It’s always Dave Rice’s goal to set up a challenging nonconference schedule that includes intriguing games. The UNLV basketball coach is succeeding with his plan.
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If you don’t know a whole lot about UNLV’s opponent on Friday night, don’t worry. Even Siri has a hard time coming up with anything substantial about the St. Katherine College basketball team.
When UNLV’s basketball schedule was released during the summer and the name “Saint Katherine” appeared on it, people were scratching their heads and echoing a collective, “Who?” But maybe coach Dave Rice knew what he was doing.
The UNLV women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a nine-minute field-goal drought in the first half Thursday in a 76-61 loss to Brigham Young in Provo, Utah.
This is what they don’t write about in those lavish recruiting profiles. These are the things you don’t hear about when a prep basketball star signs with your favorite college.
All that started well ended in insult and injury for UNLV, which was blown away in a 77-55 loss to Arizona State on Wednesday before a crowd of 5,822 at Wells Fargo Arena.
The Rebels are 6.5-point underdogs when they travel to Tempe to face the Sun Devils today at 5:00 p.m.
Sophomore guard Kendall Smith, who did not play in UNLV’s past three games because of an ankle injury, is unlikely to return to the basketball team and plans to transfer.
UNLV fans who haven’t paid much attention to Arizona State this season will have to be thrilled when they see the Sun Devils take the court and Jahii Carson is nowhere to be seen. The cupboard is not bare for Herb Sendek’s team, though.
Whatever the coach wants, Patrick McCaw says he’s willing to do it. All players say it, and some actually mean it. McCaw means it, because he was raised as the son of a coach.
No doctor’s visit was needed to determine if Rashad Vaughn was in good health Saturday. When his shots started falling, it was obvious he was feeling better. Vaughn scored 29 points to shoot some life into the Rebels in a 75-59 victory over Albany at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Rashad Vaugh, Chris Wood and Cody Doolin played well, and the Rebels got a contribution off the bench from Dwayne Morgan in a 75-59 win over Albany at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Alana Cesarz scored 24 points and Danielle Miller 20 to lead UNLV to a 91-78 win over Delaware State in the first game of the Lady Rebel Round-Up on Saturday at Cox Pavilion.
Rashad Vaughn scored 29 points and Chris Wood added 19 to lead UNLV to a 75-59 victory over Albany at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels (4-1) shot 52.9 percent from the field, and Vaughn made five of their nine 3-pointers. Dwayne Morgan finished with 10 points.
UNLV is an 8-point favorite against Albany when they host the Great Danes at 3:30 p.m. today at the Thomas & Mack.
Four games into his fourth season, coach Dave Rice’s vision for an up-tempo UNLV basketball team is out of focus. It’s not blurry because the offense is moving at incredible speed, either.
Albany, which visits UNLV on Saturday, has three starters from Australia. That includes the team’s two best players, Peter Hooley and Sam Rowley.
Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian was released from Valley Hospital Medical Center on Monday night after spending almost a week at the facility.
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.
Chris Wood and Goodluck Okonoboh played well for the Rebels Saturday night against Temple, and Dave Rice righted the ship after a bad loss on Friday.
UNLV is a 3.5-point underdog against Temple in the consolation game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center today at 4 p.m.
Chris Wood scored 16 of his career-high 18 points in the second half to carry UNLV to a 57-50 victory over Temple in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic third-place game at the Barclays Center. Wood, a 6-foot-11-inch sophomore forward, also tied his career high with 13 rebounds.
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.