Jerry Tarkanian’s powerhouse teams of the early 1990s reflected the city they called home. They were bold, brash and bodacious.
Few college basketball recollections compare to UNLV-Duke in 1990 and ‘91.
UNLV coach T.J. Otzelberger refused to blame the Rebels’ 67-61 loss to Boise State on Thursday in the Mountain West tournament on the absence of injured Elijah Mitrou-Long.
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.
The 36th-ranked Trojans shot a final-round 3-over 291 and finished at 3-under 861, two strokes ahead of eighth-ranked Texas. UNLV took 13th in the 15-team event.
There has been no official update regarding the status of two nonconference UNLV football games for the 2020 season at Allegiant Stadium.
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.
Mary Wilmore was part of security force for 22 years and popular with Rebels players, fans and local sports media. She was affectionately known as “Military Mary.”
Coleman is one of many reasons UNLV has outperformed expectations. He’s a former walk-on from Foothill High whose name was largely ignored in the recruiting rankings.