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Balanced Rebels soar to title

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Over the course of 40 minutes Sunday night, UNLV junior Chace Stanback was not the best player on the floor.

Rusty Willis still knows how to play

If July arrives and Tre’Von Willis finds himself playing in the NBA Summer League among other drafted or free-agent rookies in search of a job among the world’s best players, it will be as much for his know-how than anything.

Thomas emerges as Rebels move on

ANAHEIM, Calif. — One step behind his dance partners and uncomfortable with the music, UNLV forward Quintrell Thomas felt the need to get up to speed.

Hawkins’ defense contagious

Look at Justin Hawkins. He’s the exception. He’s the one who in middle school thought first about stopping the basketball more than scoring it, the one who turned on a television and mimicked the NBA actions of Bruce Bowen more than Michael Jordan.

UNLV’s pressure covers up its flaws

Tulsa basketball has been alive and dribbling for 100 years now. Back in 1921, when it went by the name Kendall College, it won the AAU national title.

Jasper displays scoring chops

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Derrick Jasper is a 6-foot-6-inch guard, but the UNLV senior played bigger than his size and filled every spot on the floor Thursday night.

FINAL: UNLV 80, Tulsa 71

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Derrick Jasper had 13 points and 10 rebounds as UNLV built a big lead and held on to defeat Tulsa 80-71 tonight in the first round of the 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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