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Matchup Air Force (10-13, 4-7 Mountain West) at UNLV (18-7, 7-5 Mountain West)
Date Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time 7:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV AT&T SportsNet (Drew Goodman, Dave Bollwinkel)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Audio UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
Stats Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com
Twitter @TheRunninRebels / @UNLVAthletics

UNLV leads the all-time series 36-13

UNLV won the season’s previous meeting, 81-76

UNLV has won three of the last four meetings overall and seven of 11

UNLV is 24-2 all-time at home vs. Air Force and has won four straight over the Falcons at the Thomas & Mack Center - UNLV has posted an all-time record of 476-115 (.805) in the arena since it opened in 1983

With the win over Wyoming UNLV improved to 3-3 at home in MW play

After starting the Mountain West season with an 0-4 mark, Air Force has gone 4-3 in its last seven games

The Falcons have won two straight, both at home: vs. Colorado State (78-73) last Tuesday and vs. New Mexico (100-92) on Saturday

AFA is 3-7 on the road this year and has lost two straight away from home

Head coach Dave Pilipovich is in his sixth season as a Division I collegiate head coach (all at Air Force) with a career mark of 82-107 (.434)

Brandon McCoy is 19th in the country in rebounding (10.1 rpg), while Shakur Juiston is 22nd (9.9 rpg)

UNLV has shot at least 50 percent from the floor in 16 of its 25 games this season

Since the 3-point field goal was adopted by the NCAA in 1986-87, UNLV has converted at least one 3-pointer in all 1,031 games played

Tervell Beck scored a season high 15 points vs Wyoming in 19 minutes 

Cyburn has played 11 & 10 minutes the last two games which is the lowest of the season

Jordan Johnson has scored in double digits for 11 straight games before scoring a season low of 5 vs Wyoming 

Juiston has grabbed 26 rebounds in the last two games

After taking 15 Fg attempts at BSU, McCou has taken only 14 Fg attempts in his last two games

McCoy needs 59 points to reach 500 

Mooring from the arc in his last four games - 0/6..... 2/8..... 6/12 ..... 0/5

Mooring, Jusiton & Johnson are the three players averaging 30+ minutes playing time in MWC games

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Hoping the solid effort on both sides of the court continues for this one. They have to play really smart on D to avoid all the backdoors.

The real test of this one will be to see if they are done with the attitude of playing down to their competition. If they play that way, AFA is perfectly capable of beating us. They need to dictate pace.

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1 hour ago, SharkTanked said:

Hoping the solid effort on both sides of the court continues for this one. They have to play really smart on D to avoid all the backdoors.

The real test of this one will be to see if they are done with the attitude of playing down to their competition. If they play that way, AFA is perfectly capable of beating us. They need to dictate pace.

The Mblocke will shut down the back door.  He might be the only one that can do it.  He needs more minutes in this game.

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Im a little bit worried about this game. Theyve been red hot scoring the basketball and are on a two win streak. 

Im hoping the Rebs make quick work of them and cruise into halftime up 25+. 

But who knows? Hopefully the Rebs arent feeling themselves and show up overconfident, underestimating this opponent. 

AFA is dangerous right now.

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50 minutes ago, qwelish said:

Im a little bit worried about this game. Theyve been red hot scoring the basketball and are on a two win streak. 

Im hoping the Rebs make quick work of them and cruise into halftime up 25+. 

But who knows? Hopefully the Rebs arent feeling themselves and show up overconfident, underestimating this opponent. 

AFA is dangerous right now.

Hopefully UNLV has learned to not take any team lightly 

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The Princeton Offense is a bitch to defend.  There’s a lot of disguise built into it.  There’s a lot of counters to what the defense is doing, and there’s multiple actions that can be ran out of the same formation.  The only problem is that it becomes a lot easier to defend once you’ve seen it before.  Air Force gets more out of their talent than they otherwise would with their offense.  However, they will never beat an experienced MW team who has seen it before because they have no talent.

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If he's projected first round, he needs to go. Players that are already first round rarely improve their position. This "think about it after the season" is what they all say. He will wait to get his scouting report to find out if he is likely first round or not.

If he is not first round, or maybe borderline, I would be pretty surprised if he goes. I know his Mom really wants him to get a degree. He doesn't seem like the Chris Wood / Steve Zimmerman type who has to get to the league at all costs ASAP.

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The league will be there for him whether he leaves this year or next.  Offensively, he is pro ready.  Defensively and effort-wise, he is not.  He is getting better in those two areas as of late, and we have seen how that has helped the Rebels.  I have a feeling he may just stay for one more year.  

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1 hour ago, Poster17 said:

The league will be there for him whether he leaves this year or next.  Offensively, he is pro ready.  Defensively and effort-wise, he is not.  He is getting better in those two areas as of late, and we have seen how that has helped the Rebels.  I have a feeling he may just stay for one more year.  

The money and contracts are different though. If he can go first round, he will get a guaranteed contract. If he stays in college, he could get injured or he could fall out of the first round. If he is likely to go first round, he really should go.

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Kris Clyburn   24 MPG / 7.6 PPG / 3.4 RPG / 41% FG / 32% 3pFG

Tervell Beck   13 MPG / 6.6 PPG / 2.1 RPG / 59% FG / 33% 3pFG

 

Clyburn 599 mins and 55 FTA

Beck   327 mins and 60 FTA

 

UNLV 4-1 with Beck in starting lineup.

 

Menzies also finding some success with the 3 guard lineup...

Those last 6 teams include Fresno, Boise, Reno, Wyoming and SDSU.

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Well tonight will be a contest against a guard oriented team so we can see if it is the size of the 3,4,5 positions or the shooting and speed of the 1,2,3 that makes a difference. I guess it is just a coincidence that the look and results of the team changed with the starting line-up and rotations. There is much more to the recent results than just the plus/minus points. It's been more about energy, effort and attitude. More Beck, Hardy and Diong is what has made the change to the team as a whole. 3 guys that work hard and fight has raised the level of those qualities for the entire team.

See you at the game!

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