The Mountain West men’s basketball tournament championship will be a stand-alone event on Saturday, March 14 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The women’s final was moved up to a day earlier.
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UNLV received a signed letter of intent Thursday from Findlay Prep shooting guard Rashad Vaughn, a McDonald’s All-American and the highest-ranked player in coach Dave Rice’s recruiting class.
UNLV head coach Dave Rice announced the hiring of Ryan Miller as a Rebels assistant basketball coach on Wednesday, filling the vacancy created when Heath Schroyer accepted the head coaching job at Tennessee-Martin.
Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at Valley Hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia.
In a month, Cody Doolin will walk in graduation ceremonies at the University of San Francisco, depart with his degree in finance and transition to the next phase of his life.
Bryce Dejean-Jones, UNLV’s leading scorer this season, announced he is transferring to Iowa State for his final year of eligibility.
Money was not what mattered most to Dave Rice when he resisted the temptation to leave UNLV. The details in his proposed new contract spell that out in black and white.
The Hall of Fame basketball coach is resting comfortably at Valley Hospital and was feeling much better Friday according to his son Danny. But he remains in intensive care as doctors continue to run tests on his heart to try and determine why he took ill Wednesday night.
Two years ago, Ben Carter left his hometown to play college basketball at Oregon. He could be returning home and transferring to UNLV.
Legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian was in stable condition Thursday afternoon after being admitted to Valley Hospital late the night before. Doctors still are trying to determine what caused the 83-year-old coach to take ill.
Shortly after UConn upset Florida, 63-55, TBS cut to the March Madness Music Festival, where Las Vegas-natives The Killers were performing.
Three years ago, Connecticut won the national championship. Shabazz Napier was a freshman on that team. So too was Roscoe Smith.
UNLV forward Roscoe Smith intends to hire an agent and declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, according to a news release from UNLV. Smith grabbed 10.9 rebounds a game last season, tops in the Mountain West and sixth in the nation.
It has been said that fair play doesn’t pertain in bargaining. What matters is leverage.
Dave Rice is not leaving Las Vegas, after all. The UNLV basketball coach is no longer a candidate at South Florida, according to a report by ESPN.
Already facing an intriguing offseason, UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice is in the middle of more drama. Rice is considering accepting the coaching position at South Florida, which has offered a five-year contract for $1.2 million per year.
Heath Schroyer, a UNLV basketball assistant coach for the past three seasons, is close to finalizing a deal to become the head coach at Tennessee-Martin. An official announcement is expected Thursday, according to CBSSports.com.
Three years ago, when Dave Rice unexpectedly landed his dream job, he announced an exciting plan that made a lot of sense. But this was not in his plans.
There will be no more basketball for UNLV this season as the Rebels were bypassed by the 32-team National Invitation Tournament.
There was about a minute remaining in UNLV’s basketball game against San Diego State on Friday evening when Aztecs fans began a popular chant for teams about to win on another’s court.
In a game during which San Diego State was determined to take away UNLV’s big-man tandem of Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith, the Rebels’ guards had an opportunity to seize the moment and carry the team into the Mountain West tournament championship game. Didn’t happen. Never had a chance.
UNLV’s basketball team might over the next 24 hours be given the opportunity to continue a season that has delivered more disappointments than not, but the Rebels should deny any and all such inquiries.
UNLV’s Khem Birch courageously played through pain and laid it all on the line. But the Rebels went out with a whimper anyway, getting knocked out of the Mountain West tournament Friday night while resembling a dispirited and dysfunctional mess in the process.