Rebels up to No. 12 in AP poll, Marshall honored by MWC

After dropping last Monday in the wake of a Mountain West opener loss at San Diego State, UNLV returned to No. 12 in the AP Top 25 poll Monday morning.

The Rebels (18-3 overall, 2-1 Mountain West) checked in at No. 16 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.

Dave Rice’s club bounced back from the loss at Viejas Arena with a 101-78 drubbing of TCU on Wednesday, then avoided dropping two games behind the Aztecs in the loss column with an 80-63 victory over New Mexico at a sold out Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday night.

Now, UNLV finishes up the first half of a shortened 14-game league schedule by playing three of its next four on the road. On Wednesday, the Rebels will travel to face struggling first-year MWC member Boise State, then hit the road again to take on Air Force on Saturday.

Meanwhile, junior guard Anthony Marshall was honored by the league as its co-Player of the Week, sharing the title with Wyoming’s Leonard Washington.

Marshall scored a career-high 27 points against TCU on Wednesday, then followed that with a 13-point, 9-assists, 6-rebound performance against New Mexico. Through three league games, he’s averaging 22 points, 6.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds per contest.

Marshall is the third Rebel to be honored as the league’s Player of the Week this season, joining forwards Mike Moser and Chace Stanback.