Going Big

Can Khem Birch, Mike Moser and Anthony Bennett take the Rebels to new heights?


Northern Thunder

By adding Canadian imports Anthony Bennett and Khem Birch, UNLV may have built the nation’s finest front line.

The subtle exchanges between the two big men—a glance, a shout, a nod—give away their familiarity with each other. The UNLV basketball team, one of the most talented in the program’s history, practices inside the Mendenhall Center, but with eight newcomers on the roster, much of the action is disjointed as placers learn their teammates’ tendencies and quirks. Read more »

Three Just-Off the Radar Rebels Who Could Come Up Big


Bryce Dejean-Jones lost a little momentum when he broke his non-shooting hand during a preseason workout, but he may be the most natural scorer on the team… Who mans the middle until Birch is eligible? It may turn out to be Carlos Lopez-Sosa, a 6-foot-11 junior who showed shot-blocking and rebounding ability last year… To Rebel fans, Savon Goodman may have seemed an afterthought in Dave Rice’s masterpiece of a recruiting class, but the freshman could turn out to be a gem. Read more »

Rebel Answers

Playing true-or-false with the nation’s most intriguing team. Read more »