It’s not happening now because it never was then, the idea that Rick Pitino would be negotiating with UNLV with the goal of the Hall of Fame coach replacing Marvin Menzies.
Former women’s basketball coach at UNLV is determined not to let health issues keep him from watching his daughter play college volleyball.
Fresno State waltzed into a subdued Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, made 15 of 29 3-pointers, limited UNLV to 3 of 15 on 3s and left town with an 83-65 victory.
UNLV’s basketball team on Tuesday night knocked off another conference team from distance, and in the process swept the regular-season series from New Mexico for the first time in eight years with a 74-58 victory.
The calendar flips this time each year and college basketball welcomes conference play, when even teams that endured some forgettable results the previous month can hold onto the idea that failure is simply the opportunity to begin anew.
A forgettable start to his final college season hung in the air before an announced crowd of 5,107 at T-Mobile Arena, but when Noah Robotham’s fallaway 3-pointer fell, the Rebels had a 92-90 overtime victory over Brigham Young.
In a game they never led and, well, one you really never thought they would win, the Rebels fell to Cincinnati 65-61 before an announced gathering of 9,572 at the Thomas Mack Center.
UNLV’s basketball team continues its seven-game homestand to open the season Wednesday night against Valparaiso, when senior Shakur Juiston will take his usual place in the starting lineup and once again pursue rebounds like a cat might a feather on a bobbing string.
One of the main problems with UNLV athletics, perhaps the central one, is the fact it either doesn’t realize or accept its place in today’s world of collegiate athletics.
UNLV played better than that forgettable loss to Loyola Marymount, walking away a winner on Tuesday night before an announced gathering of 7,327 at Thomas Mack Center.