UNLV Men's Basketball

Rebels shoot their way out of any chance to upset No. 14 Utah at MGM Grand

L.E. Baskow

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
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 (1 a.m.)
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. ...
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 ...
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 the 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.
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 ...
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 ...
UNLV guards Patrick McCaw and Cody Doolin celebrate their 75-73 overtime win over Portland on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Doolin wills UNLV to overtime victory ahead of key stretch of games
Rebels Basketball: Senior guard takes over to lead 75-73 comeback win against Portland before Rebels gauntlet starts Saturday against No. 14 Utah
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
He could describe exactly what transpired, yet Cody Doolin wasn’t sure it actually happened. “I don’t really remember. Maybe I blacked out,” Doolin said after accurately describing the play that sent UNLV into ...
UNLV forward Christian Wood blocks a shot by Portland guard Bryce Pressley with UNLV teammate Goodluck Okonoboh assisting during their game against Portland at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
Instant Analysis: This could be signature victory Rebels needed
Ray Brewer:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Rebels trailed by eight points with about 3:30 remaining against visiting Portland, but rallied to force overtime and grabbed a momentum-building ...
UNLV forward Christian Wood blocks a shot by Portland guard Bryce Pressley with UNLV teammate Goodluck Okonoboh assisting during their game against Portland at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
Blog: Doolin leads UNLV to thrilling 75-73 overtime victory vs. Portland
UNLV Basketball:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Cody Doolin saved UNLV, twice, and his final drive was the decisive one in a 75-73 overtime victory against Portland that saved UNLV from an ugly loss ahead of a brutal schedule that starts Saturday against No. 13 Utah.
UNLV's Christian Wood soars through the air on his way to a slam dunk versus an overmatched St. Katherine at the Orleans Arena on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.
By the numbers: Stats and trends emerging as UNLV hits quarter pole
Rebels Basketball: The Rebels (6-2) return to the Thomas & Mack Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. against Portland (7-2)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A quarter of the way into the season, the Rebels (6-2) have a long ways to go to realize their potential. There are, however, many trends starting to emerge, some of them confirming preseason expectations and others offering surprising or inspiring results.
Washington forward Khem Birch waits to enter during their NBA Summer League game against Atlanta Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Still a UNLV fan, Birch feels himself getting better in NBA D-League
Rebels Basketball:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Khem Birch left school a year early to become an undrafted, undersized forward playing in the NBA Developmental League with no guarantees for the future. Or at least that’s one way to view it.
UNLV head coach Dave Rice and assistant coach Todd Simon talk during the Bishop Gorman vs. Findlay Prep basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime. Rice's brother Grant Rice is the Gorman coach, while Simon previously coached Findlay Prep.
UNLV assistant works long, strange hours to land top recruits
Sunday, December 14, 2014
It’s 5:15 a.m. The rain spits sideways against a rented Nissan Altima that Todd Simon is steering north on Interstate 95 toward New Haven, Conn. The rest of the Rebels flew home from New York the day before, but UNLV ...
Patrick McCaw of UNLV and Tyler Larson of South Dakota scramble after a loose ball Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.
McCaw does a little bit of everything in Rebels’ victory against South Dakota
UNLV Basketball:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Pat McCaw can run the point and guard the interior, and his hands are in seemingly every passing lane. The only thing UNLV’s best all-around player hasn’t learned to do is pat himself on the back ...
Rashad Vaughn (1) of UNLV looks for an opening as South Dakota's Casey Kasperbauer applies pressure Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Blog: Rebels secure nice victory away from home, 75-61 against South Dakota
Rebels basketball:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Pat McCaw swarmed everywhere around the court, Rashad Vaughn led the team with 18 points and Chris Wood weathered first-half foul trouble to finish strong as the Rebels secured a solid 75-61 victory tonight against South Dakota at the Sanford Pentagon.
UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn (1) listens to head coach Dave Rice as he is subbed out of the game versus  Albany at the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday, November 29, 2014. L.E. Baskow.
Rice promises less patience for Rebels’ mistakes, starting this weekend
UNLV Basketball:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Whether the team responds to it properly or not, UNLV coach Dave Rice is talking like a man who plans to enter the meat of the Rebels’ nonconference schedule ...
UNLV's head coach Dave Rice signals his players with Dantley Walker (30) behind during their game at the Orleans Arena on Friday, December 5, 2014.
End of Rebels’ bench gets into the action during 60-point victory
UNLV Basketball:
Friday, December 5, 2014
With a short bench and an overmatched opponent, UNLV's Dantley Walker knew he would play more than his previous high of ...