UNLV’s baseball team defeated Air Force 6-5 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series at Wilson Stadium. The Rebels are trying to avoid the play-in game for next month’s Mountain West tournament, and they have some work to do.
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Wide receiver Devante Davis and offensive lineman Brett Boyko worked out at UNLV’s pro day on Thursday before scouts from nine NFL teams and two in the Canadian Football League.
The Rebels are 6-point underdogs when they face San Diego State in a Mountain West Tournament quarterfinal game at the Thomas & Mack tonight.
We hate losing in general and dropping a series to our rivals really stinks, but this weekend we are back in action at Air Force, and man is that a tough place to play.
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.
Tim Chambers will miss at least five games after undergoing the operation today, the second time he has had surgery on his back. “It’s kind of an emergency surgery, or I would be facing permanent damage,” he said.
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.
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.
After a rough start to the final round, UNLV finishes 30 strokes behind winner Texas in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. Senior Kurt Kitayama finishes tied for 11th at 3 under to lead the Rebels.
UNLV opens the Mountain West Tournament against UNR today at the Thomas & Mack. Tip is at 2:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Only one Rebel managed to break par Tuesday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, and UNLV is tied for ninth place in the 15-team field. UNLV’s Redford Bobbitt, playing as an individual, has a share of the individual lead with Alabama’s Robby Shelton at 8-under 136.
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.
UNLV’s Kenny Oakley was named the Mountain West pitcher of the week.
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.
The way the scores were coming in, someone needed to double-check that Southern Highlands Golf Club was indeed UNLV’s home course. Fortunately, Nicholas Maruri was there to remind everyone the Rebels weren’t strangers on their own turf.
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 turned in its strongest offensive performance of the season Sunday against UNR, finishing with a season-high 14 hits.
Dwaine Knight was willing to take a bold step and move off the traditional dates of UNLV’s annual men’s home golf tournament from the weekend to the beginning of the week.