Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat reporter Mark Anderson break down the monumental win over UNR this past Saturday as well as preview the Runnin’ Rebels upcoming games.
No. 5 UNR has its highest ranking ever after winning the Las Vegas Invitational, with Tennessee, Michigan, Auburn, Michigan State and Kentucky rounding out the top 10.
Though the Pioneers fell behind early again on Saturday, they pushed their way back in front late in the first quarter and never trailed again to beat the Patriots, 61-46, to win the tournament.
UNLV broke open a tie game with a nine-point run late in the second half and went on to beat Southern Utah 76-71 on Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Thunderbirds made a late charge, but came up short.
Michigan State played as poorly as it has all season to start the Las Vegas Invitational championship game.
The Golden State Warriors said star Stephen Curry wasn’t injured after two drivers hit his car on a rain-slicked freeway on Friday.
One of the main problems with UNLV athletics, perhaps the central one, is the fact it either doesn’t realize or accept its place in today’s world of collegiate athletics.
Former UNLV interim coach Todd Simon has Southern Utah off to a 3-0 start. The Thunderbirds play UNLV at 7 p.m. Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The sport that for so long was a central source of producing revenue for UNLV athletics, which afforded the department a level of national relevancy, a brand Las Vegas prided itself on, is none of those things now.