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That's awesome! Well deserved for the coach.

(Suggest removal) 4/25/13 at 3:02 p.m.

This is long overdue. Congrats to a great coach, a good man, and his family! I'm so happy that he's finally getting what he has long deserved. He transformed college basketball.

(Suggest removal) 4/5/13 at 11:10 a.m.

I say this will be similar to last year when the Rebels struggled in Boise but blew them out here. I say we dominate inside this game and win by 16.

Maybe I'm overly optimistic based on the last two road games, but I think this team has finally turned the corner. Moser is getting healthier, Jones is playing much better, and the offense has been smoother. The Rebels didn't even play that well in Boise and still had a chance to win at the end. It should be a different story tonight at the Mack.

(Suggest removal) 3/5/13 at 10:04 a.m.

I love your comment, mike (by the way, what's with the two "the"'s before mike - stuttering issue?). Yeah, all the trolls have nothing to say when the Rebels play a solid second half and do what we hope they will do. If they did, I'm sure they would say that the Rebels were favored by 9 and a half points and just took care of business at home like they should have, but then they wouldn't have enough of a negative spin to put on the game.

With the 3 toughest road games behind them, it is possible that the Rebels could run the table the rest of the way. They will probably be favored in every game from here on out, although as we all know, the road games are always tough and the Rebels have struggled finishing those games off. So I make no predictions, but I do think that going 14-2 in conference is possible for this team. I'm sure we'd all love to see that (well, except for the trolls). Now let's take care of business against Reno on Tuesday before a tough game at Boise St. next weekend.

(Suggest removal) 1/25/13 at 10:16 a.m.

Last year, I would agree that the Rebels almost blew it, but not this particular game. UTEP hit not one, not two, but three lucky 3-pointers as the shot clock was expiring. The guy who hasn't played a game hits a 30-footer with Justin Hawkins right in his face and then hits another one over both Bennett and Reinhardt. Then the other guy hits the first one of his ENTIRE CAREER! I mean, that's 9 points right there that were complete prayers. Maybe a team gets one of those a game, but 3 of them? Yes the Rebels could have finished the game stronger, but it was a complete fluke that UTEP had a chance to win at the end. Given the exact same situation all over again, chances are none of those 3-pointers go in and the Rebels win by double digits. Thank God he missed the one at the end that was actually a much easier shot than the ones he hit earlier in the game!

What is it with the Rebels facing players that have never made shots like that in their entire careers and never did it again after facing the Rebels. Remember Ben Brust of Wisconsin going 7 for 7 on 3-pointers last year against the Rebels and then going 2 for 11 the next game? Remember Hank Thorns making everything he threw in the sky last year at TCU, including a fade away 28 footer as the shot clock was expiring in overtime? I think he went something like 3 for 15 the next game. If it was bad defense, that's one thing, but these are absolute fluke shots and performances that only seem to happen against the Rebels. At least the Rebels pulled this one out!

(Suggest removal) 12/17/12 at 10:43 p.m.

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