As problems quickly piled up, UNLV coach Lon Kruger sorted through the mess and found no easy answers.
Every game and opponent is different. Lon Kruger is correct on that part. He was also accurate in saying a major reason his UNLV basketball team dropped games at home against New Mexico and at San Diego State last week had as much to do with opposing talent as anything else.
SALT LAKE CITY — If not for the efforts of Tre’Von Willis, UNLV could have been blown out and embarrassed Wednesday night.
The outcome had been decided. The only question was whether UNLV would make a second-half basket.
SALT LAKE CITY – Just when everything seemed to be running smoothly for UNLV, sophomore forward Chace Stanback said something went wrong. What exactly went wrong and why, he’s not sure.
When times get tough, even veteran basketball coaches can blow up under pressure. After a rough week for UNLV that included a pair of 10-point losses, coach Lon Kruger shows no signs of getting rattled.
If there was one basketball team UNLV didn’t want to fall behind, it was San Diego State. The Aztecs won all three meetings last season, and they scorched the Lady Rebels for a 29-point victory a month ago.
SAN DIEGO — Each time Billy White dunked, he was putting exclamation points on a victory over an opponent he relishes beating. White dunked three times and scored 19 points as San Diego State dominated UNLV 68-58 before a crowd of 9,224 at Viejas Arena.
SAN DIEGO — All freshmen deal with growing pains in one form or another, and UNLV guard Anthony Marshall has been through a few this season. Now comes the next step on his growth chart. With the 23rd-ranked Rebels on the ropes and backed into a corner in the Mountain West Conference title race, Marshall will make his first career road start today.
Radio call-in shows and message boards are typically flooded with negative comments about the UNLV basketball team after a loss.