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@djonian81 Agreed, the kid hitting the 3's I think scared Rice from even trying the zone. Or maybe he is thinking that they may meet again next week and wants to hold that for a tournament game.
9 hours, 11 minutes ago on Tenth-ranked Aztecs finish off Rebels down the stretch in 9-point win
@mofly Can you point to a single adjustment Fisher made in the final 4 minutes that you're crediting him with out coaching Rice? What happened in the last 3 minutes is their guys hit shots and our didn't. We had just as many open looks as SDSU but our players are not that great at shooting from distance and SDSU was effectively doubling Khem.
10 hours, 14 minutes ago on Tenth-ranked Aztecs finish off Rebels down the stretch in 9-point win
What, firing Sue Falsone didn't immediately resolve the Dodger's continuous injury problems? That's hard to believe.
1 week ago on It Must Be Baseball Season, Because Carl Crawford Is Hurting
@charonbond I'm pretty sure that the basics of the amoeba zone was just a slightly modified match-up zone defense.
1 week ago on Simple reminder helps Rebels fend off Colorado State for 8-point victory
Not that it matters, but even if McCall determined that the clock didn't stop properly on Marks' basket would he have been able to add that time to the final play and count the Smith shot or would they have to replay the final 3.4 seconds?
1 week, 2 days ago on On second thought: League official says UNLV should have had extra 0.1 on clock
@gumby2323 No doubt, as many of the Fresno St teams were better than their program now, and UCSB and CSF always had solid teams.
1 week, 4 days ago on 'A cruel game': Rebels' celebration cut short when replay overturns victory
@gumby2323 @dondoI know the original comment was about the number of games played but the MW games are certainly more difficult than either the PCAA or Big West games were.
@gumby2323 @StayingafloatI think you always try to add talent regardless of the coaching hot seat. If there is a guy to go it will be to improve their situation which points to Cook and Morant. If Roscoe or BDJ leave it will be more of a Moser type move as a graduated senior looking for either more exposure or a place closer to home.
1 week, 4 days ago on UNLV basketball grabs point guard transfer
Early in the season either Taylor Bern or Matt Youmen said on the radio that they were going to track the possessions immediately following Birch's blocked shots. The theory was that while Khem's blocks protect the rim they are rarely controlled by the Rebels because Khem hits them so hard they end up in the fourth row of the stands. While that pumps up the crowd, I think the early evidence they were implying was that the Rebels ended up allowing points on the ensuing possession so the blocks have little impact on defensive scoring. I don't know if they followed through with their statements but the results would be interesting. I wonder if Khem would be less effective if he tried to control the tips as opposed to trying to spike the ball ala volleyball.
@gumby2323 You make many good points and the full court pressure might have improved if they would have stuck with it all season but it was so bad during the early season that with all new players I can see why the coaching staff abandoned it after the dixie and ucsb games. We will never know if it would have been effective had they stuck with it but it should have been used more than it was this year even if it was in short bursts.
@wyatt1952 You're right, the strategy that he employs during free throws is horrible. The fact that he sends only one player to the line to shoot free throws is crazy. Doesn't he know that its a lot of pressure and having a buddy standing next to him might calm their nerves. Plus he should have designed a better play to end regulation than to get his games best scorer right at the rim for a game winner.
@LVMIKEY Let us know when SDSU actually wins something.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on UNLV-New Mexico at the Mack has the makings of a classic showdown
@adrock66613 @West Coast Ram Not true; unless you buy your tickets on a game to game basis, as a season ticket holder or better yet as a RAF donor you have every right to call the AD and express your concerns about the direction of the program. I did that very thing last year regarding the football team and I'm still not sure that they should have extended Hauck as his success came in a very down year for the MW conference. I understand your frustration with the coaching staff but like you I'm with the program win or lose, run or walk so I'd rather focus on what they can do better with the players and coaches they have. I think you have described your self as a realist so I would suggest that in all reality the school will not fire CDR unless one of the following happens: he has a couple of .500 seasons, attendance regularly dips under 10K or there is a major NCAA infraction.
3 weeks ago on Rashad vaughn
@RebelMike At this point it is a little hard not to think that this season is just a little bump in the road. I'm sure that Moser leaving caught the staff off guard and he would have provided some of the leadership and stability needed for this team. While Utah and BYU are not in the conference anymore they would both be middle of the pack teams.
@Yellow_Evan13 @unlvrunrebs Yeah and just like Rice's big recruit Howland's wasn't as good as advertised.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Rashad vaughn
@adrock66613 Well there is one way to make sure that your voice is heard. Season ticket renewal notices went out this week and you can simply return yours without payment. Never more vocal than when you let your money do the talking.
@RebelMike Love the sarcasm but if you're that angry about a team that is winning 67% of the time this year and 71% over the last 2+ years I can't image what you would say if they were a .500 team.
I agree Rice hasn't shown that he could out coach many/any of the coaches in the current Top 20 (although he is 3-2 against Fisher) but I hope you're willing to admit that he isn't as bad as many on this site indicate. 67 wins are 67 wins.
@VegasRick @charonbond @ELJeffe Coaching from the grave or are you speaking about his son Jay?
This was twice in the last three games that the Rebels came out of a time out with about a minute to play in a close game and failed to take advantage of a 2 for 1 possession situation. It would be nice if any of the sports writers in this town would ask the coach why he doesn't favor this strategy.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rebels move up to 3rd place with lowest-scoring win since 2009
@gumby2323 Coach Rice will not be able to respond to you until first consulting with Heath Schroyer. Why CDR is willing to hook his coaching future to this guy I'm not sure but there are way to many times when an outside observer could get confused as to which one of them is the head coach.
4 weeks ago on No defense for Rebels' awful defense in 18-point loss at Colorado State