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Mr. Syd

Producer for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Sundays 4 pm to 9 pm

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Assistant coach Brandon Chappell, head coach Kevin Kruger and video and recruiting coordinator Will Saxon of the UNLV Rebels stand on the court as the American national anthem is performed before the team's game against the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Rebels defeated the Runnin' Bulldogs 64-58. [Ethan Miller] via Getty Images

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels men’s basketball team opened its’ season with a win on Wednesday night, beating Gardner-Webb 64-58 at the Thomas & Mack Center before a sparse crowd of almost 5,000 fans.

It was the first game for new UNLV basketball head coach Kevin Kruger, a former Rebels point guard and son of former UNLV head coach Lon Kruger.

Bryce Hamilton scored a game high 22 points to lead UNLV and teammate Royce Hamm dominated the paint with 18 points, 16 rebounds, and five blocked shots. The Rebels squad looked markedly different from last season as only Hamilton and point guard Marvin Coleman returned from last year’s team.

UNLV’s next game is this Saturday against Cal at 5pm at the Thomas & Mack Center.  Fans planning on attending any UNLV home games this season will have to show proof of full Covid vaccination.

 

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.