After losing three straight games by a combined 8 points, it looked like those tough losses took their toll on UNLV against Colorado State today. CSU only trotted out 7 scholarship players, but the undermanned Rams were able to easily run past the lethargic Rebels en route to a 20 point shellacking (69-49). UNLV was every bit a team that was simply going through the motions, which is a true shame. At one point and time the Thomas and Mack Center was one of the tougher venues in all of college basketball to earn a victory for an opposing team. Past Rebel teams took pride in defending Jerry Tarkanian Court. None of that was on display in this game.
One Rebel entered double digits in scoring. Tyrell Green totaled 11 points and 4 rebounds. The only other notable stat for a UNLV player was freshman Cheickna Dembele's 8 rebounds.
Common sense dictated that this was going to be one of the harder seasons to stomach in UNLV history after the tumultuous off-season and coaching search that transpired, but seeing is truly believing with this group. Today UNLV shot 30% from the field as a team and 16% from deep. Those are down from already horrendous numbers. On the season UNLV shoots 39% from the floor and 33% from behind the arc. As a result UNLV now sits in dead last in the Mountain West with a record of 10-14.