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UNLV picks up another transfer as the well-traveled Jelan Kendrick commits

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There’s no denying the amount of success that UNLV has enjoyed with transfers in recent years, and this year’s team will call on some talented transfers as well.

Dave Rice and his coaching staff picked up another one on Saturday, as 6-7 Indian Hills CC wing Jelan Kendrick verbally pledged to attend UNLV following his official visit.

Indian Hills is Kendrick’s third college as he’s already made stops at Memphis and Ole Miss.

He didn’t play a single game at Memphis, as head coach Josh Pastner kicked him off the team in early November of 2010.

In 18 games with the Rebels last season Kendrick averaged 5.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game after sitting out the fall semester per NCAA transfer rules.

But his time in Oxford didn’t finish in the best manner either, as there was the incident in which he left the arena during warmups before Ole Miss’ 60-51 win over Alabama in the regular season finale.

From that point Kendrick’s season (and Ole Miss career) ended while the Rebels went on to advance to the SEC tournament semifinals (lost to Vanderbilt) and then fell to Illinois State in the first round of the Postseason NIT.

The Atlanta native, who was a McDonald’s All-American, is immensely talented but is this a risk for UNLV that they don’t need to take?

The Runnin’ Rebels will lose three senior contributors this season in guards Anthony Marshall and Justin Hawkins, along with forward Quintrell Thomas.

And there’s also the question of what kind of progression junior Mike Moser makes when it comes to his NBA Draft stock to address (the same could go for freshman Anthony Bennett).

But while those will be some tough personnel losses to absorb it isn’t as if the cupboard will be bare in 2013-14.

UConn transfer Roscoe Smith will be eligible, and he’ll join at team that in theory would include  Bennett, Moser, Pitt transfer Khem Birch, and other returnees such as guards Bryce Dejean-Jones and Katin Reinhardt and forwards Savon Goodman, Carlos Lopez and Demetris Morant.

There’s always going to be room for talent, and there’s no denying this or the fact that Kendrick is a gifted basketball player.

In a city known for gambling UNLV is taking a serious risk. The hope once Kendrick arrives is that this roll of the dice doesn’t result in the basketball equivalent of “snake eyes.”

Raphielle is also the assistant editor at CollegeHoops.net and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

VIDEO: Boise State robbed of insane, buzzer-beating win on incorrect timing by officials

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It looked like James Webb III of Boise State had hit the season’s craziest buzzer-beater.

With 0.8 seconds left, he caught an in-bounds pass on the run on the right wing, hoisted up a prayer of a three and watched as it banked it as the buzzer sounded.

It’s pretty fantastic:

And it also clearly left his hands before time expired, but there was a reason for that. According to the officials, the clock (for the road team, mind you) did not start when the ball was caught.

They were right.

Where they were wrong was determining that it took more than a second for Webb to catch and release the shot, meaning that they were wrong to waive off the bucket.

This awesome slo-mo clip of the shot from Matt Stephens of the Coloradoan is all the evidence I need, but if you need more, Sportscenter anchor Scott Van Pelt clocked it at 0.7 seconds:

The game would go to overtime, where Colorado State would go on to win, 97-93.

As you can imagine, Boise State players and coaches were livid with the call.

“I hope it’s not a situation where you get an apology later but don’t get the win. I don’t understand it,” head coach Leon Rice said in a radio interview after the game. “I hope they got it right somehow, some way. I don’t know. It didn’t look right to me, but I’m not the official.”

This comes just four days after officials blew a call in a game between New Mexico and San Diego State that allowed the Aztecs to force overtime and eventually beat the Lobos. (That call may have determined the outcome of the Mountain West regular season title, to boot.)

New Mexico was essentially told, “my bad”, but the league as a result.

And Boise State will probably get the same treatment despite the fact that, if the league determines that the referees botched this call as well, the tame technically was over then.

Will they have the guts to award the Broncos a road win that they earned and deserve?

I doubt it.

UPDATE: Here’s a statement from the officiating crew:

Tulsa rallies to hand No. 16 SMU 1st home loss 82-77

Tulsa guard James Woodard (10) shoots a free throw during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against SMU Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Dallas.  Tulsa won 82-77. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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DALLAS (AP) Shaquille Harrison had 21 points, Pat Birt hit a crucial 3-pointer and scored 12 of his 17 points after halftime and Tulsa rallied from eight points down in the second half to beat No. 16 SMU 82-77 on Wednesday night.

Nic Moore scored 27 to lead the Mustangs (20-3, 9-3 American Athletic). They lost for the first time in 13 home games and dropped to 2-3 since their 18-0 start to a season that won’t include postseason play because of NCAA sanctions.

Moore twice hit 3-pointers to pull SMU within a point in the final minute, but Birt answered the first with a 3 and James Woodard followed the second with two of his six free throws in the final 1:04.

The Golden Hurricane (16-8, 8-4) ended a four-game losing streak against SMU with their eighth win in 10 games since an 0-2 conference start.