Posted by Jeff Borzello
The honeymoon period for new UNLV head coach Dave Rice is over.
Chace Stanback was arrested Friday in Las Vegas on suspicion of DUI. Stanback was in Vegas for the start of summer classes.
“We do know that there was an incident, and we are trying to determine what happened and what transpired,” Rice said Monday morning, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
Stanback is the leading returning scorer and rebounder for the Runnin’ Rebels, who lose guards Tre’Von Willis and Derrick Jasper from last year’s NCAA tournament team.
The 6-foot-8 small forward averaged 13.0 points and 5.9 rebounds last season. He began his career at UCLA, but transferred to UNLV following his freshman campaign in Los Angeles.
Rice took over at head coach for the Rebels after Lon Kruger left in early April for Oklahoma. He had previously been the associate coach at BYU, joining the Cougars' staff in 2005. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at UNLV, serving under four different head coaches.
His disciplinary tactics will be tested with Stanback, who was suspended for one game last season for academic reasons.
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