When you know it’s time for league play to begin: At one point in your final nonconference game, your opponent has 12 turnovers, zero assists, nine shots in 12 minutes and its coach has screamed out at least eight set plays his team can’t execute or really has no idea what they mean.
What was UNLV thinking, hiring Cindy Fredrick — the mother of Ali Farokhmanesh, the Northern Iowa sharpshooter who sank the Rebels basketball team last March in the NCAA Tournament — to be its new volleyball coach?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The resume today will show a win against the nation’s No. 11 basketball team on a neutral court that was anything but neutral. It will not mention the names Jacob Pullen or Curtis Kelly or impermissible benefits or how any of it affected Kansas State on Tuesday evening.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This is a different kind of rust. This has nothing to do with a series of iron oxides or corrosion, unless you count a lack of defensive readiness.
The season’s first 10 games suggest this was the exception and not the rule, that UNLV’s basketball team on Wednesday simply had one of those nights.
It’s an easy part to overlook in basketball. The numbers are low. You have to calculate it off a score sheet. There isn’t much flavor to it. It’s the vanilla ice cream of stats.
It is nestled among the bookstores and coffeehouses and charming shops of the historic Crescent Hill neighborhood, a restaurant specializing in northern Italian cuisine and offering one of the city’s best wine collections.