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  1. UNLV2001

    New Mexico at UNLV

    DATE: Tuesday, January 22 TIME: 7 p.m. SITE: Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas TV: CBS Sports Network (Carter Blackburn, Pete Gillen) RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith, sideline reporter: Steve Cofield) AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App/TuneIn & UNLVRebels.com UNLV leads the all-time series 34-25, including on Jan. 8 at The Pit - an 80-69 Runnin’ Rebel win. UNLV (10-7, 4-1) is off to its first 4-1 start in Mountain West play in seven years and will be looking for a season-series sweep of the Lobos The last time UNLV started the conference season 4-1 was in 2011-12 when it got to 5-1 before suffering its second loss of the league slate. UNLV has posted an all-time record of 485-121 (.800) in the T&M since it opened in 1983 New Mexico swept the season series last year with an 85-81 win in Las Vegas and a 91-90 victory • in Albuquerque New Mexico has won five of its last six games against UNLV at the TMC UNLV is 19-11 all-time at home vs. New Mexico New Mexico is coming off an 83-53 win over Wyoming at home on Saturday, which snapped a three game losing skid The Lobos are 4-3 in their last seven games New Mexico is 5-5 at home this year, 4-3 on the road and 0-1 on a neutral court Anthony Mathis leads the team in scoring (15.9 ppg), while Vance Jackson (7.3 rpg) is the team’s leading rebounder. Drue Drinnon leads the squad in assists (2.7 apg) New Mexico is scoring 78.3 ppg, while limiting its opponents to 76.9 ppg. New Mexico ranks 27th in the country in 3-pointers per game with 9.8 (2nd in the MW). Mathis is 10th in the nation (1st in the MW) with 3.7 made per contest and 23rd in the country in 3-point percentage at 44.1 (3rd in the MW) UNLV leads the MW in offensive rebounding (15.3 orpg, 2nd in the country) and blocks (4.4 per game). The Runnin’ Rebels rank second in the league in rebound margin (+8.2, 11th in the country) and rebounds per game (40.9, 18th in the country) The Runnin’ Rebels are led this season in scoring by Clyburn, who is averaging 13.4 ppg. Freshman forward Joel Ntambwe is close behind at 12.9 ppg, while sophomore guard Amauri Hardy is third at 12.2 ppg. Juiston averaged 10.8 ppg and 8.8 rpg over eight games played. The team’s current rebounding leader, sophomore forward Mbacke Diong (6.3 rpg), has missed the last two games with an ankle injury. He also leads the team in blocks (third in the MW) with 1.7 bpg. Robotham is the Runnin’ Rebel assist leader (4.3 apg), ranking fifth in the MW Marvin Menzies is 41-41 (.500) as UNLV Head Coach With UNLV out-rebounding San José State on Saturday, the Runnin’ Rebels have now out-rebounded 16 of its 17 opponents this year. The Runnin’ Rebels rank second in the country in offensive rebounds per game (15.3), 11th in rebound margin (+8.2) and 18th in total rebounds per game (40.88) Since the 3-point field goal was adopted by the NCAA in 1986-87, UNLV has converted at least one 3-pointer in all 1,056 games played Against SJSU, No UNLV started played more than than 26 minutes Against SJU Ntambwe has 16 points in 19 minutes playing time - The one starter to play less than 20 mins Nick Blair has grabbed 20 rebounds in his last two games Woodbury started the year 0-10 from the arc but is 3-3 in his last three games played Ntambwe's scoring average is at a season high 12.9 ppg JTT has 81 total rebounds with 46 coming on the offensive end In MWC play Robotham is averaging 6.6 assists per game In MWC play Hardy is averaging 6.0 assists per game Nick Blair has been UNLV's leading rebound in the last two games
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    UNLV recruiting

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    New Mexico at UNLV

    Cycling thru coaches won't bring fans back instantly unless there's some major home run name that is guaranteed to bring instant recruits and excitement to the program and that's going to cost way more than UNLV alone can afford. So unless there's a group of boosters ready to pony up literally millions of $$$ for a serious name who's got recruits in his back pocket I think Menzies is staying at UNLV for the coming few years And yes, the team is playing for basically getting over .500 for the season and building for the coming seasons - This season is all over, excepting some sudden miracle run thru the MWC tournament. Not saying there's a slight chance Menzies won't get cut loose, but like with Sanchez........people thinking he is going to be cut loose will probably be disappointed when the stark reality of where UNLV sits in the matter is that nothing will happen for a year or two with Menzies
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    Reagan on the border.

    Another thing that Reagan did that would cheese off the right wing base in 2018
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    UNLV recruiting

    Strike was settled yesterday I believe
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    yeah - weird year for most of the MWC. Seems teams get up for UNR, then they revert into spastic convulsions for the rest of the MWC teams and you can't tell how any game might go
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    STAT OF THE GAME: UNLV made 14 3-pointers. The Runnin' Rebels shot 56 percent from behind the arc (14 of 25).RUNNIN' REBEL OF THE GAME: Blair was 9 of 14 from the field and made 4 of 6 3-pointers, while pulling down six rebounds.THE TURNING POINT: UNLV used a 21-4 run in the first half to turn a six-point deficit (14-8) into an 11-point lead (29-18) with just under four minutes to play. The Runnin' Rebels led by as many as 15 in the first half.NOTES: - The Runnin' Rebels overcame a slow start as they made just 1 of 10 field goals to begin the game.- UNLV improved to 20-11 all-time at home vs. New Mexico.- UNLV's last 5-1 start in MW play was in 2011-12.- Sophomore forward Mbacke Diong missed his third straight game because of an injury suffered at New Mexico on Jan. 8- Ntambwe scored just five points, ending his double-figure scoring streak at 10 games. He collected a team-high 11 rebounds.- UNLV was just 10 of 23 from the free-throw line for a season-low 43.5 percent.- UNLV scored 23 points off New Mexico's 14 turnovers, while UNM managed just two off UNLV's 11.- UNLV has made at least one 3-pointer in a NCAA-record 1,057 straight games.NEXT FOR THE RUNNIN' REBELS: UNLV will head back out on the road this weekend and play at San Diego State on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    If UNLV can win at UNM, they can win at SDSU Loss vs Nevada unless a literal miracle happens & Rebs catch fire shooting Don't see UNLV beating USU in Logan, a lot would have to go right Going into Boise isn't an impossible to win Fresno St at home could also be a win Best case scenario would be Win at SDSU, Loss vs NV, Loss at USU, Win at BSU, Win vs FSU = 3-2 record Though with this UNLV team, the next five could go 5-0 or 0-5, but thinking 2-3 or 3-2 is most likely outcome - let's not forget this is the MWC and as we've seen pretty much anything can and could happen
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    Not sure Menzies is on the hot seat other than by short fused fans
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    Between UNLV's local trio of Robotham, Blair & Woodbury..........and Fresno St's Grimes & Bittner.........LV HS talent had a good night in the MWC
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    SDSU @ Fresno

    Fresno raisins are a hard thing to shake
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    SDSU @ Fresno

    Good to see some vitriol tween 'tecs & 'dogs
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    Yep - Juiston & Dembele out for the year and who was going to fill the post positions ?!?! Then here comes Blair from literally out of nowhere, can't count on those things but you take them when they happen Then factor in that Diong & JTT pick up fouls pretty fast.........that alone will guarantee Blair minutes the rest of the way - Need Beck to get something going
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    JTT has 3.5 years left at UNLV Blair 1.5 - Leave JTT where he is - JTT gets into foul trouble quickly so it's nice to have DIong, Beck & Blair as potions now - Blair is going to have some issues against opponents with bigger front lines and Blair is the guy when MM goes to the small lineup Best thing MM has is the depth of the bench and how the little used end of bench guys have responded when called on
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    Side note - Tonight was probably the Rebels worst night at the FT line in MWC play - barely over 50%
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    Not sure Blair should start unless there's injury - Think UNLV needs the length to open the game that Ntambwe & JTT give - Beck was supposedly the next to fill in for those two, but now it looks like Blair has that role If I'm MM I think I go with what he's been doing, plugging in guys in situations based on the flow, the opponent and the state of the game. Like tonight Woodbury got a good run and did pretty well.......Blair was lights out & answered the call. Have to give credit to Robotham - I was down on him during the non-conference schedule but for the most part in MWC play he's taken it to another level & he's been a MAJOR reason UNLV sits at 5-1
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    SDSU @ Fresno

    Good to hear some noise in the SaveMart Center for once
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    I admit I was wondering why Blair transferred back home & UNLV - He barely got much PT up at Idaho and that's a pretty weak overall program, so I admit I was thinking Blair was an end of the bench guy...........But since the 1st UNM game, he's become a big part of the rotation One thing about Blair is that he plays taller than his 6-5 height and that makes him a bit of a tough match-up for opponents because he can go inside or outside and has some range on his shot. I'm guessing Blair has replaced Beck in the role Beck was supposed to play this year The roster isn't great as there's no "super star" go to guy, but this roster is deep and there's not a lot of fall off if Menzies has to grab a guy - And that also makes UNLV tough to prep for, as the opponent has no idea who MM might go to & that allows a guy like Blair to do the unexpected
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    Lot of 1-3-1 zone
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    New Mexico at UNLV

    Since the 1st UNM game, Blair has been fantastic - Think MM had to go to Blair due to front line being wiped out by injuries, but Damn, Blair has been a nice find off the end of the bench
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