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Blog: O’Brien leads SDSU as UNLV falls 60-58 in regular season home finale

L.E. Baskow

UNLV forward Dwayne Morgan takes a shot over San Diego State forward Angelo Chol at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Blog: O’Brien leads SDSU as UNLV falls 60-58 in regular season home finale
Rebels Basketball:
Published Wed, Mar 4, 2015 (7 p.m.), Updated Wed, Mar 4, 2015 (10:20 p.m.)
San Diego State's JJ O'Brien drove past UNLV's bigs for his final basket and his career-high 22nd points that turned out to be the biggest shot in San Diego State holding on for a 60-58 victory against UNLV tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels drop to 16-14 overall and 7-10 in Mountain West play.
Utah State's Sean Harris moves the ball as UNLV's Patrick McCaw defends during an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Logan, Utah.
Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 17
Analysis:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Here we are, the final week of regular season games in the 2014-15 college basketball season. As usual it feels like it flew by and yet I would never want to go back because the end of the regular season means the start of the best time of year for this sport.
UNLV guard Cody Doolin (45) is congratulated by Jelan Kendrick after sinking his first of two free throws in overtime at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.
Rebels’ seniors trying to get on roll and keep careers going as long as possible
UNLV Basketball:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A few months before playing his first game at UNLV, Jelan Kendrick said anything less than a national championship was unacceptable. While that’s still technically possible the better odds suggest Kendrick will finish his career without ever playing in the NCAA Tournament.
Lois Tarkanian, center, listens to former NBA player Chris Herren speak about her late husband during a tribute to celebrate the life of former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian at the Thomas & Mack Center Sunday, March 1, 2015. With Lois Tarkanian are her daughters Pamela Tarkanian, left, and Jodie Diamant. Jerry Tarkanian died died Feb. 11 at age 84.
Jerry Tarkanian, ‘the greatest Rebel of all time,’ remembered for loyalty during UNLV tribute
Sports: Former players, friends and family share memories of iconic coach and what made him special
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Chris Herren had lost his basketball scholarship from Boston College for drug use and didn’t know what was next in his career. Then, he got a call from Jerry Tarkanian that saved his life. Herren gave a powerful speech today at the Thomas & Mack Center during a tribute to celebrate the legendary UNLV coach’s life. ...
UNLV guard Patrick McCaw shoots a jumper against Wyoming on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.
McCaw finds his happy place while leading UNLV to win against Wyoming
Rebels Basketball:
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Some guys play better when they’re angry. Take trash-talking freshmen Goodluck Okonoboh and Dwayne Morgan, for instance ...
UNLV guard Patrick McCaw shoots a jumper against Wyoming on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.
Blog: McCaw leads Rebels, who close well in 69-57 win against Wyoming
UNLV basketball:
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Pat McCaw's banked-in 3-pointer capped a 10-0 run that helped UNLV run away for good with a 69-57 victory tonight against Wyoming at the Thomas & Mack Center ...
UNLV basketball team head coach Dave Rice and others direct players as they take on Boise State on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
Rice not ruling out lesser postseason tournaments for UNLV this season
Rebels basketball: The Rebels play their second-to-last home game Saturday at 5 p.m. against Wyoming, which has Larry Nance back
Friday, February 27, 2015
Dave Rice is in a new position this year, because at the end of February all three of his previous teams had something more to play for. The first two earned at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament, and ...
Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. (22) is passed by Fresno State's Cezar Guerrero, center, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.
Bern’s-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 16
Analysis:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
We’ve got a week and a half left in the regular season and there are two races worth watching. The first, of course, is at the top, where San Diego State and Boise State will battle Saturday evening in what could be the de facto conference championship game.
UNLV coach Dave Rice reacts to a foul during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Utah State, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Logan, Utah.
Rebels are dominated after halftime in 18-point loss at Utah State
UNLV Basketball: UNLV's transition defense and hurried offense not enough as Aggies pull away for 83-65 victory at the Spectrum
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The ending was different because for the first time this season a Mountain West game really got away from UNLV, but the event that triggered it was so familiar you could practically recite it ...
Utah State's Preston Medlin lines up to shoot over UNLV's Kevin Olekaibe and Christian Wood (5) during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Logan, Utah.
Blog: Rebels fall apart after halftime as Utah State runs away for 83-65 win
UNLV Basketball:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Aggies were the better team to start the second half and it never really changed as Utah State turned a three-point halftime deficit into a 83-65 victory against UNLV tonight at the Spectrum.
Utah State forward David Collette (13) is covered by UNLV forward Christian Wood (5) as he reaches for a pass during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.
Post battle the one to watch as UNLV looks for sweep at Utah State
Rebels basketball:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
David Collette’s final play at the Thomas & Mack Center was a memorable one. Utah State’s freshman forward forgot the game was tied and ...
Danny Tarkanian eulogizes his father, Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, during services Monday at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church. The younger Tarkanian paid homage to his father, calling him “the greatest coach in the history of college basketball.”
The ‘greatest coach’ and ‘best father’ there ever was
Where I Stand:
Sunday, February 22, 2015
I believe I can provide a unique perspective on Jerry Tarkanian. I was his ball boy, his player, his assistant coach and his attorney, but most importantly I am his son, and …
UNLV head coach Dave Rice calls a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Albuquerque.
Rice hits milestone in one of UNLV’s most complete games of the season
Rebels Basketball:
Saturday, February 21, 2015
If Dave Rice received a technical foul every time he was several feet out on the court yelling at a ref, the UNLV coach would have been kicked out of several games already. But for whatever reason, most likely that his counterpart earned one less than 30 seconds earlier, this on-court rant with 12:54 left in the second half of a close game was enough for Randy McCall’s crew to issue Rice his first career technical.
UNLV guard Patrick McCaw dribbles past New Mexico's Xavier Adams during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Albuquerque.
Blog: UNLV fends off New Mexico’s rallies for 76-68 road victory
UNLV Basketball:
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Pat McCaw poured in a career-high 22 points and UNLV never trailed in the second half while fending off New Mexico for a 76-68 victory today at The Pit.
UNLV forward Christian Wood (5) confers with UNLV forward Goodluck Okonoboh (11) as they battle Boise State on Wednesday, February, 18. 2015. L.E. Baskow
Take 5: Rebels fighting to stay above .500 for the season
UNLV basketball:
Friday, February 20, 2015
Since its first season starting in 1958, UNLV has only finished with a below-.500 record three times, and since the start of the Mountain West in 1999 the Rebels have never finished lower than fifth. Both of those could change in the next two weeks.