Tony Sanchez did everything but win at UNLV, setting the program on a path for success more than anyone else who held his position. He defeated UNR on Saturday in his final game.
The Rebels trailed 58-48 with a minute left in regulation, but forced overtime, 60-60, on Elijah Mitrou-Long’s 3-pointer with one second left. Mitrou-Long scored 29 points.
The UNLV-UNR football rivalry has been marked by its share of tense moments, and Saturday’s postgame brawl was among the ugliest.
Ariel Colon hit a 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer, starting an 11-2 run by Elon that carried the Phoenix to a 50-44 win over UNLV in a Lady Rebel Round-Up semifinal Saturday.
After being fired by UNLV last week, Tony Sanchez suggested college football coaches who jump directly from high school might be doomed to fail.
Kenyon Oblad threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Steve Jenkins in overtime to give UNLV a 33-30 win at UNR on Saturday in the final game for Rebels coach Tony Sanchez.