Mountain West RUMORS & NEWS

  • SDSU's Matt Shrigley tears ACL

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The season opener is still 3½ months away, but San Diego State’s basketball team suffered a huge loss in July. Fourth-year junior Matt Shrigley tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee playing basketball at a local fitness center, had reconstructive surgery Tuesday and is expected..." July 30

  • CSU basketball player charged with harassment

    Coloradoan "CSU basketball player Gian Clavell was jailed overnight after an altercation with a female student that was witnessed by campus police. Gian Clavell-Lopez, 21, was charged Friday afternoon on misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and harassment during an appearance in Larimer District Court...." July 20

  • SDSU recruit Hemsley ready to compete

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Jeremy Hemsley watched most San Diego State basketball games last season, watched a team that won 27 times despite not having a true point guard, watched the Aztecs reach the NCAA Tournament for a sixth straight year before being handled by eventual champion Duke, watched the Aztecs play lock-down..." July 20

  • Larry Shyatt bypasses NBA to return with new contract at Wyoming

    CBS Sports "On the heels of an NCAA Tournament appearance, the school's first in over a decade, Wyoming has announced a new deal for its coach, Larry Shyatt. The 64-year-old has been at Wyoming since 2011, a return gig for him after serving as head coach for one season in 1997-98 before taking the Clemson..." July 15

  • Former San Diego State signee Brodricks Jones trims list to four

    College Basketball Talk "In late June forward Brodricks Jones, who was expected to be a key piece down the line for San Diego State, surprised some people when he requested to be released from his National Letter of Intent. Jones, a four-star 6-foot-9 power forward, hasn’t lacked for attention since reopening his..." July 13

  • Keyser to leave Colorado State basketball

    Reporter Herald "C.J. Keyser, an four-star high school recruit from Bel Air, Md., who signed with Colorado State in April, plans to play elsewhere, according to a tweet published Wednesday by Marcus Helton of CSU announced on April 17 that Keyser signed a National Letter of Intent with..." July 09

  • Air Force loses key basketball recruit one week into basic training

    The Gazette "The 6-foot-8 Thibodeaux was one of just three recruited direct-enter freshmen for the Falcons, joining Las Vegas native Malik Abbott and Air Academy graduate David Louthan. There was also at least one walk-on in that group. Thibodeaux had been the first of the group to commit, signing with Air..." July 06

  • SDSU commit Jones asks for release

    San Diego Union-Tribune "San Diego State might have another scholarship available in men’s basketball. Brodricks “Buddah” Jones, a 4-star recruit from Lawndale High in the Los Angeles area, suddenly and inexplicably asked for his release from the national letter of intent he signed with the Aztecs in November. SDSU..." July 02

  • Wolf Pack add former Oregon State commit Cameron Oliver

    Mountain West Connection "Once again, Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman has added another transfer to the program. Cameron Oliver, a former Oregon State commit, will transfer to Nevada and will be eligible to play in the 2015-16 season. Oliver made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday. Oliver, a 6-foot-8,..." June 23

  • New Mexico lands commitment from Serbian big for 2015-16

    College Basketball Talk "New Mexico’s 2015 recruiting class was completed on Tuesday morning as the Lobos landed a commitment from 6-foot-11 Serbian center Nikola Scekic, a source confirmed to was the first to report the news. Scekic spent the 2014-15 season at MMG Academy — which stands for..." June 16

  • Crew Ainge, son of Danny, commits to Utah State

    Campus Sports "Crew Ainge, son of former Celtics player and current Boston GM Danny, has committed to Utah State. Ainge made the announcement on his personal Twitter page. The 5-foot-11 point guard out of Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire, about a two-hour drive away from Boston, becomes the..." June 08

  • Rashad Muhammad transferring from San Jose State

    College Basketball Talk "San Jose State leading scorer Rashad Muhammad has decided to transfer. Muhammad is the younger brother of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Shabazz Muhammad. Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported the news early on Saturday morning. The 6-foot-6 sophomore averaged 13.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. " May 24

  • Nevada lands Brown transfer Leland King

    The Score "Leland King has found a new home. Nevada has added the former Brown forward to the Wolfpack. King will sit out the 2015-16 season because of NCAA transfer rules." May 24

  • Fresno State men’s basketball picks up commitment from Colorado transfer Jaron Hopkins

    The Fresno Bee "Fresno State added another key piece in building its future on the basketball court, receiving a commitment Tuesday from 6-foot-6 shooting guard Jaron Hopkins, a transfer from Colorado who out of high school was rated by one recruiting website as a top 30 player at his position. Hopkins, who..." May 14

  • SDSU basketball gets Indiana transfer

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Despite not having a transfer sitting out last season for the first time in his 16 years at San Diego State, coach Steve Fisher insisted the Aztecs were not abandoning the transfer market. He didn’t lie. Max Hoetzel, a 6-foot-8 freshman transfer from Indiana, orally committed to SDSU on Tuesday..." May 13

  • Arizona's scheduling boycott of New Mexico will end in 2016

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Sixteen years after Lute Olson vowed Arizona would never schedule regional rival New Mexico again, the Wildcats' boycott is over. The two schools announced Monday they will begin a two-year series during the 2016-17 season with the Lobos visiting Tucson on Dec. 17, 2016 and the Wildcats..." May 12

  • Tyrell Bellot-Green commits to UNLV basketball

    Coloradoan "Sorry, Rams, junior college forward Tyrell Bellot-Green won't be playing for CSU next season. I spoke with a source close to Bellot-Green on Monday morning who confirmed that the 6-foot-7 Canadian out of Hill College in Texas will be attending UNLV in the fall. He later confirmed this with an..." May 12

  • Transfer Smith picks Wolf Pack over Alabama, USC, others

    Reno Gazette-Journal "The Wolf Pack basketball team and coach Eric Musselman won another recruiting battle with a Power 5 team. Shawn Smith, a transfer from Marshall who can play immediately, committed to the Wolf Pack on Tuesday morning, turning down offers from Alabama, Saint Mary's and Southern Cal. Smith, a..." May 12

  • SIU's Caroline commits to Nevada, will have 3 years of eligibility beginning in 2016-17

    The Southern Illinoisan "Jordan Caroline, a freshman forward on Southern Illinois University's men's basketball team, tweeted on Tuesday that he plans to continue his collegiate career at Nevada. Caroline was one of five players that announced they intended to transfer at the end of the school year after the Salukis..." May 05

  • Lonnie Jackson Transferring to Boise State

    BC Interruption "Boston College guard Lonnie Jackson is transferring to Boise State, per an announcement on his Twitter account. Jackson missed the majority of the 2014-2015 season with a lower leg injury. After missing the first eight games, he returned to the Eagles in December and played 11 minutes in a win..." May 05

  • SDSU basketball lands 4-star Narain

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Three years ago, the Sir Allan MacNab Lions from the Canadian city of Hamilton, Ontario, came to the Holiday Classic, the annual high school basketball tournament over Christmas break at Torrey Pines High. They had a night off, saw San Diego State was playing and secured a block of..." May 05

  • Mercer star Nwamu transfers to UNLV

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Ike Nwamu, a 6-foot-5-inch shooting guard, announced Saturday he is transferring from Mercer to play basketball at UNLV. As a graduate transfer, Nwamu will be eligible for the 2015-16 season. He led the Bears in scoring last season at 15.1 points per game and shot 37.2 percent from 3-point..." May 03

  • Former Missouri guard Shane Rector headed to Utah State

    College Basketball Talk "Shane Rector has committed to Utah State, according to a report from Rector was a three-star recruit and a borderline top 100 prospect in the Class of 2013, when he was a high school senior. The point guard ended up at Missouri, but he played just 23 games as a freshman before..." April 28

  • Report: Fresno transfer Braeden Anderson to Seton Hall

    Asbury Park Press "With one final scholarship to give out for 2015-16, Seton Hall men's basketball desperately needed a contributing big man. It may have found one in a graduate transfer from Fresno State. Braeden Anderson, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward with an interesting backstory, will enroll at the Hall as..." April 27

  • UNLV's Christian Wood declares for NBA draft

    The Score "UNLV forward Christian Wood is turning pro. The Rebels sophomore announced on his personal Twitter account Wednesday that he will forego his final two years of college to declare for the NBA draft. " April 23

  • Missouri State transfer Marcus Marshall chooses Nevada

    CBS Sports "Missouri State transfer Marcus Marshall has committed to Nevada, he told on Tuesday. Marshall averaged 19.5 points in 14 games last season." April 21

  • Boise State men’s basketball player Anthony Drmic gets fifth year of eligibility

    Idaho Statesman "Boise State senior guard/forward Anthony Drmic was granted a medical hardship for the 2014-15 season, enabling him to gain a fifth year of eligibility and play for the team next season. Drmic had played in the Broncos’ first seven games this past season, but a lingering ankle injury shelved him..." April 19

  • Rebels waiting on Wood to decide if he’ll be back

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Sometime soon, Chris Wood must make a decision that will impact his future and UNLV’s front line in a major way next season. The sophomore forward has been quiet for more than a month as he contemplates his status for the NBA Draft. The deadline for underclassmen to enter is April 26. “I’m..." April 19

  • Five-star center prospect Stephen Zimmerman commits to UNLV

    CBS Sports "Five-star prospect Stephen Zimmerman will be staying close to home to play his college ball. The center committed to UNLV via Twitter on Thursday night, ending months of speculation as to who would win the race for his services. Zimmerman is the No. 9 prospect nationally according to..." April 17

  • San Diego hires Lamont Smith as coach

    Macon Telegraph "The University of San Diego has hired Lamont Smith as its new head men's basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday evening. Smith, 39, spent the past two years as the associate head coach at New Mexico under Craig Neal. He was a member of the San Diego basketball team from 1994-99,..." April 01

  • Report: Utah State will hire assistant Tim Duryea as head coach

    SI "Utah State will hire longtime assistant Tim Duryea as its next head coach, reports ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Stew Morrill, who had been the Aggies coach since 1998, announced in January that he will retire at the end of the season." March 30

  • Report: UNLV freshman guard Rashad Vaughn to enter NBA draft; Vaughn denies it

    Pro Basketball Talk "To me, this is why the proposed changes to the NCAA rules on when players can announce for the draft — and letting some underclassman go to a combine where they can get honest feedback from teams, not agents/family/hangers-on — is so needed. UNLV freshman guard Rashad Vaughn may be entering the..." March 28

  • Sources: UNLV’s Rashad Vaughn plans to enter NBA draft

    Yahoo! Sports "University of Nevada-Las Vegas freshman guard Rashad Vaughn has plans to enter the 2015 NBA draft, league sources told Yahoo Sports. A formal announcement is expected in the near future, sources said. The 6-foot-6 Vaughn has a chance to ascend into a first-round draft choice with a good..." March 27

  • New Mexico's Arthur Edwards to pursue graduate transfer

    The Score "New Mexico junior guard Arthur Edwards is leaving the program, head coach Craig Neal told reporters Thursday. Edwards will graduate in the spring, making him eligible to play next season as a graduate transfer." March 27

  • Dave Rice will remain at UNLV

    CBS Sports "Dave Rice will remain UNLV 's coach, a source told on Monday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Rice just completed his fourth season at his alma mater by finishing 18-15 and missing the NCAA tournament for the second straight season. Consequently, his status was very..." March 16

  • Colorado State snub left Larry Eustachy disgusted

    Larry Brown Sports "Colorado State easily became one of the most shocking snubs in NCAA Tournament history on Sunday when the Rams and their 26-6 record were left out of the national championship race. Head coach Larry Eustachy was borderline speechless after receiving the bad news. “I don’t want to say something..." March 16

  • Nevada fires coach David Carter

    ESPN "Nevada Wolf Pack coach David Carter says he has been fired after five seasons. Carter, 47, took over the reigns after Mark Fox left for Georgia in 2009. Carter led the Wolf Pack to the NIT in his first season at the helm and also went to the NIT in 2012." March 12

  • Polee sidelined after medical setback

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A week after making an emotional return to the court, Dwayne Polee II is sidelined again. The fifth-year senior suffered a medical setback and was not in uniform Saturday for San Diego State’s key Mountain West clash against Boise State at Viejas Arena. Polee had played 13 minutes on the..." March 01

  • Nance ready to return for Wyoming

    The Gazette "Senior forward Larry Nance Jr. is probable for Wednesday's home game with Fresno State after missing the last four with mononucleosis. Nance traveled with the team last Tuesday to Nevada, but didn't play. He's been participating in workouts since the team returned to Laramie Thursday, and had a..." February 24

  • New Mexico shuts down forward for the rest of the season

    College Basketball Talk "New Mexico junior Jordan Goodman will be out for the rest of the season, as the forward is shutting it down after facing multiple injuries during the year. Goodman and Lobo head coach Craig Neal announced the decision during a press conference on Monday and Goodman will have surgery to repair..." February 16

  • Wyoming's Nance to miss Saturday's game against San Jose State

    Casper Star-Tribune "Wyoming senior forward Larry Nance Jr. will miss at least one more game, Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt said on Friday afternoon. Nance, out with mononucleosis, has missed Wyoming's last two games against Air Force and San Diego State. " February 14

  • UNLV’s leading scorer out with a torn meniscus

    College Basketball Talk "Rashad Vaughn tore the meniscus in his left knee in a win over Fresno State on Tuesday night. Vaughn, a freshman guard and a potential first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, was UNLV’s leading scorer this season at 17.8 points. Vaughn also missed a game earlier this season after suffering a..." February 12

  • Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian dies at 84

    USA Today "Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, who led the Runnin' Rebels to four Final Fours and the 1990 NCAA men's basketball championship, died Wednesday at age 84, his son Danny Tarkanian announced. Jerry Tarkanian had been hospitalized this week with breathing problems. Despite his accomplishments,..." February 11

  • Tarkanian resting comfortably at Las Vegas hospital after latest health scare

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian was resting comfortably Monday night at Valley Hospital Medical Center after being unresponsive earlier in the day while being treated for low blood pressure and an infection. Tarkanian, 84, was in the hospital’s intensive care unit, according to his..." February 10

  • San Diego State to redshirt freshman forward

    College Basketball Talk "San Diego State officially announced on Tuesday that they will redshirt freshman forward Zylan Cheatham. The school announced the move in an official release and the No. 78 recruit in the 2014 class will have to wait until next season to make his college basketball debut. After breaking his..." January 13

  • Two San Jose State basketball players kicked off team

    Monterey Herald "Jordan Baker and Frank Rogers have been dismissed from the San Jose State men's basketball team, a spokesman confirmed Sunday. Additionally, Matt Pollard has left the program and plans to transfer. Baker and Rogers were the Spartans' second- and third-leading scorers when they were suspended..." January 13

  • Air Force’s Matt Mooney, Colorado State’s J.J. Avila suspended one game apiece for fight

    Coloradoan "CSU men's basketball player J.J. Avila was suspended for one game Sunday by the Mountain West for his role in a fight Saturday during a win at Air Force. Avila was "assessed the penalty for abuse of an opponent, as well as actions which either provoked conflict or involved retaliation," the..." January 12

  • Colorado State-Air Force fight leads to ejection, three technical fouls

    CBS Sports "High tensions exploded into a fight when Colorado State and Air Force met Saturday, leading to the ejection of one player and technical fouls for three more. Colorado State big man J.J. Avila got tangled up with Air Force guard Zach Kocur going for a rebound, then ended up on the floor with..." January 11

  • Utah State's Stew Morrill to retire

    CBS Sports "Utah State's Stew Morrill is retiring at the end of this season, a source confirmed to on Friday. An official announcement is expected Friday afternoon. The development was first reported by KVNU -- a radio station in Utah." January 10

  • MRI reveals torn Achilles for Air Force forward, ending his career

    The Gazette "Kamryn Williams’ story is often cited by Air Force coaches as the perfect example of what a cadet-athlete can be. They just didn’t anticipate the athlete part of that story coming to a close so early. Williams learned after an MRI Tuesday that the injury to his left Achilles’ tendon is, as..." January 07

  • Lobos’ Cullen Neal to miss rest of the season

    Albuquerque Journal "Cullen Neal has played his last basketball game of the season. The University of New Mexico sophomore guard on Saturday made it official, he will apply for a medical hardship waiver with the NCAA due to the lingering effects of a high ankle sprain suffered in the Lobos third game of the season..." January 05

  • UNLV transfer Kendall Smith finds a new home in the Big West

    College Basketball Talk "UNLV transfer Kendall Smith will head to the Big West conference as the sophomore guard will continue his college basketball career at Cal State Northridge. The news of Smith’s transfer was first reported by CBS Sports‘ Jon Rothstein and the California native sent out a tweet saying that he was..." January 05

  • Boise State men's basketball senior Anthony Drmic out for rest of season

    Idaho Statesman "One of the most prolific scorers in Boise State men's basketball history will not play the rest of this season. Senior guard/forward Anthony Drmic will undergo season-ending ankle surgery next week. Drmic has missed the Broncos' last six games. Coach Leon Rice initially rested Drmic to take..." December 30

  • Fresno State dismiss freshman Isaiah Bailey

    The Fresno Bee "Fresno State freshman Isaiah Bailey, the highest-rated player in the Bulldogs’ 2014 men’s basketball recruiting class, has been dismissed from the team due to violations of athletic department policy. “He’s a guy that we were counting on and could have helped us, but unfortunately he made a..." December 29

  • San Diego State’s Dwayne Polee II collapsed in practice last season

    College Basketball Talk "San Diego State’s Dwayne Polee II collapsed during a practice a year ago, head coach Steve Fisher announced on Saturday evening during a press conference. The incident was similar to the one that he suffered this past Monday during a game against UC Riverside. “Dwayne had a similar issue occur..." December 29

  • Fresno State men’s basketball: Cezar Guerrero still out, but Julien Lewis is zeroing in

    The Fresno Bee "The Fresno State men’s basketball team has not played with its full complement of players yet this season and is unlikely to have point guard Cezar Guerrero back when it takes on St. Katherine College in a Sunday matinee at Save Mart Center — the Bulldogs are still waiting for fall semester grades..." December 29

  • Dwayne Polee II visits SDSU practice

    ESPN "Dwayne Polee II visited San Diego State's practice Friday night, four days after he collapsed on the court during a game. Polee did not participate in the practice and was not made available for comment, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Coach Steve Fisher told the newspaper that Polee..." December 27

  • San Diego State forward Dwayne Polee II collapses during game, taken to hospital

    College Basketball Talk "San Diego State senior Dwayne Polee II was on defense tracking his man along the perimeter during Monday night’s game against UC Riverside when the forward took a face-first fall to the ground and collapsed in the first half." December 23

  • BYU, Oklahoma among eight teams to participate in 2015 Diamond Head Classic

    College Basketball Talk "With the 2014 Diamond Head Classic set to tip off in Honolulu on Monday, the eight-team field for next year’s event was announced on Sunday. Joining host Hawaii are Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma and Washington State. Of the teams in the field four, BYU, Harvard, New..." December 23

  • Injury depleted New Mexico loses another player

    College Basketball Talk "New Mexico will likely have just eight scholarship players dress on Wednesday night as they take on Central Arkansas at The Pit, with Sam Logwood being the latest casualty. Logwood sprained his shoulder in Saturday’s win over Louisiana-Monroe and is expected to miss at least three games before..." December 18

  • SDSU nears Cheatham redshirt decision

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Zylan Cheatham participated in shooting drills with San Diego State’s basketball team on Friday, as he has for the past few weeks. Then the 5-on-5 contact session began. Cheatham stayed on the court. “It’s nice to have Zylan able to do some stuff,” coach Steve Fisher said of his 6-foot-7..." December 16

  • San Diego State's Shrigley to make season debut Thursday

    CBS Sports "San Diego State forward Matt Shrigley will make his season debut Thursday night against San Diego, coach Steve Fisher said Tuesday. " December 03

  • SDSU guard Aqeel Quinn sidelined by broken bone in hand

    Sporting News - NCAAB "San Diego State will be without the services of guard Aqeel Quinn, who underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken bone in his left hand, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. There's no definitive timetable for his return, though rough estimates place him on the sidelines for about four..." December 02

  • No surgery required for Lobo guard Cullen Neal, out 3-5 weeks

    Albuquerque Journal "An MRI on the right ankle of injured University of New Mexico sophomore guard Cullen Neal revealed ligament damage, but not enough that would require surgery, Lobos coach Craig Neal said Wednesday morning. The severe ankle sprain suffered at the 17:11 mark of the second half of last week’s loss..." November 26

  • New Mexico guard Cullen Neal out with ankle injury

    Mountain West Connection "The New Mexico Lobos came up short in its opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip Off tournament as they fell, 69-65, to the Boston College Eagles. Yet, that is the least of the Lobos concerns since starting guard Cullen Neal is going to be out for a significant amount of time with a severe left ankle..." November 24

  • No major fracture but possible ligament damage for Cullen Neal, out indefinitely

    Albuquerque Journal "University of New Mexico sophomore guard Cullen Neal, the Lobos leading scorer, will likely be out for an extended period after injuring his left ankle in the second half of Thursday’s loss to Boston College in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Craig Neal told the Journal on Friday..." November 22

  • Jerry Tarkanian admitted to hospital, resting in ICU

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is back in the hospital after waking up Wednesday morning struggling with his breathing, coughing and suffering from low blood pressure. Tarkanian, 84, was admitted to Valley Hospital Medical Center and was resting comfortably in the intensive care..." November 20

  • Report: San Diego State to give Steve Fisher a contract extension

    College Basketball Talk "Forget a contract extension, San Diego State should turn Viejas Arena into a shrine to Steve Fisher. That’s how much he’s meant to the Aztecs, turning the program from a doormat and an afterthought in the perpetually competitive Mountain West to a national power and perennial top 25 team. He..." November 19

  • UNLV lands four-star high-flying prospect Derrick Jones

    SLAM Online "Moments after Kentucky landed two top-15 prospects in Skal Labissiere and Isaiah Briscoe live on ESPNU, Derrick Jones, who was also considering the Wildcats, opted for the UNLV Rebels instead. The explosive 6-6 forward averaged 15.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and two blocks per game last season as a..." November 14

  • Cezar Guerrero, Fresno State basketball guard, ruled ineligible by NCAA

    The Fresno Bee "Cezar Guerrero won't be suiting up for the Fresno State men's basketball team in its season opener Friday night. And it's not clear when the junior guard might next play for the Bulldogs after the NCAA ruled him ineligible for not meeting continuing eligibility standards. Fresno State is..." November 14

  • Freshman Trey Kell wins point guard job at San Diego State

    CBS Sports "San Diego State freshman Trey Kell will begin the season as the Aztecs' starting point guard, coach Steve Fisher said Thursday. "He's going to start," Fisher said. "He has an innate feel for how to play the game. We're going to mix and match at that spot as we go along. Kevin Zabo -- another..." November 13

  • Suspension for CSU forward unrelated to DUI charges

    Coloradoan "CSU junior forward Fred Richardson III is serving a nine-game suspension and is facing charges of driving under the influence. The two cases are unrelated, men's basketball coach Larry Eustachy said Monday night. As a freshman at the University of Oregon during the 2012-13 season, Richardson..." November 12

  • Lobos' Neal on Jordan Goodman: 'I don't see him playing before Dec. 1'

    CBS Sports "New Mexico's Jordan Goodman isn't likely to play this season before December 1st, Lobos head coach Craig Neal told on Monday. One of the top junior college players in the country last year, Goodman had knee surgery during the offseason and has dealt with several nagging injuries..." November 10

  • Shrigley breaks elbow, out 4 weeks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Matt Shrigley got up after a flagrant foul late in the first half of Friday night’s exhibition against Point Loma Nazarene at Viejas Arena, made two free throws and then was well short on a 3-point attempt on the ensuing possession. It’s the last shot he’ll take in a game for a while. The..." November 10

  • Transfer-laden Colorado State squad looks to rebound from disappointing 2013-14

    College Basketball Talk "Entering the 2013-14 season Larry Eustachy’s Colorado State Rams had quite the challenge in front of them. Gone were five starters, four of whom scored in double figures, who played key roles in the program making consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (2012 and 2013) for the first time since..." November 06

  • Florida prep wing Eric Turner decommits from Wyoming

    Casper Star-Tribune "Wyoming's 2015 men's basketball signing class got a little bit smaller on Wednesday, when 6-foot-5, 195-pound wing Eric Turner decided to revoke his verbal commitment. Turner told the Star-Tribune on Tuesday night that he is still considering Wyoming, but wanted to take time to re-evaluate his..." October 25

  • Leading scorer Larry Nance Jr. cleared to practice at Wyoming

    CBS Sports "Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. has been fully cleared to practice, Cowboys coach Larry Shyatt said Tuesday. The 6-foot-8 forward tore his ACL against Fresno State on Feb. 18 and was forced to miss the rest of the regular season and the Mountain West tournament." October 21

  • Cody Doolin could be the ideal antidote to what has ailed UNLV

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Shortly after Cody Doolin abruptly left the University of San Francisco two weeks into his senior season, UNLV coach Dave Rice called to gauge the point guard's interest in joining the Rebels this year. By the time he hung up the phone, Rice had a hunch Doolin's recruitment would be..." October 20

  • 6-foot-10 center verbally commits to Colorado State

    College Basketball Talk "Of Colorado State’s five seniors entering the 2014-15 season three are front court players, J.J. Avila, Marcus Holt and Stanton Kidd. Avila was one of the Mountain West’s best players last season, as he averaged 16.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest and earned third team all-conference honors,..." October 20

  • Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus commits to Purdue

    CBS Sports "Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus said that he has committed to Purdue and will be eligible immediately for the entire 2014-15 season. Octeus initially committed to UCLA after graduating from Colorado State but didn't get into the Bruins' graduate school program." October 09

  • Steve Fisher wins distinguished Wooden Legend of Coaching award

    CBS Sports "Though Aztec fans are well aware of what he's accomplished, it's possible no coach is more underappreciated nationally than Steve Fisher. The 69-year-old San Diego State coach has built a West Coast power out of practically nothing. And so this week, it was announced that Fisher would become..." October 04

  • Report: Four-star SF Justin Jackson commits to UNLV

    SI "Four-star small forward Justin Jackson has committed to UNLV, reports Jeff Borzello of CBSSports. Jackson is ranked as the No. 33 player in the Class of 2016 by The 6-foot-7 forward is a native of Canada and attends Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada​. He chose the Runnin'..." September 30

  • UNLV transfer receives waiver to play immediately at UT-Martin

    College Basketball Talk "Deville Smith has received a waiver and will be eligible to play for Tennessee-Martin immediately this season, a source confirmed to NBCSports. Smith spent last season playing for UNLV, where he averaged 9.7 points and started 18 games at the point as a junior. UT-Martin will be his fourth..." September 29

  • Nevada center A.J. West earns back a year of eligibility

    Mountain West Connection "Eight weeks before the Nevada basketball season begins, the Wolf Pack received a dose of good off the court news Tuesday. The NCAA ruled in favor of the schools appeal regarding center A.J.West and his eligibility. When West transferred to Nevada from Monroe College prior to last season,the NCAA..." September 25

  • Mom's recovery from drugs sets CSU's Antwan Scott straight

    Coloradoan "Andrew Wilson couldn't hold back the tears. He wanted to sing the praises of his son, Antwan Scott, overcoming so much to land the starting point guard spot on a major college basketball program at CSU. He wanted to share the positive influence his late wife, Theresa Scott, had on their family...." September 22

  • Florida prep standout Justin James commits to Wyoming hoops

    Casper Star-Tribune "Another day, another commitment. Justin James -- a 6-foot-7, 180-pound guard from Oldsmar Christian High School in Port Saint Lucie, Florida -- verbally committed to Wyoming on Sunday night. He became the Cowboys' fifth verbal commitment of the 2015 signing class, and the third from the state..." September 16

  • Boise State men's basketball picks up commitment from Century's Harwell

    Idaho Statesman "The Boise State men's basketball team has picked up one of the state of Idaho's best recruits in recent years. Malek Harwell, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound senior guard from Century High in Pocatello, verbally committed to the Broncos on Sunday night. Harwell is the first known verbal commitment for..." September 15

  • Point guard Jon Octeus denied admission at UCLA

    Coloradoan "Former CSU point guard Jon Octeus has been denied admission to UCLA, a source close to the situation told the Coloradoan. Octeus had planned to transfer to UCLA for his final season of NCAA eligibility this winter and was expected to be the Bruins' starting point guard. As a junior at Colorado..." September 15

  • New Mexico crosses state line into Arizona for first 2016 commitment

    College Basketball Talk "The State of Arizona has proven to be a fertile recruiting ground for the New Mexico basketball program. Last July head coach Craig Neal landed a verbal commitment from 2015 shooting guard Dane Kuiper, and on Sunday he received a verbal commitment from another of the state’s top high school..." September 09

  • New Mexico makes Craig Neal the highest paid coach in the Mountain West

    Mountain West Connection "The New Mexico Lobos are very confident in head basketball coach Craig Neal. Monday morning the school announced a six-year deal that bumps Neal's salary to $950,000 per year, $200,000, more than he earned in his first year. This new deal makes Neal the highest paid coach in the Mountain West, and..." September 09

  • UNLV’s Daquan Cook out with knee injury

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV point guard Daquan Cook suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will redshirt this season, coach Dave Rice said. Cook, who was considering redshirting this year before the injury, is a junior with two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015-16. " September 04

  • SDSU's Cheatham out with broken foot

    San Diego Union-Tribune "San Diego State fans may indeed get to see star recruit Zylan Cheatham play this season. They’ll just have to wait. Coach Steve Fisher said Wednesday that the 6-foot-8 freshman forward has a broken bone in his left foot from an injury sustained earlier this summer and it could be “three to four..." August 28

  • Former UNLV guard finds a new home

    College Basketball Talk "Former UNLV guard Deville Smith has found a new home as the 6-foot guard will play his final year at Tennessee-Martin. Smith announced his move on Twitter but the story was first reported by’s Jon Rothstein. Smith will follow former UNLV associate head coach Heath Schroyer, who is..." August 25

  • Report: Former UNLV guard transfers to UT Martin

    College Basketball Talk "New UT Martin head coach Heath Schroyer spent the past three seasons on Dave Rice’s staff at UNLV, and according to a report Schroyer has added a former Runnin’ Rebel to his roster. Guard Deville Smith, who was one of the options used by Rice at the point guard position last season, has decided..." August 21

  • Former GSU guard Scott plans to transfer to Colorado St

    The News Star "Antwan Scott is on the move again, this time headed from Louisiana to Colorado. Less than a week after announcing he would transfer from Grambling, Scott told The News-Star late Monday that he will play at Colorado State. The 6-foot-1 point guard chose Colorado State over Tennessee. "I'm..." August 12

  • Cody Doolin awarded fifth-year, but not eligible for ’14-’15 just yet

    College Basketball Talk "UNLV sent out a release on Tuesday morning announcing that Cody Doolin has been given a fifth-year of eligibility by the NCAA. “We are very happy for Cody,” UNLV head coach Dave Rice said in the release. “He has a tremendous amount of experience as a point guard and he has become a leader in..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08