Vegas Seven

Floor General

  • Rebels Stare Down Injury, Tough Opponent, and Live to Tell the Tale

    After a fast start by the California Bears on Dec. 9, UNLV responded like a team beginning to find its identity and pulled out a tough road win, 76-75. Not only could the win be important for the Rebels' RPI later this season—Cal is one of the favorites in the Pac-12—but it was an important gut-check in front of a hostile crowd. As the Rebels tightened up their defense late in the first half, you could see the confidence of the Cal players start to waver.

  • Can Anthony Marshall Run The Show?

    When you have a team with as much hype as the 2012-13 Rebels, it’s very important to have a conductor—i.e., a point guard—who can keep the show running smoothly and make sure the chemistry is right at all times. That job falls to Anthony Marshall, who has been primarily a two-guard in his UNLV career. The question, then, is whether he can make the transition to the point. I feel that he can: Anthony played point guard in high school, and has filled in during important games at UNLV as well. Still, things will be a little different this year.