Chicago Colleges: UNLV

Ex-UNLV guard Smith transferring to E. Illinois

August, 23, 2012
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Former UNLV guard Reggie Smith has transferred to Eastern Illinois, Panthers coach Jay Spoonhour announced on Thursday.

Smith, a 6-foot guard, began his college career at Marquette and played eight games as a freshman. He transferred to UNLV following the 2010 fall semester at Marquette, sat out a year at UNLV and played in 20 games off bench for the Rebels last season. He averaged 2.5 points in 6.1 minutes for UNLV.

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Lon Kruger surprised to draw Illini

March, 13, 2011
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UNLV coach Lon Kruger didn’t know what to feel on Sunday when his former team, Illinois, was paired as the Rebels’ opponent in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Kruger has been around long enough to know anything is possible at tourney time, but he never expected Illinois to appear on his television screen. The teams will face off in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday.

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No. 9 seed Illinois will face No. 8 UNLV

March, 13, 2011
3/13/11
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Illinois Fighting Illini can breathe again.

After bracing for a second straight year of bad news, the Illini discovered Sunday they will be one of the 68 teams playing in this year's NCAA tournament. The Illini were given a No. 9 seed and will play No. 8-seeded UNLV in Tulsa, Okla. in the Southwest region on Friday.

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