Haywood Highsmith, 22, came to Delaware by way of Wheeling Jesuit, a Division II University nestled in Wheeling, Western Virginia — population 27,066.
UNLV opens play in the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu on Saturday against Hawaii. That’s the first of three games in four days for the Rebels.
The Tarkanian Classic starts on December 19th through the 22nd and features some of the best high school basketball talent from around the country.
The host Gaels are preparing for the eighth annual Tarkanian Classic tournament, which begins Tuesday and, as always, features some of the nation’s best teams and players.
Senior guard Noah Robotham hit a fallaway 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime Saturday to lift the Rebels over the Cougars 92-90 at T-Mobile Arena.
UNLV sophomore forward Mbacke Diong proved to be a strong defensive player last season. Now he’s showing his ability on the offensive end, with his scoring average having risen from 2.1 points per game to 8.5.
Elaine Emerson discusses this week’s slate of boys and girls high school basketball.
Three takeaways from UNLV’s 77-74 loss to Illinois on Saturday at State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois.
UNLV almost rallied all the way down from 14 points Saturday, but a late steal preserved Illinois’ 77-74 victory at State Farm Center. Joel Ntambwe led the Rebels with 18 points.
UNLV has been a good defensive and rebounding team. Now the Rebels hope both of them help them win at Illinois on Saturday in their first road game this season.