Former UNLV guard finds a new home

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 now the first-year head coach for the Skyhawks. According to Rothstein, Smith will...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former UNLV guard transfers to UT Martin

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 to transfer to UT Martin according to Jon Rothstein of Last season...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

UNLV's Deville Smith leaving program

The roster fluctuation at UNLV continues. Rising senior Deville Smith is planning to leave the program, according to a report by Smith, a 6-foot point guard who began his career at Mississippi State, started 18 games and averaged 9.7 points and 2.7 assists last season. With Smith gone, all five starters from last season's 20-13 UNLV team are gone. Frontcourt...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St. 59, UNLV 51

Dwayne Polee II scored 18 points off the bench as the Aztecs held off a late rally to defeat the Runnin' Rebels in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas. Xavier Thames collected 17 points and six assists for top-seeded San Diego State (29-3), which will play New Mexico in Sunday’s title game. The Aztecs shot just 36.4 percent from the floor...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV holds off late Colorado St. charge, 78-70

Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 19 and UNLV nearly surrendered a double-digit second half lead, then rallied for a 78-70 victory over Colorado State on Wednesday night. Kevin Olekaibe added 15 for UNLV (18-10, 9-6 Mountain West) and Deville Smith had 12. J.J. Avila led Colorado State (15-14, 6-10) with 22 points. Daniel Bejarano added 21 and Jon Octeus 17. UNLV held a 12-point lead...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

After review, Boise St nips UNLV in overtime 91-90

UNLV point guard Deville Smith's game-winning shot was waived off after two video reviews, and Boise State took down the Runnin' Rebels 91-90 on Saturday night in overtime. Smith raced up the floor after Derrick Marks had scored with 3.4 seconds left and got off a shot that swished. Both teams stood anxiously awaiting the review on a shot that was ruled good. After reviewing...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV holds on for 48-46 win over Wyoming

Deville Smith made a layup with 1:16 remaining to give UNLV just enough cushion to get past Wyoming 48-46 Saturday night. Riley Grabau made a 3-pointer with 1:05 remaining to close the gap to 48-46 and give Wyoming a chance for the victory. UNLV was running the clock down when Derek Cooke Jr stole the ball from Smith. Following a time out, Wyoming set a play but Larry Nance Jr,...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bejarano leads Colorado State past UNLV 75-57

Daniel Bejarano had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead Colorado State to a 75-57 home win against UNLV on Wednesday night. Colorado State took the lead for good at 10-8 and used an 8-2 run at the end of the first half to build a 41-28 advantage. The Rams led by no fewer than 13 points the rest of the way. Jon Octeus and Carlton Hurst each scored 11 points and J.J...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV cruises past San Jose State 70-46

Roscoe Smith notched his 14th double-double, tied for the most in the nation, and UNLV rolled over San Jose State 70-46 on Wednesday night. Smith, the nation's leading rebounder coming into the game with 12.2 per game, had 15 boards and 12 points in the victory over the Spartans. Deville Smith and Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 13 points each for the Runnin' Rebels (14-7, 5-3...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV edges Fresno State, 75-73 in OT

Bryce Dejean-Jones hit a key 3-pointer with less than a minute to play in overtime, lifting UNLV past Fresno State 75-73 Saturday night. Tyler Johnson hit back-to-back jumpers to give Fresno State a 72-70 lead with 1:14 remaining in overtime. Dejean-Jones answered with his 3-pointer to give the Rebels a 73-72 lead. Deville Smith and Dejean-Jones each made a free throw to stretch...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV handles Utah State 62-42

Deville Smith scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead UNLV past Utah State 62-42 on Wednesday. UNLV (12-7, 3-3 Mountain West) got 13 points and 14 rebounds from Roscoe Smith. The Rebels shot 38 percent and hit on 7 of 22 beyond the arc. Jarred Shaw led Utah State (12-6, 2-4) with 14 points and eight rebounds. The Aggies were outrebounded 44-29 and made just 2 of 17...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV loses 63-52 to No. 10 San Diego St

UNLV was hoping to build on its big win at New Mexico when it faced No. 10 San Diego State on Saturday. One difficult stretch in the first half was just too much to overcome. Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 15 points, but the Runnin' Rebels shot 30 percent from the field in a 63-52 loss. ''San Diego State is a good team,'' UNLV forward Roscoe Smith said. ''...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 Aztecs keep rolling, beat UNLV 63-52

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Xavier Thames and a decided advantage at the free-throw line saved San Diego State once again. Thames scored 18 points on 3-of-14 shooting, helping 10th-ranked SDSU beat UNLV 63-52 on Saturday for its 15th straight victory. There was tough defense by both teams as well as some ugly shots. "They beat us three in a row coming into this game," Aztecs coach...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Thames leads San Diego State past UNLV 63-52

Xavier Thames scored 18 points for No. 10 San Diego State, which used a 19-2 first-half run to beat UNLV 63-52 on Saturday for its 15th straight victory. Josh Davis added 14 points and 14 rebounds for SDSU (16-1, 5-0 Mountain West), which hasn't lost since its second game, a 69-60 home defeat against Arizona, which is now ranked No. 1. Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 15 points, Deville...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV-San Diego St. Preview

San Diego State is the lone ranked team in the Mountain West and the only unbeaten in conference play, but coach Steve Fisher said it can't be overconfident - especially given its next opponent. The 10th-ranked Aztecs seek a 15th straight victory while looking to avoid a fourth consecutive loss to visiting UNLV on Saturday. San Diego State (15-1, 4-0) is riding its longest...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Air Force holds the line to beat UNLV, 75-68

Tre' Coggins' layup with 36 seconds left in the game gave Air Force the lead and Kamryn Williams sealed the win by converting four of six free throws as the Falcons beat UNLV, 75-68 Saturday night. Coggins layup answered a pair of free throws by Deville Smith that put UNLV up, 68-67 with :49 to play. Williams was fouled pulling down a defensive rebound and converted both...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV downs Mississippi State 82-66

Kevin Olekaibe scored 17 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead UNLV over Mississippi State 82-66 in the Las Vegas Classic championship game on Monday. Deville Smith, who was named MVP of the tournament, added 15 points for UNLV (8-4), while Roscoe Smith had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Khem Birch had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Rebels, who went 4-0 in the Classic. Craig...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

UNLV runs away from Santa Clara for 92-71 win

Deville Smith scored 21 points and dished out five assists as UNLV beat Santa Clara 92-71 in the Las Vegas Classic Sunday night. A pair of free throws by Evan Roquemore pulled Santa Clara within six, 62-56, with 12:31 to play but UNLV (7-4) rattled off 14 of the next 17 points and the Broncos never challenged again. Smith, who had scored 36 points all season coming into the game...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

#47 UNLV Rebels: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mississippi State Bulldogs – #13 college basketball SEC power rankings

 Mississippi State Coach: (Rick Ray first season at Mississippi State). 2011-12: Record 21-12 overall, 8-8 in SEC (Tie 6th) Starters Returning (0) Preseason Tournament: Maui Invitational Top Non-Conference Games: at Providence Transfers Out : Rodney Hood (Duke), Deville Smith (Southwest CC) Early departure: Renardo Sidney, Arnett Moultrie Gone: Shaun Smith and Kristers Zeidaks ...
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

#95 Mississippi State: College Basketball Countdown

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner. Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my...
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

#109 Mississippi State Bulldogs: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Rick Ray new basketball coach at Mississippi State

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Rick Ray has been introduced as Mississippi State's men's basketball coach. The 40-year-old Ray said during Monday's news conference it was a "no-brainer" to take the Bulldogs' job. He has spent two years as the top assistant at Clemson. He's also been an assistant coach at Purdue, Northern Illinois and Indiana State. ...
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April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Roundball Roster Shrinks As Smith Withdraws

When Mississippi State’s new head coach takes charge, he will have some serious roster rebuilding to do in the backcourt. The list got one name shorter Monday with official confirmation guard DeVille Smith is withdrawing from school.
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Mississippi-Mississippi St. Preview

Mississippi State has a starting five that looks capable of a deep run into the NCAA Tournament come March. The bench? Not so much. With the grind of Southeastern Conference taking its toll on a talented but thin roster, coach Rick Stansbury is desperately searching for anybody capable of giving quality minutes as the 20th-ranked Bulldogs (18-5, 5-3 SEC) prepare to host Mississippi...
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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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