UNLV small forward Derrick Jones Jr. is a freshman, a mere teenager, not yet old enough to drink. And yet, he is terrorizing rims in and around gyms across America:
That’s a good dunk.
Forty hotels and casinos along the Las Vegas strip dimmed their lights for three minutes last night in tribute to the memory of former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, who passed away on Feb. 11. Reader David sends along this video he shot, as all non-essential lights were turned off upon the end of the Rebels' game…
These are usually desperation gimmicks, used when a team needs to win but is losing late in a game. UNLV, being UNLV, ran the hook & lateral early in its first game of the season.
We've seen some rough injuries already in today's hoops cornucopia (Michigan star Trey Burke, even, missed some action after a tumble) but nothing of the sort that makes (male) viewers wince in pain like what happened early in Cal's game against UNLV.
Legendary Runnin' Rebels coach Jerry Tarkanian watched his old charges dispatch Wyoming in the Mountain West tournament last night, and in doing so revealed the source of his recently-increased girth. May we recommend he return to a diet of fiber-rich Egyptian cotton?
In a performance that would have left Jerry Tarkanian chomping a towel with pride, UNLV's Runnin' Rebels downed top-ranked North Carolina 90-80 Saturday night in the final of the Las Vegas Invitational at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. Officially a neutral-court win—despite the Orleans being about three miles down…
Senior big man Jordan Egsleder leads his band of other people who look like they're from Iowa against Lon Kruger's Runnin' Rebels. Illinois and Atlanta Hawks fans, let your vitriol fly.
Storming The Floor wraps up the four later afternoon games.
UNLV Runnin' Rebels (26-7) vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (28-6)
When: Thursday, 2:30 p.m.
1. Who are these guys? The Rebels lost four starters from last year's Sweet 16 Cinderella squad, including their leading scorer, rebounder, shot blocker and assist man. While they were expected to be rebuilding towards a contending season next year, UNLV has ridden a great defense led by "veterans" Wink Adams, Curtis…
Oregon Ducks (28-7) vs. UNLV Runnin' Rebels (30-6)
When: 9:40 p.m. ET
Where: St. Louis
UNLV Runnin' Rebels (28-6) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (20-11)
When: Friday, 12:15 p.m.
1. Viva Las Vegas, baby. Where else can you see pregame introductions featuring fireworks and flames shooting out of the shot clock as players come out on a red carpet? The band plays "Viva Las Vegas" leading into the infamous Reeeee-bels chant, members of the dance team make showgirls look like dogs and courtside…