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Brandon McCoy makes USA Basketball U19 team

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Members of the media and the USA Olympic basketball team take over UNLV's Mendenhall Center Friday, July 6, 2012.

Brandon McCoy makes USA Basketball U19 team
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 (11:54 a.m.)
UNLV freshman Brandon McCoy has been selected to play for the USA Basketball Under-19 team in next month’s FIBA World Cup. McCoy, a 7-foot center, was one of 12 players to make the cut. USA Basketball invited 27 players to its training facility in Colorado Springs for a ...
Boston Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz, right, tosses a baseball in the outfield in front of grounds crew workers Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at Fenway Park in Boston. Rain postponed Sunday's scheduled Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Red Sox until Monday.
Vegas Play of the Day: Red Sox at Royals
Sports betting:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies directs some traffic on the court during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.
Analysis: UNLV's athletic forward Anthony Smith is all hustle
Rebels basketball:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
When Anthony Smith committed to UNLV on Jan. 16, the program was in a different place. The Rebels were scuffling their way toward a 10-21 record, and with a roster that had been pieced together at the last minute, it didn’t look like an immediate turnaround was ...
The Mountain West basketball tournament each March at the Thomas & Mack Center typically attracts a capacity crowd.
UNLV's 2017-18 Mountain West schedule announced
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
If the Rebels consider themselves true contenders for the Mountain West title, they are going to have to prove it over the final month of the season. The league released its conference schedule today, and the second half of the slate is ...
UNLV Head Coach Marvin Menzies reacts to a play as the Rebels play the Utah State Aggies at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Rebels' nonconference schedule should reveal Menzies' intentions
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Just how good does Marvin Menzies think the Rebels can be this season? Under normal circumstances, you’d need a soundproof room, a dosage of truth syrum and some instruments of torture in order to get a college hoops coach to reveal his honest expectations of his team. But ...
U.S. Olympic basketball team fans wave a U.S. flag during their exhibition game against the Dominican Republic Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The U.S. won 113-59.
Brandon McCoy invited to USA Basketball tryout
Thursday, June 8, 2017
UNLV fans are already excited about incoming recruit Brandon McCoy, and the anticipation will only heighten if the five-star center begins his freshman season with a gold medal around his neck. McCoy will have that opportunity, as USA Basketball announced ...
New UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies gets excited while introducing his players and coaches during the upcoming season during their kickoff called The Runnin Rebel Rally at the Student Union Courtyard on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
Analysis: Shakur Juiston set to produce as 'anchor' of Rebels' frontcourt
Thursday, June 8, 2017
UNLV added a ton of talent with its 2017 recruiting class, but most of it is packaged in the form of raw, inexperienced freshmen. And while the frosh newcomers are ...
UNLV Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois visits with Las Vegas Sun editorial staff to discuss her new role on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
From her dorm room, new AD Desiree Reed-Francois gets to work
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
New UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois had only been on the job for 48 hours when she talked to the Sun about her priorities for her first days on the job, her reaction to the Runnin' Rebels' recruiting haul and dorm life on the Las Vegas campus ...
Preston Laird, director of UNLV's Basketball Operations, poses in Mendenhall Center at UNLV Monday, May 22, 2017. Laird recently received the Under Armour NABC 30-Under-30 award which recognizes up-and-coming coaches and support staff in men's college basketball.
UNLV basketball's Laird considered up-and-comer in coaching ranks
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Preston Laird had a few seasons remaining in his college basketball career when he started plotting his next move in the game. Josh Pastner, his head coach at Memphis, was only 31 years old when he got the job, being elevated after John Calipari ...
Golden State Warriors' Patrick McCaw, right, and Houston Rockets' Isaiah Taylor battle for the ball during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Las Vegas.
Patrick McCaw could make star turn in NBA Finals
Thursday, June 1, 2017
When the NBA Finals tip off on Thursday, there will be no shortage of star power on the court. Between the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the juggernaut Golden State Warriors, there could be as many as eight to 10 superstars competing for the title, depending on your definition of the term. Patrick McCaw hasn’t reached the MVP level of LeBron James, Steph Curry or ...
UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy cheers the team on versus San Jose State during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.
Outgoing UNLV athletic director thanks supporters, touts accomplishments
Saturday, May 27, 2017
“As a lifelong Las Vegan, former UNLV student-athlete, former UNLV coach, former UNLV administrator and the first woman and first alumna of the school to be ...
Point guard Amauri Hardy  from Michigan is part of the UNLV basketball programs 2017 signing class. Courtesy Image
Analysis: Amauri Hardy brings scoring punch to Rebels' attack
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
UNLV needs a spark in the backcourt. That was obvious last season, when the Rebels’ depth chart at the 2 was made up of “shooting guards” in name only. Jalen Poyser, Uche Ofoegbu and Kris Clyburn all logged minutes at that position, but none provided the kind of scoring or ...
UNLV gear was available to fans wanting a photo with Hey Reb during the Rebel Summer Fan Fest at Town Square to celebrate the upcoming sports seasons on Thursday, May 19, 2017.  The event included entertainment, food, giveaways and question-and-answer sessions with coaches.
Passion rekindled: Diehards turn out for UNLV fan fest
Friday, May 19, 2017
The official attendance records may not reflect just how bad things got for UNLV basketball last year, but there were nights when you would have been hard pressed to count 4,000 people inside the Thomas & Mack Center. So it was encouraging to see about 500 enthusiastic fans turn out on Thursday evening for ...
UNLV Runnin Rebels head coach Marvin Menzies takes a selfie photo with a fan during the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising event at Born and Raised on Wednesday evening.
Rebels hoping for fan frenzy at Town Square event
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Hope springs eternal in sports and excitement is already building for UNLV's 2017-18 campaign, especially considering the ridiculous recruiting haul orchestrated ...
UNLV forward Dwayne Morgan (15) is pleased with his team's performance over Northern Arizona during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.
Police: UNLV's Morgan was erratic, tried to fight during arrest
Friday, May 12, 2017
UNLV basketball player Dwayne Morgan was taken into custody after acting erratically in front of police, trying to enter both a squad car and then another vehicle ...