcher with a broken right leg, every player at Staples Center gained a sober perspective on the season opener.
Manu Ginobili hit just 2 of 23 shots during preseason games. But when the games began to matter, Ginobili returned to form. He scored 20 points in the season opener as the Spurs defeated Dallas 101-100 for their 10th straight regular-season victory over the Mavericks.
Anthony Davis had 26 points and tied a career high with nine blocked shots while Ryan Anderson added 22 points off the bench to lift host New Orleans to a season-opening win.
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LeBron’s return to Cleveland is overshadowing Derrick Rose’s return from injury in Chicago. Oddsmakers only really give five teams a shot to win it all — the Cavs, Bulls, Spurs, Thunder and Clippers.
When Roscoe Smith told UNLV coach Dave Rice last spring he was not coming back for his senior season and was going pro, many ridiculed Smith’s decision. Come Tuesday, he may have the last laugh
While some free agents shied away from signing with the Lakers, Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer said they welcome the chance to play with Kobe Bryant. “He’s one of the all-time greats, arguably the best ever,” Lin said before Friday’s preseason game in Las Vegas.