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Live blog: Utes finding holes in UNLV's defense, leading 32-28

L.E. Baskow

UNLV guard Cody Doolin, right, and Utah center Dallin Bachynski fight for a loose ball at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Live blog: Utes finding holes in UNLV's defense, leading 32-28
UNLV basketball:
Published Sat, Dec 20, 2014 (7 p.m.), Updated 21 minutes ago
The Rebels' offense isn't looking any better early in the second half — Vaughn is now 3-of-11 — but the bigger concern is the defense allowing perimeter shooters to run around free.

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UNLV guard Cody Doolin (45) drives past Portland guard Bryce Pressley (1) on his way to a late-game basket at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
Rebels know what they’re up against in balanced, 14th-ranked Utah
UNLV Basketball:
The question was meant to get responses along the lines of, “We’re excited to play in Las Vegas and in this great venue, the MGM Grand Garden Arena.” And UNLV coach Dave Rice gave that kind of answer, eventually ...

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UCLA takes on Arizona State during their Pac-12 Basketball Tournament game Thursday, March 14, 2013, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Rebels’ first game on the Strip adds another local venue to their history
UNLV Basketball:
Friday, December 19, 2014
That it took this long is a story all to itself, but on Saturday two Las Vegas institutions will finally meet when UNLV basketball plays its first-ever game on the Strip.The Rebels (7-2) are taking on No. 14 Utah (7-2) in the nightcap of the ...

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UNLV guards Patrick McCaw and Cody Doolin celebrate their 75-73 overtime win over Portland on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Doolin wills UNLV to overtime victory ahead of key stretch of games
Rebels Basketball: Senior guard takes over to lead 75-73 comeback win against Portland before Rebels gauntlet starts Saturday against No. 14 Utah
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
He could describe exactly what transpired, yet Cody Doolin wasn’t sure it actually happened. “I don’t really remember. Maybe I blacked out,” Doolin said after accurately describing the play that sent UNLV into ...

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UNLV forward Christian Wood blocks a shot by Portland guard Bryce Pressley with UNLV teammate Goodluck Okonoboh assisting during their game against Portland at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
Instant Analysis: This could be signature victory Rebels needed
Ray Brewer:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Rebels trailed by eight points with about 3:30 remaining against visiting Portland, but rallied to force overtime and grabbed a momentum-building ...

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UNLV forward Christian Wood blocks a shot by Portland guard Bryce Pressley with UNLV teammate Goodluck Okonoboh assisting during their game against Portland at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
Blog: Doolin leads UNLV to thrilling 75-73 overtime victory vs. Portland
UNLV Basketball:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Cody Doolin saved UNLV, twice, and his final drive was the decisive one in a 75-73 overtime victory against Portland that saved UNLV from an ugly loss ahead of a brutal schedule that starts Saturday against No. 13 Utah.

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UNLV's Christian Wood soars through the air on his way to a slam dunk versus an overmatched St. Katherine at the Orleans Arena on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.
By the numbers: Stats and trends emerging as UNLV hits quarter pole
Rebels Basketball: The Rebels (6-2) return to the Thomas & Mack Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. against Portland (7-2)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A quarter of the way into the season, the Rebels (6-2) have a long ways to go to realize their potential. There are, however, many trends starting to emerge, some of them confirming preseason expectations and others offering surprising or inspiring results.

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Tony Sanchez is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach and presented a hat and ball by athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
Regents unanimously approve contract for Sanchez as UNLV football coach
UNLV football:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
After a short discussion about his credentials, the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved a four-year, $2 million contract for Tony Sanchez to ...

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Washington forward Khem Birch waits to enter during their NBA Summer League game against Atlanta Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Still a UNLV fan, Birch feels himself getting better in NBA D-League
Rebels Basketball:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Khem Birch left school a year early to become an undrafted, undersized forward playing in the NBA Developmental League with no guarantees for the future. Or at least that’s one way to view it.

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UNLV head coach Dave Rice and assistant coach Todd Simon talk during the Bishop Gorman vs. Findlay Prep basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime. Rice's brother Grant Rice is the Gorman coach, while Simon previously coached Findlay Prep.
UNLV assistant works long, strange hours to land top recruits
Sunday, December 14, 2014
It’s 5:15 a.m. The rain spits sideways against a rented Nissan Altima that Todd Simon is steering north on Interstate 95 toward New Haven, Conn. The rest of the Rebels flew home from New York the day before, but UNLV ...

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Patrick McCaw of UNLV and Tyler Larson of South Dakota scramble after a loose ball Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.
McCaw does a little bit of everything in Rebels’ victory against South Dakota
UNLV Basketball:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Pat McCaw can run the point and guard the interior, and his hands are in seemingly every passing lane. The only thing UNLV’s best all-around player hasn’t learned to do is pat himself on the back ...

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Rashad Vaughn (1) of UNLV looks for an opening as South Dakota's Casey Kasperbauer applies pressure Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Blog: Rebels secure nice victory away from home, 75-61 against South Dakota
Rebels basketball:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Pat McCaw swarmed everywhere around the court, Rashad Vaughn led the team with 18 points and Chris Wood weathered first-half foul trouble to finish strong as the Rebels secured a solid 75-61 victory tonight against South Dakota at the Sanford Pentagon.

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UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn (1) listens to head coach Dave Rice as he is subbed out of the game versus  Albany at the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday, November 29, 2014. L.E. Baskow.
Rice promises less patience for Rebels’ mistakes, starting this weekend
UNLV Basketball:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Whether the team responds to it properly or not, UNLV coach Dave Rice is talking like a man who plans to enter the meat of the Rebels’ nonconference schedule ...

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Tony Sanchez fist bumps with UNLV Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy after he is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom.
Sanchez committed to building support system for UNLV football
Rebels Football:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
UNLV wanted to try something different with its football program, and with 46 seasons of mostly awful results, that’s understandable. Enter a successful, fiery high school coach ...

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Bishop Gorman coach Tony Sanchez yells at his players during their game against Arbor View Friday, October 21, 2011. Gorman won their homecoming game 56-7.
Why Tony Sanchez will transform UNLV football into winning program
Ray Brewer:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tony Sanchez’s last college football game for New Mexico State was at Sam Boyd Stadium against UNLV in the mid-1990s. When he returned to Sam Boyd nearly 15 years later ...

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