Mountain West RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nevada lands NC State transfers Caleb and Cody Martin

    The Score "Caleb and Cody Martin have found a new home. The pair, who announced they would be transferring from NC State in March, will be joining Nevada, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. " May 25

  • San Diego State’s Malik Pope to withdraw from draft

    SI "San Diego State forward Malik Pope will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to school for the 2016–17 season, he announced Monday on Twitter. “I’ve decided after talking with my mom and my coaches that I’m gonna withdraw my name from the NBA draft tomorrow, 5/24,” Pope tweeted." May 24

  • As expected, Elijah Brown makes official he will return for Lobo hoops

    Albuquerque Journal "s was expected from the day he announced his intentions to test the NBA Draft waters, UNM guard Elijah Brown early Saturday unceremoniously announced he would be returning for his junior season. Brown, the first team All-Mountain West selection after averaging 21.7 points and 3.1 assists per..." May 21

  • UNLV basketball adds three more players, including two transfers

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "When Marvin Menzies took over as UNLV’s basketball coach April 22, he had four players on his roster. Now, less than a month later, he has added eight players to bring the roster to 12, picking up three more Wednesday in Uche Ofoegbu, Jordan Johnson and Djordjije Slijivancanin. Ofoegbu and..." May 19

  • Washington State finally lets Izundu transfer to San Diego State

    The Score "Initially barred from transferring to San Diego State, center Valentine Izundu is headed to the Aztecs by way of Washington State after all. The Cougars blocked Izundu from going to his intended destination after accusing San Diego State of tampering with him. The allegations arose after Izundu..." May 15

  • Fisher will return next season at SDSU

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In the past few years, San Diego State coach Steve Fisher has become a proponent of decompressing for a few weeks, taking an annual trip to their condo in Florida, sitting on the porch with wife Angie and talking about the season. And deciding if he will return for another one. He did. And he..." May 05

  • UNLV Forward Ben Carter Will Transfer To Michigan State For Final Collegiate Season

    College Spun "UNLV forward Ben Carter visited Michigan State over the weekend, and apparently he liked what he saw. Carter announced on Twitter that he will play his final collegiate season for Tom Izzo and the Spartans. Carter chose MSU over Arizona, Arizona State, Miami, and N.C. State. Last season, he..." May 04

  • Boise State assistant Jeff Linder named head men’s basketball coach at Northern Colorado

    Idaho Statesman "The Boise State men’s basketball team has lost two of its three assistant coaches this offseason. On Sunday, Northern Colorado announced it has hired Broncos associate head coach Jeff Linder as the Bears’ new head coach. It is the first head coaching job for Linder, who came to Boise State as..." May 03

  • Syracuse basketball gets commitment from Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon "John Gillon, a graduate transfer from Colorado State University, has committed to Syracuse, he confirmed on Sunday. Gillon, a 6-foot point guard, talked to while making a connection in Chicago after visiting the Syracuse University this weekend. The Houston, Texas, native chose..." May 01

  • 4-star guard Jaylen Fisher decommits from UNLV

    College Basketball Talk "Coaching changes can wreak havoc on a program’s recruiting class, and that’s been the case for UNLV thanks to the tumultuous nature of their search for a new head coach. Thursday evening one prospect who remained committed to the Mountain West program throughout the process that ultimately led to..." April 29

  • New Mexico State to hire Paul Weir as head coach

    Albuquerque Journal "Paul Weir has been selected as the new men’s basketball coach at New Mexico State University, the Journal has learned. A news conference to formally announce the hiring is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pan Amrican Center in Las Cruces." April 26

  • Former UNLV coach Dave Rice hired as Nevada assistant

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The UNLV-UNR basketball rivalry just got a lot more intense. Dave Rice, the Rebels’ coach until he was fired Jan. 10, will become an assistant to UNR coach Eric Musselman. CBS Sports first reported it Monday." April 26

  • Ben Carter to visit Michigan State Spartans

    The Only Colors "The college basketball transfer market is once again turning the offseason into free agency thanks to the graduate transfer rule. We're once again seeing solid players like UNLV's Ben Carter able to transfer from programs in disarray and look to end their collegiate careers in a better..." April 24

  • John Gillon to transfer from Colorado State basketball team

    Reporter Herald "John Gillon, a dynamic 6-foot guard who was among Colorado State's top scorers and distributors the past two seasons, told the Reporter-Herald he plans to transfer from the program. Gillon said he'll earn his degree in economics next month, making him eligible to play next season as a graduate..." April 23

  • Dwayne Morgan will stay with UNLV men’s basketball team

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The indications were there all week, and on Wednesday, Dwayne Morgan made it official. He will remain at UNLV. Morgan, who will be a junior next basketball season, had considered leaving, but began to change his mind after Marvin Menzies agreed on Saturday to a five-year contract. That..." April 20

  • UNLV F Derrick Jones Jr. hires agent & will stay in NBA draft

    Today's U "According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, UNLV freshman forward Derrick Jones Jr. has hired an agent (Aaron Turner) and will stay in the 2016 NBA draft. If you recall, Jones Jr. was sidelined the last three games of the 2015-16 season as a result of an indefinite suspension by the NCAA, as it looked..." April 19

  • Marvin Menzies Reportedly Will Be Named Next UNLV Basketball Head Coach

    Bleacher Report "Following the sudden departure of Chris Beard, UNLV wasted no time in securing its next head coach, reportedly filling the vacancy with New Mexico State's Marvin Menzies. Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported Menzies and UNLV verbally agreed to a deal. On Friday, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports first..." April 18

  • UNLV close to deal with Marvin Menzies after losing Chris Beard

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV officials moved quickly Friday to hire a new men’s basketball coach, and by the end of the night they were closing in on an agreement with New Mexico State’s Marvin Menzies, sources said. The university was forced into action shortly after Chris Beard shocked the college basketball world..." April 16

  • Ex-UNLV assistant Ryan Miller leading candidate to replace Chris Beard

    The Score "UNLV may not have to look far to replace Chris Beard. The Runnin' Rebels are targeting former assistant Ryan Miller for the vacancy and he's their leading candidate, a source tells Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. Miller is flying to Las Vegas on Friday to meet with school officials, Parrish..." April 15

  • George Karl interested in vacant UNLV head coaching position

    Sporting News "George Karl, who was recently fired by the Sacramento Kings, is interested in the suddenly-vacant UNLV head coaching position, according to USA Today. UNLV learned Friday morning that Chris Beard was leaving the school for Texas Tech. Runnin' Rebels athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy issued..." April 15

  • Chris Beard leaves UNLV for Texas Tech one week after being formally hired

    Yahoo! Sports "Seven days after he was formally named UNLV's new basketball coach, Chris Beard is leaving for another job. Beard is leaving to replace Tubby Smith as the head coach at Texas Tech. UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy issued a statement Friday confirming Beard is leaving, calling the..." April 15

  • Chris Beard meets with Texas Tech; UNLV hopes issue 'resolved' Friday

    Las Vegas Sun "Chris Beard was introduced last Friday as the UNLV basketball coach. This Friday, he might be introduced for another job. Beard is the leading candidate to replace Tubby Smith at Texas Tech, discussing the position with officials from the Lubbock, Texas, school tonight in the Las Vegas area...." April 15

  • Ole Miss Lands New Mexico Grad Transfer G Cullen Neal

    College Spun "New Mexico graduate transfer guard Cullen Neal will play his final season of eligibility at Ole Miss, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Neal averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 assists and 2.8 rebounds for the Lobos last season. " April 14

  • UNLV guard Jordan Cornish transfers to Cal

    Pacific Takes "The California Golden Bears have made a splash on the transfer market, landing UNLV guard Jordan Cornish. Cornish served as a sixth man for most of the season, before injuries thrust him into a starting role. He averaged 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds a game for the Runnin' Rebels. Per NCAA..." April 11

  • Nevada hires ex-Cal assistant 1 day after resignation

    The Score "It didn't take Yann Hufnagel very long to find work. One day after resigning as an assistant coach for Cal amid allegations of sexual harassment, Eric Musselman's staff in Nevada added him as an assistant on Friday. "I met Yann nearly a decade ago and his track record as an assistant at..." April 09

  • Boise State's James Webb III hires agent

    Yahoo! Sports "Boise State junior James Webb III has hired an agent after declaring for the NBA draft last month. Webb hired agent Charles Briscoe of Briscoe Sports Management on Wednesday night, which means he will not be eligible to return to Boise State. Webb did not hire an agent immediately when he..." April 07

  • Rebels guard Patrick McCaw heading to NBA

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Patrick McCaw thanked so many people he sounded like he was accepting an Academy Award. But he wanted to recognize the help that led him to make Monday’s announcement he was turning pro, and McCaw made it clear this wasn’t a solo effort. He thanked coaches, teammates, staff, the university..." April 05

  • GW shuts down Aztecs, reaches NIT final

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- George Washington coach Mike Lonergan's strategy wasn't to stick with a 1-3-1 zone against San Diego State in the semifinals of the NIT on Tuesday, but an injury to a key player and some foul trouble forced him into that plan. The result was a dominating 65-46 win from George..." March 30

  • Chris Beard on verge of signing 5-year deal to coach UNLV

    ESPN "UNLV is expected to hire Arkansas-Little Rock's Chris Beard as its next head coach, sources told ESPN. Beard met with UNLV officials over the weekend and is on the verge of signing a five-year deal." March 28

  • Mick Cronin to Return to Cincinnati

    Bleacher Report "Despite speculation that Mick Cronin may leave the University of Cincinnati for another position, the longtime Bearcats head coach announced Friday he will return to the program for the 2016-17 campaign. In a release on the school's official athletics website, Cronin explained the reasoning..." March 25

  • San Diego State 72, Georgia Tech 56

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Trey Kell made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points to help San Diego State knock off Georgia Tech 72-56 on Wednesday in San Diego to advance to the NIT Final Four for the second time in school history. Senior forward Winston Shepard added 12 points and sophomore forward..." March 24

  • Dwayne Morgan expected to ask UNLV for his release

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV sophomore forward Dwayne Morgan will ask for his release to move closer to his Baltimore home, reported Wednesday. The move apparently has caught UNLV by surprise. Those reached in the athletic department said they didn’t know of Morgan’s decision, and a Twitter message to him was..." March 23

  • Report: Southern Utah hires UNLV interim coach Todd Simon

    Las Vegas Sun "UNLV interim basketball coach Todd Simon will take over at Southern Utah, according to multiple media reports. Simon was an assistant for two full seasons before taking over in January when Dave Rice was forced to resign. Simon was one of the Rebels top recruiters and went 9-8 as UNLV’s interim..." March 22

  • UNLV to discuss coaching vacancy with Cincinnati's Mick Cronin

    CBS Sports "UNLV has asked for permission to speak with Cincinnati's Mick Cronin about the Runnin' Rebels' men's basketball coaching vacancy, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Monday. has reported that UC granted Cronin permission. This comes a few hours after Cincinnati president Santa..." March 22

  • San Diego State 93, Washington 78

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Winston Shepard had 20 points and 10 rebounds, helping second-seeded San Diego State beat third-seeded Washington 93-78 Monday night in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament at Viejas Arena in San Diego. Sophomore guard Trey Kell scored 16 points for San Diego..." March 22

  • Poeltl's rebounding carries Utah past Fresno State

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Fresno State knew dealing with Utah forward Jakob Poeltl was going to be difficult. The Bulldogs were right. Poeltl had 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Lorenzo Bonam scored 17, and third-seeded Utah beat 14th-seeded Fresno State 80-69 in the first round of the NCAA..." March 17

  • San Diego State 79, IPFW 55

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore forward Malik Pope scored 15 points and senior forward Winston Shepard recorded a triple-double in second-seeded San Diego State's 79-55 victory over seventh-seeded IPFW in a first-round NIT game Tuesday at Viejas Arena in San Diego. Shepard had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12..." March 16

  • Fresno State 68, San Diego State 63

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Marvelle Harris scored 18 points to help second-seeded Fresno State beat top-seeded San Diego State 68-63 in the championship game of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Junior forward Karachi Edo scored nine points for..." March 12

  • Rawle Alkins decides on his college choice tonight

    Rumble in the Garden "The long recruiting tale that has been St. John's pursuit of New York native Rawle Alkins is coming to an end - tonight! After more drama than The Bachelor, we will finally know who gets the signature on the LOI. According to Paul Biancardi, Rawle Alkins is ending his recruitment after only..." March 07

  • New Mexico 71, Nevada 66

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Elijah Brown scored 17 points and junior center Obij Aget had a double-double, leading New Mexico to a 71-66 victory over Nevada on Saturday night at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev. Sophomore guard Cullen Neal scored 16 points for New Mexico (17-14, 10-8 Mountain West..." March 06

  • San Diego State 92, UNLV 56

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Winston Shepard and sophomore guard Trey Kell scored 18 points apiece to lead San Diego State to a 92-56 victory over visiting UNLV on Saturday night at Viejas Arena in San Diego. Sophomore forward Malik Pope had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists for San Diego State..." March 06

  • Fresno State 86, Utah State 85

    The Sports Xchange "Marvelle Harris had 34 points to become Fresno State's career scoring leader and the Bulldogs erased an 18-point deficit to ruin Senior Night in Logan, Utah, with a wild 86-85 victory over Utah State on Saturday. Harris drilled two free throws with 20.3 seconds left to give Fresno State an..." March 06

  • San Jose State 68, Boise State 63

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman Brandon Clarke scored a career-high 21 points as San Jose State earned its first win over Boise State since 2010 with a 68-63 decision Saturday at Event Center Arena in San Jose, Calif. Clarke was 9-of-12 from the floor and also grabbed 10 rebounds. His previous high of 18 points..." March 05

  • Colorado State 87, Air Force 73

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard John Gillon had 22 points and eight assists on Saturday as Colorado State downed Air Force 87-73 win in its final home game of the regular season at Fort Collins, Colo. Senior guard Antwan Scott, playing his final game, finished with 15 points while fellow senior guard Joe De..." March 05

  • Fresno State 87, Colorado State 73

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Julien Lewis erupted for a career-high 30 points, leading Fresno State to an 87-73 victory over visiting Colorado State on Wednesday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. Lewis, who went into the contest averaging 6.9 points per game, made 11 of 16 field-goal attempts..." March 03

  • Wyoming 77, San Jose State 74

    The Sports Xchange "Senior Josh Adams scored 26 points to lead Wyoming to a 77-74 victory over San Jose State on Wednesday night at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo. Junior Jason McManamen scored 16 points for Wyoming (14-17, 7-11 Mountain West Conference). Sophomore Alan Herndon and freshman Jordan..." March 03

  • Boise State 76, Nevada 57

    The Sports Xchange "From start to finish, the Boise State Broncos dominated their home finale at Taco Bell Arena on Wednesday, cruising to the 76-57 rout of the Nevada Wolf Pack. Boise State (20-10, 11-6 Mountain West), which never trailed, jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first 5:13, and didn't let Nevada..." March 03

  • NCAA rules UNLV forward Derrick Jones ineligible

    College Basketball Talk "Less than a week after he scored 23 points and had a key blocked shot that preserved UNLV’s 79-74 win over Wyoming, freshman forward Derrick Jones learned that he’s been declared ineligible by the NCAA. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the reason for the NCAA’s decision centers around..." March 02

  • San Diego State 83, New Mexico 56

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Malik Pope broke out of a scoring slump to lead four Aztecs in double figures, and San Diego State rode its stingy defense to an 83-56 rout of New Mexico on Tuesday at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M. Pope, who scored a total of 11 points in the Aztecs' previous two games, led San Diego..." March 02

  • Utah State 78, Air Force 65

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Jalen Moore and senior guard Chris Smith both had big games to lead Utah State to a 78-65 victory over Air Force on Tuesday night at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. Moore and Smith scored 23 points apiece for Utah State (15-13, 7-10 Mountain West Conference). Sophomore..." March 01

  • Nevada 87, Colorado State 80 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "Nevada blew a five-point lead late in regulation, but dominated overtime and defeated Colorado State 87-80 on Sunday at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev. The Wolf Pack (18-10, 10-6 Mountain West) outscored the Rams 18-11 in the extra five-minute period, but Colorado State was fortunate to..." February 28

  • Fresno State 92, New Mexico 82

    The Sports Xchange "Fresno State guards Marvelle Harris and Julien Lewis combined for 53 points and 12 assists and the Bulldogs claimed a 92-82 victory over New Mexico on Saturday night at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M. Fresno State (20-9, 11-5 Mountain West) won for the fourth straight time and New Mexico..." February 28

  • Utah State 88, San Jose State 70

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Chris Smith scored 20 points to help Utah State beat visiting San Jose State 88-70 on Saturday night at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah. Freshman forward Quinn Taylor had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Utah State (14-13, 6-10 Mountain West Conference). Senior guard Darius..." February 28

  • UNLV 79, Wyoming 74

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Derrick Jones Jr. scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead UNLV to a 79-74 Mountain West victory over Wyoming on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Senior guards Jerome Seagears and Ike Nwamu each finished with 18 points and freshman forward..." February 27

  • Boise State 66, San Diego State 63

    The Sports Xchange "Boise State rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final 1:40 on Saturday to knock off San Diego State 66-63 in San Diego. Forward Nick Duncan made two 3-pointers in the final minute to fuel the Broncos' comeback against the Mountain West Conference champion Aztecs, who had won 164..." February 27

  • Fresno State 64, Air Force 63

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Marvelle Harris helped Fresno State storm back for a 64-63 victory over Air Force on Wednesday night at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., sinking two free throws with four seconds remaining. Harris had 20 points, five assists and four steals for Fresno State (19-9, 10-5..." February 25

  • San Diego State 73, Wyoming 61

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Trey Kell scored 24 points and San Diego State clinched the Mountain West regular-season title with a 73-61 victory over Wyoming on Wednesday night in Mountain West play at Laramie, Wyo. Senior forward Winston Shepard had 14 points for the Aztecs (21-7, 14-1), who won for the..." February 25

  • Nevada 73, Utah State 68

    The Sports Xchange "Nevada used a 16-4 run to open the second half, wiping out a halftime deficit and going on to a 73-68 Mountain West Conference win Wednesday night over Utah State at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev. After guard Darius Perkins hit the Aggies' first shot of the second half for a 37-28 lead,..." February 25

  • Boise State 81, UNLV 69

    The Sports Xchange "Propelled by a 32-10 run in the middle of the second half, Boise State enjoyed a rare strong finish in a 81-69 victory over UNLV on Tuesday at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. The Broncos (18-10, 9-6 Mountain West) had lost five of their last seven, and they held the lead in the final 10..." February 24

  • Colorado State 86, New Mexico 69

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Antwan Scott made four 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the second half and finished with 18 points as Colorado State cruised to a 86-69 victory over New Mexico on Tuesday in Mountain West play at Fort Collins, Colo. Junior forward Emmanuel Omogbo contributed 18 points..." February 24

  • San Diego State 78, San Jose State 56

    The Sports Xchange "San Diego State senior forward Winston Shepard paced a balanced attack, and the Aztecs used a big second-half run to pull away from host San Jose State 78-56 on Saturday. Shepard finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Forward Malik Pope had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and..." February 21

  • UNLV 102, Nevada 91 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Patrick McCaw scored 25 points and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds to lead UNLV to a wild 102-91 Mountain West overtime victory over Nevada on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Senior guard Jerome Seagears finished with a season-high 21 points,..." February 21

  • Fresno State 75, Utah State 68

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Marvelle Harris scored 22 points to lead Fresno State to a 75-68 victory over Utah State on Saturday at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. Junior forward Cullen Russo had 17 points, five rebounds and four assists for Fresno State (18-9, 9-5 in the Mountain West Conference)...." February 20

  • Wyoming 84, Colorado State 66

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Josh Adams tied the school record with nine 3-pointers en route to 37 points and Wyoming rode a hot start to an 84-66 victory over Colorado State on Saturday in Mountain West play in Fort Collins, Colo. Adams tied a mark set by Maurice Alexander, who made nine against New Mexico..." February 20

  • Air Force 76, New Mexico 72

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Jacob Van scored 22 points, helping the Air Force rally past New Mexico for a 76-72 Mountain West Conference win Saturday at Clune Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. Air Force won despite a 32-point performance from New Mexico star guard Elijah Brown. The Falcons (14-14, 5-10 MWC)..." February 20

  • New Mexico 80, Boise State 78

    The Sports Xchange "With six minutes to go, New Mexico was trailing by 15 and there was an air of despair hanging over WisePies Arena in Albuquerque, N.M. However, guard Elijah Brown scored 13 points and forward Tim Williams added four points in the final 5:50, and the Lobos snatched a stunning 80-78 win over..." February 18

  • Nevada 61, San Jose State 55

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Marqueze Coleman hit two tie-breaking free throws with 41 seconds left and Nevada dominated the final 5 1/2 minutes while recording a 61-55 victory over San Jose State on Wednesday in Mountain West play in San Jose. Junior guard D.J. Fenner scored 16 points and Coleman added 15..." February 18

  • Fresno State 79, Wyoming 75

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Marvelle Harris scored 25 points and made a career-best seven 3-point shots to lead Fresno State to a 79-75 victory over Wyoming on Wednesday in Mountain West play at Laramie, Wyo. Harris was 7 of 8 from behind the arc and the Bulldogs (17-9, 8-5) made a season-high 15 on 22..." February 18

  • Utah State 72, Colorado State 59

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Chris Smith scored 19 points and forward Jalen Moore added 16 points to help Utah State defeat Colorado State 72-59 on Wednesday night in Logan, Utah. The Aggies (13-11, 5-8 Mountain West) notched their second straight win and swept the season series with the Rams. Guard Antwan..." February 18

  • Air Force 79, UNLV 74

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Jacob Van scored 17 of his career-high 21 points in the second half to help Air Force upset UNLV 79-74,in Mountain West play Tuesday night at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. Junior guard Zach Kocur scored 19 points, including two free throws with 19.7 seconds left to..." February 17