UNLV Men's Basketball

Rebels hope to band together, start season turnaround vs. New Mexico

L.E. Baskow

UNLV head coach Dave Rice has words for a dismayed UNLV forward Ben Carter (13) versus the Southern Utah defense at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday , November 18, 2015.

Rebels hope to band together, start season turnaround vs. New Mexico
UNLV basketball:
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 (2 a.m.)
On Sunday afternoon, UNLV’s players learned that Dave Rice would no longer be their coach. A few hours later they were in the Mendenhall Center for interim coach Todd Simon’s first practice, proving that the season isn’t stopping, or even taking a pause, for the Rebels to catch their breath.
In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown holds his head before the start of the first quarter during an NBA game in Salt Lake City.
Bern’s-Eye View: Possible candidates for UNLV’s next basketball coach
Monday, January 11, 2016
UNLV nearly made this coaching change back in March, and if they had it’s very possible that Ben Howland would be coaching here instead of Mississippi State. But instead ...
UNLV head coach Dave Rice is frustrated with a foul call as they face Prairie View on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
It’s time for someone else to complete Dave Rice’s vision for UNLV basketball
Monday, January 11, 2016
Rice played on the national championship team and understood the program’s history and traditions. Like Jerry Tarkanian’s teams, he promised they were going to run. And win. They did a little of both — just not consistently enough, especially the running. That’s why “mutually” pulling the plug ...
UNLV head coach Dave Rice is dismayed by another foul call versus Arizona State on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV makes change at basketball coach amid Rice’s struggles
Rebels Basketball:
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Dave Rice's photo is on the ticket for Tuesday’s home game against New Mexico, but that’s the only appearance he will make. Rice is out as UNLV's head basketball coach 16 games into his fifth season, with the official word from the university being that the former Rebel bench player resigned. Third-year assistant coach Todd Simon will take over as the interim coach, and terms of Rice’s buyout ...
UNLV head coach Dave Rice looks to the heavens after more sloppy play during a basketball game against Whittier on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Rebels sink even lower with flat 59-57 loss at Wyoming
UNLV basketball: Coach Dave Rice's job status is unclear following an 0-3 start to Mountain West play
Saturday, January 9, 2016
The final real shot of this loss, UNLV’s third straight and fifth in the past six games, was an off-the-dribble heave from a guy who hadn’t made a shot in the game and missed nine of his previous 10 3-point attempts. UNLV’s top 3-point shooter, Jalen Poyser, had a nice view of ...
Fans celebrate Wyoming's 68-66 win over UNLV on Saturday Feb. 4, 2012 at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo.
Blog: Rebels sloppy at Wyoming, lose 59-57 for third straight defeat
Rebels basketball:
Saturday, January 9, 2016
The last shot of the game, and potentially in coach Dave Rice's tenure, was an off-balanced 3-pointer from a guy who finished the game 0-for-6. The Rebels committed at least 18 turnovers for the third straight game, a third straight loss.
UNLV Rebels forward Dwayne Morgan reacts to Fresno State pulling ahead during the Mountain West opener Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Take 5: Rebels trying to avoid three-game skid Saturday at Wyoming
UNLV basketball:
Friday, January 8, 2016
Everyone can see where UNLV could be headed, because the Rebels were just there. The season is starting to resemble last year’s seventh-place finish and the Rebels are trying to maneuver themselves to a different track. In the wake of Wednesday’s 66-65 loss at Colorado State — UNLV’s fourth defeat in the last five games and fifth in the last seven — the complaints ...
Colorado State's Tiel Daniels, left, and Emmanuel Omogbo celebrate the team's 66-65 win over UNLV during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo.
Rebels blow late lead, lose again at Colorado State 66-65
UNLV basketball: UNLV (9-6, 0-2) has now lost four out of five heading into another road game Saturday at Wyoming
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Losing tests your emotions, and whether it was a postgame tirade heard down the hall or tears pouring from the guy who felt he lost the game, the Rebels experienced plenty of ...
Colorado State's Tiel Daniels shoots between UNLV defenders during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Fort Collins, Colo.
Blog: Colorado State pulls off comeback, drops UNLV to 9-6 overall
Rebels basketball:
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Rebels led by five with 50 seconds left and then managed to squander the lead they had worked so hard to get and lost 66-65 at Colorado State tonight. UNLV is now 9-6 overall and 0-2 in Mountain West play.
Colorado State fans cheer during their game against UNLV Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at Moby Arena in Ft. Collins. CSU upset UNLV 66-59 to remain unbeaten at home this season.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Basketball Picks Week 8
Analysis:
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
We’re a week into the Mountain West slate and I don’t feel like I know a lot more than I did before we started. That’s reflected in my still awful ATS record, so at this point if you’re not taking these picks and fading them it’s your own fault.
UNLV guard Patrick McCaw (22) signals to teammates versus Arizona State at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.
Take 5: Rebels shift lineup ahead of week on the road
UNLV basketball:
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
A week off after opening Mountain West play with a loss isn’t what anyone at UNLV would prefer, but that’s what they got. Now it’s time to see what the Rebels did with that time ...
UNLV Rebels forward Derrick Jones Jr. (1) sits disappointed on the bench as Fresno State leads during the Mountain West opener at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.
‘Devastating’: Rebels’ errors too much to overcome against Fresno State
UNLV Basketball: UNLV (9-5, 0-1) drops Mountain West opener because of 21 turnovers and end-of-game failures
Thursday, December 31, 2015
A gut-wrenching 69-66 home loss to Fresno State puts UNLV in an 0-1 Mountain West hole for the second straight year. The only consolation, if it can be called that, is that ...
UNLV Rebels guard Jerome Seagears (2) drives through the Fresno State defense during the Mountain West opener at the Thomas & Mack Center, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2015.
Instant Analysis: Careless play dooms Rebels in loss to Fresno State
ray brewer:
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Here are some observations from the UNLV basketball team’s 69-66 loss today at the Thomas & Mack Center against visiting Fresno State in the Mountain West opener ...
UNLV Rebels guard Jerome Seagears (2) loses the ball as he drives against Fresno State during the Mountain West opener at the Thomas & Mack Center, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.
Blog: Rebels open Mountain West play with 69-66 home loss to Fresno State
Rebels basketball:
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Fresno State's Torren Jones scored the go-ahead points on an offensive rebound and helped the Bulldogs complete the upset victory to put UNLV in an 0-1 hole to start Mountain West play. The Rebels committed 21 turnovers, which led to 31 Bulldog points.
UNR coach Eric Musselman directs his players during his first NCAA college basketball practice in Reno. Musselman learned about running a Division I program from his father and during stops at two schools as an assistant.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Basketball Picks Week 7
Analysis:
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Much like the Mountain West itself, the nonconference season was unkind to this picks column.