The team with the coolest nickname in college sports hoops it up during the annual Division III basketball tournament in Las Vegas.
What those who remained home didn’t see: A team in UNLV that, while hardly perfect at either end, made more winning plays when arriving at the critical juncture of five minutes remaining.
UNLV struggled to defend the paint in its 81-75 victory over Wyoming on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center, but that was OK as long as it wasn’t a 3-point basket.
UNLV hosts Wyoming today at the Thomas & Mack. The Rebels are favored by a point.
Ongoing hip issues continue to sideline UNLV forward Dwayne Morgan, and a decision on his season could be made next week. The Rebels play Wyoming on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
With point guard Nikki Wheatley watching in a knee brace, UNLV fails to penetrate Colorado State’s zone defense and loses its Mountain West women’s basketball opener at Cox Pavilion.
What the UNLV basketball team said following its 91-77 loss on Wednesday at Colorado State.
A year ago, the UNLV women’s basketball team finished 9-9 in the Mountain West. This year, the Lady Rebels have confidence they can improve on that record.
Colorado State turned a 41-32 deficit with 5:04 left in the first half into a 61-46 lead 3:54 into the second half. UNLV never recovered, losing its Mountain West opener 91-77 on Wednesday at Moby Arena.
Three takeaways from the UNLV basketball team’s 91-77 loss at Colorado State on Wednesday at Moby Arena.