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Katin Reinhardt

  • Words with Fans

    Questions and Answers

    By Mike Grimala

    Hard as it may be to believe, the Rebels (8-1) have already played 30 percent of their regular-season schedule. It's not early anymore. And from the fans' perspective, clear storylines have emerged. What are the burning topics at this point in the season? Let's find out what Rebels Nation has on its mind by taking some questions in this edition of "Words with Fans." Note: Some questions have been edited to clean up Tweet-speak. WORDS WITH FANS

  • Fast Breakdown

    Taking Care of Business

    By Mike Grimala

    Anything less than a dominant, wire-to-wire throttling of Division-III La Verne would have raised eyebrows, but the Rebels took care of business on Thursday, cruising to a 91-44 win. For the second game in a row, Anthony Bennett set a career best in points, pouring in 27 in just 24 minutes. La Verne simply had no one capable of even getting in Bennett's way, and the Rebels were not shy about exploiting the advantage. UNLV def. La Verne, 91-44

  • Over/Under

    Rebels Looking to Tinker Against La Verne

    By Mike Grimala

    What do we know about La Verne? Enough to realize that Thursday's matchup at the Orleans Arena is little more than a mid-season tuneup. No offense to the fine students, faculty and administrators of La Verne, but don't expect much of a challenge from the Leopards. La Verne is a Division III school that has MIT and Cal-Tech on the schedule, so while they may be able to best the Rebels in a robotics competition, I doubt they have a formula for stopping Anthony Bennett.

  • Over/Under

    Numbers Game

    By Mike Grimala

    The Rebels' tougest test of the season to date comes on Sunday, when they take on a 6-1 Cal team that is looking to make a statement. Cal is projected as one of the top teams in the Pac-12 and a likely NCAA tournament team, but the Golden Bears are coming off a humbling loss at Wisconsin. They figure to come out firing, so UNLV can't afford a slow start like they put forth in Portland.

  • Not So Fast

    By Mike Grimala

    The core of the Rebels' offensive philosophy is playing up-tempo. They want to be a fast-paced team that devastates its opponents in transition, and the roster is stuffed with players who have the ability to dominate in an open-court setting. So why haven't they been able to kickstart the running game yet? UNLV's best transition performance came on opening night, when they scored 21 fast-break points against Northern Arizona. Here are their transition points, chronologically, in the four games since: 13, 8, 8, 9.

  • Not So Fast

    By Mike Grimala

    The core of the Rebels' offensive philosophy is playing up-tempo. They want to be a fast-paced team that devastates its opponents in transition, and the roster is stuffed with players who have the ability to dominate in an open-court setting. So why haven't they been able to kickstart the running game yet? UNLV's best transition performance came on opening night, when they scored 21 fast-break points against Northern Arizona. Here are their transition points, chronologically, in the four games since: 13, 8, 8, 9.

  • Men at Work

    By Mike Grimala

    As expected, UNLV's superlative freshman class has made a big impact on the Rebels' offense. Anthony Bennett, Katin Reinhardt and Savon Goodman have all flashed the ability to run the floor and put the ball in the basket. But in order to play big minutes and keep shining on offense, they'll need to produce on the defensive end as well.

  • UNLV outgunned by UCLA in Saturday scrimmage

    By Mike Grimala

    Saturday's UNLV-UCLA scrimmage was closed to fans and media, and NCAA rules prohibit either team from talking specifics about the game. But information has been trickling out since shortly after the contest ended, and it's now clear that although the Rebels are immensely talented, they aren't yet a finished product. According to sources, UCLA pulled away in the second half for a fairly comfortable double-digit victory. And though UNLV's frontcourt has been touted as one of the nation's best, they had trouble controlling the inside against the Bruins.

  • Meet the Rebels: Katin Reinhardt

    By Mike Grimala

    Leading up to the start of the regular season, RunRebs will be profiling every significant player on the UNLV roster in a series we call "Meet the Rebels." Today's focus: freshman guard Katin Reinhardt. Two of the biggest question marks surrounding this year's UNLV team concern the backcourt: Do the Rebels have a natural distributor? And where is the perimeter scoring going to come from? In freshman Katin Reinhardt, the Rebels might have an answer to both of those queries.

  • Meet the Rebels: Savon Goodman

    By Mike Grimala

    Leading up to the start of the regular season, RunRebs will be profiling every significant player on the UNLV roster in a series we call "Meet the Rebels." Today's focus: freshman forward Savon Goodman. By the time Savon Goodman committed to UNLV in June of 2012, the Rebels had already hauled in a ridiculous recruiting class.

  • Eyes on dunk contest at Scarlet & Gray Showcase

    By Mike Grimala

    Thursday's Scarlet & Gray Showcase is meant to be a crowd pleaser. Fans and students can meet the players, take in a UNLV legends game, and get a look at the 2012-13 team for the first time in an intra-squad scrimmage. But the event generating the most buzz after practice on Tuesday was obvious: the dunk contest. The dunk competition is a new addition to this year's Showcase, and with good reason, as the Rebels have a number of high fliers lining the roster. A crowd pleaser, indeed.

  • Bennett, newcomers impress in practice

    By Mike Grimala

    Monday’s UNLV practice was closed to the media, but according the coach Dave Rice, the session was heavy on 5-on-5 scrimmages and was once again focused on pushing the pace. Speed has been a common theme through the first handful of practices, with Rice trying to get his players to completely buy into an up-tempo, running attack.

  • Recruiting: Rebels in early on 2014 forward Johnson

    By Mike Grimala

    One key to reeling in top recruits is recognizing the elite talent early in the process, and UNLV coach Dave Rice knows that as well as anyone — it's a strategy the Rebels are employing with their recruitment of Class of 2014 small forward Stanley Johnson.

  • Five storylines to watch as Rebels’ first practice approaches

    By Mike Grimala

    With practice officially set to open on Friday, here’s a quick look at some key storylines to watch during the Rebels’ first session.

  • Recruiting

    Reinhardt’s pledge to UNLV could reap benefits for years

    When it comes to UNLV's 2012 recruiting class, which is now 60 percent complete,it's important to think of the big picture. The big picture involves how Dave Rice's first recruiting class as UNLV's head coach will set the tone for classes to come.