Aces players and coaches expressed their relief at WNBA player Brittney Griner’s safe return following almost 10 months of detention in Russia.
The swap, at a time of heightened tensions over Ukraine, achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden but carried a heavy price.
Senior Luis Rodriguez led the UNLV men’s basketball team to a ninth consecutive win to start the season, as the Rebels took down Hawaii at the Dollar Loan Center.
UNLV senior guard Justin Webster has been a consistent player off the bench and will face Hawaii — where he played two seasons —Wednesday at Dollar Loan Center.
A bettor at Caesars Sportsbook hit a 15-leg college basketball parlay Saturday for almost $90,000, with a couple of major sweats along the way.
UNLV’s lockdown defense and a barrage of 3s were too much for San Diego to handle, and the Rebels moved to 8-0 with a win in their first true road game of the season.
Check out the scores and top performances from Friday’s high school basketball action.
UNLV is undefeated and off to its best start in 32 years, but the Lady Rebels now play four straight games on the road in the most difficult section of their schedule.
Gilbert, a point guard, leads the Rebels in scoring (15.9) and assists (3.3) while shooting 56 percent through a 7-0 start to the season.
The defending WNBA champion Aces will open the 2023 season May 20 at Seattle, according to the 40-game schedule announced by the league Wednesday.
Both MGM Resorts, who operated the Mirage, and the NCAA said they had no role in the tournament’s operations, with that being the responsibility of the event’s promoter.
Analysts criticised the lack of medical personnel and event setup for the women’s basketball tournament, with one writer comparing it to the Fyre Festival.
Auburn freshman Kharyssa Richardson appeared to suffer a neck injury after falling hard to the floor and had to wait more than a half hour to get medical attention.
Fourteen UNLV players scored as the Rebels cruised past NAIA opponent Life Pacific 126-54 on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Members have scattered across the globe since winning the franchise’s first WNBA championship. But for the players and coaches, there’s never truly an offseason.