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    What Can the Rebels Learn from Final Four Teams?

    By Mike Grimala

    Before the season began, UNLV was a popular dark-horse pick to make a run at the Final Four. And although the Rebels came up well short of Atlanta, losing in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Cal, they can still learn some lessons from the teams that did make it to the final […]

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    Similar Paths for Cobbs, Marshall

    By Mike Grimala

    One of the more interesting individual matchups during UNLV’s clash with Cal will be at the point guard spot, though neither player would be described as a “natural” point guard. For UNLV, much has been made of Anthony Marshall’s transition from shooting guard to the point this season. But Rebels fans might not be as […]

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    Rebels Meet the Media

    By Mike Grimala

      Update: 4:52 p.m. SAN JOSE, Calif. — Wednesday is media availability day at the NCAA tournament, and the Rebels met the press this afternoon before taking the court for their only open practice before Thursday’s first-round game against Cal. While Dave Rice, Anthony Marshall and Anthony Bennett went to the podium in a separate […]

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    How Will Khem Birch Impact Rebels’ Defense Against Cal?

    By Mike Grimala

    The biggest personnel change from the first UNLV—Cal matchup, for either team, is the addition of Khem Birch to the middle of the Rebels’ defense. When UNLV won, 76-75, on Dec. 9, Birch was still ineligible after transferring from Pitt mid-season in 2011-12. But now that he’s patrolling the paint, how will he impact Thursday’s […]

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    Chatting with the Enemy: Q&A with Cal Blogger

    By Mike Grimala

    In an effort to learn a little more about UNLV’s first-round opponent, I got together with the guys over at CaliforniaGoldenBlogs.com, the top Cal sports blog on the web, and participated in a little Q&A exchange. It was interesting to see how Cal is approaching this game, and how they view UNLV as an opponent. […]

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    How Far Do You Think UNLV Will Go in the NCAA Tournament?

    Rebels fans are gearing up for an exciting NCAA tournament, with the Rebs set to face Cal on Thursday in the first round. They’ve already beaten the Bears once this season, in December, but if they make it through Thursday it’s on to other, and potentially tougher, opponents. RunRebs readers, what do you think? How […]

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    Which No. 1 Seed Do You Think Will Be First to Be Bounced?

    As Michael Ventre noted in our ‘Tips to Help You Win Your NCAA Bracket‘ story earlier this week, No. 1 seeds are slotted that way for a reason. But nevertheless, one of the big guys inevitably tumbles to a lower-seeded team. We want to know which No. 1 seed you think is overrated in this […]

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    Rebels React to Tourney Placement

    By Mike Grimala

    When UNLV was announced as the No. 5 seed in the East region during the official NCAA tournament selection show, there was an outbreak of applause at the team’s viewing party. People were excited about the seeding and the San Jose location. But when the opponent was announced, the applause turned to confusion. It took […]

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    Tips to Help You Win Your NCAA Bracket

    By Michael Ventre

    Let the Madness begin! The 2013 NCAA men’s basketball tournament has arrived, and with it comes the great gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands as millions of bracket analyzers pore over their sheets in an effort to cut down their own proverbial nets after a pool victory. (Click here for a printable bracket, courtesy […]

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    No. 5 Rebels Draw Rematch with Cal

    By Mike Grimala

    UNLV will face Cal on Thursday in the first round on the NCAA tournament. The Rebels, who lost in Saturday’s Mountain West championship game, earned a No. 5 seed in the East region. The game, which will be played in San Jose, Calif., is a rematch of the Dec. 9 matchup between the teams, which […]