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With all of the positives that have already been mentioned, Mike Moser's return is the biggest reason that UNLV might be scary good in 2012-13.
Moser was a double-double machine (14 points/rebounds double-doubles) last year. He put up 16 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the Rebels' upset victory over North Carolina.
Not a bad night when you are playing against Tyler Zeller, John Henson and Harrison Barnes.
Moser also was the No. 10 rebounder in the nation (10.6 RPG) while leading the Rebels in scoring by averaging 14.1 PPG.
The 6'8" rising junior is a good example of a guy who benefited from a fresh start via transferring. Moser had an almost nonexistent freshman year at UCLA, playing only 70 minutes and scoring nine points all season in 2009-10.
If Moser, Birch and Bennett can learn to blend their ridiculous talent, look for UNLV to make a very deep run in the NCAA tournament during the second half of the season.
And don't be surprised if you see them in the 2013 Final Four in Atlanta.