The UNLV women’s basketball team shot only 31 percent from the field in a 79-60 loss to Missouri on Friday night in the Rainbow Wahine Classic at Honolulu.
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After all the difficulty UNLV had with Stanford on Friday night, it’s probably fortunate the Rebels will not be playing a top-10 opponent like Duke on Saturday. Not that Temple is an easy draw.
Is there such a thing as a season-defining moment for a college basketball team in just its fourth game? For UNLV, it will find out Saturday.
This is going to be a team that begins and ends with the backcourt performance. Friday night’s debacle is a prime example.
Anthony Brown and Chasson Randle, a pair of senior guards, took UNLV’s highly touted freshmen to school and introduced them to big-time college basketball. It was a rude introduction.
UNLV is a 7.5-point underdog when they face Stanford in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center today at 4 p.m.
It’s a story Goodluck Okonoboh has told countless times. He is fortunate to tell it, though, so he never tires of it.
History is pretty clear on this: You can’t begin listing the greatest Final Four games and not mention many — Magic vs. Larry in 1979, Texas Western and its all-black starting five vs. Kentucky in 1966, Jim Valvano looking for someone to hug in 1983, Villanova slaying Georgetown in 1985 — before reaching games between UNLV and Duke in 1990 and 1991.
Stefan Nastic and the Cardinal — like the Rebels — have started the year 2-0. While the Rebels have survived a pair of last-second shots for two narrow home victories, Stanford has handled South Dakota State and Wofford with relative ease.
Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has made substantial improvement in the past 24 hours, but he remains hospitalized after contracting pneumonia Wednesday.
It has been 23 years since Mike Krzyzewski coached Duke against UNLV, and the two sides finally could cross paths again this weekend. But even if a long-awaited showdown does not materialize Saturday, the Rebels and Blue Devils are set to face off in the future.
It’s a difficult thing, almost impossible at times, to preach freedom as a coach one minute and urge discipline the next.
Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is back in the hospital after waking up Wednesday morning struggling with his breathing, coughing and suffering from low blood pressure.
UNLV’s basketball team will awake Wednesday, head to the airport and board a flight for New York, where the Rebels will meet Stanford in a Coaches vs. Cancer Classic game Friday night at Barclays Center.
There were a whole lot of things UNLV didn’t do well during Sunday night’s 59-57 win over Sam Houston State.
UNLV defeated Sam Houston State 59-57 Sunday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Two days later, it was deja vu. Rashad Vaughn triggered a sluggish offense for UNLV, which overcame a double-digit deficit and needed a last-second defensive stop to survive.
UNLV is a 7.5-point favorite when they host Sam Houston State at 5 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack today.
On and off the floor, UNLV point guard Cody Doolin is a nonstop talker. He orchestrates the offense, directs the defense and then holds court with the media after a game. Someday, he probably could be a coach.
After surviving an opening-night scare from Morehead State, UNLV returns to action on Sunday evening with another home game against a smaller-conference opponent with NCAA Tournament aspirations.
It wasn’t perfect. Far from it. But for a team that suited up six players on Friday who hadn’t competed in a regular-season Division I game, UNLV did more good than bad.
UNLV fans have a new hero. The team may have also found a new superstar and it’s not even the same player.
UNLV has been pretty strictly a man-to-man team defensively under coach Dave Rice. Expect that to change after how effective the zone was for the Rebels during the second half of Friday night’s win over Morehead State.
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