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How 3 recruits changed the expectations for UNLV's Marvin Menzies

L.E. Baskow

UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies directs traffic versus TCU during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.

How 3 recruits changed the expectations for UNLV's Marvin Menzies
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Sat, Apr 29, 2017 (2 a.m.)
Then, a span of 24 hours this week changed everything. That means a middle-of-the-pack finish in the league won’t cut it. That means missing the NCAA Tournament, even if the program is significantly improved, would be considered a failed season. That means ...
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Friday, April 28, 2017
After a year of hibernation, the Runnin’ Rebels are back. In a span of 24 hours, head coach Marvin Menzies added three top-tier recruits and instantly breathed new life into the program, and a team that finished last in the Mountain West a year ago is now poised for a major revival. Empty sections at the Thomas & Mack Center? A thing of the past. An 11-21 record? A mark that could easily be reversed in 2017-18. An apathetic fan base? Now they’re ...
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One day earlier, McDonald's All-American Brandon McCoy also committed to the Rebels' second-year coach
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Less than 24 hours after securing a game-changing commitment from Class of 2017 center Brandon McCoy, UNLV announced the signing of two more impact recruits in Amauri Hardy and Shakur Juiston. McCoy, Hardy and Juiston have all signed letters of intent, and ...
UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies talks a little trash on the bench with his players as they dominate Northern Arizona during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.
Top recruit Brandon McCoy commits to UNLV
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
UNLV’s rebuilding process was thrust into overdrive on Tuesday, when blue-chip high school big man Brandon McCoy announced his commitment to the Rebels. McCoy, a 6-foot-10 center, made his choice via Twitter ...
UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies continues to challenge his players as the game stays close late versus UC Riverside at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.
UNLV target Amauri Hardy on fast track to college decision
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Everything about Amauri Hardy is fast. The four-star point guard from Michigan prefers to play at a breakneck pace, using his explosive speed and athleticism to attack the rim at every opportunity. “I feel I’m ...
UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies directs traffic during overtime versus Air Force in their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.
Spring signing period promises to keep Rebels busy
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
College basketball’s spring signing period opens today, and that could bring about a flurry of activity for UNLV. The Rebels have two open scholarships at the moment ...
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Steve Fisher retiring as SDSU basketball coach
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Steve Fisher is retiring from a basketball coaching career that includes a national championship at Michigan, directing the Fab Five and then turning San Diego State from ...
UNLV guard Jovan Mooring (30) elevates for a jump shot over Air Force guard Trevor Lyons (20) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.
Video: The Sun answers your UNLV sports questions
Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Sun's UNLV sports beat writer, Mike Grimala, sat down to answer your wide-ranging reader questions about the Rebels. Just some ...
UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies enjoys a lighter moment on the court as they face San Diego State during the Mountain West Basketball Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies chats momentarily with former coach and current UNR assistant coach Dave Rice on the sidelines at their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
Dave Rice takes assistant job at Washington
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Dave Rice's dalliance with the enemy lasted one year. The former UNLV head coach, who was fired in the middle of the 2015-16 season in move that still elicits debate, is leaving the UNR sideline after ...
UNLV guard Jalen Poyser (5) drives the lane past WKU guard Junior Lomomba (5) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
3 transferring from UNLV hoops in offseason makeover
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
UNLV’s offseason remodeling began in a big way on Wednesday when it was announced that Jalen Poyser, Troy Baxter and Zion Morgan will transfer from the program ...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
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UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies feels the pinch as the game slips away versus San Diego State during the Mountain West Basketball Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
Menzies has little time for Madness as he focuses on recruiting
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
In a month when so much office productivity is lost to March Madness, Marvin Menzies has no problem staying focused on the job at hand. Millions of people may have been glued to their televisions during the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, but ...
UNLV's Cheickna Dembele (11) sets up for a big dunk over New Mexico during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.
How can UNLV get back to the NCAA Tournament?
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The key question for the Rebels isn’t why they missed the tournament this year, it’s how can they get back to the dance as quickly as possible? Here’s a quick four-step plan for ...
Members of the 1983 NC State national championship basketball team — from left, Dereck Whittenburg, Thurl Bailey, and Sidney Lowe — talk with media outside the White House on Monday, May 9, 2016. They met with President Barack Obama 33 years after their championship.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
what if NC State’s postseason run ended a few games earlier against UNLV in the round of 32? The Rebels led by six points at halftime. Had they not made just 14-of-23 free throws, it would ...