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With rally, Lady Rebs live to play another day

The Lady Rebels almost were crushed again. They withstood first- and second-half runs by San Jose State that almost ended their basketball season. But UNLV rallied to beat the Spartans 78-75 for its first conference tournament victory since 2009.

New Mexico captures Mountain West title, beats Rebels 63-56

It appeared Anthony Bennett might be unstoppable. The bigger the game, the better the UNLV freshman forward typically plays, and he opened at his best. But then he disappeared, and eventually so did the Rebels’ hopes of winning a title Saturday afternoon.

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Top-seed New Mexico advances to Mountain West title game

Top-seeded New Mexico used a big run to pull away from fourth-seeded San Diego State and advance to the Mountain West tournament championship game with a 60-50 victory in the first semifinal game on Friday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Reinhardt ditches leg warmers, shows off hot hand

I’m not so sure it’s this simple, but for all the weirdness of this college basketball season, it just might be: My esteemed colleague, fellow Review-Journal columnist Ron Kantowski, viewed Katin Reinhardt’s recent shooting slump in the most basic of terms.

Basketball odyssey: 3 tourneys, 12 games, 11 hours

It is closing in on 11 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center and Buster Bronco, the Boise State mascot, is starting to morph into Secretariat, “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” mascot. I am starting to lose it.

Lady Rebels lose tournament opener to New Mexico, 72-59

UNLV suffered a loss in Mountain West basketball tournament quarterfinals to New Mexico for the second year in a row, losing 72-59 today. The Lady Rebels’ season ended at 12-19.

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Top-seed New Mexico struggles but advances

It’s not always so easy to slow Kendall Williams, but even when the junior guard is an offensive no-show, New Mexico keeps rolling anyway.

San Diego State slows potent duo early, fends off Boise State

Less than one week ago, Derrick Marks and Anthony Drmic combined for 50 points, including 34 of Boise State’s 38 in the second half, to lift the Broncos to a four-point win over San Diego State in the teams’ regular-season finale.

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