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Olekaibe tries to make late father’s wish come true

Olekaibe tries to make late father’s wish come true

BY BARRY WONG MyLVsports.com At this time last year, Kevin Olekaibe was in the middle of a waiting game. The Cimarron-Memorial grad transferred from Fresno State to UNLV to be closer to his ailing father. He [...]

Desert Reign showcases Rebels, local hoop products

Desert Reign showcases Rebels, local hoop products

BY BARRY WONG MyLVsports.com Imagine this: former UNLV Runnin’ Rebel Anthony Marshall leads a fast break and finds incoming Rebel Ben Carter for a bucket. On the other end, top prep prospect and Bishop Gorman star [...]

Photo Gallery: UNLV vs San Diego State

Photo Gallery: UNLV vs San Diego State

By Barry Wong MyLVsports.com Regular season Mountain West Conference champion San Diego State built a 15-point lead early in the second half and then held off a late UNLV rally to eliminate the Runnin’ Rebels from [...]

A familiar ending on Senior Night for Rebels

A familiar ending on Senior Night for Rebels

For the UNLV Rebels, it seemed like a fitting finish in their final regular season game at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Runnin’ Rebels, who have been consistently inconsistent on their home floor, matched No. [...]

Rebels hold off Rams for bounce-back win

Rebels hold off Rams for bounce-back win

Any worries that UNLV might have a bad carryover after Saturday night’s heart-breaking 91-90 overtime loss at Boise State were erased with an impressive 78-70 victory over Colorado State on Wednesday night at the Thomas & [...]

Rebel offense goes into deep freeze

Rebel offense goes into deep freeze

UNLV went into Wednesday night’s home game with New Mexico still clinging to slim hopes of getting back into the Mountain West title race. You could say any chance of that happening got shot down cold. [...]

Birch holds a block party at Utah State

Birch holds a block party at Utah State

LOGAN, Utah – As the final seconds of a 73-62 win over Utah State ticked off the clock at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday afternoon, UNLV forward Khem Birch began waving goodbye to the boisterous [...]

Rebels hold on for bounce-back win, 48-46

Rebels hold on for bounce-back win, 48-46

For the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, an ugly win felt a whole lot better than a ugly loss. Three days after sleepwalking through a 75-57 loss at Colorado State, Dave Rice’s squad grinded out a tough 48-46 [...]

Rebels save best for last, rally to stun Boise State

Rebels save best for last, rally to stun Boise State

There were less than three-and-a-half minutes remaining Saturday night when UNLV gathered around head coach Dave Rice for the final media timeout trailing Boise State 67-56. As some of the 13,982 fans at the Thomas & [...]

Video: Khem Birch, Kevin Olekaibe on UNLV’s 73-69 win over Boise State

Video: Khem Birch, Kevin Olekaibe on UNLV’s 73-69 win over Boise State

Posted by Steve Guiremand UNLV forward Khem Birch, who finished with 15 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots, and senior guard Kevin Olekaibe, who had a team-high 18 points, including four 3-pointers, discuss the Runnin’ [...]