UNLV Men's Basketball

Rebels moving on from tough loss by focusing on payback against CSU

Colorado State's J.J. Avila, center, and UNLV's Kevin Olekaibe come down from the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. Colorado State won 75-57.

Rebels moving on from tough loss by focusing on payback against CSU
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 (2 a.m.)
Tonight’s matchup against Colorado State might be UNLV's easiest remaining game. And it comes against a team that whupped the Rebels by 18 in their last meeting.
The referees confer during UNLV's 91-90 overtime loss to Boise State at Taco Bell Arena in Boise on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
On second thought: League official says UNLV should have had extra 0.1 on clock
Rebels basketball: Deville Smith's final 3-pointer at Boise State was waved off, but the Mountain West officiating coordinator said Smith's drive should have started at 3.4 seconds instead of 3.3
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Saturday’s loss is still a loss, but maybe Monday’s confirmation of a timing issue will provide the Rebels with some level of satisfaction. Maybe.
Canyon Springs coach Freddie Banks talks to guard Jordan Davis during their game against Las Vegas Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Green Valley High School. Canyon Springs won 64-55.
The high school team Freddie Banks coaches runs like his old UNLV teams; two wins away from state title
high school basketball: Canyon Springs High plays Spanish Springs Thursday in the state semifinals in Reno; likely will face Gorman Friday for championship
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Darrell McCall will start at center Thursday for the Canyon Springs High basketball team in the state semifinals against Northern Nevada’s Spanish Springs at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno. It’s just at 6-foot-3, McCall isn’t the typical post player. That’s just how Canyon Springs coach Freddie Banks likes it, tailoring his lineup to include mostly guards that quickly get up and down the court, proving to be the right formula in overwhelming the opposition. The Pioneers last week won their third Sunrise Regional championship in four seasons to earn a return trip to state.
Jelan Kendrick, left, consoles Deville Smith after UNLV's 91-90 overtime loss to Boise State at Taco Bell Arena in Boise on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
Bern's-Eye View: Don't let final 5 seconds obscure phenomenal game
analysis:
Monday, February 24, 2014
Predictable as it is, it’s a shame that so many storylines away from the court have taken the attention away from what was an incredibly entertaining basketball game Saturday night.
UNLV players Kevin Olekaibe, from left, Daquan Cook, Christian Wood and Kendall Smith are stunned by the ending of UNLV's 91-90 overtime loss to Boise State at Taco Bell Arena in Boise on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
'A cruel game': Rebels' celebration cut short when replay overturns victory
UNLV basketball: Deville Smith hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer that's eventually ruled no good in a 91-90 overtime loss at Boise State
Saturday, February 22, 2014
The most nerve-wracking two minutes of a thrilling night at Taco Bell Arena involved not a single shot or rebound. Instead it featured three referees, one flat screen and two teams waiting for the roller coaster to pull back into the station.
Boise State celebrates after a video review reveals the Broncos had won an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Boise State won 91-90 in overtime.
Blog: Rebels' last-second shot waved off in difficult overtime defeat
Rebels basketball:
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Deville Smith's last-second 3-pointer splashed through the basket but after multiple looks at the replay, the referees waved it off and awarded Boise State a hard-fought 91-90 victory in overtime tonight at Taco Bell Arena.
UNLV forward Christian Wood shoots over Boise State during a Mountain West Conference game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV notched a 73-69 come-from-behind victory.
Bern's-Eye View: Rebels' effort at Boise State will be telling
analysis:
Saturday, February 22, 2014
The outcome will be one thing, but the more interesting aspect of UNLV’s game at Boise State today is how much the Rebels will even care to be here.
San Francisco's Cody Doolin defends a Washington player in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, in Seattle. Washington won 80-52.
UNLV basketball continues work on roster, grabs point guard transfer
rebels basketball:
Friday, February 21, 2014
Point guard Cody Doolin is transferring to the UNLV basketball team from the University of San Francisco, a source confirmed to the Las Vegas Sun.
UNLV forwards Khem Birch, left, and Roscoe Smith react during the final minutes of their game against New Mexico Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won the game 68-56.
Rebels come up empty as Lobo fulfills his promise in 12-point New Mexico win
UNLV basketball: Lobos' Kendall Williams scores 29 in dominant performance against a UNLV squad that's now effectively out of the conference title race
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Kendall Williams surveyed the conquered arena and turned up his permanent smirk another level. The only Lobo to offer anything close to bulletin-board material heading into UNLV’s highly anticipated rematch with New Mexico backed it up and then some tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center.
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.
Instant Analysis: Follies abound as UNLV stumbles in key spot against New Mexico
Plenty of troubling aspects in another sloppy performance from the Rebels
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The cover art or defining image of UNLV’s 68-56 disappointment against New Mexico Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center had to come with 16:56 remaining in the game.
UNLV students try to distract New Mexico forward Cameron Bairstow as he takes a free throw during the first half of their Mountain West Conference game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Blog: New Mexico plays vastly better game in 12-point win against UNLV
UNLV basketball:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Kendall Williams scored 29 points, Cameron Bairstow tossed in 18 and New Mexico controlled the game the entire way in a 68-56 victory against UNLV tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The 1989-90 NCAA champion Runnin' Rebels
High Five: UNLV tops list of best all-time March Madness teams
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
http://www.ncaa.com/video/basketball-men/2014-02-18/high-five-best-march-madness-teams-unc-duke-ucla-indiana-unlv
UNLV fan creates, tweets controversial image
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/unlv-fan-creates-tweets-controversial-image/24551548
New Mexico's Alex Kirk, right, and UNLV's Bryce Dejean-Jones battle for position Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Albuquerque. UNLV won 76-73.
UNLV-New Mexico at the Mack has the makings of a classic showdown
Rebels basketball: The Lobos are out for revenge while the Rebels are looking to stay relavent in the league race tonight at 8 on ESPN2
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
It’s impossible to know exactly how much New Mexico forward Alex Kirk’s comments affected the Rebels the last time these two teams met. What’s more certain is that, whatever the reasons, that was the best 40 minutes UNLV (17-8, 8-4) has played this conference season.
UNLV bows his head after a missed free throw against Boise State during their Mountain West Conference game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV notched a 73-69 come from behind victory.
Three factors sinking UNLV's basketball season
Sunday, February 16, 2014
It’s safe to say the UNLV basketball season hasn’t gone according to plan. The Rebels suffered shocking defeats to Air Force and UNR, both mediocre teams at best, and lost by 19 points to UC Santa Barbara. Worse yet, those losses came at home, where the Rebels are supposed to enjoy an advantage by playing before large crowds in the biggest arena in the Mountain West Conference. With six regular-season games remaining, UNLV has one signature win — Jan. 15 at New Mexico.