January 4, 2015
Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) fights for control of a rebound with UNLV guard Cody Doolin (45) during the second half on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.
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Newfangled statistical analytics have shed some light on how certain players and teams perform, but they carry way too much weight in that some people don’t trust what they see with their eyes unless it’s when they are using those eyes to read analytics.
When UNLV coach Dave Rice watched his team knock off No. 3 Arizona in December, back in Las Vegas, he pointed to the Rebels' 13-rebound advantage on the glass as one of the biggest reasons for the upset. Sunday, during a 76-61 loss at 13th-ranked Kansas, Rice and company were on the other side of the rebounding battle and paid for it dearly. By Matt Tait