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    Road Victories Toughen the Rebels

    By robert

    After dropping five games away from home at the end of last season—including an NCAA tournament loss in Albuquerque—the Rebels have found a little magic away from home this year, coming up with victories at Portland, Cal and UTEP. Of course, those wins, by a total of 11 points, also showed that the Rebels have […]

  • Floor General

    Rebels Stare Down Injury, Tough Opponent, and Live to Tell the Tale

    By robert

    After a fast start by the California Bears on Dec. 9, UNLV responded like a team beginning to find its identity and pulled out a tough road win, 76-75. Not only could the win be important for the Rebels' RPI later this season—Cal is one of the favorites in the Pac-12—but it was an important gut-check in front of a hostile crowd. As the Rebels tightened up their defense late in the first half, you could see the confidence of the Cal players start to waver.

  • Rebel Road Resilience

    By robert

    The National Finals Rodeo has come to town, and, as always, that means the Rebels hit the road. The extended time away from Thomas & Mack is always an interesting early-season challenge, and this year there was additional adversity: As the Rebels faced their first road game of the year at Portland on Dec. 4, they had to do it without Mike Moser, their leading rebounder. With a hometown crowd sprinkled with friends and relatives ready to cheer him on, Moser had to sit out with an injured hip flexor.

  • Coming Together

    By robert

    The preseason talk wasof the Rebels potentially having a dominant front line, and the squad's 85-57victory over UC Irvine on Nov. 28 gave a glimpse of what that might mean. Mike Moser and Anthony Bennett simply took control of the game. Both finished with 19 points, and Moser had nine rebounds while Bennett had six.

  • Now the Rebels Know What to Work On—and Fast

    By robert

    Thanksgiving weekend was tough on the Rebels. On Friday night, they lost to Oregon at the Thomas & Mack Center, 83-79. The next day—the last of the Global Sports Classic—they beat Iowa State 82-70. It was an instructive pair of games for the Rebels and their fans.

  • Talented, But Young

    By robert

    The early returns on the Rebel youth movement are impressive, but UNLV fans will also have to be patient as the quality of competition improves. Freshmen Anthony Bennett, Katin Reinhart and Savon Goodman could probably start on almost any team in the country. (Redshirt freshmen Daquan Cook and Demetris Morant would also have been solid contributors on many good teams. And more outstanding young talent is on the way, with Findlay Prep's Chris Wood having just signed his letter of intent.)

  • Comfortable at Home, Rebels Show Some Firepower

    By robert

    After a sluggish one-point exhibition win over Dixie State, the Rebels reassured their fans that all of the preseason excitement was justified with a 92-54 thrashing of Northern Arizona on Nov. 12. The defensive pressure was much better, and the offense was—with occasional exceptions—more disciplined.

  • Can Anthony Marshall Run The Show?

    By robert

    When you have a team with as much hype as the 2012-13 Rebels, it's very important to have aconductor—i.e., a point guard—who can keep the show running smoothly and make sure the chemistry is right at all times. That job falls to Anthony Marshall, who has been primarily a two-guard in his UNLV career. The question, then, is whether he can make the transition to the point. I feel that he can: Anthony played point guard in high school, and has filled in during important games at UNLV as well. Still, things will be a little different this year.

  • Fun With the Legends

    By robert

    Each year UNLV's alumni basketball players get together for the Legends game. Having played point guard for the Rebels from 1974-77, I always look forward to meeting up with old friends and teammates. Of course, it also means some of us old guys wind up having to break out the ibuprofen. But the aches and pains are worth it. That was certainly the case when the Legends played as part of last month's Scarlet/Gray Showcase.

  • Down in the Pit

    By robert

    Every loss hurts, but when you lose in the NCAA tournament, the pain seems be a little deeper. When I left The Pit in Albuquerque on March 15 after the Rebels fell to Colorado, I had that empty feeling in my stomach—and as I watched the coaching staff and the players board the bus, I knew we all must have felt the same.

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