If you snapped a picture outside, it would have been one of ice. Of snow. Of slush. Of the sort of air that burns your lungs with each inhale. Of the biting cold Robert Frost wrote about so brilliantly.
Always honest in his assessment of UNLV’s performance, junior forward Khem Birch offered a quick response to a question about the team’s defensive effort. “I would give it an ‘F.’ We didn’t come to play at all,” Birch said.
BOISE, Idaho — Pierre Jackson, a former Desert Pines High School star, set an NBA Development League record when he scored 58 points in Idaho’s 136-122 victory over the Texas Legends on Tuesday night.
It has been a good week, sort of, for Anthony Bennett, the former UNLV basketball whiz and much-maligned top overall pick in the most recent NBA draft. For starters, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey called Royce White the worst NBA first-round draft pick ever. Not Bennett.
Every basketball team needs a player resembling Roscoe Smith, a player who chases rebounds, runs the floor with the attack mentality of a junkyard dog and backs up his bark.
As a freshman reserve, UNLV shooting guard Danielle Miller’s role was to be a defensive stopper. As a sophomore starter, she was expected to help carry the scoring load for the Lady Rebels. This season, Miller is being counted on as a stopper, scorer and leader.
Calvary Chapel boys basketball coach Doug Lee has heard observers compliment his team’s defensive effort. On Monday night, the Lions showcased their defensive abilities against Mountain View.
Dillon Brooks was inserted into the Findlay Prep boys basketball team’s starting lineup for both of the Pilots’ weekend games.
The obvious question: Was the basketball game lost by Boise State or won by UNLV?
There was a collective stunned look from Boise State’s players as they exited the court at the Thomas &Mack Center on Saturday.
The UNLV women’s basketball team suffered its worst loss of the season Saturday, falling to Boise State 79-49 in a Mountain West game at Boise, Idaho.
A group of UNLV players recently gathered to watch a Mountain West basketball game on TV, and something caught Khem Birch’s ear.
An accepted premise: The toughest thing about competing in the Mountain West for basketball is the travel. The second toughest thing: Preparing for such a variety of offenses.
Many basketball teams couldn’t recover if their second-leading scorer was held without a field goal. It didn’t bother Centennial’s boys Friday night.
David Stern’s 30-year reign as NBA commissioner ended Friday, and among his numerous accomplishments was incorporating Las Vegas into the league’s ventures despite his anti-gambling stance.