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UNLV women's basketball scores rare commitment from local prospect

Sam Morris

Bishop Gorman's Diamond Major

UNLV women's basketball scores rare commitment from local prospect
hs recruiting: Diamond Major is rated as the nation's No. 54 wing for the class of 2013
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 (9:39 p.m.)
When basketball player Diamond Major took an unofficial recruiting trip to the UNLV campus, the 5-foot-11 forward was shocked at what she saw. “The facilities are amazing,” she said. “I didn’t realize how big UNLV was until I went on a visit. I wondered (to myself) why I hadn’t seen this before having lived here my whole life?”

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Bob Blum, right, covers a Lady Rebels game with broadcast partner Adam Candee. Blum died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at age 91.
Bob Blum, 91, remembered as a Southern Nevada sportscasting legend
Friends and colleagues fondly remember Blum, who worked closely with both UNLV and the Las Vegas 51s
Sunday, July 22, 2012
One of the most important voices in Southern Nevada sports, longtime UNLV announcer and Las Vegas 51s front-office assistant Bob Blum died Sunday. He was 91.

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Members of the Lady Rebels cheer with the Blue Jays during a girls youth summer basketball league game at the Downtown Recreation Center in Henderson  on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Lady Rebels turn night of basketball into memorable moment for Henderson youth teams
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
When this youth basketball game became a highly contested affair late in the fourth quarter Thursday, the 8- and 9-year-old girls in the Henderson recreation league weren’t alone in sharing in the excitement. That’s because members of the UNLV women’s basketball team made their annual appearance at the Downtown Recreation Center to visit during both of the league’s under-10 games.

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Lady Rebel basketball coach  Kathy Olivier watches her team during practice Thursday, October 20, 2011.
Despite quarterfinal loss, Lady Rebels heading in right direction with 22-win season
mwc tournament: New Mexico closes on a 16-4 run to eliminate UNLV in quarterfinal round of women's tournament
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
This loss will definitely sting for the UNLV women’s basketball team. However, the quarterfinal defeat on Wednesday in the Mountain West Conference tournament won’t take away from what has been a break through season. The Lady Rebels squandered a nine-point second half lead Wednesday with less than 10 minutes remaining against New Mexico at the Thomas & Mack Center, falling to recover after New Mexico connected on four consecutive 3-pointers to erase the deficit in a 61-58 loss.

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Athletic director Jim Livengood listens as UNLV President Neal Smastrek delivers his State of the University address Thursday, September 22, 2011.
UNLV athletics look to improve on all fronts in 2012
UNLV ATHLETICS:
Sunday, January 1, 2012
UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood knows that any successful structure starts with a good foundation. And that, he said, is was what the Rebels worked on in the past year.

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UNLV womens basketball player Sandrine Nzeukou is seen during practice Thursday, October 20, 2011.
UNLV's Sandrine Nzeukou learns to lead playing for Cameroon national team
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
It didn’t take long for Sandrine Nzeukou to realize she living out a dream. Nzeukou, a senior post player on the UNLV women’s basketball team, played for her native Cameroon last month.

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The UNLV bench watches as the final seconds tick away during Tuesday's Mountain West Conference tournament game against Wyoming at the Thomas & Mack Center. Wyoming won the game 60-55.
Lady Rebels eliminated in first-round tourney game
MWC TOURNAMENT:
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
There would be no deep run in the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament this March for the UNLV women’s squad. The Rebels rallied back from a double-digit second-half deficit Tuesday, but were limited to 29 percent shooting in falling, 60-55, to Wyoming in a first-round game at the Thomas & Mack Center. Last year, they won two tournament games in making a surprising run to the semifinals.

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A smattering of UNLV fans can be seen amid Wyoming fans during the first half of the women's Mountain West Conference tournament basketball game Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV fans showing their true colors at women's basketball game
ray brewer:
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Rebels fans are noticeably missing from the Thomas and Mack Center tonight. The UNLV women’s basketball team is playing Wyoming in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament and could have used your help.

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Lady Rebels snap 3-game losing streak with win against Air Force
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Freshman guard Kelli Thompson proved Saturday that her age is not indicative of her skills. The Compton, Calif., native posted 20 points and grabbed eight boards to help the Lady Rebels defeat Air Force 69-55 at home on Senior Night, breaking the team’s three-game losing streak.

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Lady Rebels' offense sputters in 51-35 loss to Utah
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Back-to-back wins against two Mountain West Conference squads had UNLV's womens basketball team fired up, but the Rebels' newfound confidence and shooting percentage quickly cooled off Wednesday night as they lost to Utah, 51-35.

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Lady Rebels defeat San Diego State, 66-59
Victory comes during annual Think Pink game to raise breast cancer awareness
Saturday, February 13, 2010
The UNLV Lady Rebels were sporting pink jerseys and a confident swagger Saturday as they defeated San Diego State 66-59 at home during the annual Think Pink game to raise awareness for breast cancer.

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Lady Rebels fall to TCU, 81-61, at home
Saturday, January 23, 2010
After defeating Texas Christian University in the 2009 Mountain West Conference Quarterfinals last season, the UNLV women’s basketball team hoped to rack up its first home win against the Horned Frogs on Saturday. The Lady Rebels came out with intensity in the first period, shooting 55.6 percent from the 3-point line and grabbing 19 boards.

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Lady Rebels fall in overtime to Colorado State
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Coming off a win in Salt Lake City last week, the UNLV women’s basketball team looked to gain its second Mountain West Conference victory against Colorado State on Wednesday night but couldn’t seal the deal in overtime. The Lady Rebels lost 66-65.

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Turnovers plague Lady Rebels in loss to New Mexico
UNLV BASKETBALL:
Saturday, January 9, 2010
After losing to BYU, the UNLV women’s basketball team tightened its defense but couldn’t put a stop to the excessive turnovers in Saturday’s 63-54 loss to New Mexico. New Mexico scored 19 points off 19 Rebels turnovers as the Lobos advanced to 1-1 in the Mountain West Conference. UNLV is now 0-2 in the conference and 7-9 overall.

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UNLV women drop first conference game to BYU
UNLV basketball: Lady Rebels succumb to BYU's defense and backcourt pressure
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The Mountain West Conference season didn't begin as well as the UNLV women's basketball team had hoped, with the Rebels falling to Brigham Young University, 71-61, on Wednesday night.

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