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Mountain West tests UNLV’s versatility

An accepted premise: The toughest thing about competing in the Mountain West for basketball is the travel. The second toughest thing: Preparing for such a variety of offenses.

Freshman shoulders load for Centennial

Many basketball teams couldn’t recover if their second-leading scorer was held without a field goal. It didn’t bother Centennial’s boys Friday night.

Departing Stern’s legacy: ‘real friend of Las Vegas’

David Stern’s 30-year reign as NBA commissioner ended Friday, and among his numerous accomplishments was incorporating Las Vegas into the league’s ventures despite his anti-gambling stance.

Bishop Gorman senior point guard personified

The checkmarks never end. He must be in control, play with a purpose, be clever, lead by example, attack the key and create plays that can be made within it, have as good a ball fake as vision, calm others in the face of chaos.

Basic heats up from outside to put away Liberty

The Basic boys basketball team missed four of its first six 3-pointers on Thursday. The fourth quarter was a different story.

Rebels crush San Jose State behind Smith’s double-double

Roscoe Smith did more than enough Wednesday night, totaling 12 points and 15 rebounds as UNLV led wire to wire in a 70-46 victory over San Jose State, the only winless team remaining in Mountain West play.

Smaller Centennial outruns Gorman

The tallest player on Centennial’s girls basketball team is generously listed at 5 feet 9 inches tall. But it didn’t stop Centennial from giving much taller Bishop Gorman fits Wednesday.

Pioneers recover late, sneak past Vikings

With just less than five minutes left in Tuesday’s game, the Canyon Springs girls basketball team looked a bit lost.

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