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Flip a Cell Phone for UNLV Hoops Tickets

Flip a Cell Phone for UNLV Hoops Tickets

 

Donating an old cell phone can net you two free tickets to Saturday night’s UNLV basketball game against New Mexico.

Through Thursday and while supplies last, fans who recycle a no-longer-used wireless phone through HopeLine from Verizon at any of the participating Verizon Wireless stores in metro Las Vegas will receive a pair of tickets to the Runnin’ Rebels game versus New Mexico. Official rules available in participating stores or online at www.verizoninsider.com/lasvegas.   

Since the launch of the recycling program in 2001, Verizon Wireless has collected more than 8 million phones, awarded more than $10 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations across the country and distributed more than 106,000 phones with more than 319 million minutes of free wireless service to be used by victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Gov. Sandoval to Host Barbeque for UNLV Rebels

Gov. Sandoval to Host Barbeque for UNLV Rebels

 

Gov. Brian Sandoval will host a barbeque dinner for the UNLV Rebels in celebration of the men's basketball team seventh straight win last week.

Sandoval is scheduled to host the celebration and fundraiser, along with UNLV President Neal Smatresk, on Jan. 19. Tickets to the barbeque at UNLV's Cox Pavilion cost $100 per person. The deadline to buy tickets is Thursday. The proceeds will go toward the Rebel Athletic Fund.

UNLV won its seventh straight game over Cal State Bakersfield last week. Sandoval graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)

Marshall Leads Rebs Past Host Hawaii

Marshall Leads Rebs Past Host Hawaii

 

HONOLULU (AP) -- Anthony Marshall scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lift No. 19 UNLV to a 74-69 win over Hawaii on Saturday.

The Rebels (15-2) overcame a slow start in the first half and held off the pesky Warriors (8-6) in the second to win their sixth straight and seventh in their last eight games.

Mike Mosher scored 15 points with 12 rebounds and Chace Stanback added 13 points for UNLV.

Hawaii pulled within a basket with 7:50 remaining after Joston Thomas scored off an assist from Vander Joaquim to make it 58-56. Hawaii got closer as the Rebels scored eight of the next 10 points.

Thomas had 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead Hawaii.

UNLV held a 35-28 lead at halftime.

Runnin' Rebels Pull Away in Second Half for Victory

Runnin' Rebels Pull Away in Second Half for Victory

No. 21 UNLV won its first game back in the national rankings, using strong defense in Monday night's 81-63 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.

Chace Stanback shot 8-of-9 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 29 points.

"My teammates were really looking for me tonight and they were able to find me when I was open," said Stanback, whose previous career-high was 28 points in UNLV's win over then-No. 1 North Carolina on Nov. 26. "I was able to knock them down."

UNLV (12-2) had 11 steals and seven blocks.

Race Reporter Jamie Little At Home in Las Vegas and On Track

Race Reporter Jamie Little At Home in Las Vegas and On Track

A 1996 graduate of Green Valley High School, Little works for ESPN.

    Today, 12 NASCAR drivers will come together for an unscripted, unfiltered meeting with fans at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. The event, After the Lap, is the jewel in the NASCAR Champion's Week crown and moderator Jamie Little expects it to be a free-for-all.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Runnin' Rebels Hang on Late Against Nevada

Runnin' Rebels Hang on Late Against Nevada

 

Justin Hawkins had 13 points and Chace Stanback added 12 to lead UNLV to a 71-67 win over Nevada, which nearly rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit with 6:36 left in the game on Monday night.

Also for UNLV (2-0), Oscar Bellfield had 11 points as the Rebels have now won six straight in the in-state rivalry.

Guard Deonte Burton led Nevada (0-2) with a career-high 28 points, 20 of which came in the first half. Burton's 3-pointer from the right sideline with 22 seconds left in the game cut the Rebels' lead to 68-67.

Anthony Marshall hit 3 of 4 from the free-throw line in the final 15 seconds to seal the Rebels' win.

Between Marshall's four free throw attempts, Malik Story, who had 19 points, missed a potential tying 3-pointer from the left sideline with five seconds left.

Copyright 2011 by the Associated Press

Rebels Avoid Exhibition Upset Bid

Rebels Avoid Exhibition Upset Bid

The Runnin’ Rebels escaped their first exhibition game with a 58-50 win Tuesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center after getting a scare from Washburn.

The Runnin’ Rebels remained perfect against the Ichabods in the all-time series, improving their record to 6-0. 

The Ichabods, who shot just shy of 37 percent (21-of-57) on the night, couldn’t find the basket in the waning minutes of the game, connecting on only two field goals in the final five minutes. 

Anthony Marshall led the Rebels with 14 points and 11 rebounds, 10 of which came on the defensive end. Moser chipped in 14 points and nine rebounds, while classmate Carlos Lopez finished with 11 points in only 15 minutes of action.