UNLV got off to a hot start in Mountain West play, but the Rebels are being tested during this difficult stretch. They are midway through their conference schedule.
Cassie Soto and Mark Anderson discussed UNLV’s losses at UNR and to San Diego State over the past week in the latest taping of Rebel Nation.
UNLV’s upset bid against No. 4 San Diego State fell short as the Rebels lost 71-67. Bryce Hamilton led the Rebels with 29 points and 10 rebounds.
San Diego State, which starts three four-year transfers, enters Sunday’s game against UNLV ranked fourth in the nation. The Aztecs are the nation’s only unbeaten team.
Jalen Harris scored 28 points to lead UNR to a 86-72 victory over UNLV on Wednesday night in Reno. Bryce Hamilton led UNLV with 26 points, and Amauri Hardy scored 23.
UNLV acting president Marta Meana and UNR president Marc Johnson posted a video on Twitter asking for good sportsmanship for the basketball game between the teams Wednesday night.
Opposing defenders can no longer focus on stopping Amauri Hardy. The emergence of other players is the main reason UNLV has won seven of eight games.
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.
UNLV sophomore point guard Marvin Coleman averaged 14 points, 9.5 assists, eight rebounds and 3.5 steals in victories over San Jose State and New Mexico.
UNLV has scored a combined 197 points the past two games by getting out in transition. The Rebels next play at UNR on Wednesday.