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.
When Kevin Olekaibe looks at his mother, the lessons of his favorite book — “To Kill a Mockingbird” — must be plain as day. When he watches her comb his father’s hair, brush his teeth, feed him, cleanse him, talk to him, read to him.
Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 19 points and Roscoe Smith recorded 17 points and 14 rebounds as UNLV closed its nonconference schedule by beating Cal State Fullerton 83-64 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
A majority of what Carlos Lopez-Sosa does to help UNLV win basketball games is not showing up on a stat sheet. The senior forward is getting fewer opportunities than he ever imagined.
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.
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.
He said it often the first month of this basketball season, said it after the 21-point home loss to UC Santa Barbara, after the close win against Nebraska-Omaha, after not getting it done against visiting Arizona State and Illinois, after playing tough but falling at Arizona.
Deville Smith came off the bench to score 21 points as UNLV blew out Santa Clara 92-71 in a Las Vegas Classic semifinal at Orleans Arena.
It’s not just another game for Evan Roquemore. He admitted this one means a little more. But it’s not a grudge match.
McKenzie Fujan scored eight of her game-high 17 points in a game-breaking 12-0 run midway through the second half to help carry Creighton (6-6) to a 66-56 victory over UNLV (3-9) on Saturday night at Cox Pavilion.