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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.

Defense lifts Illinois over Baylor in LV Invitational

Illinois shot its way to a 5-0 start, averaging 96 points per game with its collection of capable scorers all over the floor. With the offense stuck in neutral on Friday night, the Illini found out they can win with their defense, too.

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.

Feet in November, but eye on March for Illinois star

Rayvonte Rice has been one of the most dynamic players on the floor in almost every game since he came to Illinois in 2010. The 6-foot-4-inch wing just hasn’t had the opportunity to show it on college basketball’s biggest stage.

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