After playing a clean first half with a blistering shooting percentage, UNLV went cold, turned the ball over and couldn’t keep pace with Cal, falling 79-75 to the Golden Bears in overtime.
UNLV plays at California on Tuesday night in the earliest true road game for the Rebels in 12 years. They play at UCLA on Friday.
Xavier Sneed’s 12-footer with 28.9 seconds left in overtime put Kansas State up for good, and the Wildcats went on to beat UNLV 60-56 on Saturday at the Thomas Mack Center.
Memphis center James Wiseman has a temporary restraining order to play while the heralded freshman fights an NCAA ruling that he’s ineligible to play.
The three leading scorers from the Kansas State team that captured a share of the Big 12 Conference championship are gone. UNLV plays the in-transition Wildcats on Saturday.
UNLV, which opens Saturday against Cal State Fullerton, is replacing a lot of experienced players from last season. But the Lady Rebels still plan to contend in the Mountain West.
UNLV went on a 25-4 run late in the first half to assume to control in its 86-71 victory over Purdue-Fort Wayne on Tuesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
About a quarter-century ago, Juwan Howard and Jerry Stackhouse were two of the biggest names in college basketball. Now, they’re trying to succeed as coaches.
Kerry Blackshear Jr. isn’t the only transfer who could have a big impact this season, potentially reshaping what the NCAA Tournament could look like in March.
There doesn’t appear to be anyone of Ja Morant’s caliber in the mid-major and low-major ranks this season, but there remain plenty of productive performers and pro prospects from outside the largest conferences.