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  • Over/Under

    Can Rebels Keep Momentum Going at Air Force?

    By Mike Grimala

    Saturday’s win over New Mexico was exactly what the Rebels needed. After dropping a pair of winnable road games to teams in the bottom half of the Mountain West rankings, the convincing 64-55 home victory has UNLV fans hoping that the team has turned a corner. The Rebels played one of their best games of […]

  • Words with Fans

    Mike Moser, Recruiting, and More Reader Questions

    By Mike Grimala

    Two of the players who generated the most reader mail the past few days were Mike Moser and Savon Goodman, for similar-yet-different reasons. In Moser’s case, fans know what kind of player he is, and they want to know why he’s not performing at that high level anymore. With Goodman, they don’t know what kind […]

  • Analysis

    Breaking Good: Rebels Run Effectively Against New Mexico

    By Mike Grimala

    As we detailed a few days ago, the Rebels’ up-tempo offense cratered against Fresno State, leading to UNLV’s worst loss of the season. But on Saturday, their improvement in that area helped lead to one of their biggest wins in a 64-55 victory over New Mexico. By charting every full-court possession (offensive possessions that come […]

  • Sideline Stars

    Prodigal Daughter

    As UNLV basketball players high-five and joke with the ball boys and girls before a recent game at the Thomas & Mack Center, Kreigh Warkentien can’t help smiling. She spent a good part of her childhood out on that hardwood. Warkentien, 25, is UNLV’s director of basketball operations—one of only three women to hold such […]

  • Mountain West Power Rankings

    Mountain West Power Rankings: Week 6

    By Mike Grimala

    Mountain West Power Rankings Week 6: Feb. 11-17 1. New Mexico (20-4, 7-2) Last week: No. 1 Last week: Won vs. Air Force, 81-58; Lost at UNLV, 64-55 Best win: Dec. 27 at Cincinnati, 55-54 Notable loss: Feb. 9 at UNLV, 64-55 Comment: Despite the loss at UNLV, I can’t knock New Mexico out of the top […]

  • Fast Breakdown

    Turning Point: UNLV Rides Defense to 64-55 Win Over New Mexico

    By Mike Grimala

    Dave Rice has become fond of saying that he wants his Rebels to play like the more desperate team, no matter the opponent. On Saturday night against 15th-ranked New Mexico, they had no other choice. Playing in front of a friendly crowd at the Thomas and Mack Center after a pair of bad road losses, […]

  • Live Game Coverage

    Live Coverage Wrapup: UNLV Upsets New Mexico 64-55

    By Mike Grimala

    The Rebels start the second half of the Mountain West season in style with a huge home win over theNo. 15 Lobos. UNLV improved to 5-4 in league play and 18-6 overall while New Mexico fells to 7-2 and20-4.  Join the conversation below by using the hashtag #RunRebs on Twitter.

  • Floor General

    Fixing What Ails the Rebels

    By robert

    As an ex-Rebel and a member of the broadcast team, I get a lot of questions from fans, and the question they’re asking lately is, “What’s wrong with the Rebels?” As tempting as it is to pick out one thing that’s “wrong,” we need to look at a number of problems that add up to […]

  • Over/Under

    Rebels Against the Wall as New Mexico Comes to Town

    By Mike Grimala

    As we get set for the second half of Mountain West play, this is it for the Rebels — this is the stretch run. A season that began with lofty expectations has become a scramble to qualify for the NCAA tournament. After losing back-to-back road games at Boise State and Fresno State, UNLV is 17-6 […]

  • Analysis

    Breaking Down the Break

    By Mike Grimala

    Before the Fresno State game, I posted a story that suggested the Rebels might be better served by slowing down the offense and focusing more on executing out of their halfcourt sets. As a quick follow-up, I re-watched the Fresno State game and charted every possession to see if I could spot any trends that […]

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