UNLV-Northern Iowa: Big Dance Ends Early for Runnin’ Rebels

Posted by Richard Marsh on March-19-2010 Add Comments

Tre'Von Willis, junior forward and UNLV's team leader, put it best:

“Losing in the first round is a little disappointing. But overall, we had a good season. We’re definitely going to have our good days ahead of us.”

That is exactly what this Rebels fan and reporter will focus on within the scope of this report.

Yes, surely the 69-66 loss to a very good Northern Iowa team was disappointing. And yes, there were enough flaws in the Rebels' performance that the outcome was anticipated early enough in the game, when the Runnin' Rebels jumped out to an eight-point lead, despite some very erratic shooting, and couldn't continue the onslaught.

Let's give the Northern Iowa Panthers cred...

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