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    Stephen Zimmerman Staying Home, Commits to UNLV

    It took almost four years, but UNLV head coach Dave Rice finally landed his man, as Bishop Gorman star Stephen Zimmerman committed to the Rebels on Thursday. Zimmerman made the announcement via Twitter. Read More

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    Rashad Vaughn Declares for NBA Draft

    Rashad Vaughn made things official on Wednesday morning, releasing a video that announced his intentions to enter the NBA draft after just one season at UNLV. The move doesn’t come as a surprise.  Read More

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    Dantley Walker to Transfer

    Dantley Walker, one of the greatest prep athletes in Nevada history and the biggest fan favorite among the 2014-15 Rebels, is transferring from UNLV. The Las Vegas Sun reported Walker’s transfer on Monday, and Dave Rice confirmed the move to RunRebs.com. Read More

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    Recruit Q&A: Derrick Jones

    Philadelphia native Derrick Jones isn’t quite done with high school basketball just yet—his Archbishop Carroll (Philadelphia, Pa.) team plays in the state semifinals on Tuesday night—but UNLV fans are already dreaming about getting the Class of 2015 commit on campus. The 6-foot-6 Jones is one of the most athletic players in the nation, and Read […]

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    Dave Rice Returning for 2015-16 Season

    For the second straight offseason, UNLV and head coach Dave Rice were on the verge of a breakup, only to find enough common ground at the last minute to commit to another year together. Read More

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    Fallout From Potential Coaching Change

    Dave Rice is reportedly set to meet with UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy on Monday to make his case for keeping his job. Whether or not the school is ready to move on from the Rebels’ head coach, the fact that the meeting is occurring at all would seem to indicate that Read More

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    Rebels’ Season Ends With Third Loss to San Diego State

    San Diego State had a blueprint for beating UNLV this season, and the Aztecs stuck to it on Thursday night, outlasting Dave Rice’s crew 67-64 to knock UNLV out of the Mountain West tournament and effectively end the Rebels’ season. Read More

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    Chris Wood Carries Rebels to First-Round Win

    UNLV didn’t play its best game on Wednesday, but Chris Wood sure did. And that was enough for the Rebels, who beat Nevada-Reno and advanced to Thursday’s Mountain West quarterfinals on the strength of Wood’s 28 points and seven rebounds. The Rebels’ defense did most of the work in the first half, holding UNR Read […]

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    Vegas-Based League Tournaments Feature a lot of Local Flavor

    One byproduct of Las Vegas becoming the mecca of college hoops for one week in early March: being able to welcome local players back to town when they return with their college teams to chase a conference tournament crown. Read More

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    Mountain West Tournament as Unpredictable as Regular Season

    It’s been a strange basketball season in the Mountain West Conference, as no team emerged as head and shoulders above the pack. Read More

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    Jelan Kendrick Leads Efficient Offense Past San Jose State

    Considering the circumstances, UNLV’s choppy, start-and-stop 71-58 win at San Jose State probably looked like a 35-point blowout victory to Dave Rice. Due to an unreal streak of injuries, the Rebels traveled to San Jose with just six available scholarship players for the regular-season finale, but that proved to be enough against a team that […]

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    Patrick McCaw Out for Saturday’s Game With Concussion

    Patrick McCaw has been ruled out for Saturday’s regular-season finale at San Jose State after suffering a concussion in the Rebels’ 60-58 loss to San Diego State on Wednesday. Read More

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    Banged-Up Rebels Edged by San Diego State

    Midway through Wednesday’s game against San Diego State, the Rebels were officially locked into a play-in game in the Mountain West tournament when Fresno State’s win over Air Force went final. It basically rendered the result of UNLV’s biggest rivalry game moot, except for ancillary bottom-four seeding purposes. The stakes were low. Read More

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    Five Keys to Beating San Diego State

    UNLV fans undoubtedly remember the Rebels’ trip to San Diego State on Jan. 17. The Rebs were impressive in racing out to an early lead, but they were eventually worn down by SDSU’s aggressive full-court defense.  Read More

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    Second-Half Breakdown Sends Rebels to 83-65 Loss at Utah State

    If we’re being completely honest with each other, this is probably how the first meeting between UNLV and Utah State should have turned out. In that Jan. 24 game, Utah State had a five-point lead with their top scorer at the free-throw line with 1:02 to play and looked to be cruising toward a nice […]