UNLV Men's Basketball

For longtime UNLV fans, game with Duke is chance to go back in time

The UNLV basketball team beat Duke 103-73 to win the 1990 national championship. After more than 25 years later, the teams play Dec. 10, 2016, at T-Mobile Arena.

For longtime UNLV fans, game with Duke is chance to go back in time
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 (2 a.m.)
We tell our children about those great UNLV teams, have photos and memorabilia documenting the greatest sports moment in our city’s history, and can easily recall parts of the championship game. You also remember the following season. How could the undefeated Rebels ...
UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez and others are excited about another score versus Wyoming during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.
Does UNLV football get worse before it gets better?
Analysis:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
UNLV football fans have waited a long time for a consistent winner. Can they wait another year? They may have to. That may be the unpleasant reality facing the Rebels as they head into the offseason ...
UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies reacts to another questionable call versus WKU during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
Rebels buried under Arizona State's 3-point barrage
Saturday, December 3, 2016
They came one after another, ceaselessly, like storm waves breaking against a faltering sea wall. And late in the first half, the levee finally broke, as Arizona State’s constant barrage of 3-pointers washed over UNLV and drowned the Rebels in a 97-73 loss...
UNLV players come together as they ready for their game versus WKU at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
Live blog: Arizona State routs Rebels, 97-73
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Last year, UNLV seemed to be on its way to a promising season until a Dec. 16 home loss to Arizona State sent the Rebels spiraling. UNLV was 8-2 going into that game, but after the 66-56 defeat, the Rebels went on to drop four of their next five games, a dismal stretch that cost Dave Rice his job. There probably isn't quite so much on the line today ...
UNLV guard Jalen Poyser (5) drives around WKU guard Junior Lomomba (5) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
UNLV's Jalen Poyser embracing increased workload
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Last year, Jalen Poyser didn’t log his 226th minute until a January 6 home game against Air Force. The then-freshman played 22 minutes in that contest...
UNLV guard Jovan Mooring (30) looks to the basket with free throws coming versus WKU during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
Rebels escape Southern Utah with first road victory
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Road wins aren’t supposed to come easy, and for UNLV, this one didn’t. For most of the second half, underdog Southern Utah was threatening to overwhelm the Rebels with a wave of home-court momentum, but Marvin Menzies’ crew found a way to ...
UNLV Runnin' Rebels forward forward Tyrell Green (3) awaits a free throw attempt during a game against South Alabama on Friday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Live blog: Rebels earn 89-81 road win at Southern Utah
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The first road game of the season can be a little tricky, but UNLV appears to be in a good spot here. Southern Utah is 338th in the KenPom.com rankings, and the Thunderbirds rank ...
UNLV forward Dwayne Morgan (15) directs teammates over UC Riverside during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.
For Rebels, keeping Dwayne Morgan on floor is priority
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Dwayne Morgan is not a perfect basketball player. His shot selection still needs some work, he commits too many turnovers, and...
UNLV guard Jalen Poyser (24) is stopped for a brief talk by UNLV interim head coach Todd Simon as he returns to the bench during their Mountain West Championship second game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Todd Simon is all business as he leads SUU against his former team
UNLV basketball:
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Todd Simon wants to take all the emotion out of Wednesday’s home game against UNLV and treat the Rebels like just another opponent for his young Southern Utah squad. For obvious reasons, that’s going to be difficult. Simon, the Thunderbirds’ 36-year-old head coach, has serious ties to ...
UNLV forward Tyrell Green (3) is hugged by UNLV forward Djordjije Sljivancanin (12) after his fine performance helps the win over WKU during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
Rebels beat zone from outside in win over Western Kentucky
Saturday, November 26, 2016
For a few tense moments, Saturday’s game looked like a replay of Friday’s loss. UNLV jumped out to a quick start again, opening on an 8-0 run against Western Kentucky...
UNLV players come together in team unity as they prepare to face Western Kentucky during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Blog: Rebels hit from outside, pull away for win over Western Kentucky
Saturday, November 26, 2016
UNLV got hot from outside down the stretch, with Jalen Poyser, Uche Ofoegbu and Tyrell Green all hitting big 3-pointers to help the Rebels pull away from Western Kentucky for a 71-61 win. UNLV improves to 4-2 with the win. They'll travel to Southern Utah to face ...
UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies is a bit dismayed by the poor shot choices during their game versus TCU at the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.
Plenty of heart, little execution for Rebels in narrow loss to TCU
Friday, November 25, 2016
“Execution” can sometimes be a catch-all phrase for players and coaches trying to cliché their way through a postgame news conference, but after Friday’s 63-59 loss to TCU ...
UNLV forward Troy Baxter Jr. (31) fights to get the ball into the hoop over TCU players during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.
Blog: TCU pulls away from Rebels for 63-59 win
Friday, November 25, 2016
UNLV fell to TCU, 63-59, and the game itself was an ugly affair. TCU couldn't put it away from the free-throw line despite tons of opportunities, and the Rebels couldn't stop ...
UNLV forward Dwayne Morgan (15) is pleased with his team's performance over Northern Arizona during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.
Rebels face tough test in TCU
Friday, November 25, 2016
The last time UNLV won four consecutive games against Division I competition, it was late in the 2013-14 season. It may not sound that long ago, so to provide proper context: Around the time the Rebels’ last four-gamer was wrapping up, Macklemore took home a Grammy award for Best New Artist and Doug McDermott was on his way to winning the Naismith Player of the Year award. So, it’s been a little while since the Rebels have ...
UNLV starting players enjoy watching each of their teammates score late over Northern Arizona during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.
Rebels have a blast in 110-71 win over Northern Arizona
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
With less than a minute to play in UNLV's 110-71 win over Northern Arizona, seldom-used big man Djordjije Sljivancanin loped across midcourt, received a pass ...