February 13, 1987 |
Mike Cumberland and Craig Davis scored 18 points each Thursday night as Pepperdine rallied in the second half for its first road victory of the season, an 81-66 West Coast Athletic Conference victory over Portland. The Waves (9-14 overall, 4-6 in the WCAC), who lost their first nine road games of the season, were trailing, 35-32, at halftime, but rallied by making 55% of their shots in the second half. Portland made just 31% after halftime.
February 24, 1989
UNLV 75, Fresno State 71--David Butler scored 19 points, and the No. 18 Rebels escaped an upset bid by the Bulldogs at Las Vegas. Fresno State (12-12) pulled within 73-71 on a three-point shot by Jervis Cole with 28 seconds left, but Greg Anthony made two free throws for Las Vegas (20-6, 13-2) with six seconds left.
March 4, 2001 |
Point guard Rod Strickland, released on Thursday by the Washington Wizards, will return to the Portland Trail Blazers, according to the Washington Post. Strickland, who played four seasons in Portland before landing in Washington in 1996, will sign with the Trail Blazers when he clears waivers on Monday, according to the report. The Post said Portland will give Strickland its $2.25-million exception. He would serve as a backup to Damon Stoudamire and compete for minutes with Greg Anthony.
February 6, 1990 |
Larry Johnson had 18 points and 16 rebounds in 22 minutes Monday night as ninth-ranked Nevada Las Vegas overpowered San Jose State, 105-69, in a Big West Conference game at Las Vegas. The Rebels (17-4, 10-1 in the Big West) led by 22 points midway through the first half, then widened the margin to as many as 37 in the second half with the regulars on the bench. San Jose State (5-15, 2-9) made only 34% of its shots and lost for the sixth consecutive time.
May 17, 1991 |
As expected, guard Anderson Hunt of Nevada Las Vegas, the most valuable player in the 1990 NCAA Final Four and an all-tournament selection this year, is among 12 undergraduates who have applied for early entry in the NBA draft June 26. The list, announced by the NBA on Thursday, includes All-Americans Kenny Anderson of Georgia Tech and Billy Owens of Syracuse.
February 26, 1989 |
The play was designed for Chris Jackson, but Ricky Blanton wound up with the ball and hit the game-winning shot Saturday in Louisiana State's 88-87 victory over 18th-ranked Nevada Las Vegas. Blanton's three-pointer from the right baseline came with four seconds left in the nationally televised game, after UNLV's Greg Anthony missed a free throw and Wayne Sims got the rebound for LSU.
May 18, 1994 |
Coach Pat Riley says the Knicks turned the ball over 21 times in Game 3 because they were "careless." Greg Anthony says: "The problem is we haven't played with any effort, energy or intensity." John Starks says he's surprised the series isn't already over. What does this make the Bulls, tied at 2-2 in this NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series going into tonight's Game 5 at Madison Square Garden?
March 7, 1991 |
Larry Johnson of top-ranked and unbeaten Nevada Las Vegas was named the Big West Conference player of the year for the second consecutive season, leading a list of four Runnin' Rebels chosen to the all-conference first team. Johnson, a senior forward from Dallas, averaged 23.4 points and 11.3 rebounds this season, both highs in the Big West.
March 30, 1991 |
A strained shoulder ligament apparently has healed enough to allow UNLV guard Anderson Hunt to play in today's NCAA semifinal game against Duke. Hunt, who scored 29 points against the Blue Devils in last year's championship game and was voted the 1990 Final Four's most valuable player, hurt the shoulder against Seton Hall last Saturday. He missed two days of practice, then aggravated the injury during Thursday's workout. On Friday, his condition had improved.
January 10, 1990 |
The choice was obvious, the result almost inevitable. With New Mexico State down by a point to No. 7 Nevada-Las Vegas in the final seconds of Monday night's Big West Conference game, the Aggies got the ball to Keith Hill. The senior guard plays against UNLV the way Michael Jordan plays against everybody. This time, Hill did more than merely slow down the Running Rebels.