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Canyon Springs player first to commit to UNLV football in Sanchez era

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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:
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 (6:30 p.m.)
New UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez received his first verbal commitment from a Las Vegas-area high school player today ...

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UNLV forward Christian Wood (5) taps in a teammates missed shot during the game versus Arizona at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.
Rebels grab votes in AP top 25; Wood named national player of the week
UNLV Basketball:
Monday, December 29, 2014
The UNLV basketball team received five votes today in the Associated Press top 25 rankings, jumping into consideration after upsetting then third-ranked Arizona last week. Also, UNLV sophomore forward Christian Wood was voted the Mountain West and CBSSports.com National Player of the Week ...

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UNLV guard Jordan Cornish (3) smiles from the floor after a foul call from Southern Utah during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, December 27, 2014.
Rebels blow out Southern Utah, have confidence heading into league play
UNLV Basketball: Players have no hangover after knocking off Arizona; use 21-1 scoring run to open second half
Saturday, December 27, 2014
When UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice was asked to evaluate his team today at the midway point of the season, the Rebels’ fourth-year coach had to stop and think. The Rebels on Tuesday beat third-ranked Arizona for one of the most important wins in the Rice tenure, and continued the strong play today with ...

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UNLV forward Christian Wood (5) dunk the ball over the Southern Utah defense during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, December 27, 2014.
Blog: Vaughn, Wood each score 22 points, lead Rebels to 79-45 victory over Southern Utah
UNLV Basketball: Goodluck Okonoboh (knee) is street clothes for UNLV; replaced by Dwayne Morgan in the starting lineup
Saturday, December 27, 2014
It was only a matter of time until the UNLV basketball team handled Southern Utah. After being held scoreless for the final 5:51 of the first half today, the Rebels opened the second half on a 21-1 scoring run in coasting to a lopsided ...

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UNLV's Jelan Kendrick steals the ball from Southern Utah's Juwan Major during their game Saturday, Dec. 14, in Cedar City, Utah.
For locals playing for Southern Utah basketball, game at UNLV will be special night
Rebels Basketball:
Friday, December 26, 2014
Trey Kennedy spent his childhood attending UNLV basketball games at the Thomas & Mack Center. Saturday, the sophomore guard at Southern Utah University will mark something off his bucket list, playing ...

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UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn celebrates atop the crowd after defeating Arizona 71-67 on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Young Rebels stand up and take down No. 3 Arizona in raucous Mack
UNLV Basketball: Fans rush the court after UNLV bounces back to knock off Wildcats (12-1) for biggest win since North Carolina in 2011
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
UNLV’s game-defining moment contained no points scored, no rebounds and no steals. In fact, it started with a turnover and ended with a foul by ...

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UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn celebrates atop the crowd after defeating Arizona 71-67 on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Instant Analysis: UNLV takes significant step forward in development, upsets No. 3 Arizona
Ray Brewer:
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
If this is the basketball program Dave Rice is building at UNLV, results like tonight could become a common occurrence. Pretty impressive win ...

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Arizona guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright (0) and UNLV guard Patrick McCaw (2) look to a loose ball at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. .
Blog: Rebels pull off big upset, taking down No. 3 Arizona 71-67 at the Mack
UNLV Basketball:
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Chris Wood scored 16 points in the second half, Rashad Vaughn took over down the stretch and Pat McCaw hit the final two free throws to a secure a 71-67 upset against No. 3 Arizona tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center. It's the biggest UNLV victory since defeating No. 1 North Carolina at the Orleans Arena four years ago.

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UNLV head coach Dave Rice shouts orders to UNLV guard Cody Doolin (45) and teammates during their  basketball versus Utah at the MGM Garden Arena on Saturday, December 20, 2014.
Plenty to address as Rebels turn their attention to No. 3 Arizona
UNLV Basketball: UNLV is 0-3, all double-digit losses, against the Pac-12 this season, and now the league's best team comes to the Mack for a 7:05 p.m. tip-off
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Rebels are generally a more focused group after losses, UNLV coach Dave Rice has said a few times this year, and that’s a positive as far as avoiding losing streaks. But the fact that ...

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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 in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
Sanchez announces full staff for his first season as UNLV’s football coach
Rebels Quick Hits:
Monday, December 22, 2014
First-year UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez officially announced his complete coaching staff today, filling in the few holes remaining after his press conference and a national radio interview last week. A pair of coaches are coming from ...

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Even Hey Reb is a bit dismayed as the game versus Utah appears to be a lost cause at the MGM Garden Arena on Saturday, December 20, 2014.
Rebels shoot their way out of any chance to upset No. 14 Utah at MGM Grand
UNLV basketball: UNLV's first-ever game on the Strip ends in a 59-46 defeat, in part because the Rebels (7-3) set several season lows on offense
Sunday, December 21, 2014
The No. 1 goal for the UNLV basketball team entering the MGM Grand Showcase was to control the defensive glass. No. 14 Utah hadn’t been outrebounded all season and that area, which the Rebels have struggled with for much of the season, figured to be key Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. ...

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UNLV forward Christian Wood, right, deflects a shot under the basket from Utah forward Chris Reyes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.
Instant Analysis: UNLV couldn’t buy a bucket against Utah, still a work in progress
Ray Brewer:
Saturday, December 20, 2014
In the first half, UNLV held Utah scoreless for about eight minutes in taking a brief lead minutes before halftime. Even during the Rebels' rally, you could sense Utah was going to pull away ...

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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.
Blog: UNLV’s offense awful in 59-46 loss to Utah at MGM Grand
UNLV Basketball:
Saturday, December 20, 2014
UNLV barely cracked 30 percent shooting on offense and Utah eventually wore down the Rebels at the other end, pulling away in the second half for a 59-46 tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Rebels fall to 7-3 with No. 3 Arizona coming to the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday.

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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:
Saturday, December 20, 2014
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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