While UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice has yet to prove March as a month that can define his program as either successful or relevant, he has this recruiting thing going like nobody’s business. He’s no April fool.
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Former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones left the program last year after he was threatened with gun violence by a teammate, according to a story in the Ames (Iowa) Tribune. Dejean-Jones, a senior who is finishing his career at Iowa State, reflected on a collegiate run that began at Southern California and included a three-year stint at UNLV.
Aqeel Quinn scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half as No. 2 seed San Diego State rallied to defeat seventh-seeded UNLV 67-64 in a Mountain West tournament quarterfinal at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The Rebels are 6-point underdogs when they face San Diego State in a Mountain West Tournament quarterfinal game at the Thomas & Mack tonight.
Chris Wood was sensational on Wednesday. The sophomore forward, who may be playing his final games with the program, clearly wants to continue the season.
UNLV and San Diego State, who will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Mountain West basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center, have played twice this season, with the Aztecs winning by six and two points. The Rebels had chances to win both games.
UNLV opens the Mountain West Tournament against UNR today at the Thomas & Mack. Tip is at 2:30 p.m.
Chris Wood rose to the occasion Wednesday, scoring 28 points and grabbing seven rebounds to lift the seventh-seeded Rebels to a 67-46 victory over 10th-seeded UNR in a Mountain West tournament first-round game at the Thomas & Mack Center.
On the day before the Mountain West basketball tournament, reality hit. It actually hit a long time ago. But Chris Wood shook his head when discussing how the Rebels ended up getting buried in the conference standings.
Mountain West basketball this season has neither been good enough from top to bottom or in possession of a dominating team to suggest anything is inconceivable as the conference tournament opens today at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Boise State defeated the UNLV women’s basketball team 64-46 in the Mountain West basketball tournament quarterfinals at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Lady Rebels’ season ends at 13-17.
Guard Rashad Vaughn was named freshman of the year and earned honorable mention honors. Sophomore forward Christian Wood was named to the all-Mountain West second team. Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh was named to the all-defensive team.
Not that it comes as a surprise, but the injury report on freshman guard Rashad Vaughn is bad news for UNLV, which is planning for the postseason without its leading scorer.
Mountain West coaches cut the media out of voting for the all-conference team this year — and neglected to tell the writers. Don’t expect to learn who the coaches nominated or voted for.
UNLV was the hottest Mountain West women’s basketball team not long ago, but that was before a three-game skid to close the regular season. Now the Lady Rebels must find their old form with the conference tournament beginning.
When asked if he deserves to be named to the All-Mountain West first team, UNLV sophomore forward Chris Wood answered with confidence and without hesitation.
UNLV closes the regular season tonight at San Jose State. Tip is at 7:00 p.m.
Jelan Kendrick filled up the box score, producing one of the best efforts of his two-year UNLV career in his last regular-season game. But all the senior guard cared about was putting one in the win column.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rashad Muhammad is the face of his basketball team, for better or worse. He continues to smile, even while leading one of the worst teams in the nation.
Nyre Harris’ two free throws with 5.1 seconds left gave San Jose State a victory Friday in the highest-scoring game ever at Cox Pavilion, a 99-97 verdict over UNLV in the teams’ Mountain West women’s basketball regular-season finale.
UNLV guard Patrick McCaw took a shot to the nose in Wednesday’s game and doctors diagnosed him with a concussion Thursday morning. He’ll miss the Rebels’ final regular season game on Saturday at San Jose State and will be evaluated daily to see if he can play in the Mountain West Tournament next week.
A 60-58 home loss Wednesday night to San Diego State assured UNLV would be in action on the opening day of the Mountain West tournament and need to win four games in four days to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Rebels await news Thursday morning that could go a long way.
There are only two guys coming off the bench for UNLV at this point, but both were effective on Wednesday night.