A 13-year veteran of the Marine Corps, Eldorado girls basketball coach Danielle Pope knows a little bit about toughness and heart.
UNLV seemed to be matching the lack of energy that came from the small and less-than-enthusiastic crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center for much of the first half on Wednesday night.
College players asked to embrace a reserve role can often act immaturely and pout about the supposed demotion. Others can accept the challenge and try to prove they deserve more minutes. UNLV junior Jelan Kendrick chose the latter path on Wednesday night
After a 73-65 loss, Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson called his players “uncoachable,” ”a bunch of mama’s boys” and compared the disciplining of his young team to housebreaking a puppy. Hinson also called starting point guard Marcus Fillyaw “absolutely awful.”
In Chris Wood’s dreams, he’s in a one-on-one matchup with Kevin Durant and matching the three-time NBA scoring champion shot for shot.
Foothill girls basketball coach Eric Kruger knows his team can keep up in an offensive shootout. Kruger found out Tuesday that the Falcons also are capable of grinding out a close victory.
Bishop Gorman boys basketball coach Grant Rice remembers the days when Las Vegas was a mecca for holiday-time hoops.
Sierra Vista boys basketball coach Keith Ulrich thought his team had a quickness advantage against Mojave on Monday. The Mountain Lions finally took advantage of it in the fourth quarter.
In the offseason, when plans are formed and promises made, coach Dave Rice presented a vision of UNLV attacking with full-court pressure defense and running opponents ragged in offensive transition.
Clark boys basketball coach Chad Beeten didn’t mince words when he gave his assessment of Friday’s first half.