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Vaughn’s shooting boosts Rebels to blowout win

No doctor’s visit was needed to determine if Rashad Vaughn was in good health Saturday. When his shots started falling, it was obvious he was feeling better. Vaughn scored 29 points to shoot some life into the Rebels in a 75-59 victory over Albany at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Guards turn in good performance against Albany

Rashad Vaugh, Chris Wood and Cody Doolin played well, and the Rebels got a contribution off the bench from Dwayne Morgan in a 75-59 win over Albany at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Vaughn scores 29 to lead Rebels over Albany, 75-59

Rashad Vaughn scored 29 points and Chris Wood added 19 to lead UNLV to a 75-59 victory over Albany at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels (4-1) shot 52.9 percent from the field, and Vaughn made five of their nine 3-pointers. Dwayne Morgan finished with 10 points.

RJ Picks: UNLV vs. Albany

UNLV is an 8-point favorite against Albany when they host the Great Danes at 3:30 p.m. today at the Thomas & Mack.

Young Rebels hoping to discover offensive identity against Albany

Four games into his fourth season, coach Dave Rice’s vision for an up-tempo UNLV basketball team is out of focus. It’s not blurry because the offense is moving at incredible speed, either.

Albany bringing some thunder from down under

Albany, which visits UNLV on Saturday, has three starters from Australia. That includes the team’s two best players, Peter Hooley and Sam Rowley.

Jerry Tarkanian released from hospital

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian was released from Valley Hospital Medical Center on Monday night after spending almost a week at the facility.

Chalk up this win to Rebels’ character

There are different kinds of wins in sports. Ones when you outplay an opponent. Ones when you don’t and still succeed. Ones when you make your owns breaks. Ones when the other guys break down. UNLV’s basketball team had another kind Saturday. “This was a character win,” Rebels coach Dave Rice said.

Wood’s 18 points lead Rebels over Temple, 57-50

Chris Wood scored 16 of his career-high 18 points in the second half to carry UNLV to a 57-50 victory over Temple in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic third-place game at the Barclays Center. Wood, a 6-foot-11-inch sophomore forward, also tied his career high with 13 rebounds.

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