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Wide-open Mountain West race tips off with Rebels under radar

A year ago, the Mountain West was rated college basketball’s No. 3 conference. This time around, it’s not nearly as strong, and it can’t count on sending five teams to the NCAA Tournament again.

Missed opportunities after tech doom Valley in loss to Garfield

One possession doesn’t decide a basketball game. But Valley’s boys basketball team will certainly look back at one particular missed opportunity from Monday’s game against Garfield (Wash.).

Cleveland Cavaliers suspend center Andrew Bynum

The Cleveland Cavaliers suspended enigmatic center Andrew Bynum indefinitely on Saturday for “conduct detrimental to the team” and banned him from all team-related activities.

Kentucky squad overruns Basic

Graves County (Ky.) wasn’t the most imposing team when it took the floor in the back gym at Las Vegas High on Thursday. But maybe the radio crew in the corner should have been a clue that the Eagles meant business.

LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of the Year

The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.

Despite five-game winning streak, UNLV’s NCAA resume still thin

The fifth straight win was as impressive as the previous four, which is to say UNLV’s basketball team has found a consistent rhythm in beating opponents it should. Teams that just aren’t very good.

Smiths help Rebels to tourney title

Deville Smith scored 15 points and Roscoe Smith had 12 points and 12 rebounds to help the Rebels to an 82-66 victory over Mississippi State in the Las Vegas Classic championship on Monday at Orleans Arena.

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