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Rebel Roster Takes Shape

The roster for the 2016-2017 is almost complete. Three players,  Senior Dwayne Morgan. and Junior Tyrell Green and Sophomore Jalen Poyser, will return.  New recruits are Seniors Jordan Johnson, Uche Ofoegbu, and Christian Jones. Junior Jovan Mooring, is joined by Sophomores Kris Clyburn. Freshmen recruits are, Jaylen Ballou, Djordjijie Sljivancanin, Cheikna Dembele, Ben Coupet, and […]

The roster for the 2016-2017 is almost complete. Three players,  Senior Dwayne Morgan. and Junior Tyrell Green and Sophomore Jalen Poyser, will return.  New recruits are Seniors Jordan Johnson, Uche Ofoegbu, and Christian Jones. Junior Jovan Mooring, is joined by Sophomores Kris Clyburn. Freshmen recruits are, Jaylen Ballou, Djordjijie Sljivancanin, Cheikna Dembele, Ben Coupet, and Zion Morgan. Senior Jordan Johnson will redshirt.

This summer the players are working hard with their new teammates. This year’s schedule is daunting. But Coach Marvin Menzies is hoping to meld the group quickly.

Menzies Era Begins

New Rebel basketball coach Marvin Menzies begins coaching, after a successful career at New Mexico State University. Menzies, who served as an assistant coach to Lon Kruger in 2004-2005, also assisted Rick Pitino at Louisville and Reggie Theus at NMSU. While the Aggie head coach, Menzies compiled a 198-111 record, winning WAC championships in 5 […]

New Rebel basketball coach Marvin Menzies begins coaching, after a successful career at New Mexico State University. Menzies, who served as an assistant coach to Lon Kruger in 2004-2005, also assisted Rick Pitino at Louisville and Reggie Theus at NMSU.

While the Aggie head coach, Menzies compiled a 198-111 record, winning WAC championships in 5 of his nine years. He coached five teams in the NCAA tournament.

He has been hard at work assembling his staff and team for next year.  Welcome, Coach!

 

Rice Out, Simon In

Dave Rice, UNLV Head Basketball Coach for 4 1/2 years, resigned January 1o, effective immediately. His contract salary 0f $300,000 per year will be paid through 2019. Rice compiled a 98-54 record as Rebel coach. 37-32 in Mountain West Conference play. His best year was his first, when his team was 26-9. Assistant Head Coach […]

Dave Rice, UNLV Head Basketball Coach for 4 1/2 years, resigned January 1o, effective immediately. His contract salary 0f $300,000 per year will be paid through 2019. Rice compiled a 98-54 record as Rebel coach. 37-32 in Mountain West Conference play. His best year was his first, when his team was 26-9.

Assistant Head Coach Todd Simon was named the interim Head Coach.  The Remainder of the staff, Stacey Augmon, Ryan Miller, and Max Good, continue, at this time.

A coaching search will be conducted. Several names have been mentioned.

Rebs Head to Front Range

After being upset 69-66 by Fresno State,  UNLV will head out for the difficult Front Range road trip. The Rebels will take on Colorado State on Wednesday, January 6, and at Wyoming on Saturday,  January 9. The team, (9-5, 0-1) hopes to get vack on track with

After being upset 69-66 by Fresno State,  UNLV will head out for the difficult Front Range road trip. The Rebels will take on Colorado State on Wednesday, January 6, and at Wyoming on Saturday,  January 9. The team, (9-5, 0-1) hopes to get vack on track with

Maui Invitational Ahead For UNLV

After a 3-0 start, with victories over Cal-Poly (74-72), New Mexico Highlands (107-45), and Southern Utah (84-74), the UNLV Rebels fly to Hawaii for a date with UCLA in the Maui Invitational Tournament. The game is scheduled for 8:30 PM, Pacific time, Monday, November 23. The winner of the UCLA-UNLV game faces the winner of […]

After a 3-0 start, with victories over Cal-Poly (74-72), New Mexico Highlands (107-45), and Southern Utah (84-74), the UNLV Rebels fly to Hawaii for a date with UCLA in the Maui Invitational Tournament. The game is scheduled for 8:30 PM, Pacific time, Monday, November 23.

The winner of the UCLA-UNLV game faces the winner of the Kansas-Chaminade game. Losers pair off, also.  Game time TBD, November 24.

Rebs 2015-16 Roster Set

UNLV Coach Dave Rice has been busy since last season adding quality recruits to his returning players. Back for this season are regulars Jordan Cornish, Patrick McCaw, Dwayne Morgan, and Goodluck Okonoboh, as well as redshirts Daquan Cook, Ben Carter, and Jerome Seagears. New freshman recruits are Jaylen Poyser, Derrick Jones, and Stephen Zimmerman. Fifth-year seniors […]

UNLV Coach Dave Rice has been busy since last season adding quality recruits to his returning players.

Back for this season are regulars Jordan Cornish, Patrick McCaw, Dwayne Morgan, and Goodluck Okonoboh, as well as redshirts Daquan Cook, Ben Carter, and Jerome Seagears.

New freshman recruits are Jaylen Poyser, Derrick Jones, and Stephen Zimmerman.

Fifth-year seniors Ike Nwamu will join, as will JC transfer Tyrell Bellot-Green.

Last, but not least, is St. John’s transfer Chris Obepka, who will redshirt this season.

Intra-squad games should be challenging, to say the least! Rebel fans can’t wait.

Rebs End Season, Look Forward

UNLV’s basketball team completed the 2014-2015 season with a 67-64 loss to San Diego State in the Mountain West post season tournament. The Rebels finished with a disappointing 18-15 record, missing post season play for the second consecutive year. The Rebels, who dropped a number of close conference games will return a number of players […]

UNLV’s basketball team completed the 2014-2015 season with a 67-64 loss to San Diego State in the Mountain West post season tournament. The Rebels finished with a disappointing 18-15 record, missing post season play for the second consecutive year.

The Rebels, who dropped a number of close conference games will return a number of players to next year’s squad. Coach David Rice has been directed to greatly improve the team’s performance next year, which he has pledged to do.

Tark Farewell at Thomas and Mack

Thousands of people gathered at the Thomas and Mack Center, the House that Tark Built, to say goodbye to a Las Vegas Legend. Tributes, humorous, and serious, lauded the extraordinary life of Coach Jerry Tarkanian. All could agree that Coach Tark was one in a million.  A superior coach, a father figure, family man, and […]

Thousands of people gathered at the Thomas and Mack Center, the House that Tark Built, to say goodbye to a Las Vegas Legend. Tributes, humorous, and serious, lauded the extraordinary life of Coach Jerry Tarkanian.

All could agree that Coach Tark was one in a million.  A superior coach, a father figure, family man, and friend.

The climax of the occasion was the singing of “My Way.” dedicated to Tark. His way, indeed.

Passing Of A Legend

Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Was 84 LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – Legendary basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, who took the Runnin’ Rebels to four Final Fours and brought home the national championship in 1990, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. He was 84. A campus memorial event is being planned. Details […]

Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Was 84

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – Legendary basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, who took the Runnin’ Rebels to four Final Fours and brought home the national championship in 1990, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. He was 84.

A campus memorial event is being planned. Details will be announced soon.

“The UNLV community mourns the passing of Coach Jerry Tarkanian, and our condolences are with Jerry’s wife, Lois, and the Tarkanian family,” said UNLV President Len Jessup.

“Coach Tarkanian’s contribution to UNLV and Southern Nevada stretches far beyond the game of basketball. Many in Southern Nevada and around the nation were introduced to UNLV through Coach Tarkanian and the Runnin’ Rebels. He made Runnin’ Rebel basketball a brand name during his 19 years on campus, inspiring our community and creating a legacy that endures to this day. He will be deeply missed though fondly remembered as a college basketball icon and as one of the greats in our university’s history.”

Current UNLV men’s basketball head coach Dave Rice was both a player and coach under Tarkanian. He said, “The qualities that make UNLV a great university – opportunity, self-determination and equality – are the same qualities that coach Tarkanian ingrained in his teams. The impact of coach’s contributions to our university, our community, his players and all of college basketball, is immeasurable.”

Rice added, “He instilled in me a confidence and commitment to doing what I believe is right for all people I am around. He saw something in me and gave me my first opportunity in coaching and I will be forever grateful. He will always be a part of UNLV, and our university is a better institution because of that. We are all saddened by this loss, our deepest condolences to the Tarkanian family.”

Milestones

Tarkanian, who coached the Runnin’ Rebels from 1973 to 1992, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 8, 2013, in recognition of his significant achievements as a basketball coach. He is the first UNLV coach or player to be enshrined.

Among the milestones achieved by Tarkanian, popularly known as “Tark the Shark,” while serving as a collegiate head coach are:

Setting a record margin of victory in a national men’s basketball championship game when his 1990 Runnin’ Rebels team defeated Duke 103-73. That 30-point margin still holds the record today.
Compiling a Division I coaching record of 784-202 while at Long Beach State, UNLV, and Fresno State.
Achieving a career winning percentage of .784 as recognized by NCAA ranks 10th all-time.
Becoming the second fastest coach to reach 700 career wins in NCAA history, behind only Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp.
Coaching Division I teams for a total of 31 years.
Posting a 509-105 (.829) record at UNLV.
Having a winning season each year at UNLV while coaching 13 players recognized as All-Americans a total of 20 times.
Winning 11 regular-season conference championships, seven tournament championships and made 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, including a string of nine straight – all at UNLV.
Coaching his final UNLV game on March 3, 1992, with the Rebels defeating Utah State 65-53. He left UNLV as the winningest coach in college basketball history (.835).
In addition to the Hall of Fame, a variety of honors have been bestowed upon Tarkanian over the years, including:
In 2013 sculptor Brian Hanlon created a bronze statue [link to: http://news.unlv.edu/article/ghost-chair] of Tarkanian showing the coach biting on the omnipresent game-day towel as he leans forward in his chair, appearing to watch a suspenseful moment in a game. Underwritten by the UNLV Alumni Association and private donations, the sculpture sits outside the Thomas & Mack Center.
In 2010, a year that marked the 20th anniversary of the national championship, the UNLV Alumni Association presented Tarkanian with its Silver State Award for his contributions to UNLV and to the Southern Nevada community. It is the highest honor the association awards to someone who is not a UNLV alumnus.
In 2005, the university named the basketball court at the Thomas & Mack Center after Tarkanian.
In 1998, was named to both UNLV’s Athletics Hall of Fame and the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame.
In 1983, was named Coach of the Year by the United Press International. Was also an eight-time conference coach of the year at UNLV.

UNLV Athletics Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy noted the lifelong bonds that Tarkanian formed with his players and their families. “Our hearts are heavy today, as we’ve lost an icon — a leader who will be forever remembered,” she said. “Coach Tarkanian was fiercely proud of UNLV. He loved his student-athletes and their families. And he cared deeply about the Las Vegas community.

“He was a fighter, and his teams reflected that same intensity and fighting spirit. He was never afraid to stand up for a cause, or a person, he believed in – and nothing was more important to him than fairness. He valued loyalty and dedication above all else, and returned it in equal measure. He coached with intensity, but lived a life defined by generosity.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Coach’s family, his many friends, and the generations of players whose lives were bettered because of him. He will be deeply missed.”

Early Career

Born Aug. 8, 1930, in Euclid, Ohio, Tarkanian earned an associate of arts degree from Pasadena City College in California before transferring to Fresno State, where he played basketball for the Bulldogs for two seasons before graduating in 1955 with a bachelor of arts degree. He later earned a master’s degree in educational management from the University of Redlands.

He began his collegiate coaching career in 1961 at California’s Riverside City College, later moving to Pasadena (Calif.) City College . Then in 1968 it was on to California State University, Long Beach. In 1973, he became head coach of the Runnin’ Rebels, the fifth in program history. After leaving UNLV in 1992, he briefly coached the San Antonio Spurs later that year. In 1995 he became head coach at his alma mater, Fresno State, remaining with the Bulldogs until his retirement in 2002.

In 38 total seasons on the sideline, he won an all-time record 990 games, among all divisions including junior college,

Tarkanian is survived by his wife, Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian; four children, Pam Tarkanian, Jodie Diamant, Danny Tarkanian, and George Tarkanian; and numerous grandchildren.

More Info

For more on Tarkanian, visit the UNLV Pioneer: Jerry Tarkanian website.

Share your comments and memories of Coach Tarkanian in your social media accounts using #Tark.

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Rebs Back on Track, Beat UNR

After  suffering close losses in 6 of their  seven previous games. the UNLV Rebels won an overtime thriller over Utah State, 79-77, at the Thomas and Mack, January 24. They then followed up with a 67-62 win at Reno”s Lawlor Events Center, ending a three-game losing streak to the Wolf Pack on January 27. UNLV […]

After  suffering close losses in 6 of their  seven previous games. the UNLV Rebels won an overtime thriller over Utah State, 79-77, at the Thomas and Mack, January 24.

They then followed up with a 67-62 win at Reno”s Lawlor Events Center, ending a three-game losing streak to the Wolf Pack on January 27.

UNLV stands 12-9, with a 3-5 Mountain West Conference record.  Their next game is at Air Force, on Saturday, January 31, at 7:00 PM, Pacific Time.

Legend’s Symanski- Broadcaster

Legends leader Leon Symanski was the color commentator on Saturday’s MW streaming broadcast of UNLV’s 79-45 win over Southern Utah. along with Tony Cordasco. Symanski did a great job analyzing the action, especially adding player’s perspective to the game.  Hopefully, we’ll enjoy the “silver-throat attorney” on future broadcasts.

Legends leader Leon Symanski was the color commentator on Saturday’s MW streaming broadcast of UNLV’s 79-45 win over Southern Utah. along with Tony Cordasco.

Symanski did a great job analyzing the action, especially adding player’s perspective to the game.  Hopefully, we’ll enjoy the “silver-throat attorney” on future broadcasts.

Rebs down #3 Arizona, Southern Utah

The Rebels completed a great week with a pair of victories. First, an upset of number 3-ranked Arizona at the Thomas and Mack, 71-67.  Christian Wood starred, netting 24 points and 10 rebounds in an ESPN game. Then, they downed Southern Utah, 79-45, dominating the game.  Christian Wood again led scoring with 22 points, along […]

The Rebels completed a great week with a pair of victories. First, an upset of number 3-ranked Arizona at the Thomas and Mack, 71-67.  Christian Wood starred, netting 24 points and 10 rebounds in an ESPN game.

Then, they downed Southern Utah, 79-45, dominating the game.  Christian Wood again led scoring with 22 points, along with Rashad Vaughn, who had 22 also.  Wood also grabbed 14 rebounds.  Jelan Kendrick snared 11, with 7 assists.

A fine week, but now the team travels to Wyoming for a tough New Year’s Eve game, followed by another road game on the 3rd versus Kansas.

Rebs Enter Tough Schedule Stretch

After downing Portland State 75-73 in overtime, the Rebels stand 7-2.  They now begin a five game stretch of opponents that may be the toughest in years, if not UNLV history. Games at Southern Utah and Mountain West Conference  leader Wyoming are sandwiched by tilts versus top twenty- five teams Utah, Arizona, and at Kansas. […]

After downing Portland State 75-73 in overtime, the Rebels stand 7-2.  They now begin a five game stretch of opponents that may be the toughest in years, if not UNLV history. Games at Southern Utah and Mountain West Conference  leader Wyoming are sandwiched by tilts versus top twenty- five teams Utah, Arizona, and at Kansas.

For as team with five freshmen playing important minutes, and only two seniors, the learning process has bee predictably bumpy during their first nine games. This group of games will provide a real test of the team’s progress, heading into conference play.  Game on!

Summer Coaching News

It’s been an eventful summer for the Rebel coaching staff.  Assistant Coach Heath Schroyer left the staff to become head coach at Middle Tennessee State.  Coach Rice found a replacement well known for his recruiting, Ryan Miller.  Miller previously assisted at Auburn and New Mexico. Recently, former Rebel player Curtis Terry was added as a […]

It’s been an eventful summer for the Rebel coaching staff.  Assistant Coach Heath Schroyer left the staff to become head coach at Middle Tennessee State.  Coach Rice found a replacement well known for his recruiting, Ryan Miller.  Miller previously assisted at Auburn and New Mexico.

Recently, former Rebel player Curtis Terry was added as a graduate assistant.  The former point guard who played in NCAA tournaments for UNLV.

Last week, Coach Rice added former Rebel head coach Max Good as a special assistant. With previous UNLV experience and 22 years of  head coaching of NCAA teams, Good brings great knowledge and success.

The additions, combined with Rice and assistants Todd Simon and Stacey Augmon, give the Rebels a wide-range of abilities and experience.

Tark Enters Hall of Fame

On Sunday, September 8, 2013,  Coach Jerry Tarkanian will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. Long overdue, and well-deserved. Congratulations, Coach Tark!

On Sunday, September 8, 2013,  Coach Jerry Tarkanian will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.

Long overdue, and well-deserved. Congratulations, Coach Tark!

Legends Reunion Saturday

A reminder to all Rebel fans:  The third annual UNLV Legends Reunion will take place on Saturday, May 30, at Hooters, on Tropicana, beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is free, with special drink prices and a buffet dinner available. Join us for a fun evening!

A reminder to all Rebel fans:  The third annual UNLV Legends Reunion will take place on Saturday, May 30, at Hooters, on Tropicana, beginning at 7:00 PM.

Admission is free, with special drink prices and a buffet dinner available.

Join us for a fun evening!

Reinhardt to Transfer

Katin Reinhardt, a freshman starter for the 2012-2013 Rebel team, has announced he will transfer from UNLV. According to Rivals.com, his likely destination is USC. Reinhardt, who was second on the Rebel team in minutes played and shots taken, wishes more time at the point guard position. With three others competing for the spot next […]

Katin Reinhardt, a freshman starter for the 2012-2013 Rebel team, has announced he will transfer from UNLV. According to Rivals.com, his likely destination is USC.

Reinhardt, who was second on the Rebel team in minutes played and shots taken, wishes more time at the point guard position. With three others competing for the spot next year, Reinhardt chose to move, rather than compete for playing time.

Third Annual Legends Reunion

  – Great opportunity for Rebel fans to interact with UNLV Legends from the past 5 decades. – Auction will be held to raise money for Legends Foundation.  Several unique Runnin’ Rebel items, including a Nike Hall Of Fame basketball autographed by Jerry Tarkanian, – T-shirt sales for Legends Foundation – Special room rates at […]

 

  • – Great opportunity for Rebel fans to interact with UNLV Legends from the past 5 decades.
  • – Auction will be held to raise money for Legends Foundation.  Several unique Runnin’ Rebel items, including a Nike Hall Of Fame basketball autographed by Jerry Tarkanian,
  • – T-shirt sales for Legends Foundation
  • – Special room rates at Hooters Las Vegas for that weekend

 

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Tarkanian Sculpture Announced

    A proposed bronze statue of former UNLV Coach Jerry Tarkanian was announced last week. The statue, along with a backdrop monument, will be located outside the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of UNLV. Former UNLV Athletic Director Brad Rothermel, the UNLV Alumni Association, and the UNLV Legends worked on the preparation. […]

 

 

Tark StatueA proposed bronze statue of former UNLV Coach Jerry Tarkanian was announced last week. The statue, along with a backdrop monument, will be located outside the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of UNLV. Former UNLV Athletic Director Brad Rothermel, the UNLV Alumni Association, and the UNLV Legends worked on the preparation.

The monument will be sculpted by Brian Hanlon, sculptor for the Naismith Hall of Fame, to be completed in July. This statue will be in addition to the induction of Tarkanian into the Hall of Fame on September 8. Danny Tarkanian and the Tarkanian family had much input on the design.

The statue, pictures Tarkanian sitting, with his ever-present towel, next to an empty chair.  Tarkanian usually refused to let anyone sit next to him on the bench. The approximate $150,000 cost will be funded by private donations. To donate, use  onefortark.com.

Coach Tark- Hall of Fame Member

Coach Jerry Tarkanian has been elected a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Tarkanian who was 509-105 in 19 years as Runnin’ Rebel coach, will have his election announced Monday, April 8, in conjunction with the NCAA National Championship game. Tarkanian also coached collegiately for the Long Beach State 49ers,  and Fresno State […]

Coach Jerry Tarkanian has been elected a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Tarkanian who was 509-105 in 19 years as Runnin’ Rebel coach, will have his election announced Monday, April 8, in conjunction with the NCAA National Championship game.

Tarkanian also coached collegiately for the Long Beach State 49ers,  and Fresno State Bulldogs, and in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs.

The Legends congratulate Coach Tark on this well-deserved honor.

Rebs Drop Tourney Opener, Reload

The Rebels’ season came to a disappointing end March 21, with a 64-61 loss to the California Golden Bears. For the fourth consecutive year, UNLV exited after their first game. The following Wednesday, the 27th, the coaching staff received word of the commitment of Duane Morgan, a 6-8, 190 lb. high school star from Baltimore. […]

The Rebels’ season came to a disappointing end March 21, with a 64-61 loss to the California Golden Bears. For the fourth consecutive year, UNLV exited after their first game.

The following Wednesday, the 27th, the coaching staff received word of the commitment of Duane Morgan, a 6-8, 190 lb. high school star from Baltimore.  Morgan, ranked number 13 in the class of 2014, chose UNLV over Maryland and Georgetown.

With Anthony Bennett leaving for the NBA, and without further departures, Coach Dave Rice now has his players in place for the next two seasons. The staff can now concentrate on the class of 2015.

Rebels Enter 20th Tournament

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels will face California in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament.  The 25-9 Rebels will be playing in their 20th tournament, fourth consecutive. They enter with a 5th seed, the highest since 1991, and an overall record of 33-18 in the dance. The game with Cal, which finished […]

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels will face California in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament.  The 25-9 Rebels will be playing in their 20th tournament, fourth consecutive. They enter with a 5th seed, the highest since 1991, and an overall record of 33-18 in the dance.

The game with Cal, which finished 20-12 this season, will be played in San Jose at approximately 4;27 P.S.T. on Thursday the 21st, broadcast on truTv.

UNLV won the teams’ previous game this season, 76-75 on Quintrell Thomas’ putback hoop with 1.2 seconds left in the game.

The winner will advance to play 4th seeded Syracuse.

Rebels enter MWC Tournament

Wednesday, March 13, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels enter the Mountai West Conference tournament as the third seed.  The Rebels had hoped for the second seed, but lost to Fresno State in the regular season finale. Air Force will be UNLV’s opponent in the first round.

Wednesday, March 13, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels enter the Mountai West Conference tournament as the third seed.  The Rebels had hoped for the second seed, but lost to Fresno State in the regular season finale.

Air Force will be UNLV’s opponent in the first round.

Rebs Enter Home Stretch

With only a road game versus UNR and home games against Boise State and Fresno, the UNLV Rebels are in the home stretch of regular season play. Following those games will be the Mountain West Conference Tournament, to be held March 12-16, at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. These last games are […]

With only a road game versus UNR and home games against Boise State and Fresno, the UNLV Rebels are in the home stretch of regular season play. Following those games will be the Mountain West Conference Tournament, to be held March 12-16, at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

These last games are critical to UNLV, which has a 21-7 overall record, and 8-5 in conference play,  With a current RPI of #17, the Rebels can make a statement for a good seed in the NCAA Tournament by winning out.

Home Sweet Home

UNLV returned home to defeat San Diego State , 72-70, in front of a sellout crowd of 18,577 Saturday night. Joel Anthony, who has a ring as a member of the World Champion Miami Heat, was in attendance as the Rebels overcame an 11-point first half deficit, to beat the Aztecs. The Rebels’ “Canadian Connection” […]

UNLV returned home to defeat San Diego State , 72-70, in front of a sellout crowd of 18,577 Saturday night. Joel Anthony, who has a ring as a member of the World Champion Miami Heat, was in attendance as the Rebels overcame an 11-point first half deficit, to beat the Aztecs.

The Rebels’ “Canadian Connection” of Anthony Bennett connected for 21 and 16 points, respectively, and added 19 rebounds in the win.

Rebels Down Lobos 64-55

After a bad week in which they lost games to Boise State and Fresno State, UNLV used a strong defensive effort to beat first-place #15 New Mexico 64-55 at the Thomas and Mack in front of a raucous crowd of 17,738, Saturday night. The Rebels, 18-6, 5-4, were led by Anthony Bennett’s 17 points and […]

After a bad week in which they lost games to Boise State and Fresno State, UNLV used a strong defensive effort to beat first-place #15 New Mexico 64-55 at the Thomas and Mack in front of a raucous crowd of 17,738, Saturday night.

The Rebels, 18-6, 5-4, were led by Anthony Bennett’s 17 points and 9 rebounds, never trailed in the contest, and led by as many as 16. The Rebs held the Lobos to 33.9% shooting, and 18% on three-point shots.

UNLV heads back on the road, where they have struggled at 1-4 in conference, for a tough game against Air Force on Wednesday, on Military Appreciation Night.

Rebs Back Home After Split

The Runnin’ Rebels are home after a tough road trip, splitting a pair of games.  In an important win, UNLV topped San Diego State at Viejas Arena in San Diego, 82-75.  They followed with a 66-61 loss at Colorado State. The first four conference games of the season contained arguably the three most difficult MWC […]

The Runnin’ Rebels are home after a tough road trip, splitting a pair of games.  In an important win, UNLV topped San Diego State at Viejas Arena in San Diego, 82-75.  They followed with a 66-61 loss at Colorado State.

The first four conference games of the season contained arguably the three most difficult MWC contests.  The Rebels have now played their three toughest MWC opponents on the road. Road games in the conference are always challenging.  UNLV was able to win one of the three, losing also to New Mexico.  Sandwiched was a victory over Air Force at home.

The rest of the schedule contains many challenges.  The MWC is rated the 3rd best conference in the country, with six teams in the top 100 squads in the U.S.

Some home cooking should be good for the Rebels.

14-3 Rebels Face Challenges

The UNLV Rebels will be playing their next two games in hostile environments, against tough teams.  First up is San Diego State at Viejas Center on Wednesday, January 16.  The Aztecs, ranked #15 at 14-2 are always a tough matchup. Next come the 13-3 Colorado State Rams, at Moby Arena. The Rebels, 14-3, 1-1, are […]

The UNLV Rebels will be playing their next two games in hostile environments, against tough teams.  First up is San Diego State at Viejas Center on Wednesday, January 16.  The Aztecs, ranked #15 at 14-2 are always a tough matchup.

Next come the 13-3 Colorado State Rams, at Moby Arena.

The Rebels, 14-3, 1-1, are looking for their best eforts in the two games.

Rebs Enter Conference 13-2

UNLV will play it’s first conference game Wednesday, against New Mexico, in the Pit at Albuquerque.  Ranked 20th in the coaches’ poll, and 26th in the AP poll, the Rebels will begin play in one of the toughest conferences in the nation this year. The Mountain West has a number of great teams, and is […]

UNLV will play it’s first conference game Wednesday, against New Mexico, in the Pit at Albuquerque.  Ranked 20th in the coaches’ poll, and 26th in the AP poll, the Rebels will begin play in one of the toughest conferences in the nation this year. The Mountain West has a number of great teams, and is expected to get four, or even five NCAA tournament bids.  Every game projects to be tough.

Led by freshman star Anthony Bennett and senior Anthony Marshall, the team has, at times, looked like a powerhouse, and at others, not so much.  The first part of league play, with games against UNM, San Diego State, and Colorado State, on the road, will tell a lot about this year’s probable success.

Now, it gets interesting.

UNC tops Rebels 79-73

UNLV’s trip to Chapel Hill ended with a 79-73 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels.  After a sluggish first half in which they fell behinds by as many as 15 points, the Rebels came back in the second half.  At one point, the Rebs gained a 49-48  lead, but fell short, committing 17 turnovers […]

UNLV’s trip to Chapel Hill ended with a 79-73 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels.  After a sluggish first half in which they fell behinds by as many as 15 points, the Rebels came back in the second half.  At one point, the Rebs gained a 49-48  lead, but fell short, committing 17 turnovers and missing 11 free throws, including the front ends of several one-and-ones.

Anthony Bennett, Anthony Marshall, and Katin Reinhardt had 15 points each in the game.  Marshall had six assists, and Bennet had thirteen rebounds.

UNLV returns to action on Thursday, against Chicago State.

REBS DROP CANISIUS 89-74

Anthony Bennett and Khem Birch pit on a Canadian show Saturday night, leading a victory over Canisius with 21 and 20 points, respectively. Katin Reinhardt added 14, and Bryce DeJean Jones 11 in the 89-74 win, before 14,533 fans at the Thomas and Mack Center. The Rebels enter their holiday break with an 11-1 mark. […]

Anthony Bennett and Khem Birch pit on a Canadian show Saturday night, leading a victory over Canisius with 21 and 20 points, respectively. Katin Reinhardt added 14, and Bryce DeJean Jones 11 in the 89-74 win, before 14,533 fans at the Thomas and Mack Center.

The Rebels enter their holiday break with an 11-1 mark.  Their next game will be at North Carolina on December 29.

Rebs tip UTEP, 62-60

UNLV completed the third road game in a row with a 62-60 thriller.  The Rebels, who had led by as many as 15 points, let the lead slip to two. Kenner Tucker of UTEP missed a three-pointer at the buzzer, much to the relief of Coach Dave Rice. Bryce DeJean-Jones led the Runnin’ Rebels with […]

UNLV completed the third road game in a row with a 62-60 thriller.  The Rebels, who had led by as many as 15 points, let the lead slip to two. Kenner Tucker of UTEP missed a three-pointer at the buzzer, much to the relief of Coach Dave Rice. Bryce DeJean-Jones led the Runnin’ Rebels with 12 points, while Anthony Marshall had 12.

UNLV returns home to playNorthern Iowa on Wednesday, December 19th, at 7:00 PM, at the Thomas and Mack.

“Q” saves “W” Over Cal

Quintrell Thomas grabbed an airball shot by Anthony Marshall, spun around, and hit a layin with 1.2 seconds left to beat California,76-75, Sunday night at Berkeley.  UNLV, 7-1, managed to take a seesaw battle from Cal, 6-2. The Golden Bears came into the game with an RPI of #17, and provided a tough test for […]

Quintrell Thomas grabbed an airball shot by Anthony Marshall, spun around, and hit a layin with 1.2 seconds left to beat California,76-75, Sunday night at Berkeley.  UNLV, 7-1, managed to take a seesaw battle from Cal, 6-2.

The Golden Bears came into the game with an RPI of #17, and provided a tough test for the Rebels.

The enjoyment of the victory was dampened by the first-half injury to Mike Moser.  Moser dislocated his elbow when a Cal player fell on his arm during a scramble for a loose ball.  The injury appeared serious, but it is unknown how long Moser will be out.

UNLV’s next game will be with Laverne Thursday night at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Rebels 6-1, #18, 21

After Tuesday’s 68-60 win over Portland, in their first road game of the season, the Rebels now have a record of 6-1.  Following their 83-79 loss to #29  Oregon, UNLV beat Iowa State 87-70, UC Irvine 85-57, and Hawaii 77-63. Freshman Anthony Bennett leads the team in scoring, averaging  17.7 points per game.  Mike Moser […]

After Tuesday’s 68-60 win over Portland, in their first road game of the season, the Rebels now have a record of 6-1.  Following their 83-79 loss to #29  Oregon, UNLV beat Iowa State 87-70, UC Irvine 85-57, and Hawaii 77-63.

Freshman Anthony Bennett leads the team in scoring, averaging  17.7 points per game.  Mike Moser is the rebounding leader, at 9.1 rpg.  Anthony Marshall leads in assists, at 6.0 per game.

The Rebels remain nationally ranked at #18 in the ESPN poll, and #21 in the AP top 25.

Next up is California, on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00 PM.  Catch the game in ESPNU.

 

Balanced Rebels Down Jacksonville State

Five Runnin’ Rebels scored in double figures Saturday night to lead a 77-58 win over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. Mike Moser, who scored just two points in his last game, led scorers with 19 points. Justin Hawkins had 16 points.  Anthony Bennett added 12, Katin Reinhardt and Anthony Marshall had 11 each. The Rebels opened […]

Five Runnin’ Rebels scored in double figures Saturday night to lead a 77-58 win over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. Mike Moser, who scored just two points in his last game, led scorers with 19 points. Justin Hawkins had 16 points.  Anthony Bennett added 12, Katin Reinhardt and Anthony Marshall had 11 each.

The Rebels opened an 18-point lead in the first half, allowing only 14 from the Gamecocks.  The pace and scoring increased in the second half, with UNLV outscoring Jacksonville 45-44 in the period.

The schedule toughens up this week, as the team plays Oregon on Friday, and Cincinnati or Iowa State on Saturday.

“One of the things this team desperately needs is game experience,”  Coach Dave Rice stated, “and good games and tough games are coming up soon.”

UNLV Blows Out NAU in Opener

At the Thomas and Mack Center Monday night, playing before the largest opening-game crowd in team history, 18,127, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels crushed the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 92-54. The four newest Rebels all scored in double figures. Anthony Bennett led the way with 22 points, followed by Bryce Dejean-Jones, with  15 points, Katin Reinhardt, 14 […]

At the Thomas and Mack Center Monday night, playing before the largest opening-game crowd in team history, 18,127, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels crushed the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 92-54.

The four newest Rebels all scored in double figures. Anthony Bennett led the way with 22 points, followed by Bryce Dejean-Jones, with  15 points, Katin Reinhardt, 14 and Savon Goodman, 11.  Senior Anthony Marshall chipped in 14 points and six assists. Mike Moser grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the team.

As a team, the Rebels shot 50% on 33 of 66 shots. They hit 9 of 27 three-point shots.  NAU was held to 25% shooting.  UNLV outrebounded the smaller Lumberjacks 51-29.

The team, which plays Jacksonville State on Saturday at 7:00 at the Mack, won’t rest on their laurels, according to Coach Dave Rice.

“Believe me, we’re not satisfied, Rice said, “We’ve got a long way to go, and it’s a group that has high expectations.”

 

 

Regular Season Opens Monday

After surviving a scare in its lone exhibition game of the 2012-13 season, the No. 18/19 UNLV men’s basketball team will open the regular season on Monday, Nov. 12, against Northern Arizona at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center

After surviving a scare in its lone exhibition game of the 2012-13 season, the No. 18/19 UNLV men’s basketball team will open the regular season on Monday, Nov. 12, against Northern Arizona at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center

Runnin’ Rebels Ranked 18th

The UNLV men’s basketball team is ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press’ preseason Top 25

The UNLV men’s basketball team is ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press’ preseason Top 25

Runnin’ Rebel Scarlet/Gray Game Showcase

The UNLV men’s basketball team will hold a free fan event on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. Named the Runnin’ Rebel Scarlet/Gray Showcase, fans are invited to celebrate the start of the 2012-13 season with festivities that will include a dunk contest, the Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage and […]

The UNLV men’s basketball team will hold a free fan event on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. Named the Runnin’ Rebel Scarlet/Gray Showcase, fans are invited to celebrate the start of the 2012-13 season with festivities that will include a dunk contest, the Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage and the Legends game.

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Runnin’ Rebels in the NBA

  Runnin’ Rebels in the NBA Anthony Bennett – Brooklyn Nets Derrick Jones Jr. – Phoenix Suns Rashad Vaughn – Milwaukee Bucks Christian Wood – Charlotte Hornets Stephen Zimmerman – Orlando Magic Patrick McCaw – Golden State Warriors

 

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Runnin’ Rebels in the NBA

Anthony Bennett – Brooklyn Nets
Derrick Jones Jr. – Phoenix Suns
Rashad Vaughn – Milwaukee Bucks
Christian Wood – Charlotte Hornets
Stephen Zimmerman – Orlando Magic
Patrick McCaw – Golden State Warriors

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NBA First Round Draft Club

13 Runnin’ Rebels have been drafted in the NBA’s first round since 1975.

13 Runnin’ Rebels have been drafted in the NBA’s first round since 1975.

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