UNLV Basketball

With senior backcourt in place, UNLV setting sights on return to NCAA tournament

L.E. Baskow

Jovan Mooring (30) runs drills with teammates during the UNLV basketball team's first practice at the Mendenhall Center on Saturday, September 30, 2017. .

With senior backcourt in place, UNLV setting sights on return to NCAA tournament
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 (2 a.m.)
There were times last season when Jovan Mooring must have felt like the only Runnin’ Rebel on the floor. Then a junior in his first year at the Division I level, Mooring was thrust into the point guard role midway through the season and asked to create offense, often out ...
UNLV basketball head coach Marvin Menzies takes questions from reporters before practice at Mendenhall Center Monday, July 31, 2017.
Menzies says clean Rebels "have nothing to worry about" in recruiting scandal
Saturday, September 30, 2017
The college basketball landscape is currently being rearranged by a pay-for-play scandal that has already touched (and toppled) some of the nation’s elite programs, but at UNLV’s first basketball practice of the season on Saturday, head coach Marvin Menzies expressed confidence ...
Brandon McCoy  runs upcourt during UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball practice at Mendenhall Center Monday, July 31, 2017. Shakur Juiston is at left.
Five questions for UNLV basketball ahead of first practice
Friday, September 29, 2017
Last year, it seemed like UNLV supporters were counting down the days until the end of basketball season. The Runnin’ Rebels’ 11-21 campaign featured an overmatched roster with little hope of competing, even in the middling Mountain West, so who could blame fans for throwing in the towel? The situation couldn’t be more different this season. Expectations are sky-high for Year 2 under ...
In this Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, Louisville coach Rick Pitino reacts to a question during an NCAA college basketball press conference in Louisville, Ky.
Rick Pitino turned down UNLV job in 2001 — but what if he hadn’t?
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Would you trade the six NCAA Tournament appearances and three tournament wins since 2001, when Rick Pitino briefly looked at UNLV, for the thrill of a national championship run? How about three Final Fours?
The UNLV basketball team participates in an offseason training exercise in Mesquite during the weekend of September 16-17, 2017.
Rebels retreat for intense offseason training sessions
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
There were times last season when the UNLV basketball team was entirely too quiet. In a sport that requires constant communication between teammates as the action unfolds on the court, the Rebels simply weren’t very talkative. Whether it was due to the mix of personalities, a team-wide lack of confidence or ...
In this March 24, 1985, file photo, Villanova coach Rollie Massimino takes a victory ride on his players' shoulders. Massimino, who led Villanova's storied run to the 1985 NCAA championship and won more than 800 games in his career, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He was 82. (AP Photo/File)
Former Rebel remembers Rollie Massimino as 'great coach, great person'
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The early 1990s were a tumultuous time for UNLV basketball. Just two years removed from a national championship, the program moved on from legendary head coach Jerry Tarkanian amid much controversy, and it was never going to be easy to replace him in ...
Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova's storied run to the 1985 NCAA championship and coached UNLV after Jerry Tarkanian, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.
Former UNLV basketball coach Massimino passes away
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Former UNLV basketball coach Rollie Massimino died Wednesday at his home in Florida following a bout with lung cancer, according to a report from ESPN. He was 82 ...
UNLV forward Dwayne Morgan (15) directs teammates over UC Riverside during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.
Dwayne Morgan off UNLV basketball team
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
UNLV announced junior basketball player Dwayne Morgan is no longer on scholarship, though he will remain at the university as he continues to work toward graduation ...
Brandon McCoy calls out to teammates during UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball practice at Mendenhall Center Monday, July 31, 2017.
Analysis: Projecting UNLV basketball's player rotation for 2017-18
Thursday, August 17, 2017
If you need a quick refresher on how much the UNLV basketball landscape has changed since the end of last season, just take a look at our last roster projection. That analysis was done just a few days after the 2016-17 campaign wrapped up with a loss to San Diego State in the Mountain West tournament, and the Rebels of ...
Shakur Juiston shoots during UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball practice at Mendenhall Center Monday, July 31, 2017.
Shakur Juiston betting on UNLV rebound
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Shakur Juiston has a particular gift for rebounding. Actually, it’s more like a gift for mathematics. At 6-foot-7, he’s not usually the biggest man on the court, but he pulls down rebound after rebound because he has an ability to read angles. When a shot goes up, Juiston can ...
UNLV forward Stephen Zimmerman Jr. watches his team warm up before facing San Jose State at the Thomas & Mack Center, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.
Stephen Zimmerman signs deal with Lakers
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
It took a month, give or take, but Stephen Zimmerman is back in the NBA after signing a partially guaranteed deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Zimmerman, a native of ...
Brandon McCoy takes a break during UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball practice at Mendenhall Center Monday, July 31, 2017.
Brandon McCoy ready to take on big role for Rebels
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
If Brandon McCoy has any qualms about stepping into the spotlight at UNLV, he’s not showing it. The freshman center was poised and affable in his first meeting with the media on Monday, and after answering questions for about five minutes, he took the practice floor with ...
Clark guard Trey Woodbury (22) splits the Bishop Gorman defense for a basket during their state 4A high school championship game at the Cox Pavilion on Friday, February 24, 2017. Bishop Gorman and Clark HS Basketball are Game of the Year finalists at the Sun Standout Awards.
UNLV basketball gets commitment from local star Trey Woodbury
Monday, July 31, 2017
On Thursday morning, UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies sat in the first row on the baseline at Bishop Gorman and watched as Las Vegas native Trey Woodbury drilled four 3-pointers and poured in 23 points in a Fab 48 game. Whatever happened over the four days that followed ...
UNLV Head Coach Marvin Menzies calls out to players during a game against the Kansas Jayhawks at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016.
UNLV basketball nonconference schedule released
Monday, July 31, 2017
What a difference a year makes. UNLV basketball announced its non-conference schedule for the 2017-18 season, and the slate shouldn’t be nearly as arduous as ...
Earl Watson Elite's Josh Green (10) congratulates teammates after edging out Expressions Elite during their Fab 48 AAU tournament game at Desert Oasis High School on Friday, July 28 2017.  As a UNLV recruit, Green is an Aussie native playing high school basketball in Arizona.
UNLV could have inside man in recruiting of 2019 star Josh Green
Saturday, July 29, 2017
If recruiting really is all about relationships, then UNLV should have a pretty good head start when it comes to Class of 2019 superstar Josh Green. His brother, Jay Green, is an incoming freshman for the Rebels, which should give Marvin Menzies and ...