UNLV finally lost a basketball game this season, and given the Rebels’ early-season dominance, a defeat could signal an immediate letdown. At least if the Rebels weren’t facing one of the nation’s most talented teams.
While it’s impossible to directly connect Arizona being linked to arguably one of the biggest scandals in NCAA history with what has been surprisingly inconsistent results thus far, it’s hardly a stretch to suggest the two storylines share a common alliance.
Bennett Koch and Klint Carlson combined for 53 points to lead Northern Iowa to a 77-68 overtime victory over UNLV on Wednesday night in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Breaking down UNLV’s basketball game at Northern Iowa at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
UNLV’s basketball team plays at Northern Iowa on Wednesday as part of the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge. The Panthers won the 2010 meeting in the NCAA Tournament when Ali Farokhmanesh hit the game-winning 3-pointer.
Five opposing players to watch when the UNLV basketball teams plays at Northern Iowa at 5 p.m. Wednesday and against Arizona at the Thomas & Mack Center at 7 p.m. Saturday.
UNLV freshman forward Brandon McCoy was named Mountain West basketball player of the week. He posted double-doubles in each of the Rebels’ three victories.
The Rebels outscored Southern Utah 16-2 to close the game and improve to 6-0 with a 101-82 win Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Junior Jordyn Bell started just three games last season and averaged 4.3 points for the UNLV women’s basketball team. But this season, she is determined to take a step forward.