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Bennett, Birch claim top Mountain West honors

Bennett, Birch claim top Mountain West honors

The Mountain West released its all-conference basketball teams on Monday afternoon and UNLV was well represented. Forward Anthony Bennett was picked as Freshman of the Year by the league’s nine coaches and a select media panel [...]

Rebels show they have some fight left, sweep Aztecs

Rebels show they have some fight left, sweep Aztecs

Khem Birch said it was not a very pleasant three days for the UNLV basketball team following Wednesday night’s lackluster 71-56 loss at Air Force. “It was real tough coming off that bad loss,” the 6-foot-9 [...]

Rebels go small to pick up big win

Rebels go small to pick up big win

SAN DIEGO – What’s that old saying about desperate times requiring desperate measures? After watching his team blow a 10-point lead midway through the second half to San Diego State here Wednesday night, second-year Dave Rice [...]

Standing room only crowd turns out for Runnin’ Rebels practice

Standing room only crowd turns out for Runnin’ Rebels practice

Fans were tailgating in the parking lot despite 100-degree temperatures. The stands were overflowing. There was a loud ovation when the team emerged. If it’s August, we must be talking about the start of football, right? [...]

MW Tourney: Aztecs survive … barely

MW Tourney: Aztecs survive … barely

It’s not often that a No. 1 seed drops its opening game in the Mountain West Tournament. Going into Thursday’s games at the Thomas & Mack Center, it had happened just once in 11 years. That [...]

Whew! Rebels pull out 65-63 win over Aztecs

Whew! Rebels pull out 65-63 win over Aztecs

UNLV’s losing streak against San Diego State finally came to an end Saturday afternoon. Barely. The Runnin’ Rebels (22-4, 6-2), who blew a 13-point second half lead, needed a steal from Justin Hawkins of point guard [...]

Rebels come up short again against Aztecs, 69-67

Rebels come up short again against Aztecs, 69-67

SAN DIEGO – Same old story. Same old song and dance. UNLV played another close, competitive battle with the San Diego State Aztecs Saturday afternoon at Viejas Arena. And for the ninth time in the last [...]