UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: UNLV Announces Resignation Of Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dave Rice

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UNLV ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF BASKETBALL HEAD COACH DAVE RICE

UNLV men’s basketball head coach Dave Rice has resigned his position and associate head coach Todd Simon will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season, Director of Athletics Tina Kunzer-Murphy announced Sunday.

“Earlier today I met with Dave Rice and after discussing the direction of our season, we mutually agreed that it was time for a change,” Kunzer-Murphy said. “Dave has had a great deal of success during his tenure as our head coach. He loves this University, this community and his players. He will always be a cherished member of the Runnin’ Rebel family and we are grateful for all he has done for this program. However, being winless in conference play and losing five of the last six games is simply not good enough for Runnin’ Rebel basketball.”

“I want to thank Coach Dave Rice for all of his efforts,” said UNLV President Len Jessup. “Unfortunately, the results on the court did not reflect the passion and dedication he has for the program. Dave is a role model as a person who has demonstrated professionalism throughout his tenure. This was not an easy decision but sometimes change is necessary to move forward.”

Rice leaves ranked third on the UNLV chart for all-time head coaching victories with an overall record of 98-54, which includes 10 victories against ranked opponents.

“I am particularly proud of our accomplishments, not only on the court, but also academically and in recruiting,” Rice said. “It has been a great honor to coach at my alma mater and I wish the players, the coaches, the University, the program and the fans the very best as they move forward.”

Rice was in the middle of his fifth year as head coach at UNLV. In 2011, he returned to the school where he was part of the 1990 National Championship team as a player, was a Rhodes Scholar candidate while earning his bachelor’s degree in political science (UNLV ‘91), earned his master’s of business administration (UNLV ‘93) and served as a Runnin’ Rebel assistant coach for 11 seasons (1991-92 & 1994-2004). Every scholarship senior in the program under Rice went through graduation.

Rice, who had three years after this one on his contract, will receive the remainder of his base salary.

“We have student-athletes who I know will work through this period of adversity and help turn things around under the staff’s leadership,” Kunzer-Murphy said. “We still have 15 games and the conference tournament on our schedule – there is a lot left to play for this season – and I expect Todd and the staff to work tirelessly to get our season back on track. Once the season concludes, we will conduct a thorough review of the program and determine how best to move forward with the head coach position.”

Simon is in his third season on the staff and his first as associate head coach. He returned to campus after spending seven years with the area’s elite Findlay Prep program, including the last year as its head coach. He also had a previous stint with the Runnin’ Rebels as he was a video assistant from 2004-06 under Lon Kruger before joining the Pilots. A 2003 graduate of Central Michigan, Simon, 35, earned his master’s from UNLV in 2010.

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Open Conference Play Wednesday Night

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Matchup Fresno State (9-4, 0-0 Mountain West) at UNLV (9-4, 0-0 Mountain West)
Date Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Time 8:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV ESPNU (Steve Quis, Julianne Viani)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
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Stats Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com
Twitter @TheRunninRebels

 

 

RUNNIN’ REBELS OPEN CONFERENCE PLAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

UNLV will host Fresno State at 8 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center

For the first time in UNLV head coach Dave Rice’s five years leading the Runnin’ Rebel program, the team will open Mountain West play at home. UNLV will host Fresno State on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center in both team’s league lid-lifter.

The Runnin’ Rebels (9-4) closed out their non-conference schedule with a 103-68 victory over South Dakota on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Wednesday’s game will mark the first for the Runnin’ Rebels in eight days. UNLV made 18 3-pointers against the Coyotes, which was the most it has made in a game since also making 18 on Dec. 28, 2011 in a home game vs. Central Arkansas. The 35-point margin of victory against USD marked the largest over a Division I team since defeating Northern Arizona by 38 at home on Nov. 12, 2012.

During the non-conference season, UNLV played three top-15 teams going 2-1 (wins vs. then-No. 13/14 Indiana at the Maui Invitational and vs. then-No. 15/16 Oregon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas; loss at then-No. 13/12 Arizona).

Fresno State (9-4) is coming off an 89-46 home win over Pacific Union on Sunday. Prior to that, the Bulldogs lost at home to Evansville (85-77) on Dec. 20. Fresno State comes to Las Vegas having won three of its last four games (other wins: home games vs. Pacific and CSU Bakersfield).

Wednesday’s game will be televised nationally on ESPNU with Steve Quis and Julianne Viani calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio broadcast, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: This Week’s Dave Rice Radio Show Moved To BAR Henderson

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THIS WEEK’S DAVE RICE RADIO SHOW MOVED TO BAR HENDERSON
Fans encouraged to attend in person on Wednesday; show will air live on Las Vegas’ ESPN Radio from 7-8 p.m.

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Wednesday’s (Nov. 11) Dave Rice Radio Show will originate from a new location (this week only) at a new time. Fans are encouraged to attend the show, which will be broadcast from Born and Raised Henderson (10050 S Eastern Ave, Henderson, NV) and air live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM from 7-8 p.m.

Hosted by Jon Sandler, UNLV IMG College’s play-by-play voice of the Runnin’ Rebels, the show features UNLV men’s basketball head coach Dave Rice. Former Runnin’ Rebel legend and men’s basketball radio analyst Robert Smith also has a role and the show will have local and national guests throughout the year.

For those that can’t make it to the show in person and want to call in to ask a question, the phone number is 866-602-1978. Questions may also be tweeted to @UNLVonTheRadio.

The show will return to The Orleans Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Nov. 17 and originate from the Lounge. Click here for the season’s complete schedule, location and air times.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels To Hold Clinic For Women

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RUNNIN’ REBELS TO HOLD CLINIC FOR WOMEN

The Second Annual Runnin’ Rebel Slam Dunk Social for Ladies will offer a behind-the-scenes experience and a crash course in UNLV men’s basketball 

The UNLV men’s basketball program will host the Runnin’ Rebel Slam Dunk Social for Ladies on Saturday, October 17, from 2-4 p.m. at the Mendenhall Center. The event is a basketball clinic for women that will offer a behind-the-scenes experience and a crash course in Runnin’ Rebel basketball.

UNLV’s men’s basketball coaches will instruct during the clinic, which will include various basketball stations; a locker room presentation; a tour of the Mendenhall Center, which is one of the premier training facilities in all of basketball and the training home to the Runnin’ Rebels and also Team USA; and a meet and greet with photo opportunities with the Runnin’ Rebel student-athletes. In addition, there will also be a “happy hour” with appetizers and drinks, while the coaches’ wives will host a question and answer panel.

“We are excited about hosting this event for the second year,” head coach Dave Rice said. “Last year’s event was a huge success. We received tremendous feedback and the participants had a lot of fun and learned a lot about our program.”

The clinic is open to 100 participants (must be ages 21 and older). Participants are encouraged to wear athletic shoes, but participation on the court is optional.

The cost of the event is $50, which also includes a t-shirt and a basketball. To register, please contact Christin Downing in the men’s basketball office at 702-895-3295 or by email at Christin.Downing@unlv.edu

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Online Only Pre-Sale For Lower Bowl Runnin’ Rebel Season Tickets Begins Thursday

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ONLINE ONLY PRE-SALE FOR LOWER BOWL RUNNIN’ REBEL SEASON TICKETS BEGINS THURSDAY

Limited number of downstairs season tickets for the 2015-16 UNLV men’s basketball season will then go on sale to the public on Monday

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 A limited number of season tickets in the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center for the 2015-16 UNLV men’s basketball season will go on sale via a online only pre-sale on Thursday, July 30 starting at 10 a.m. They will then go on sale to the public on Monday, August 3 at 10 a.m.

Seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be purchased during the online pre-sale at UNLVtickets.com, then once on sale to the public, they may be purchased in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or online at UNLVtickets.com. Supplies are limited and prices vary based on location with a priority seating donation required in addition to the ticket price. Lower bowl season tickets start at $605. Some lower bowl seats also require a major gift donation.
Downstairs areas available for purchase include Lower Bowl 6, Lower Bowl 7 and Lower Bowl 8, while upstairs RAF (Rebel Athletic Fund) Balcony, Balcony and End Balcony will also be for sale. Fans interested in Lower Bowl 1 through Lower Bowl 5 will need to call the RAF Office at 702-895-1533. Click here for a map showing locations of described areas. To view available seating in person, please call the RAF office to set up an appointment.

Head Coach Dave Rice is entering his fifth season at the helm of the Runnin’ Rebel program. UNLV returns seven scholarship players from last year’s roster with five newcomers making up another highly regarded recruiting class. After a top-five class in 2014, Rivals has this year’s Runnin’ Rebel class ranked No. 11 in the country.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Ike Nwamu Transferring To Runnin’ Rebel Program

UNLVIKE NWAMU TRANSFERRING TO UNLV

6-foot-5-inch guard from Mercer will be eligible to play for Runnin’ Rebels as a senior during 2015-16 season

 

The UNLV men’s basketball program received a signed financial aid agreement from Ike Nwamu on Tuesday, head coach

has announced.

A 6-foot-5-inch, 205-pound guard originally from Greensboro, N.C., Nwamu will transfer from to the Runnin’ Rebel program from Mercer where he played for two seasons. He has earned his degree from Mercer, making him a graduate transfer that is eligible to play as a senior at UNLV during the 2015-16 season.

“We are excited about the addition of Ike to our program,” Rice said. “He is a dynamic scorer and makes plays on both ends of the court. He brings NCAA Tournament experience and is a great teammate and competitor. We are counting on him to bring toughness and leadership every day.”

As a junior at Mercer, Nwamu led his team in scoring with an average of 15.1 points per game. He started all 35 of the Bears’ contests in 2014-15 as the team went 19-16. He shot 42.8 percent from the field, 37.2 percent from 3-point range and 76.1 percent from the free-throw line. He also averaged 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in an average of 33.2 minutes played per outing.

Nwamu also played at Mercer as a sophomore, averaging 8.3 ppg and appearing in 35 of the team’s 36 games. That squad upset Duke in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, with Nwamu scoring 11 points.

As a freshman, Nwamu attended Cleveland State, playing for Vikings in 2011-12. He sat out the 2012-13 season as a redshirt at Mercer after transferring. He has a career 3-point percentage of 38.3.

In high school, Nwamu was named the North Carolina 2A State Player of the Year as a senior at Westchester Country Day School, leading the team to a 30-9 record. He was also named a Ball-is-Life High School All-American.

He joins Stephen Zimmerman, a 7-foot center from Las Vegas, Nev., Derrick Jones, a 6-foot-7-inch small forward from Radnor, Pa., and Jalen Poyser, a 6-foot-4-inch point guard from Toronto, Canada, who will all be freshmen this fall, as part of UNLV’s 2015 recruiting class.

Zimmerman is ranked as the nation’s 10th-best player in the class of 2015 and was selected as a McDonald’s High School All-American. Jones is ranked as the 27th-best player in the class of 2015 and was named the Best Dunker in the country in his class by ESPN, while Poyser is the No. 1-ranked player in Canada in the class of 2015.

In addition to the young core of returning players from the 2014-15 season, the Runnin’ Rebels are looking forward to redshirts Ben Carter, a 6-8 junior forward from Las Vegas (transfer from Oregon), and Jerome Seagears, a 6-1 senior point guard from Silver Spring, Md. (transfer from Rutgers), eligible to play for UNLV in 2015-16.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Registration Open For Dave Rice Basketball Camps

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR DAVE RICE BASKETBALL CAMPS

Individual day camps will be held June 15-17 and June 22-24

 

Registration is now open for this summer’s Dave Rice Basketball Camps. Two individual day camps will be offered.

The first one will be held June 15-17, while the second will take place June 22-24. Both camps will have two sessions: session 1 will be from 9 a.m. – noon (ages 8-10) and session 2 will be from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (ages 11-18).

The Dave Rice Basketball Camps are held at the Mendenhall Center, which is the Runnin’ Rebels’ state-of-the-art practice facility. The camps are designed to be a fun experience where players can learn and develop in all areas of basketball.

Players of all levels will improve their skills through development drills, competitions, five-on-five games, guest lectures and much more. Players will receive individualized training from UNLV coaches, staff, current players and former players. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt and ball.

The cost of each camp is $120. To register online, visit http://www.davericebasketballcamp.com/ or access the link from the camps or men’s basketball pages at UNLVRebels.com.

For more information, please call the UNLV men’s basketball office at 702-895-3295.

#UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Sign Jalen Poyser

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RUNNIN’ REBELS SIGN POYSER DURING EARLY PERIOD

Point guard from Toronto will join the UNLV men’s basketball program for the 2015-16 season as a freshman



 The UNLV men’s basketball program has received a signed national letter of intent from Jalen Poyser, head coach Dave Rice announced.

 

Poyser, a 6-foot-4-inch, 180-pound point guard from Toronto, Canada, will enroll at UNLV next fall as a freshman.

 

“We are excited about the addition of Jalen,” Rice said. “He is a versatile lead guard who makes plays for others on both ends of the floor and is a terrific shooter. He is thoroughly committed to team success and brings valuable international experience.”

 

A senior at Athlete Institute in Mono, Ontario, Poyser also plays for AAU team CIA Bounce. He is the No. 1 ranked player in Canada in the class of 2015 and Rivals lists him as a 4-star recruit and the No. 83 player overall.

 

He was named all-tournament at the Nike Global event where he averaged 20.5 ppg, ranking fifth in scoring, and he was fourth in scoring at the Adidas Nations (16.8 ppg). He shot 38.5 percent from 3-point range there was ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect that participated. In addition, he shot 40.5 percent from 3-point range in the EYBL.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebel Scarlet & Gray Showcase Set For Oct. 16

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RUNNIN’ REBEL SCARLET & GRAY SHOWCASE SET FOR OCT. 16

Free fan event to feature skills challenges, Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage, Legends game, autographs and more; Special season-ticket holder event also scheduled for earlier in the evening

The UNLV men’s basketball team will hold its annual free fan event on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. All fans are invited to the Runnin’ Rebel Scarlet & Gray Showcase, which will include skills challenges, the Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage, Legends game, the opportunity to get autographs and more.

In addition, a special season-ticket holder event will take place earlier in the evening at Cox Pavilion. Season-ticket holders can expect to be sent information regarding that event in the near future.

“We are excited to begin the 2014-15 season and also for the opportunity to be in front of our fans again,” said head coach Dave Rice. “This is a very important event for our program and we know Runnin’ Rebel fans look forward to it each year. It is a great opportunity for our players to be in front of a crowd as we continue to prepare for games to begin in November.”

Rice is entering his fourth season at the helm of the Runnin’ Rebel program. He has led UNLV to 71 wins over his first three years, which ranks second all-time at UNLV only to Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian (73 wins in his first three seasons in Las Vegas).

Under Rice, UNLV has won at least 20 games all three seasons and has played in two NCAA Tournaments (including earning its highest seed in 22 years). In addition, his teams have recorded seven victories over ranked teams, including one over the nation’s No. 1-ranked squad (North Carolina). The Runnin’ Rebels recorded an overall mark of 20-13 last season and have a streak of 20 or more wins in each of the last eight years.

This year’s team welcomes back seven familiar faces and has added eight new players to the roster. The team’s 2014 recruiting class is ranked as the fifth-best in the country by Rivals.com, only behind Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Arizona, and ahead of North Carolina, Louisville, UCLA, Georgetown and Florida.

A limited number of season tickets in the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center for the 2014-15 UNLV men’s basketball season are on sale now. Seats are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis and may be purchased in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or online at UNLVtickets.com. Mini-plan tickets go on sale Oct. 16, while single-game tickets will be available via an online pre-sale Oct. 23.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels To Hold Slam Dunk Social For Ladies On Oct. 11

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RUNNIN’ REBELS TO HOLD CLINIC FOR WOMEN

The Slam Dunk Social for Ladies will offer a behind-the-scenes experience and a crash course in Runnin’ Rebel basketball

 

The UNLV men’s basketball program will host the Slam Dunk Social for Ladies on Saturday, October 11, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the Mendenhall Center. The event is a basketball clinic for women that will offer a behind-the-scenes experience and a crash course in Runnin’ Rebel basketball.

UNLV’s men’s basketball coaches will instruct during the clinic, which will include various basketball stations, a locker room presentation and a meet and greet with photo opportunities with the Runnin’ Rebel student-athletes. There will also be a “happy hour” with appetizers and drinks, while the coaches’ wives will host a question and answer panel.

“We are excited to host an event where women can learn more about the UNLV men’s basketball program,” said head coach Dave Rice. “It will be an enjoyable atmosphere where participants will also learn directly from our coaching staff.”

The clinic is open to 100 participants (must be ages 21 and older). Participants are encouraged to wear athletic shoes, but participation on the court is optional.

The cost of the event is $42, which includes a t-shirt. To register, visit UNLVtickets.com/SlamDunkSocial or click here. For more information, please contact Christin Downing in the men’s basketball office at 702-895-3295 or by email at Christin.Downing@unlv.edu

Schedule of Events
1:30-2:00 p.m.: Registration
2:00-3:00 p.m.: Basketball Clinic
3:00-4:00 p.m.: “Happy Hour,” including coaches’ wives Q&A panel

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Daquan Cook Suffers Knee Injury

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DAQUAN COOK SUFFERS KNEE INJURY

UNLV men’s basketball junior guard has torn ACL, will use 2014-15 season as redshirt year

UNLV men’s basketball junior Daquan Cook has suffered a torn right anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the upcoming season, head coach Dave Rice announced Wednesday.

Cook, a 6-foot-1-inch, 170-pound guard from Baltimore, Md., will use the 2014-15 season as a redshirt year and will have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2015-16.

“We feel terrible for Daquan,” Rice said. “He is an important part of our program and will have our full support as he goes through this challenge.”

Cook has appeared in 53 games during his career as a Runnin’ Rebel. He played in 28 games last year as a sophomore, made two starts, and averaged just under nine minutes played per game.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Doolin Granted Waiver By NCAA

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DOOLIN GRANTED WAIVER BY NCAA

Runnin’ Rebel senior guard approved to play senior season

 UNLV was informed Tuesday by the NCAA that its Season Of Competition waiver request for men’s basketball student-athlete Cody Doolin has been approved.

Doolin, a 6-foot-3-inch, 180-pound point guard from Austin, Texas, transferred to UNLV from San Francisco in the spring. He graduated from USF in May with a bachelor’s degree in finance, playing three full seasons (2010-13) for the Dons before playing in just four games last year.

With the waiver approval by the NCAA’s Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee, Doolin has been awarded his senior year of eligibility back. UNLV will now wait to hear on its request for a transfer residency waiver. If that is approved by the NCAA, Doolin will be eligible to compete during the 2014-15 season.

“We are very happy for Cody,” Runnin’ Rebel head coach Dave Rice said. “He has a tremendous amount of experience as a point guard and he has become a leader in our program.”

A two-time All-West Coast Conference honorable mention selection, Doolin was also twice named to the league’s all-academic team and earned Capital One Academic All-District VIII honors as a junior (2012-13). At USF, he started all 103 games he appeared in and scored over 1,000 points. He also dished out 451 assists (4.4 apg) and has a career assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.2.

In high school he was named Central Texas’ Player of the Year after leading Westlake High to a district title. He was also twice named his district’s MVP and graduated as the school’s all-time scoring and assist leader.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Max Good Returns To Runnin’ Rebel Program As Special Assistant

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MAX GOOD RETURNS TO UNLV AS SPECIAL ASSISTANT

Former Runnin’ Rebel coach accepts non-coaching position with UNLV men’s basketball program

Max Good has been hired as Special Assistant to the Head Coach for the UNLV men’s basketball program, head coach Dave Rice announced Tuesday.

Good spent the last six seasons as head coach at Loyola Marymount, where he led the Lions to numerous firsts for the program since it appeared in the Elite Eight in 1990, including its first 20-win season and first postseason win. He was named the 2011-12 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year.

“We are very excited to have Coach Good back with the Runnin’ Rebels,” Rice said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be extremely valuable in many different areas of our program.”

In this newly created position at UNLV, Good will provide assistance to the Runnin’ Rebel coaching staff, helping to provide leadership and organization, and will contribute to the development of student-athletes. He will also be involved in helping the student-athletes in the program to understand the overall academic and athletic mission of the university, fostering academic success and contributing to their overall development with leadership and life skills. Although Good will be involved in many day-to-day program functions, this is a non-coaching position.

Good was a head coach at the NCAA level for 22 years. He coached eight seasons at Bryant College (2001-08) prior to joining LMU. He was also head coach at UNLV for one season (2000-01) and eight seasons at Eastern Kentucky (1981-89).

At Bryant, he inherited a program that was coming off four losing seasons. He led the Bulldogs to a new level as they set a school-record with 23 wins, earning the school’s first NCAA Tournament berth in 24 years. They advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, then went on to lead the team to 25 wins and a trip to the NCAA Division II Championship, falling in the title game.

Good’s impact on the game of basketball hasn’t just been at the college level. He was also the head coach at the New England prep school Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine, for 10 seasons (1990-00). He won 90.2 percent of his games and won five New England Prep School Athletic Conference Championships. He also coached three MCI teams to undefeated seasons and from 1989-92 the team won 79 straight games.

Good was also a NCAA Division I assistant coach for six seasons, including 1999-00 at UNLV. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky in 1969 and earned his master’s degree from his alma mater in 1970. He is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Phyllis, reside in Henderson.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels’ Mountain West Schedule Announced

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RUNNIN’ REBELS’ MOUNTAIN WEST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Seventeen of UNLV’s 18 conference games will be available on ESPN networks or CBS Sports Network; TV coverage for Arizona, Kansas and Utah games also announced

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The 2014-15 UNLV men’s basketball Mountain West schedule was announced Wednesday by the athletics department. As part of the announcement dates and television coverage on ESPN networks and CBS Sports Network were included. Game times and any other television appearances will be announced as they are confirmed.

Seventeen of UNLV’s 18 conference games have been selected for ESPN networks or CBS Sports Network. The Runnin’ Rebels will have 10 MW games on CBS Sports Network and seven on ESPN networks (ESPNU or ESPN3). It is also possible that some games may still be shifted from Wednesday to Tuesday or Saturday to Sunday for television purposes. Any such changes will be announced.

The Runnin’ Rebels will open their MW schedule this season on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Wyoming, then will play their final non-conference game of the season at Kansas on Sunday, Jan. 4 before opening the home portion of conference play on Wed., Jan. 7 against Nevada, Reno at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV’s game at Nevada, Reno does not yet have a set date. It will be played on either Tuesday or Wednesday, Jan. 27 or 28.

UNLV’s one-time opponents for the 2014-15 conference season are Colorado State (will not host the Rams) and Fresno State (will not play the Bulldogs on the road). The Runnin’ Rebels’ bye date will be on Wednesday, Feb. 4. UNLV will play at Kansas instead of having a second bye date.

The MW Championship will once again be held at the Thomas & Mack Center on UNLV’s campus, running this year from March 11-14.

UNLV’s non-conference schedule was released in June. Three of those games have been picked up by ESPN networks or CBS networks and are: vs. Utah on Saturday, Dec. 20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (ESPN2 at 8:30 p.m. PT), vs. Arizona at home at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Dec. 23 (CBSSN) and at Kansas (CBS).

UNLV men’s basketball head coach Dave Rice is entering his fourth season at the helm of the Runnin’ Rebel program. He has led UNLV to 71 wins over his first three years, which ranks second all-time at UNLV only to Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian (73 wins in his first three seasons in Las Vegas).

Under Rice, UNLV has won at least 20 games all three seasons and has played in two NCAA Tournaments (including earning its highest seed in 22 years). In addition, his teams have recorded seven victories over ranked teams, including one over the nation’s No. 1-ranked squad (North Carolina in 2011).

The Runnin’ Rebels recorded an overall mark of 20-13 last season and have a streak of 20 or more wins in each of the last eight years.

This year’s team welcomes eight new players to the 2014-15 roster. The 2014 recruiting class has been ranked as the fourth-best in the country by Rivals.com, only behind Duke, Kentucky and Arizona, and ahead of North Carolina, Louisville, Kansas, UCLA, Georgetown and Maryland.

A limited number of season tickets in the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center for the 2014-15 UNLV men’s basketball season went on sale to the public on Monday. Seats are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis and may be purchased in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or online at UNLVtickets.com.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lower Bowl Season Tickets On Sale Now

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LOWER BOWL RUNNIN’ REBEL SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Public may now purchase season tickets in downstairs locations for the 2014-15 UNLV men’s basketball season

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 A limited number of season tickets in the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center for the 2014-15 UNLV men’s basketball season went on sale to the public on Monday.

Seats are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis and may be purchased in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or online at UNLVtickets.com. Supplies are limited and prices vary based on location with a priority seating donation required in addition to the ticket price. Lower bowl season tickets start at $605. Some lower bowl seats also require a major gift donation. There will be a limit of four new seats per account.

Downstairs areas available for purchase include Lower Bowl 6, Lower Bowl 7 and Lower Bowl 8, while upstairs areas Dugout 10, RAF (Rebel Athletic Fund) Balcony, Balcony and End Balcony are also for sale. Fans interested in Lower Bowl 1 through Lower Bowl 5 will need to call the RAF Office at 702-895-1533. Click here for a map showing locations of described areas. To view available seating in person, please call the RAF office to set up an appointment.

UNLV men’s basketball head coach Dave Rice is entering his fourth season at the helm of the Runnin’ Rebel program. He has led UNLV to 71 wins over his first three years, which ranks second all-time at UNLV only to Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian (73 wins in his first three seasons in Las Vegas).

Under Rice, UNLV has won at least 20 games all three seasons and has played in two NCAA Tournaments (including earning its highest seed in 22 years). In addition, his teams have recorded seven victories over ranked teams, including one over the nation’s No. 1-ranked squad (North Carolina in 2011).

The Runnin’ Rebels recorded an overall mark of 20-13 last season and have a streak of 20 or more wins in each of the last eight years.

This year’s team welcomes eight new players to the 2014-15 roster. The 2014 recruiting class has been ranked as the fourth-best in the country by Rivals.com, only behind Duke, Kentucky and Arizona, and ahead of North Carolina, Louisville, Kansas, UCLA, Georgetown and Maryland.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Add Cornish To Roster

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RUNNIN’ REBELS ADD CORNISH TO ROSTER

6-foot-6-inch guard from New Orleans is the sixth student-athlete to sign with UNLV men’s basketball for 2013-14 season

 The UNLV men’s basketball program has received a signed financial aid agreement from Jordan Cornish, head coach Dave Rice announced Thursday.

Cornish, a 6-foot-6-inch, 215-pound guard, will enroll at UNLV as a freshman this summer. A native of New Orleans, he attended Brother Martin High School where he averaged 23.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game last season.

“We are excited to have Jordan join our team,” Rice said. “He is a versatile and explosive scorer that can play multiple positions. He has a great work ethic and is a terrific teammate. Jordan makes plays for others and is a very good rebounder.”

A three-time all-state honoree, Cornish was ranked as the No. 1 player in the state of Louisiana by The Times-Picayune. He has also earned all-area honors, all-metro and all-district three times as well. For his high school career, he scored 1,794 total points.

Cornish was also named to The Times-Picayune’s All-New Orleans Large School team and was his high school’s Most Valuable Player as both a junior and senior. As a sophomore he earned the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Player award.

Cornish joins Cody Doolin, Patrick McCaw, Dwayne Morgan, Goodluck Okonoboh and Rashad Vaughn to make up UNLV’s 2014 recruiting class. The class was ranked at the end of April by Rivals.com as the fourth-best in the country, only behind Duke, Kentucky and Arizona, and ahead of North Carolina, Louisville, Kansas, UCLA, Georgetown and Maryland.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Patrick McCaw Signs With Runnin’ Rebels

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RUNNIN’ REBELS ADD ANOTHER FOR 2014-15 SEASON

Patrick McCaw has signed a national letter of intent and will enroll at UNLV this summer

The UNLV men’s basketball program has received a signed national letter of intent from Patrick McCaw, head coach Dave Rice announced Wednesday.

McCaw, a 6-foot-6-inch, 190-pound guard, will enroll at UNLV as a freshman this summer. Originally from St. Louis, Mo., he attends Montrose Christian High School in Rockville, Md. He averaged 13 points per game during his senior season (2013-14) and made a total of 42 3-pointers as the team finished with a 19-5 record.

“We are pleased to announce Patrick’s signing,” Rice said. “He is a versatile player and a relentless competitor. Pat is a terrific shooter and is also a very skilled passer and ballhandler. He can play multiple positions and is a great team player.”

McCaw’s first three years of high school were spent at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, where he was a two-year varsity starter. CBCHS is part of the Metro Catholic Conference, which has produced NBA players such as Larry Hughes, David Lee and Bradley Beal.

As a junior, McCaw averaged 12.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range and 76 percent from the free-throw line. He earned first-team All-MCC honors and led the team to the district championship game where he scored 29 points. His sophomore year, he averaged 11 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 2.0 spg, while shooting 35 percent on 3-pointers and 81 percent from the free-throw line. That season he was named the conference’s Newcomer of the Year. He also led that team to the district title game, scoring 25 points.

McCaw joins Cody Doolin, Dwayne Morgan, Goodluck Okonoboh and Rashad Vaughn to make up UNLV’s 2014 recruiting class. The class is ranked as the fourth-best in the country by Rivals.com, only behind Duke, Kentucky and Arizona, and ahead of North Carolina, Louisville, Kansas, UCLA, Georgetown and Maryland.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Registration Open For Dave Rice Basketball Camps

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR DAVE RICE BASKETBALL CAMPS

Individual day camps will be held June 9-11 and June 16-18

Registration is now open for this summer’s Dave Rice Basketball Camps. Two individual day camps will be offered.

The first one will be held June 9-11, while the second will take place June 16-18. Both camps will have two sessions: session 1 will be from 9 a.m. – noon (ages 8-10) and session 2 will be from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (ages 11-13, 14-18).

The Dave Rice Basketball Camps will be held at the Mendenhall Center, which is the Runnin’ Rebels’ state-of-the-art practice facility. The camps are designed to be a fun experience where players can learn and develop in all areas of basketball.

Players of all levels will improve their skills through development drills, competitions, five-on-five games, guest lectures and much more. Players will receive individualized training from UNLV coaches, staff, current players and former players. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt and ball.

The cost of each camp is $120. To register online, click here or access the link from the camps or men’s basketball pages at UNLVRebels.com.

For more information, please call the UNLV men’s basketball office at 702-895-3295.