UNLV’s basketball team went winless in Asheville, N.C., losing the seventh-place game 77-73 at Harrah’s Cherokee Center.
David Jenkins Jr. has yet to get going for UNLV basketball, which lost a third straight game to open the season, falling to Alabama 86-74 on Tuesday night.
The No. 14 Tar Heels shrugged off a slow start Monday night before rolling to a 78-51 win over the Rebels in a Maui Invitational quarterfinal.
UNLV stayed close for about 15 minutes before things like forgettable shot selection and not being able to guard anyone and never getting to the rim painted an inevitable fate.
T.J. Otzelberger’s second season at UNLV begins Wednesday when the Rebels host Montana State in what will be a fanless Thomas & Mack Center because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The new head women’s basketball coach at UNLV is a former Durango High star whose father ranks eighth all-time in prep wins for a Las Vegas coach.
Few college basketball recollections compare to UNLV-Duke in 1990 and ’91.
Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton is a deserving first-team all-conference pick by media and coaches. He averaged 20.8 points and 6.7 rebounds in Mountain West games.
In his previous three games before Saturday, UNLV junior guard Amauri Hardy shot 6 of 24 while totaling 16 points. He scored a team-high 18 against Fresno State.
Derrick Jones, a kid from Chester, Pennsylvania, who played his college ball for UNLV, stood at his Miami Heat locker on Tuesday night and spoke about the death of Kobe Bryant.