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UNLV grinds out 89-82 win over Illinois

L.E. Baskow

UNLV's guard Jovan Mooring (30) drives the lane on Illinois defenders during their game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

UNLV grinds out 89-82 win over Illinois
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 (12:48 a.m.)
Basketball isn’t always pretty, and no one knows that better than Jovan Mooring. On Saturday, UNLV’s senior guard put his PhD in physicality to use, scoring 27 hard-earned points against a tough Illinois defense to lead the Rebels to an 89-82 win at the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...
UNLV's forward Brandon McCoy (44) dunks the ball over Illinois during their game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Live blog: UNLV holds off Illinois, 89-82
Saturday, December 9, 2017
UNLV has one more chance to add another quality non-conference win, and it comes tonight against Illinois (7-3, No. 97 KenPom rating) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Can the Rebels add to their resume? Three keys for UNLV ...
UNLV Rebels guard Jordan Johnson (24) drives the lane versus Arizona Wildcats guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright (0) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.
Rebels' Windy City backcourt ready to take on Illinois
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Do different areas of the country produce different types of basketball players? The UNLV backcourt thinks so. When senior shooting guard Jovan Mooring, a Chicago native, was asked this week what trait is commonly possessed by ballers from his hometown, his ...
Arizona guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright reaches in on UNLV's Brandon McCoy at the Thomas & Mack Center, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Arizona won  91-88.
Brandon McCoy quickly getting up to speed with fitness
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Is it possible we haven’t seen the best of Brandon McCoy yet? The five-star freshman center has certainly been impressive so far, as he leads UNLV in scoring (20.0 points per game) and ...
UNLV fans came out in less numbers but those attending enjoyed the night during their game versus Oral Roberts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Tuesday, Dec.. 5, 2017.
Runnin' Rebels, Golden Knights coexist for first time steps apart on Strip
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
If there was any doubt that Las Vegas is now a major sports hub, Tuesday night saw the city’s two flagship teams play opposite each other for the first time this season ...
UNLV's forward Shakur Juiston (10) backs down Oral Roberts' forward Chris Miller (52) to the basket during their game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Tuesday, Dec.. 5, 2017.
UNLV uses depth in win over Oral Roberts
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Brandon McCoy didn’t dominate against Oral Roberts on Tuesday night, but it didn’t matter. The fact that UNLV rolled to a 92-66 win anyway, despite a solid-but-unspectacular showing from the freshman star, was a positive development that the team needed after ...
UNLV's guard Jovan Mooring (30) looks for a shot past Oral Roberts' guard Sam Kearns 10 and Oral Roberts' guard R.J. Fuqua (24) during their game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Live blog: Rebels roll over Oral Roberts, 92-66
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
UNLV looks to get back in the win column tonight, when the Rebels take on Oral Roberts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. After consecutive overtime losses, a contest against the 2-7 Golden Eagles could be ...
UNLV's Jovan Mooring (30), bottom, celebrates after sinking a 3-pointer and getting the foul during a game against the Rice Owls in the MGM International Main Event basketball tournament at T-Mobile Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
After late losses, Rebels rallying to Jovan Mooring's side
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Losing back-to-back games the way the Rebels have — letting very winnable contests against Northern Iowa and Arizona slip away in the final minutes — can put strain on a team. Even a program in the midst of a remarkable turnaround season like UNLV can be ...
Green Valley's Chase Kopp (19) is stiff armed by Liberty QB Kenyon Oblad (7) during another run in their Sunrise Regional Championship game on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.
Local star QB Kenyon Oblad commits to UNLV
Sunday, December 3, 2017
UNLV football received a big commitment on Sunday, as local star quarterback Kenyon Oblad of Liberty announced he will stay home for his college career and play for the Rebels. Oblad, the state’s all-time leading passer, made the announcement via ...
UNLV Rebels head coach Marvin Menzes is dismayed by a late miss versus Arizona during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.
Analysis: UNLV came close to realizing Marvin Menzies’ vision in loss to Arizona
Rebels not in a bad spot despite consecutive overtime defeats
Saturday, December 2, 2017
With smoke from the fireworks having barely cleared the shot clocks and fans still raising the decibel level, UNLV forced an Arizona turnover and sped out on a fast break with future NBA players trailing on both sides. ...
UNLV Rebels guard Jordan Johnson (24) looks to the referee for a foul call after a hard Arizona shot during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.
Rebels lose to Arizona, drop second straight OT decision
Saturday, December 2, 2017
For the second straight game, UNLV played a tough opponent down to the wire, only to commit a series of late miscues that ended up deciding the contest. On Wednesday, it was an avoidable overtime loss at Northern Iowa. On Saturday, it was an even more heart-wrenching
UNLV Rebels guard Jordan Johnson (24) catches a little air on his way to the hoop past Arizona Wildcats guard Dylan Smith (3) during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Live blog: UNLV falls to Arizona in OT, 91-88
Saturday, December 2, 2017
The last time UNLV hosted Arizona, just before Christmas in 2014, the game ended with a 71-67 win for the home team and Rebels fans storming the Thomas & Mack Center court. Can UNLV score another upset over a talented Arizona squad tonight (7 p.m., CBS Sports Network) ...
UNLV Runnin' Rebels guard Kris Clyburn (1) shares a laugh on the bench with head coach Marvin Menzies as the dominate the Utah Runnin' Utes during their MGM Main Event basketball game at the T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017.
Rebels look to recover against sleeping giant Arizona
Saturday, December 2, 2017
UNLV lost its first game of the season in gut-wrenching fashion on Wednesday, dropping a winnable contest in overtime at Northern Iowa. It was the kind of defeat that can stick with a team long after leaving the arena, but the Rebels don’t have much time to mourn ...
UNLV's Brandon McCoy (44)  is shown in a game against the Rice Owls during the MGM International Main Event basketball tournament at T-Mobile Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
For Brandon McCoy, lessons to be learned from Northern Iowa loss
Friday, December 1, 2017
Three weeks into his college career, freshman center Brandon McCoy had pretty much had his way with opponents. Using his athleticism, skill and sheer size, McCoy was able to dominate on both ends of the floor — until Wednesday against Northern Iowa ...
Northern Iowa's Juwan McCloud, right, finds an open shot past UNLV's Cheickna Dembele (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
UNLV suffers first loss in overtime slugfest at Northern Iowa
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Almost nothing went right for UNLV on Wednesday. The Rebels couldn’t shoot straight or hold onto the ball. And yet, they were one play away from ...