UNLV football fans have groaned for many years as top local talent not only left for Bowl Championship Series schools but even such places as Utah, San Diego State and UNR — and later helped beat the Rebels.
PROVO, Utah — For a long stretch of tough road, Tre’Von Willis and UNLV were in complete control. … And then came the crash, a sudden breakdown caused by empty possessions and various errors that turned the Mountain West Conference opener into another disappointment for the Rebels. … Willis scored a game-high 24 points but could not be the closer as Brigham Young staged a late rally to defeat UNLV 77-73 in an intense back-and-forth battle Wednesday night at the Marriott Center.
After trailing Brigham Young by 12 points early in the second half, a hungry Lady Rebels squad pulled within two three times down the stretch.
PROVO, Utah — On this side of the court, it is just the first of 16 conference games, just one defeat to an opponent that loses at home about as often as Tre’Von Willis thinks pass first, dribble second.
PROVO, Utah — It was apparent early in his career that Brigham Young guard Jimmer Fredette was a future star. His game, similar to his unique first name, made an impression.
Listen closely. You can hear it. It has happened each time UNLV’s basketball team lost a game the last few years.
A steep climb awaits UNLV at the outset of the Mountain West Conference schedule. But instead of dreading the road trip, junior guard Tre’Von Willis is packing up and getting excited.
Moving quickly in an attempt to play catch-up in recruiting, new UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck on Monday announced the hiring of seven coaches to his projected nine-man staff.