The Rebels, a talented if rudderless bunch, had somehow slipped to 1-5 coming into Saturday.
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For better or worse, Rashad Vaughn got very aggressive on Saturday night and it paid off as UNLV sweated out a 79-77 overtime victory over Utah State.
Two big second-half runs carried the Utah State women’s basketball team past UNLV 85-72 in a Mountain West game Saturday in Logan, Utah.
Dribbling two steps to his left, Patrick McCaw threw up a floater with his right hand. It was a shot with a high degree of difficulty, and if it missed, UNLV was going to hit its lowest point in almost 20 years.
The Rebels host the Utah State Aggies at the Thomas & Mack Center today. Tip is at 5:00 p.m.
With no starters returning this season, Stew Morrill was putting a mystery team on the floor at Utah State. But he has been coaching basketball for a long time, and he has experience in solving mysteries.
Billions of people for billions of minutes a month take to social media, tweeting and posting and Instagraming our way through life. Which means there are billions of opportunities for cowards to shield themselves behind the pretense that with such independence comes the right to maliciously attack others without the fear of being held accountable.
How on earth, with nearly 10 seconds remaining in the game and UNLV down by two points, does Jelan Kendrick end up with the ball?
As the final buzzer sounded, New Mexico guard Hugh Greenwood let out a scream. He then appeared to blow a kiss in the direction of the UNLV student section. It was an emotional release after what was a stressful day for the senior.
UNLV’s basketball team was left with little choice against New Mexico on Wednesday night. It had to beat the Lobos. And still, it couldn’t. The fall continues. The losses pile up.
The UNLV women’s basketball team shot 29.7 percent from the field and never led in a 63-60 loss to New Mexico in a Mountain West game Wednesday in Albuquerque, N.M.
Intent to silence the crowd, Hugh Greenwood accomplished his goal shot by shot. Greenwood hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lift New Mexico to a 71-69 victory over UNLV on Wednesday night, sending the Rebels to their sixth loss in seven games.
The Rebels welcome Mountain West rival New Mexico to the Thomas & Mack Center tonight. Tip is at 8:00 p.m.
The basketball programs at UNLV and New Mexico have grown very accustomed to one another over the years.
Early in the season, UNLV freshman Patrick McCaw mentioned he was hesitant to speak to the media. Now, he’s playing more, talking more and beginning to warm up to all of his expanded roles.
The UNLV’s women’s basketball team allowed a season-low points and didn’t give up any 3-point field goals in handing San Diego State a 64-47 defeat on Saturday.
Four years ago, two college basketball players from major programs decided to transfer. Each was recruited by UNLV and San Diego State.
Patrick McCaw made great use of his first start. When UNLV staggered out of the gates, McCaw quickly asserted himself and got his teammates going. It wasn’t enough as the Rebels wore down in a 53-47 loss at San Diego State, but McCaw certainly wasn’t the problem.
A sizzling start by freshman guard Patrick McCaw provided the spark UNLV needed. For a while, he carried his team. At the finish line, when he needed help, it was nowhere to be found.
UNLV visits Viejas Arena today to play Mountain West rival San Diego State. Tip is at 3:00 p.m.
Though most of the names and faces have changed in both locker rooms, UNLV should know exactly what to expect when it takes the floor at San Diego State on Saturday afternoon for another installment of what has become perhaps the best rivalry in Mountain West basketball.
UNLV coach Dave Rice threatened to shake up his starting lineup this week, but he was not tipping his hand on the eve of the game. He wants to keep Steve Fisher guessing, and the truth is, no one knows what to expect.
The Rebels are struggling, having lost four of five games and needing binoculars to see the top of the Mountain West standings, a 1-3 side in conference that suddenly has an effort problem.
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