Smits leads Valparaiso past UNLV 72-64
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derrik Smits scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and Valparaiso beat UNLV 72-64 on Wednesday night.
Smits was 8 of 16 from the field for the Crusaders (4-3). Bakari Evelyn added 13 points, five assists and four steals before fouling out and Markus Golder had 10 points.
Valparaiso had 13 steals contributing to 25 UNLV turnovers.
UNLV holds off Southern Utah 76-71 for 4th straight win
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kris Clyburn scored 14, Shakur Juiston had 11 points and 16 rebounds and UNLV held off Southern Utah for a 76-71 win on Friday night.
The Rebels (4-1) pulled away with a 9-0 run to lead 64-55 on Juiston's layup with 4:12 left in the game. The Thunderbirds (3-1) cut the deficit to 73-70 on Brandon Better's 3-pointer with 25 seconds left, but UNLV made 3 of 4 free throws to hold on for its fourth straight win.
UNLV rolls to 2nd straight win, runs past Oakland 74-61
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shakur Juiston scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as UNLV won its second straight game, building a big first-half lead to beat Oakland, 74-61 on Friday night.
The Runnin' Rebels got their first win of the season Tuesday, when they beat UC Riverside. UNLV plays seven straight home games to open the season and does not play on the road until Dec. 8 at Illinois.
James Batemon scores 27 points, leads LMU over UNLV 61-50
LAS VEGAS (AP) — James Batemon scored 27 points to lead Loyola Marymount to a 61-50 victory and spoiled UNLV's season opener on Saturday night.
Batemon was 8 of 19 from the floor and made four 3-pointers. Jeffery McClendon added 13 points and Joe Quintana 11 for Loyola Marymount (2-0). Mattias Markusson grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and chipped in eight points.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shakur Juiston scored 21 points and his 3-point play in overtime started the winning surge that led eighth-seeded UNLV to a 97-90 win over ninth-seeded Air Force in the opening game of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Wednesday.
UNLV’s Shakur Juiston named Mountain West player of week
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV's Shakur Juiston has been named the Mountain West Conference men's basketball player of the week after notching his 10th and 11th double-doubles of the season in big victories over Nevada and Wyoming.
The junior forward poured in 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds in the 86-78 win at No. 24 Nevada on Wednesday. He had 22 points and 14 rebounds in the 85-70 victory over Wyoming on Saturday.
Juiston leads UNLV past Wyoming 85-70
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shakur Juiston scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and UNLV beat Wyoming 85-70 on Saturday night.
Juiston was 11 of 15 from the floor for the Rebels (18-7, 7-5 Mountain West Conference), who are three games behind conference leaders Boise State and Nevada. Brandon McCoy added 19 points shooting 11 of 13 from the line, Tervell Beck had 15 points and Jovan Mooring chipped in 10 points with five rebounds.
Mooring scores career-high 31, UNLV tops No. 23 Nevada 86-78
RENO, Nev. (AP) — UNLV coach Marvin Menzies was proud of his team's ability to withstand Nevada's runs in front of a packed house.
Jovan Mooring scored a career-high 31 points with six 3-pointers, Shakur Juiston had 19 points and 12 rebounds and UNLV beat No. 23 Nevada 86-78 on Wednesday night in a Governor's Series matchup to snap the Wolf Pack's 16-game home winning streak.
"They understand you're not going to be successful unless you can sustain runs and respond to runs," Menzies said.
UNLV sweeps San Jose State 76-67
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon McCoy had 22 points and 17 rebounds, Jordan Johnson added 15 points with six assists and UNLV beat San Jose State 76-67 on Wednesday night.
Tervell Beck added 12 points and Shakur Juiston had 10 points and nine rebounds for UNLV (16-6, 5-4 Mountain West), which ended an 11-game series losing streak to San Diego State on Saturday.
Juiston, McCoy lead UNLV past San Diego St 88-78
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shakur Juiston and Brandon McCoy combined for 42 points on 19-of-25 shooting and UNLV ended an 11-game losing streak against San Diego State with an 88-78 win on Saturday night.
Jordan Johnson added 17 points and Jovan Mooring had 12 for the Runnin' Rebels (15-6, 4-4 Mountain West), who lead the series 36-32.
The Aztecs (13-8, 4-5) had won seven straight at UNLV, the longest streak in Mountain West history for a team at a league rival's gym.
McCoy scores 23 to help UNLV beat SJSU 82-76 in OT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brandon McCoy made 9-of-11 free throws and finished with 23 points and Jordan Johnson hit 5-of-6 free throws in the final 30 seconds of overtime to help UNLV beat San Jose State 82-76 on Wednesday night.
Shakur Juiston had 14 points and Kris Clyburn 13 for UNLV (12-3, 1-1 Mountain West). Johnson finished with 10 points, seven assists and three steals.
Hutchison, Haney help Boise State beat UNLV 83-74
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chandler Hutchison scored eight of his season-high 32 points in the final three minutes and Zach Haney had his first career double-double to help Boise State beat UNLV 83-74 on Saturday night for its sixth consecutive win.
Hutchinson was 13-of-18 shooting, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range, and Haney finished with 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.
UNLV’s Juiston is MWC player of week; averaged double-double
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV forward Shakur Juiston has been named the Mountain West Conference men's basketball player of the week after averaging a double-double in a pair of victories over Mississippi Valley State and Northern Colorado.
The junior from Newark, N.J. scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Rebels defeated Northern Colorado 94-91 Friday in their final non-conference game of the season.
UNLV edges Northern Colorado 94-91 behind Juiston, Mooring
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shakur Juiston scored 30 points and hauled in 12 rebounds to help lift UNLV to a 94-91 win over Northern Colorado on Friday night.
Jovan Mooring added 25 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, and Brandon McCoy had 10 points and 13 rebounds for UNLV (11-2), which shot 54 percent from the field and controlled the boards 40-22. The win was the fifth straight for the Rebels.
Juiston, UNLV cruise past Mississippi Valley State, 95-63
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shakur Juiston had his sixth double-double of the season and was one of seven UNLV players to score in double figures as the Runnin' Rebels beat Mississippi Valley State 95-63 on Wednesday night.
Juiston, a transfer from Hutchinson Community College, finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Brandon McCoy and Jovan Moring had 13 points apiece, Jordan Johnson and Amauri Hardy each scored 12, Kris Clyburn scored 11 and Tervell Beck 10 for UNLV (10-2).
Mooring scores 27 to lead UNLV past Illinois, 89-82
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Last season UNLV didn't get its eighth win until Dec. 31, two games into Mountain West Conference action.
Saturday night, the Runnin' Rebels improved to 8-2 with three games left on their non-conference schedule.
Jovan Mooring shot 50 percent from the field and scored 27 points to lead UNLV to an 89-82 victory over Illinois at the MGM Grand Garden.
Juiston has 19 as UNLV runs past Oral Roberts 92-66
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shakur Juiston scored 19 points with seven rebounds and three steals as UNLV got off to a slow start before running past Oral Roberts 92-66 on Tuesday night to halt a two-game losing skid.
The Rebels (7-2) won six straight to start the season before losing in overtime to both Northern Iowa and Arizona.
Juiston had 17 points in the first half. Brandon McCoy totaled 17 points with Jovan Mooring adding 15. Jordan Johnson chipped in seven with 11 assists.
UNLV needs late run to pull away from Southern Utah 101-82
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jordan Johnson had 24 points and 14 assists to lead three with double-doubles and UNLV finished with a big run on Saturday night for a 101-82 win over Southern Utah.
Shakur Juiston added 22 points and 16 rebounds, and Brandon McCoy had 15 points, 14 boards and six blocks. The Rebels (6-0) closed the game with a 17-3 run to pull away from the Thunderbirds (2-3).
McCoy, Juiston lead UNLV to 95-68 win over Rice
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Freshman Brandon McCoy had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Shakur Juiston scored eight to go with career-high 19 rebounds and five assists to help UNLV beat Rice 95-68 on Monday night in the MGM Resorts Main Event.
The 7-foot McCoy made 7 of 11 from the field and 9 of 10 from the free-throw line, while Jordan Johnson had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including four 3-pointers, for UNLV (4-0). Jovan Mooring added 14 points and Tervell Beck scored 13.
Clyburn, Juiston lead UNLV over Eastern Washington 91-76
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kris Clyburn scored 19 points, Shakur Juiston added 13 points and a career-high 18 rebounds and UNLV beat Eastern Washington 91-76 on Friday night.
Clyburn was 7 of 8 from the field and made three 3-pointers. Brandon McCoy had 17 points and Jovan Mooring chipped in 15 points for UNLV (3-0).
UNLV shot 54 percent from the field (31 of 57), made 6 of 12 3-pointers and outrebounded the Eagles 44-33.
Newcomers McCoy, Juiston lead UNLV over Florida A&M 108-66
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon McCoy scored 25 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in his UNLV debut, helping the Runnin' Rebels rout Florida A&M 108-66 on Saturday night.
McCoy, a McDonald's High School All-American from Chicago, had 11 points and 12 rebounds in the first half. Shakur Juiston, the National Junior College Player of the Year, added 19 points and 10 rebounds in his first game with the Rebels (1-0).