UNLV Men's Basketball

Notebook: Inside Birch’s decision-making process and schedule update

Sam Morris

UNLV forward Khem Birch heads off the court after their Mountain West Conference semifinal game Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The #8 ranked San Diego State Aztecs won 59-51 to advance to the finals.

Notebook: Inside Birch’s decision-making process and schedule update
UNLV basketball:
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 (2 a.m.)
Khem Birch is awaiting the feedback from NBA general managers and scouts that will help him make a decision whether to stay at UNLV for his final season or enter the NBA Draft. Coach Dave Rice has submitted the paperwork and the NBA must respond by ...
UNLV forward Roscoe Smith dunks on San Diego State during their Mountain West Conference semifinal game Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. The No. 8-ranked San Diego State Aztecs won 59-51 to advance to the finals.
Junior Roscoe Smith to leave UNLV and enter name in NBA Draft
UNLV basketball:
Friday, April 4, 2014
Rebels junior forward Roscoe Smith will forgo his final year of eligibility and put his name into the NBA Draft pool, multiple sources tell the Sun. After sitting out a year because...
San Jose State coach Dave Wojcik watches his team during the first half of a Mountain West Conference men's tournament NCAA college basketball game against Boise State on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
San Jose State woes force Mountain West basketball tournament to go to 10 teams in 2014-15
UNLV quick hits:
Thursday, April 3, 2014
UNLV football isn’t the only Mountain West program expecting a subpar Academic Progress Rate score in June. San Jose State basketball’s struggles will impact the format of next year’s conference basketball tournament.
UNLV coach Dave Rice calls out a play during their Mountain West Conference tournament game against Wyoming on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 71-67.
Rebels in and around the program had a wild ride during Rice saga
UNLV basketball:
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
For most people it came out of nowhere, and Dave Rice’s flirtation with South Florida had more twists and turns than most relationships can muster in the first 24 hours. Several hours in, it seemed like UNLV’s coach was going to get what he wanted — more time and more financial commitment from UNLV — to stay put. But up until then ...
Freddie Banks converts an easy layup for the UNLV basketball team during its 1987 Final Four season.
UNLV’s Final Four records endure after decades
Sunday, March 30, 2014
To realize how big of an impact the Rebels had, you need only check the record books.
UNLV coach Dave Rice calls a timeout against Fresno State, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won 75-73 in overtime.
UNLV is lucky Dave Rice decided to stay
ray brewer:
Saturday, March 29, 2014
A coach that severely underachieved this past basketball season is getting a pay raise from financially strapped UNLV. And Dave Rice is worth every penny ...
UNLV coach Dave Rice calls out a play during their Mountain West Conference tournament game against Wyoming on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 71-67.
Rice staying put at UNLV with 2-year extension proposed by administration
Rebels quick hits: The Rebels' coach won't be heading to South Florida, which had reportedly offered him a long contract
Saturday, March 29, 2014
A whirlwind 24 hours of speculation came to a close Saturday evening with UNLV coach Dave Rice in the same position he’s been for three years, except with extra security and more money than before. After considering a contract to be the head coach at South Florida, Rice negotiated ...
UNLV head coach Dave Rice ponders the situation against San Diego State during their game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at Viejas Arena in San Diego. The 10th ranked SDSU won the game 63-52.
UNLV expects quick resolution to Rice’s career decision
Rebels basketball:
Friday, March 28, 2014
UNLV expects to hear Dave Rice’s decision soon, maybe by Saturday, and sources tell the Sun the Rebels’ coach is expected to accept an extension and possible raise from UNLV discussed at ...
UNLV coach Dave Rice reacts as a call goes against his team during their game against New Mexico Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV’s Dave Rice offered head coaching job at South Florida
Rebels basketball:
Friday, March 28, 2014
The Rebels’ already-hectic offseason has been spent figuring out who will return next season. That speculation now includes coach Dave Rice. Sources today confirmed a report that...
Findlay Prep players and coaches gather with teammate  Rashad Vaughn at a local McDonald's to honor him being  selected as a McDonald's All-American on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Vegas hoops All-American excited to take national stage before joining Rebels
UNLV basketball:
Friday, March 28, 2014
Rashad Vaughn had enough opportunities to see UNLV basketball up close that the program’s poor finish — no postseason for the first time in eight years — wasn’t going to sour him on the program...
UNLV coach Dave Rice reacts as a call goes against his team during their game against New Mexico Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
How can UNLV rebound from this season?
Sunday, March 23, 2014
UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice says he always looks in the mirror first when it comes to figuring out how to get UNLV back on the right track. There have been issues at various times with personnel, effort and execution, but that ultimately all falls on the head coach, and Rice knows that. So after the first year since 2006 without a postseason trip, change is coming, or at least that’s the plan. Some areas that need to be addressed...
UNLV associate head coach Heath Schroyer talks to his team during a time out during their Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic game against Santa Clara Sunday, Dec. 2013, at the Orleans Arena. UNLV won 92-71 and will face Mississippi State in the championship game Monday night.
UNLV assistant Heath Schroyer takes reins of UT Martin men's basketball program
Thursday, March 20, 2014
UT Martin has selected UNLV assistant Heath Schroyer to rebuild its men's basketball program that has lost over 20 games each of the last five seasons. In a university statement announcing the hire, Schroyer said Thursday, "I think we …
UNLV associate head coach Heath Schroyer yells to his team during their game against Utah State Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won 62-42.
UNLV associate head coach Schroyer leaving to take over at UT Martin
Rebels basketball: Heath Schroyer spent the past 3 seasons on coach Dave Rice's staff after previous head-coaching stints at Wyoming and Portland State
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
UNLV assistant Heath Schroyer will be the next head basketball coach at UT Martin, multiple sources confirmed to the Sun today. Schroyer will be introduced at a press conference on...
UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones complains to coach Dave Rice that he was fouled by San Diego State on a previous play during their Mountain West Conference semifinal game Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Aztecs won 59-51 to advance to the finals.
Junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones done playing for UNLV
Rebels coach Dave Rice announces the once suspended guard will leave the team but stay on scholarship to complete graduation
Sunday, March 16, 2014
On the day the season officially ended, many offseason wheels are already in motion for UNLV basketball. Junior shooting guard Bryce Dejean-Jones will not...
UNLV coach Dave Rice reacts as a call goes against his team during their game against New Mexico Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Runnin’ on empty: Rebels’ season ends without a postseason trip
rebels basketball: UNLV isn’t selected for the NIT and decides to focus on the offseason rather than pursue lesser tournaments
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Much like its start, UNLV’s 2013-14 basketball season ended with a whimper. The Rebels were not selected to the NIT and announced they would not seek a bid to the lesser two postseason tournaments, officially ending the season. This is the first year without a postseason trip since 2005-06.