UNLV lost its starting backcourt from last season in Jordan Johnson and Jovan Mooring. Now, freshmen Trey Woodbury and Bryce Hamilton are trying to help fill those holes.
UNLV’s Noah Robotham, a Bishop Gorman graduate who sat out last season after transferring from Akron, practiced Friday knowing he would play in games. He is expected to start at point guard for the Rebels.
Dan Ayala was one of the founders of the informal basketball coaches’ breakfast held in conjunction with summertime horse racing meetings in Del Mar, California. The former Lady Rebels coach died Monday at age 82.
UNLV will play 27 games this basketball season on an ESPN channel, CBS Sports Network, AT&T SportsNet or the Big Ten Network.
Dan Ayala, who owns the highest winning percentage among UNLV women’s basketball coaches, died Monday in hospice care at 82. Ayala coached the Lady Rebels from 1975 to 1980, going 109-23 for an 82.7 winning percentage.
New Jersey point guard Josh Pierre-Louis committed to UNLV’s basketball team on Sunday. That could complete the Rebels’ 2018-19 recruiting class.
UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois saw a lot of positives in her first year, with five conference championships coming from Olympic sports. But she knows most of the focus is on football and men’s basketball.
UNLV could play 17 teams that made the postseason last season, including three who reached the NCAA Tournament in Boise State, Duke and Gonzaga.