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Progress apparent, but bigger tests await

Playtime is over for now. UNLV has won its first two basketball games to open what should be a highly successful season, and yet we have learned just a couple of things about the Rebels, neither of which will mean anything when Wisconsin visits Saturday.

UNLV dominates UC Riverside in season opener

Running the fast break for UNLV, Anthony Marshall lobbed a pass to Derrick Jasper for a dunk. The play started with tough defense, the key to getting easy baskets.

Kruger shows Mashour how crowded perimeter will be

You knew what kind of UNLV basketball opener it was going to be when the biggest question had nothing to do with the Rebels’ opponent, but rather whether a kid who has never played a minute of college ball would see action.

Rebels begin ‘highly anticipated season’ against UC Riverside

UNLV is a heavy favorite to win its first game against UC Riverside at 7:30 tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Highlanders, 12-17 last season, have five new starters and are picked to finish near the bottom of the Big West Conference.