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Runnin' Rebels score statement win over Utah

L.E. Baskow

UNLV Runnin' Rebels guard Jordan Johnson (24) pumps up the crowd over the Utah Runnin' Utes during their MGM Main Event basketball game at the T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017.

Runnin' Rebels score statement win over Utah
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 (1:16 a.m.)
Any lingering questions about the legitimacy of UNLV’s undefeated record were answered on Wednesday, when the Rebels routed a good Utah team, 85-58, in the championship game of the MGM Main Event at T-Mobile Arena. Utah came into the contest 4-0 and ranked ...
UNLV forward Brandon McCoy (44) shoots over Ute forward Jayce Johnson (34) during their MGM Main Event basketball game at T-Mobile Arena, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.
Blog: UNLV notches dominant win over Utah, 85-58
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
UNLV imposed its will on Utah over the final 20 minutes and pulled away for an impressive 85-58 win in the championship game of the MGM Main Event. Brandon McCoy was limited by foul trouble in ...
UNLV's Jovan Mooring (30) passes in a game against the Rice Owls during the MGM International Main Event basketball tournament at T-Mobile Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
Rebels ready for first true test against tough, experienced Utah
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Marvin Menzies promised a better product and more wins in his second season on the job, and after importing a top recruiting class ...
UNLV's Brandon McCoy (44) goes up for a dunk in a game against the Rice Owls during the MGM International Main Event basketball tournament at T-Mobile Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
Brandon McCoy leads UNLV to dominant win over Rice
Monday, November 20, 2017
By the time Brandon McCoy scored his fifth basket of the night — a short jumper that made him 5-of-5 from the field and put UNLV ahead, 32-16, midway through the first half — it had become very clear that Rice had no chance of stopping the freshman phenom ...
UNLV's Brandon McCoy (44) shoots against Rice during the MGM International Main Event tournament at T-Mobile Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
No, it wasn't just another inferior opponent — Rebels are a good team
ray brewer:
Monday, November 20, 2017
You couldn’t help but wonder that Saturday afternoon, when Duke put up a season’s worth of highlight-reel plays against the Rebels’ roster of players who were so overmatched you wished college hoops had a mercy rule of a running clock, when the Rebels would ...
UNLV's Jovan Mooring (30) lays up the ball against Rice during the MGM International Main Event basketball tournament at T-Mobile Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
Blog: UNLV dismantles Rice, 95-68
Monday, November 20, 2017
UNLV basketball has gotten off to a blistering start this season, blowing out a succession of easy opponents to rack up a 3-0 record. The Rebels will try to continue their early stretch of impressive play tonight, when they take on Rice (1-2) at T-Mobile Arena. A quick ...
UNLV Rebels head coach Marvin Menzies talks with forward Shakur Juiston (10) during a game against the Eastern Washington Eagles on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won the game 91-76.
Before Rice matchup, Rebels showing lineup versatility
Monday, November 20, 2017
UNLV wants to play big this season. That’s no secret. But against Eastern Washington on Friday, the Rebels had to change gears and go in the opposite direction in order to improve to 3-0. Early in the game, Eastern Washington had success by spreading the floor with smaller, quicker offensive players and forcing the UNLV big men to defend off the dribble in space. That proved to be ...
UNLV's guard Jovan Mooring (30) chews on his mouthpiece while watching his teammates dominate Prairie View A&M during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
Jovan Mooring taking charge as Rebels' defensive leader
Friday, November 17, 2017
Jovan Mooring has always been known for his offense. But the aspect of his game that should be drawing more attention this season is ...
UNLV forward Anthony Smith (2) signals his coach as they finish off Florida A & M during their season opening basketball game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.
UNLV overpowers Prairie View A&M, 98-63
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Rebels weren’t perfect on Wednesday. They didn’t execute flawlessly, they didn’t defend up to coach Marvin Menzies’ standards, and they struggled significantly from the free-throw line. In a lot of ways, it was a game that turned ugly for long stretches. So it’s ...
UNLV's guard Jovan Mooring (30) battles with Prairie View A&M's forward Keion Alexander (1) and teammate while driving to the hoop during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center
Blog: Rebels rout Prairie View A&M for second straight win
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
UNLV unveiled its rebuilt roster in Saturday's season-opening 108-66 win over Florida A&M, and the first impression was very promising. Can the Rebels keep the momentum going tonight, with Prairie View A&M visiting the Thomas & Mack Center? ...
UNLV forward Brandon McCoy (34) battles under the basket with Florida A&M center Isaiah Martin (34), Florida A&M guard Brendon Myles (20) and UNLV forward Shakur Juiston (10) during their season opening basketball game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.
With McCoy and Juiston, Rebels have size on their side
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
At a time when it seems like basketball is downsizing across the board, UNLV is going big. New big men Brandon McCoy and Shakur Juiston are ...
UNLV guard Jovan Mooring (30) drives to the hoop with tongue out past Florida A&M guard Justin Ravenel (21) during their season opening basketball game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.
UNLV basketball opens season with blowout win
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Hopeful UNLV fans saw the best version of the Runnin’ Rebels in Saturday’s season opener. The newly constructed home team ran Florida A&M out of the Thomas & Mack Center, and all the pieces fit together. Point guard Jordan Johnson, finally unbridled after ...
UNLV guard Jordan Johnson (24) looks to score while driving on Florida A & M center Ifyeani Umezurike (24) during their season opening basketball game at the Thomas & Mack Center
Live blog: Rebels open season with 108-66 win over Florida A&M
Saturday, November 11, 2017
UNLV basketball returns tonight with a brand-new team and big expectations. The rebuilt Rebels are aiming for a Mountain West championship, and after an offseason that saw head coach Marvin Menzies add several high-profile recruits, they just might ...
Jordan Johnson (24) looks for an opening during the UNLV basketball Scarlet & Gray Showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
Rebels could win more than 20 games, still miss NCAA Tournament
ray brewer:
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Here’s the truth about the UNLV basketball season: No matter how impressive the Rebels’ record, and by my count they could win north of ...
Jordan Johnson (24) looks for an opening during the UNLV basketball Scarlet & Gray Showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
Big predictions for UNLV basketball
Friday, November 10, 2017
So much has changed for UNLV basketball in the past year, it’s almost impossible to predict how the 2017-18 season will unfold. But that didn’t stop us from trying. With the season set to tip off on Saturday against ...