Most businesses would be too timid to mention the word “madness” in any March ad campaign. But not longtime car salesman Jim Marsh. In fact, the 80-year-old Kia dealership owner practically pokes the NCAA bear by rolling out an annual “Marsh Madness” ad campaign every spring.
Noah Robotham wasn’t the first player you noticed when Bishop Gorman’s boys basketball team took the floor for pregame warmups this season.
At 6 feet 4 inches tall, Mallory McGwire stands out on a basketball floor.
They’ve cut down the nets the past two years at the Thomas &Mack Center, and the New Mexico Lobos appear poised for another climb up the ladder come Saturday.
Arizona star guard Nick Johnson has proven during his three years in Tucson that he can do almost anything on a basketball court. He even added cheerleader to that list during a 71-39 win over Utah in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday.
Holton Hunsaker tallied 24 points and seven assists, and top-seeded Utah Valley shot better than 70 percent from the floor Thursday in an 83-63 victory over No. 8 Texas-Pan American in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament at Orleans Arena.
For his participation in Thursday’s Mountain West Tournament, Khem Birch was rewarded with an ice bath and some painkillers. The 6-foot-9-inch UNLV junior forward is fine with that. Because it means he has to prepare to play another basketball game. Rest? That can wait.
A week after being suspended from team, Bryce Dejean-Jones returned to score 22 points off the bench as UNLV held off a late charge to defeat Wyoming 71-67 in a Mountain West tournament quarterfinal at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The San Diego State coaches probably were wrapping up their scouting report of Colorado State when Spencer Butterfield made it as valuable as a counterfeit $100 bill.
In a tough spot, it always helps to have experience. Junior forward Roscoe Smith realizes the predicament — and opportunity — in front of UNLV. The Rebels must win three games in three days or there will be no NCAA Tournament trip at the end of a failed season.