Lethargy and a lack of focus was the name of the game as UNLV took on Boise State tonight. The contest was ostensibly over in the first two and a half minutes after Marvin Menzies called a quick timeout as the Broncos jumped all over the Rebels to start the proceedings on a 9-0 run. No one in scarlet and gray seemed the least bit interested in playing defense as Boise got open look after open look. UNLV countered with ice cold shooting and went a dreadful 29% from the field and an even more pathetic 21% from the three point line. About the only good thing that can be said to have happened was that UNLV hit a three pointer for the 989th consecutive game. Boise only ended up winning by 18 (77-59), but the game was never even really that close.
Only two UNLV players reached double digit scoring for the game. Tyrell Green and Jalen Poyser both notched 10 points, but they went a combined 6-21 from the field and were largely ineffective over the course of the game.
I've rarely seen such a disinterested team at UNLV in all my years of watching the program as I did tonight. I've seen some outmatched teams, some selfish teams and some downright bad teams, but never before have I seen a group that looked like they'd rather be anywhere else than where they were. We're only 3 games into the conference slate and this team has a lot of basketball left to play. Menzies had better get these kids up and ready to go, because if you all thought the sparse crowd at the T&M was bad tonight, they'll be playing in front of only ushers and the band if this keeps up.