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Rebels handle their business in 11-point victory vs. overmatched Air Force

UNLV's Jelan Kendrick directs his teammates in the Rebels' 74-63 victory against Air Force on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Rebels handle their business in 11-point victory vs. overmatched Air Force
UNLV basketball:
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 (10:45 p.m.)
A glance at the Mountain West standings has to induce at least a cringe for anyone with a UNLV rooting interest, because as the league logjams at the midway point, the Rebels’ past sins keep them on the outside looking in ...

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UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn (1) and UNLV guard Patrick McCaw (2) are excited as the score is tied up during their game with New Mexico at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
Blog: Rebels make it 3 in a row with 74-63 victory against Air Force
Rebels basketball:
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Five Rebels scored in double figures and UNLV controlled the game most of the second half on the way to a 74-63 victory tonight against Air Force. It's the Rebels' third straight victory, and their reward is ...

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Tony Sanchez is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach by athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy and director of media relations Mark Wallington in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
UNLV football season ticket sales could spike because of new coach Sanchez
Rebels Football:
Saturday, January 31, 2015
A new coach should attract new season ticket holders for UNLV football. When the university in early February begins its marketing push for ...

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UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn celebrates with teammates and fans after beating Arizona 71-67 at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.
Rebels’ freshmen looking for first 3-game conference winning streak
UNLV Basketball:
Friday, January 30, 2015
The Rebels made it to 2015 without a losing streak, but once the calendar flipped it took more than three weeks for the return of a winning streak. Both games went down to the wire but UNLV has won two straight, and Saturday it will look to bump that to three in a row against struggling Air Force.

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UNLV forward Goodluck Okonoboh (11) pulls down a rebound against Utah State at the Thomas & Mack Center Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.
Injured Okonoboh leads Rebels to payback 67-62 victory at UNR
UNLV Basketball: The freshman forward had 13 points, nine rebounds and five blocks while Christian Wood registered his 11th double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
For a team that’s lost five conference games that all came down to the final possessions, UNLV doesn’t lack confidence at the end of close games.

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UNLV lost to UNR 76-72 at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Blog: UNLV captures first true road victory of the year, 67-62 at UNR
Rebels Basketball:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Christian Wood hit a huge 3 in the final minutes, Goodluck Okonoboh contributed 13 points and nine rebounds and UNLV held off a second-half charge to snap UNR's three-game win streak in the series and get out of Reno with a 67-62 victory for its first true road win of the season.

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San Diego State coach Steve Fisher has a word with a referee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 12
Analysis:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The only Mountain West team that’s ranked in any poll — Colorado State is No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll — is an underdog tonight, if that gives you any idea about the balance of this league.

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UNLV and UNR players all scramble to recover a loose ball during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. L.E. Baskow.
Rebels preparing for fight to snap skid against in-state rival
UNLV Basketball:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
In the minutes after UNLV lost to UNR at the Thomas & Mack Center, freshman Rashad Vaughn was already talking about payback ...

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UNLV guard Cody Doolin (45) is congratulated by fans after UNLV beat Utah State in overtime at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Doolin's two free throws put UNLV up 79-77.
Rebels finally on right side of game-ending plays in win against Utah State
UNLV Basketball: UNLV had lost three straight and six out of seven but on Saturday managed to hold on in OT for a 79-77 victory against the Aggies
Saturday, January 24, 2015
It was the type of play that, to many, should have landed UNLV freshman Jordan Cornish an immediate seat on the bench ...

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UNLV guard Cody Doolin (45) is congratulated by Jelan Kendrick after sinking his first of two free throws in overtime at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.
Blog: UNLV capitalizes on mistake, fights its way to 79-77 win against Utah State
Rebels Basketball:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
David Collette scored 24 points on 12-of-16 shooting, but the only thing the Utah State freshman will be able to think about is his bizarre foul that handed UNLV a lifeline and the 79-77 overtime victory tonight at the Mack.

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Bishop Gorman Gaels linebacker Nela Otukolo, center, looks on with other defensive players while waiting for the call to go in during a team practice at Fertitta Field on Monday afternoon.
Gorman football-to-UNLV pipeline starts with this commit
UNLV Football:
Friday, January 23, 2015
Bishop Gorman High senior linebacker Nela Otukolo might be the most significant prospect in Tony Sanchez’s first recruiting class as the UNLV football coach ...

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck with a look of concern on his face as the turnovers begin in the third quarter against UNR in Sam Boyd Stadium on Friday, November 29, 2014.
Bobby Hauck named special teams coordinator at San Diego State
UNLV Quick Hits:
Friday, January 23, 2015
Former UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck has a new gig. Hauck, who went 14-58 in five seasons at UNLV and resigned last November, was announced today as ...

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New Mexico guard Jordan Goodman (2) gets off a shot just past UNLV forward Christian Wood (5) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
Rebels’ late-game execution plaguing them in narrow league losses
UNLV Basketball: UNLV doesn't have any time to sulk after its third straight defeat as Utah State comes into the Mack on Saturday for a 5 p.m. tip-off
Friday, January 23, 2015
One of the keys to the Rebels’ recent losses has been their performance down the stretch. Whether it was botching offensive sets or more often ...

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UNLV and New Mexico players battle under the basket during their game Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Rebels sink even further with latest loss, dropping to 1-5 in league play
UNLV Basketball: New Mexico's Hugh Greenwood dominates in the Thomas & Mack Center, leading Lobos to 71-69 victory. UNLV has lost three in a row and six out of seven
Thursday, January 22, 2015
It was a tweet that motivated New Mexico’s Hugh Greenwood to another level, but it was lack of execution that really cost UNLV another close game. With everything even, including the rebounding totals, the Rebels failed to block out the Lobos’ Jordan Goodman, who put back an offensive rebound for ...

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UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn gets off a jump shot over New Mexico center Obij Aget during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.
Instant Analysis: 1-5 start in Mountain West play a new low for Rebels
Ray Brewer:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Even the most negative UNLV basketball fan would not have predicted a 1-5 start to Mountain West play. Even worse, it’s tough to find an area where the Rebels are getting better. New Mexico won again at the Thomas & Mack Center, handing UNLV a 71-69 defeat tonight in dropping the Rebels’ record to 10-9 overall. One game over .500. Unreal ...

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