2010–11 UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team

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2010–11 UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball
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76 Classic Champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Mountain West Conference
2010–11 record 24–9 (11–5 Mountain West)
Head coach Lon Kruger
Assistant coach Greg Grensing
Assistant coach Steve Henson
Assistant coach Lew Hill
Home arena Thomas & Mack Center
Seasons
« 2009–10 2011–12 »
2010–11 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 San Diego State 14 2   .875     34 3   .919
#12 BYU 14 2   .875     32 5   .865
UNLV 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
Colorado State 9 7   .563     19 13   .594
New Mexico 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
Air Force 6 10   .375     16 16   .500
Utah 6 10   .375     13 18   .419
Wyoming 3 13   .188     10 21   .323
TCU 1 15   .063     11 22   .333
2011 MWC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP/Coaches' Poll

The 2010–11 UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team represented the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The team was coached by Lon Kruger, returning for his seventh year with the Runnin' Rebels. They played their home games at the Thomas & Mack Center on UNLV's main campus in Paradise, Nevada and are a member of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 24–9, 11–5 in Mountain West play and lost in the semifinals of the 2011 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to San Diego State. They received an at-large bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament were they lost in the second round to Illinois.

Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous school
0 Oscar Bellfield 6'2" 185 G Jr. Los Angeles, CA Westchester HS
1 Quintrell Thomas 6'8" 245 F So. Newark, NJ Kansas
2 Kendall Wallace 6'4" 190 G Sr. Mesa, AZ Mountain View HS
3 Anthony Marshall 6'3" 200 G So. Las Vegas, NV Mojave HS
5 Derrick Jasper 6'6" 215 G Sr. Paso Robles, CA Kentucky
10 Tyler Norman 6'0" 190 G Sr. Las Vegas, NV Iowa State
11 Carlos Lopez 6'11" 215 F Fr. Lajas, Puerto Rico Findlay Prep
12 Brice Massamba 6'10" 240 F/C Jr. Sodertalje, Sweden Findlay Prep
15 Mychal Martinez 6'5" 205 F Sr. Las Vegas, NV Yavapai
20 Karam Mashour 6'6" 200 G/F Fr. Nazareth, Israel St. Joseph HS
22 Chase Stanback 6'8" 210 G/F Jr. Los Angeles, CA UCLA
31 Justin Hawkins 6'3" 190 G So. Los Angeles, CA Taft HS
33 Tre'Von Willis 6'4" 195 G Sr. Fresno, CA Memphis
43 Mike Moser 6'8" 185 F So. Portland, OR UCLA
44 Todd Hanni 6'4" 215 G Jr. Danville, IN Wabash Valley

Offseason[edit]

UNLV finished the 2009–2010 season with a 25–9 record, losing to Northern Iowa in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 69–66.[1] About a month later, it was announced that power forward Matt Shaw would be ineligible for his senior season because he tested positive for a banned substance.[2] On July 6, Head Coach Lon Kruger announced that Mike Moser has transferred from UCLA.[3] On September 1, Kruger announced that Kendall Wallace will undergo knee surgery due to a torn ACL and will miss the entire season.[4] Four weeks later, senior guard Tre'Von Willis was suspended for at least 10% of the season due to a June 29 arrested by the Henderson Police Department. He was charged with domestic battery and was also sentenced to a 100 hours of community service and was charged with a $325 fine.[5] Their offseason ended with their first practice on October 18, 2010.[6]

Preview[edit]

The Runnin' Rebels were picked to finish fourth in the Mountain West Conference, behind defending conference tournament champion San Diego State Aztecs, the BYU Cougars led by preseason player of the year (Jimmer Fredette) and defending regular season champion, the New Mexico Lobos. Wills was also named to the preseason All-Team. UNLV received a first-place vote and 203 points.[7]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV–Received Votes
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP RV RV 24 20 22 RV RV
Coaches RV RV RV 23 19 22 RV RV

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
Exhibition
11/02/2010* Grand Canyon W 90–66  Thomas & Mack Center (9,306)
11/09/2010* Washburn W 88–53  Thomas & Mack Center (9,330)
Regular season
11/12/2010* UC-Riverside W 85–41  1–0 Thomas & Mack Center (12,970)
11/17/2009* Southeastern Louisiana W 92–56  2–0 Thomas & Mack Center (10,334)
11/20/2010* Wisconsin W 68–65  3–0 Thomas & Mack Center (14,736)
11/25/2010* vs. Tulsa
(76 Classic first round)
W 80–71  4–0 Anaheim Convention Center (2,089)
11/26/2010* vs. Murray State
(76 Classic semifinal)
W 69–55  5–0 Anaheim Convention Center (N/A)
11/28/2010* vs. Virginia Tech
(76 Classic championship)
W 71–59  6–0 Anaheim Convention Center (2,497)
12/01/2010* #24 at Illinois State
(MWC-MVC Challenge)
W 82–51  7–0 Redbird Arena (6,485)
12/04/2010* #24 at Nevada W 82–70  8–0 Lawlor Events Center (5,967)
12/08/2010* #20 vs. Boise State W 75–72  9–0 Orleans Arena (8,320)
12/11/2010* #20 at Louisville
(Billy Minardi Classic)
L 69–77  9–1 KFC Yum! Center (22,489)
12/15/2010* #22 UC-Santa Barbara L 62–68  9–2 Thomas & Mack Center (11,490)
12/18/2010* #22 Southern Utah W 72–50  10–2 Thomas & Mack Center (11,538)
12/21/2010* vs. #11 Kansas State W 63–59  11–2 Sprint Center (18,422)
12/30/2010* Central Michigan W 73–47  12–2 Thomas & Mack Center (13,157)
01/05/2011 #14 BYU L 77–89  12–3 (0–1) Thomas & Mack Center (17,942)
01/08/2011 TCU W 83–49  13–3 (1–1) Thomas & Mack Center (12,155)
01/12/2011 at #6 San Diego State L 49–55  13–4 (1–2) Viejas Arena (12,414)
01/15/2011 at Air Force W 64–52  14–4 (2–2) Clune Arena (3,031)
01/19/2011 Colorado State L 63–78  14–5 (2–3) Thomas & Mack Center (11,266)
01/22/2011 New Mexico W 63–62  15–5 (3–3) Thomas & Mack Center (13,843)
01/25/2011 at Wyoming W 74–65  16–5 (4–3) Arena-Auditorium (4,190)
02/02/2011 Utah W 67–54  17–5 (5–3) Thomas & Mack Center (11,842)
02/05/2011 at #9 BYU L 64–78  17–6 (5–4) Marriott Center (22,700)
02/09/2011 at TCU W 94–79  18–6 (6–4) Daniel–Meyer Coliseum (3,813)
02/12/2011 #6 San Diego State L 57–63  18–7 (6–5) Thomas & Mack Center (18,557)
02/15/2011 Air Force W 49–42  19–7 (7–5) Thomas & Mack Center (10,928)
02/19/2011 at Colorado State W 68–61  20–7 (8–5) Moby Arena (8,745)
02/23/2011 at New Mexico W 77–74 OT 21–7 (9–5) The Pit (15,346)
02/26/2011 Wyoming W 90–72  22–7 (10–5) Thomas & Mack Center (15,398)
03/05/2011 at Utah W 78–58  23–7 (11–5) Jon M. Huntsman Center (9,969)
Mountain West Conference Tournament
03/10/2011 Air Force
(Quarterfinals)
W 69–53  24–7 Thomas & Mack Center (12,325)
03/11/2011 #6 San Diego State
(Semifinals)
L 72–74  24–8 Thomas & Mack Center (18,500)
NCAA Tournament
03/18/2011* vs. Illinois
(Second Round)
L 62–73  24–9 BOK Center (14,353)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll/Coaches' Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNLV Falls To Northern Iowa, 69–66". UNLV Athletics website. 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2011-1-23.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Shaw To Miss Final Season". UNLV Athletics website. 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2011-1-23.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Moser Becomes A Runnin' Rebel". UNLV Athletics website. 7-6-2010. Retrieved 2011-1-23.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Wallace sufferers season ending injury". UNLV Athletics website. 9-1-2010. Retrieved 2011-1-23.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ Ryan Grene (2010-09-28). "Tre’Von Willis reaches plea agreement, suspended at least three games". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2011-1-23.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "FirstLook 2010 Set For Fri., Oct. 15". UNLV Athletic website. 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2011-1-23.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "Mountain West Conference Announces 2010–11 Preseason Men's Basketball Selections". 10-12-2010. Retrieved 2011-1-23.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)