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.
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.
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.
Guard Amauri Hardy originally committed to Oklahoma State, but found a new home in UNLV when coach Brad Underwood left for Illinois. The Rebels visit the Illini at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The Runnin’ Rebels drop two straight games at home against Valparaiso and Cincinnati before heading on the road to Illinois.
Cincinnati took the lead early and never lost it in defeating UNLV 65-61 on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center. Amauri Hardy led the Rebels with 22 points.