Palo Verde’s boys basketball team already had played two games this week, so coach Paul Sanchez was a bit apprehensive about his team heading into its opener in the Foothill Holiday Classic on Friday.
It’s always Dave Rice’s goal to set up a challenging nonconference schedule that includes intriguing games. The UNLV basketball coach is succeeding with his plan.
Lon Kruger left UNLV to coach Oklahoma after returning the Rebels to respectability with a 161–71 record and four NCAA tourney appearances in seven seasons. His 15th ranked Sooners meet No. 16 Washington in the MGM Grand Showcase on Saturday.