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UNLV’s first half sublime, timely

Matt Shaw says it wasn’t about making a statement, because he has been part of a college basketball program for years now and understands the roller-coaster ride that is a 30-game regular season. He has seen how rhythm shooting can propel teams to unbelievable stretches of play, how it can demoralize even a ranked opponent.

Rebels concede little to BYU

It’s natural to watch Jimmer Fredette and come away impressed with the Brigham Young junior guard. Flaws in his game are hard to find.

Ex-Rebels guard Smith starts career on radio after pal Gondo dies

After an exceptional career at UNLV and a seven-year stint in the NBA that ended in 1984, Robert Smith never left basketball. The former point guard played in the Continental Basketball Association and in France, coached at all levels from youth to college and spent a lot of time in local rec centers teaching fundamentals.

NCAA proposes March mediocrity

At an NCAA Tournament party inside a South Point ballroom in March, hundreds of college basketball fans gathered for the opening day of games.
They ate (some), drank (a lot) and wagered (even more). They cheered and booed. They shot baskets for prizes. They laughed when Brigham Young lost another first-round game.

UNLV avoids drama

LARAMIE, Wyo. — After a month in which every game was suspenseful for UNLV, junior forward Matt Shaw enjoyed a night that was in no way stressful.

Rebels sharpshooter Wallace to start for injured Jasper

LARAMIE, Wyo. — No insult intended to junior guard Kendall Wallace, but when he’s in the starting lineup for UNLV, it’s probably because of bad news. In this case, it’s another injury.