This should be an odd sight, both the ‘Cats in the NIT and an ESPN-televised men’s game in Memorial. If you are just waking from a coma that originated in ’94, you will be roundly displeased at the recent occurrences.
(Yes, that’s Pitino. Yes, that’s Louisville. Yes, this is the NIT. Yes…oh, no, Rupp didn’t explode.)
#1 Wink Adams, 6’0”, G, Senior
2008-09 stats: 14.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg
Why isn’t he winking in this picture? There is no good reason. This photo should be a wink and a point, end of story. Adams is UNLV’s leading scorer, and he had 26 in the team’s last game against San Diego State. He actually didn’t play in UNLV’s early season win at Louisville. He has been fairly inconsistent scoring and shooting beyond the arc, only making 27% of his threes.
#24 Rene Rougeau, 6’6”, G, Senior
2008-09 stats: 11.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg
Tall guard, doesn’t shoot well, can score and rebound, though. In fact, Rougeau hasn’t made a three this year, and he’s only attempted 6. Prediction: Rougeau will make a three tonight.
#45 Joe Darger, 6’7”, F, Senior
2008-09 stats: 9.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg
Great hair, Joe. I’m certain you have a fabulous sense of humor. Darger is a solid outside shooter, but he’s really struggled scoring in his last several games. However, he remains one of the top ten shooters in UNLV history.
#0 Oscar Bellfield, 6’2”, G, Freshman
2008-09 stats: 6.2 ppg, 3.3 apg
Bellfield has not played too well of late, though he was a pretty big recruit for Lon Kruger. He had a few big scoring outputs this season, but nothing substantial. He’s a solid perimeter shooter, hitting threes at a rate of 33%.
#33 Tre’Von Willis, 6’4”, G, Sophomore
2008-09 stats: 11.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg
Willis has been a solid scorer this year for UNLV, as well as a good shooter. He scored 22 in a January win over Utah, and he’s frequently in double figures. He had his first double-double in the team’s final game, going for 11 and 10.
Maraceo Rutledge, G, Senior: They apparently don’t use their bench too much, and they don’t really have big men. Oh, and this guy’s a good shooter.
Kendall Wallace, G, Sophomore: Also a good shooter.
Their tallest player is a 6’10” Swedish freshman that seldom plays…the game is at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN…’Cats are a 4 point favorite