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Blog: Wolf Pack make it 3 in a row against UNLV with 64-62 win at the Mack

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UNLV guard Jordan Cornish sits dismayed on the bench as UNR goes up late at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. UNR went on to win 64-62.

Blog: Wolf Pack make it 3 in a row against UNLV with 64-62 win at the Mack
Rebels basketball:
Published Wed, Jan 7, 2015 (7 p.m.), Updated Wed, Jan 7, 2015 (10:22 p.m.)
Marqueze Coleman hit a long jumper in the final 10 seconds to send UNR to its third straight victory against UNLV, dropping the Rebels to 0-2 in Mountain West play with a 64-62 loss tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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UNLV forward Carlos Lopez Sosa guards Wyoming forward Larry Nance Jr. during their game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won 48-46.
Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 9
Analysis:
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Mountain West play is a little more than a week old and already it appears that the suspicions of a wide-open league race are true. Through at least two games for most teams only three teams are still undefeated and all three of them are underdogs tonight.

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UNLV head coach Dave Rice directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.
Rebels trying to prepare for UNR like they have recently against ranked teams
UNLV Basketball:
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Most of UNLV’s roster can be forgiven for not understanding the depths of tonight’s rivalry game against UNR. For starters, the basketball version rarely brings out the same vitriol as ...

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San Diego State forward J.J. O'brien fouls New Mexico guard Hugh Greenwood during their Mountain West Conference tournament championship game Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Lobos won their third straight title, defeating the Lobos 64-58.
Vegas Play of the Day: New Mexico at San Diego State
Sports Betting:
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...

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Kansas guard Frank Mason III steals the ball from UNLV guard Cody Doolin during the first half of a college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.
Rebels gain confidence from strong showing at No. 13 Kansas despite loss
UNLV Basketball: UNLV leads at halftime, plays hard for long stretches before fading in 76-61 loss at Allen Fieldhouse, returns home Wednesday vs. UNR
Sunday, January 4, 2015
For most of the game, no one without a chyron on their TV would have been able to tell which team was ranked No. 13 and which just lost in Wyoming. The Rebels went toe to toe for a long time in college basketball’s toughest venue, and by the end they emerged as one of the most optimistic teams on a two-game losing streak you could ever find ...

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Kansas guard Frank Mason III steals the ball from UNLV guard Cody Doolin during the first half of a college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.
Instant Analysis: UNLV’s early fight not enough to tap out Kansas
Rebels come unglued in final 10 minutes after giving Jayhawks all they could handle
Sunday, January 4, 2015
I attended two sporting events, separated by some 1,300 miles, within the last 18 hours. It’s eerie how similarly they played out. Both were fights, though only the first was ...

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Kansas guard Frank Mason III steals the ball from UNLV guard Cody Doolin during the first half of a college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.
Blog: Rebels run out of gas vs. No. 13 Kansas, lose 76-61
UNLV Basketball:
Sunday, January 4, 2015
The Rebels finished the toughest stretch in program history with a solid performance that wasn't enough as No. 13 Kansas overwhelmed UNLV down the stretch, using a 23-6 run to pull away for a 76-61 victory at Allen Fieldhouse.

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UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn (1) looks to a pass he made to teammate forward Christian Wood (5) past Arizona players at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.
Wood’s progression could take another long step forward at No. 13 Kansas
UNLV Basketball:
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Standing in a hallway inside Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas coach Bill Self looked around for a good way to further describe a player he had already said was “different than anybody you’ve ever seen.” “I think he can take one bounce and go from here to the restroom and back,” Self said, motioning toward an entrance about a half court away.

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Fans dressed in red and blue watch the second half of an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State and Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
Bern’s-Eye View: No college arena better than Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse
Analysis:
Friday, January 2, 2015
Stating subjectivity objectively is silly yet we do it all the time, and only with closer inspection do the claims either hold true or fall unfounded. Here’s an example, and I encourage you to put this one to the test, as some will do this weekend, because I’m prepared to stand by it: There might be equals, but no college basketball venue is better than Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse.

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UNLV's Rashad Vaughn looks to score against host Wyoming, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.
Rebels like almost everything except result in close loss at Wyoming
UNLV Basketball: UNLV shot well, won rebounds and got 29 points from Christian Wood, but the Cowboys hold on for 76-71 win in conference opener
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Christian Wood led Wyoming 19-14 less than nine minutes into the game, the result of perhaps the best start to a game that anyone in the Arena-Auditorium tonight has or will ever see. The UNLV sophomore hit every shot in sight, going 6-for-6 from the field and 4-of-4 at the free-throw line.

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UNLV head coach Dave Rice is pumped as his team just needs to secure the ball for a win over Arizona at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.
Blog: Wood’s career-high 29 points not enough in 76-71 loss at Wyoming
UNLV Basketball:
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
UNLV's Christian Wood scored a career-high 29 points, including the Rebels' first 19 points of the game, but Larry Nance matched him point for point and the Cowboys used a strong second half and 78.9 percent shooting at the free-throw line to pull out a 76-71 victory to remain undefeated at home. Wyoming improves to (12-2) while UNLV (9-4) drops the first conference game of the season in tough fashion.

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Air Force forward Kamryn Williams (4) hits the face of San Diego State forward Winston Shepard (13) after blocking his shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in San Diego.
Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 8
Analysis:
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The Forecast has been on hiatus on the website for a while, so hopefully you’ve been following along at my Twitter account, @TaylorBern, where I’ve posted every non-UNLV pick against the spread.

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UNLV guard Patrick McCaw (2) gets in a reverse layup past SUU guard John Marshall (5) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, December 27, 2014. .
Vegas Play of the Day: UNLV at Wyoming
Sports Betting:
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

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Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt yells to his players during their Mountain West Conference tournament game against UNLV Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 71-67.
Don’t expect UNLV’s New Year’s Eve plans at Wyoming to be pretty
Rebels Basketball: The Rebels (9-3) open Mountain West play on the road in Laramie, where the Cowboys (11-2) are undefeated this season
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Limping and wincing from a first-half ankle injury, Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr. did everything he could the last time he met the UNLV basketball team. Nance hobbled his way to 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in a 48-46 loss, the Rebels’ lowest-scoring victory since 2009.

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Sun All-City Team member Melvin Johnson from Canyon Springs High School
Canyon Springs player first to commit to UNLV football in Sanchez era
High School Recruiting:
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
New UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez received his first verbal commitment from a Las Vegas-area high school player today ...

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