It took four years for Utah center Luke Nevill to quiet the criticism that he was a 7-foot-2-inch, 265-pound underachiever. He stood head and shoulders above the crowd but seldom was a standout as he made progress seemingly at the pace of his lumbering stride.
Jamie Smith is the basketball player that has undoubtedly kept college coaches up late visualizing all the rebounds and instinctive plays and clutch shots they might have owned had they just looked harder at those darn highlight tapes.
Shamela Hampton and Brittany Halberg came to UNLV in 2005, joining a program that was used to winning.
Optimism surrounded UNLV and senior guard Wink Adams in October, when a promising season seemed to await.
SAN DIEGO — As the regular season ended in anguish and more disappointment for UNLV, Lorrenzo Wade had reason to celebrate.