Lincoln County’s Derek Shumway came into Saturday’s basketball game in a bit of a slump, according to his coach, Matt Cameron.
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The tradition is everywhere. They pack those red and blue bleachers shoulder to shoulder. They sway like a wheat field in the breeze.
Frank Mason III scored 18 points as 13th-ranked Kansas pulled away late for a 76-61 victory over UNLV at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Rebels travel to Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence to face 13th-ranked Kansas today. Tip is at 1:30 p.m.
UNLV has endured perhaps the most difficult stretch of schedule in the program’s history over the last two weeks. Now comes perhaps the toughest game of them all.
Echoes bounced off the walls of the empty arena, soon to be filled and loud. UNLV freshman Rashad Vaughn stood in one of college basketball’s most historic places and confidently predicted there will be no sense of intimidation.
Bill Self talks about the ceiling and how every college basketball coach understands where that surface exists for his team each season, that it’s his job to lift players as close to it as possible.
One look at the Pac-12 basketball landscape shows just how good Southern Nevada’s prep hoops scene is. Talented players with ties to Las Vegas litter the rosters of the teams contending in the Pac-12 this season. Here are a few of them:
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will be sidelined for two weeks with left knee and lower back strains, the team announced Thursday.
What you are witnessing is Dave Rice’s prophecy coming true, and within it will be these sorts of close losses to an experienced team. But as the games and weeks and possessions pass, UNLV basketball improves.
On Wednesday, with the calendar ready to turn to 2015, the Lady Rebels rallied from eight points down in the second half and held off Wyoming 58-55 at Cox Pavilion in the Mountain West opener for both teams.
Martin Luther was a 16th-century German friar who wrote the Ninety-Five Theses about religious indulgences, or the selling of them, thereby sparking the Protestant Reformation.
The end result wasn’t what Chaparral’s girls basketball team wanted Wednesday. But there was no denying the Cowboys continue to show improvement.
LeBron James said his sore left knee has been bothering him since before Christmas, and the superstar disputed speculation that he is planning to leave the Cavaliers. James missed his second straight game Wednesday because of his knee. He also sat out Tuesday’s game in Atlanta on his 30th birthday.
UNLV opens Mountain West play against Wyoming tonight in Laramie. Tip is at 6:00 p.m.
A crowd of 6,011 witnessed a New Year’s Eve thriller as Wyoming senior Larry Nance Jr. traded shots with UNLV sophomore Chris Wood and pushed Wyoming to a 76-71 in a Mountain West opener at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie.
Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr. is arguably the best player in the Mountain West. Nance will get an argument from UNLV freshman guard Rashad Vaughn, the league’s leading scorer at 18.1 points per game, and the two will meet on opening night.
There aren’t a whole lot of college students who would choose to spend New Year’s Eve in Laramie, Wyo., voluntarily. That fate was assigned the members of the UNLV basketball program by the Mountain West conference’s schedule makers.
Say what you want about those tools used by the NCAA Tournament selection committee when determining at-large berths each March, the opinion about a Mountain West ranked 11th among conferences nationally in RPI today is fairly consistent.
Silverado girls basketball coach Dean Bosch wasted two timeouts during a span of 1 minute, 10 seconds in the second quarter. After the second one, Bosch warned his team they may need the timeouts at the end of the game.
David West felt Kevin Garnett’s breath in his ear in the first quarter of the Pacers game against the Nets at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. “It was too close and I didn’t like it,” the veteran Indiana Pacers forward said.
UNLV coach Dave Rice admitted he was concerned about a possible letdown Saturday night against Southern Utah. Not only had the Rebels split a pair of consecutive games against ranked teams, a loss to Utah followed by the win over Arizona, but there are two big games on the horizon.