After losing the league title Saturday, UNLV’s postseason fate will be decided today when the NCAA Tournament bracket is unveiled at 3 p.m.
What is the difference? Five percent more effort? Ten? An extra arm length? Two?
I’m not sure Brice Massamba ever is going to be that guy. The one who rules a basketball key. The one whose presence is so strong, he dwarfs even a reasonably large defender holding on from behind. The one so athletic, he glides more than rumbles down a court, so nimble, he rises more than jumps.
With the game on the line, UNLV junior Tre’Von Willis stepped up and knocked down shot after shot, even with pain shooting through his left ankle.
It led to a four-game winning streak to end the regular season and predictions that an NCAA Tournament berth was guaranteed before this Mountain West Conference Tournament commenced.