UNLV Extras: Rebels' Challenge Now Is to Avoid Emotional Letdown

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UNLV Extras: Rebels' Challenge Now Is to Avoid Emotional Letdown
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The danger with getting a victory like the 82-75 one UNLV enjoyed at No. 15 San Diego State on Wednesday is that it could distort reality. This was the biggest victory of the season and it was by no means fluky — the Rebels dominated rebounding and shot 51.6 percent from the field — but it doesn’t suddenly make the team invincible on the road. All of the same problems or concerns about shrinking in late-game situations or getting off to really bad starts in either half still exist. Joining them now is the confidence gained from pulling off the victory against the Aztecs that was closer than the final score indicates. It’s part of the equation but it’s probably not the answer...

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