In basketball, a rebound, sometimes colloquially referred to as a board, is a statistic awarded to a player who retrieves the ball after a missed field goal or free throw. Rebounds are given to a player who tips in a missed shot on his team's offensive end. Rebounds in basketball are a routine part in the game, as most possessions change after a shot is made, or the rebound allows the defensive team to take possession. A rebound can be grabbed by either a defensive player. Rebounds are divided into two main categories: "offensive rebounds", in which the ball is recovered by the offensive side and does not change possession, "defensive rebounds", in which the defending team gains possession; the majority of rebounds are defensive because the team on defense tends to be in better position to recover missed shots. Offensive rebounds give the offensive team another opportunity to score whether right away or by resetting the offense. A block is not considered a rebound. A ball does not need to "rebound" off the rim or backboard for a rebound to be credited.
Rebounds are credited after any missed shot, including air balls. If a player takes a shot and misses and the ball bounces on the ground before someone picks it up the person who picks up the ball is credited for a rebound. Rebounds are credited to the first player that gains clear possession of the ball or to the player that deflects the ball into the basket for a score. A rebound is credited to a team when it gains possession of the ball after any missed shot, not cleared by a single player. A team rebound is never credited to any player, is considered to be a formality as according to the rules of basketball, every missed shot must be rebounded whether a single player controls the ball or not. Great rebounders tend to be strong; because height is so important, most rebounds are made by centers and power forwards, who are positioned closer to the basket. The lack of height can sometimes be compensated by the strength to box out taller players away from the ball to capture the rebound. For example, Charles Barkley once led the league in rebounding despite being much shorter than his counterparts.
Some shorter guards can be excellent rebounders as well such as point guard Jason Kidd who led the New Jersey Nets in rebounding for several years. Great rebounders must have a keen sense of timing and positioning. Great leaping ability is an important asset, but not necessary. Players such as Larry Bird and Moses Malone were excellent rebounders, but were never known for their leaping ability. Bird has stated. That's where I get mine"). Players position themselves in the best spot to get the rebound by "boxing out"—i.e. by positioning themselves between an opponent and the basket, maintaining body contact with the player he is guarding. The action can be called "blocking out". A team can be boxed out by several players using this technique to stop the other team from rebounding; because fighting for a rebound can be physical, rebounding is regarded as "grunt work" or a "hustle" play. Overly aggressive boxing out or preventing being boxed out can lead to personal fouls. Statistics of a player's "rebounds per game" or "rebounding average" measure a player's rebounding effectiveness by dividing the number of rebounds by the number of games played.
Rebound rates go beyond raw rebound totals by taking into account external factors, such as the number of shots taken in games and the percentage of those shots that are made. Rebounds were first recorded in the NBA during the 1950–51 season. Both offensive and defensive rebounds were first recorded in the NBA during the 1973–74 season and ABA during the 1967–68 season. New camera technology has been able to shed much more light on where missed shots will land. Wilt Chamberlain – led the NBA in rebounds in 11 different seasons, has the most career rebounds in the regular season, the highest career average, the single season rebounding records in total and average, most rebounds in a regular season game and playoff game in the NBA, has the most career All-Star Game rebounds. Bill Russell – first player to average over 20 rebounds per game in the regular season, ranks second to Chamberlain in regular season total and average rebounds, averaged more than 20 rebounds per game in 10 of 13 seasons played, grabbed 51 rebounds in a single game, grabbed a record 32 rebounds in one half, grabbed 40 rebounds in the NBA Finals twice, is the all-time playoff leader in total and average rebounds.
Bob Pettit – averaged 20.3 rebounds per game in the 1960-61 season, his career average of 16.2 rebounds per game is third all-time, holds the top two performances for rebounds in an NBA All-Star Game with 26 and 27. Nate Thurmond – averaged more than 20 rebounds per game in two seasons, career average of 15.0 rpg, holds the all-time NBA record for rebounds in a single quarter with 18. He is the only player besides Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry Lucas to record more than 40 rebounds in a single game. Jerry Lucas – averaged more than 20 rebounds per game in two seasons, had a career average of 15.6 rpg. Along with Russell and Thurmond is one of only four players to grab at least 40 rebounds in a single game. Moses Malone – led the NBA in rebounds per game in six d
2016–17 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team
The 2016–17 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team represented Gonzaga University in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was led by head coach Mark Few, in his 18th season as head coach; the team played its home games at McCarthey Athletic Center in Washington. The Bulldogs played in their 37th season as a member of the West Coast Conference; the 2016–17 season was arguably the greatest season in Gonzaga's 109-year basketball history. The Bulldogs finished the regular season nearly undefeated with a 32-1 record, they finished ranked second in the highest final national ranking in school history. They won both the West Coast Conference regular season and tournament championships, advanced to the first NCAA National Championship game in the school's history--the deepest run for a WCC team since San Francisco advanced to its third consecutive Final Four in 1957. With a victory over South Carolina in the regional semifinal, the Bulldogs tied the NCAA Division I record for the second-most wins in a season.
Their run ended in the NCAA National Championship game. The Bulldogs team finished the 2015–16 season 28–8, 15–3 in WCC play to earn a share for the WCC regular season championship, they defeated Portland, BYU, Saint Mary's to win the WCC Tournament and earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. As a No. 11 seed, they defeated No. 6 seed Seton Hall and No. 3 seed Utah to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. There they lost to eventual Final Four participant Syracuse; the Bulldogs were picked to finish first in the WCC preseason poll. Przemek Karnowski and Josh Perkins were selected to the All-WCC preseason team; the Bulldogs were ranked No. 14 in No. 13 in the preseason Coaches Poll. Roster is subject to change as/if players leave the program for other reasons. Przemek Karnowski received a medical hardship waiver and decided to play his final season of eligibility at Gonzaga in 2016–17, he played the first five games for the Zags in 2015-16, but due to back problems, which forced him to undergo surgery, he missed the rest of the season.
Jesse Wade graduated high school in 2015, but before enrolling in college at Gonzaga, he left for a 2-year LDS mission in Lyon and will arrive on campus as a freshman in Fall 2017. Jacob Larsen suffered a season-ending knee injury in a preseason practice, forcing him to redshirt the 2016–17 season. Larsen will have 4 years of eligibility remaining at the start of the 2017–18 season. Jack Beach did not suit up for Gonzaga's season opener against Utah Valley and decided to redshirt the 2016–17 season. Beach will have 3 years of eligibility remaining at the start of the 2017–18 season. Zach Norvell decided to redshirt the 2016–17 season to recover from summer knee surgery on his meniscus. Norvell will have 4 years of eligibility remaining at the start of the 2017–18 season. Gonzaga's non-conference schedule included a matchup with Washington as well as neutral court games against Tennessee and Arizona; the Zags were invited to play in the AdvoCare Invitational in Florida, where they played against Quinnipiac and Iowa State.
Gonzaga played 18 conference games within a nine-week span, beginning on December 29, 2016. The Zags played in and won the single-elimination WCC Tournament, which took place March 2–7, 2017 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas; this year's tournament was the first under a new 3-year contract with that venue. *AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings Notes
Paradise is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, United States, adjacent to the city of Las Vegas. The population was 223,167 at the 2010 census, making it the most populous unincorporated community in Nevada; as an unincorporated town, it is governed by the Clark County Commission with input from the Paradise Town Advisory Board. Paradise was formed on December 8, 1950. Paradise contains the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Paradise contains most tourist attractions excluding downtown. Despite this, the name Paradise remains unknown because all of the ZIP Codes serving Paradise are assigned the default place name "Las Vegas"; the southern part of the Las Vegas Valley was referred to as Paradise Valley as early as 1910, owing to a high water table that made the land fertile for farming. County commissioners established a Paradise school district in 1914. In 1950, mayor Ernie Cragin of Las Vegas, looking to fund an ambitious building agenda and pay down the city's rising debt, sought to expand the city's tax base by annexing the Las Vegas Strip, unincorporated territory.
A group of casino executives, led by Gus Greenbaum of the Flamingo, lobbied the county commissioners for town status, which would prevent the city from annexing the land without the commission's approval. The commission voted to create the unincorporated town of Paradise on December 8, 1950; the town encompassed a strip one mile wide and four miles long, from the southern city limits of Las Vegas to just south of the Flamingo. The town board consisted of five casino managers, chaired by Greenbaum. A month after its establishment, the town was expanded to include the residential areas of Paradise Valley, giving it a total area of 54 square miles. Paradise was split into two parts, Paradise Town A and Paradise Town B. In 1953, Town A was renamed as Winchester, Town B became known as Paradise. In 1975, Nevada enacted a law. Before it could take effect, the bill was struck down as unconstitutional by the Nevada Supreme Court. According to the United States Census Bureau, the census-designated place of Paradise has a total area of 46.7 square miles, all of it land.
At the census of 2010, there were 223,167 people residing in Paradise. The racial makeup was 59.8% White, 8.9% African American, 0.8% Native American, 9.5% Asian, 1.0% Pacific Islander, 5.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino races made up 31.2% of the population, 46.3% of the population was non-Hispanic White. As of the census of 2000, there were 186,070 people, 77,209 households, 43,314 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 3,947.3 people per square mile. There were 85,398 housing units at an average density of 1,811.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.51% White, 6.59% African American, 0.77% Native American, 6.52% Asian, 0.59% Pacific Islander, 8.37% from other races, 4.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.47% of the population. There were 77,209 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 43.9% were non-families.
31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.0 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,376, the median income for a family was $46,578. Males had a median income of $31,412 versus $25,898 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $21,258. 11.8% of the population and 8.1% of families were below the poverty line. 15.3% of those under the age of 18 and 7.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. At about 225,000 people, if Paradise were to be an incorporated city it would be the fourth or fifth largest city in the state, after Las Vegas and North Las Vegas.
Akhob by James Turrell The Art of Richard MacDonald Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Bliss Dance Chihuly Art Gallery Las Vegas Little Theater Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra Martin Lawrence Galleries Nevada Ballet Theatre P3 Art Studio National Atomic Testing Museum Liberace Museum Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art T-Mobile Arena MSG Sphere Las Vegas The Clark County School District serves Paradise as well as all of Clark County. The township is home to the University of Las Vegas. Paradise is home to Las Vegas's first major league sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League, which began play in the 2017–18 season at T-Mobile Arena; the number of professional sports teams will grow to two in 2020 when the soon-to-be-constructed Las Vegas Stadium will feature the relocated Raiders of the National Football League, along with the UNLV Rebels football program. The Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA started playing at Mandalay Bay Events Center in 2018. Since 2004, the Las Vegas Summer League, organized by the National Basketball Association, is played in the Thomas & Mack Center and in the Cox Pavilion.
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Nigel Williams-Goss is an American professional basketball player for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague. He was selected with the 55th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, he played college basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. He spent two seasons with the University of Washington's Huskies, before deciding to transfer before the 2015–16 season. At a height of 1.92 m tall, his main position is point guard, but he can play shooting guard. Nigel Williams-Goss played high school basketball at Findlay Prep in Henderson and was the program's first 4-year player and helped lead the team to a 124-8 record, including winning the High School National Championship in 2010 and 2012, he maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his time in high school, while attending classes at Henderson International School. MaxPreps named WIlliams-Goss an honorable mention sophomore All-American in 2011. After helping lead Findlay Prep to a High School National Championship, while averaging 15 points, 4.9 assists, 4 rebounds per game, he was named a third-team junior All-American by MaxPreps in 2012.
As a senior, Williams-Goss averaged more than 18 points and 7 assists per game and was named to MaxPreps' first-team All-American team, after leading Findlay Prep 54 consecutive wins, including a 35-1 record and a trip to the semifinals of the National High School Invitational in the 2012-13 season. He was named to Parade Magazine's All-America teamWilliams-Goss was named as to the prestigious 2013 McDonald's All-American Game Against the best high school seniors in the nation, he scored 10 points along with 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks, a steal, while shooting 4-for-6 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free throw line, he won the 3-point contest during the McDonald's All-American game festivities. Williams-Goss was invited to the Jordan Brand Classic, where he led the West team to a 102–98 victory over the East, delivering the game-winning basket, in which he stole the ball and converted a three-point play after sinking a layup and heading to the foul line for an additional point, he finished with 17 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal on 5-for-6 from 2-point range, 1–1 from beyond the 3-point arc, 4-of-5 from the free throw line in 20 minutes of play.
In December 2010, after beginning his sophomore year at Findlay Prep, Williams-Goss announced his commitment to UNLV. At the time he was being pursued by the Rebels, along with Arizona, Washington and Oregon State, with increased interest from Georgetown and Connecticut. In April 2011, Lon Kruger jumped ship from the head coaching job at UNLV to become the new head coach at Oklahoma. Two weeks Williams-Goss decommitted from UNLV, giving other programs, including the Rebels' coaching staff a chance to court him. Though he re-opened his recruitment, William-Goss was still interested in attending UNLV and visited there many times, but after his junior year in high school, he planned visits to Harvard, Oklahoma or Missouri In May 2012, Williams-Goss pledged his commitment to Washington, he signed with the Huskies during the early signing period that year. As a freshman, Williams-Goss started every game, while averaging 13.4 points, 4.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals. His stellar season earned him a selection to the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team.
He led the Pac-12 conference freshmen in scoring and assist-to-turnover ratio. He set a new UW freshman single-season record with 140 assists. Despite his phenomenal year, UW finished with a disappointing 17-15 record, losing in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament to Utah, missed the postseason for the first time since 2007, after declining an invitation to the CBI. In his first collegiate game, he posted 6 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, a season-best 1 block on 2-for-7 field goal shooting and 2-for-2 from the free throw line in an 88-78 win over inner-city rival Seattle University. On November 17, he had 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, a season-high 3 steals on 9-for-15 from the field and 4-for-5 from the charity stripe in a 92-80 win over Eastern Washington. On November 26, he scored 20 points, along with 6 assists and 3 assists on 5-of-8 2-point shooting, 1-of-1 from 3-point, 7-of-8 free throws in an 83-79 win over Montana. On January 18, 2014, Williams-Goss posted 17 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal on 3-for-7 2-pointers, 3-for-5 from 3-point land, 2-for-3 free throws in a 79-67 loss to Stanford.
On January 25, he set a new UW freshman single-game scoring record with 32 points in come-from-behind 87-81 win over Oregon State, in which he shot 7-for-11 from 2-point range, a season-best 3-for-4 from beyond the 3-point line, 9-for-10 from the free throw line, along with 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, zero turnovers. On February 22, Williams-Goss dished out a season-high 10 assists to go along with 14 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal on 7-for-10 field goal shooting in an 86-62 win over Oregon State. On February 28, he grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds, along with 17 points, 4 assists, 2 steals on 6-of-10 2-point field goals, 1-of-2 3-pointers, 2-of-3 free throws om 30 minutes, in a 72-49 win over cross-state rival Washington State; as a sophomore, he assists. He contributed 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game, while starting in 30 of the team's 31 games. His standout sophomore season earned him second-team all-conference in the Pac-12, he was named as a third-team Academic All-American, while boasting a 3.74 cumulative GPA in pre-social science.
Washington began the year with an 11-0 record, including impressive wins over Oklahoma and San Diego State, matching the best start in Lorenzo Rom
2016 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2016 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the West Coast Conference and was held March 3–8, 2016 at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The winner of the tournament, received the conference's automatic bid into the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Only 9 of the 10 WCC teams participated in the Tournament due to Pacific's self-imposed postseason ban; as a result, the top 7 teams received a bye into the Quarterfinals. Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. Broadcasters: Dave McCann & Blaine Fowler Series History: Series 46–46 Broadcasters: Dave McCann & Blaine Fowler Steve Quis, Casey Jacobsen, & Kelli Tennant Series History: BYU leads series 26–5 Broadcasters: Dave McCann & Blaine Fowler Steve Quis, Casey Jacobsen, & Kelli Tennant Series History: San Francisco leads series 76–51 Broadcasters: Roxy Bernstein & Brad Daugherty Series History: Saint Mary's leads series 85–54 Broadcasters: Roxy Bernstein & Brad Daugherty Series History: Gonzaga leads series 97–66 Broadcasters: Brent Musburger & Dick Vitale Series History: Pepperdine leads series 71–64 Broadcasters: Brent Musburger & Fran Fraschilla Series History: Gonzaga leads series 9–6 Broadcasters: Brent Musburger, Dick Vitale & Fran Fraschilla Kevin Calabro & PJ Carlesimo Series History: West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament 2016 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
T-Mobile Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, is the home venue for the National Hockey League's Vegas Golden Knights, who began play in 2017. Opened on April 6, 2016, the arena was built as a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and the Anschutz Entertainment Group. Aside from the Golden Knights, T-Mobile Arena has been used for entertainment events such as concerts, has been booked for mixed martial arts and professional boxing events, well as other annual sporting events; the arena is accessed by a new development project known as The Park, with retail and dining space between New York-New York and the Park MGM casino hotels. The Anschutz Entertainment Group first tried to build an arena in Las Vegas in association with Harrah's Entertainment. In 2007, the joint venture announced they would build a 20,000 seat stadium behind the Bally's and Paris casino-hotels. Caesars Entertainment, Inc. had envisioned using the location to build a baseball park, but the company's buyout by Harrah's cancelled the plans.
Through the following year, Harrah's became uncertain on continuing with the project, not knowing if AEG would split the costs, whether building a major league-ready stadium without a guaranteed franchise to play on it would be feasible given the enduring financial crisis. The original plans were to break ground in June 2008 and finish the arena in 2010, but by 2009, it was revealed the stalled project had not done a traffic study despite being located near a busy intersection. In 2010, the plans were changed to use an area behind the Imperial Palace. However, given the financing would require a special taxation district, opposition from Clark County regarding using public money in the project stalled it further. AEG backed out by 2012, once MGM Resorts International came up with their own project using a terrain behind the New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts; this attracted AEG for not relying on public funding. MGM and AEG announced their joint arena plan on March 1, 2013. Plans were further fleshed out over the following months with the announcement of a $100-million pedestrian shopping area, The Park, to serve as a gateway to the arena, the retention of prominent sports architecture firm Populous to design the project.
Other firms on the project include: the ICON Venue Group, Thornton Tomasetti, ME Engineers, Penta Building Group and Hunt Construction Group. The project broke ground on May 1, 2014, followed by the demolition of existing buildings, excavation of an oval area for the arena; the final steel beam of the structure was placed on May 27, 2015. In January 2016, T-Mobile US announced it had acquired the naming rights to the new arena in a multi-year contract; the arena held its grand opening on April 6, 2016 with a concert by Las Vegas natives The Killers and Wayne Newton. Country music artists Martina McBride and Cam performed at a soft opening on March 31, 2016. In 2016, the National Hockey League awarded a Las Vegas expansion team to an ownership group led by Bill Foley, with T-Mobile Arena as its home venue; as part of the team's lease, Foley negotiated an option to buy a stake in the arena from MGM and AEG. He exercised that option in September 2016. During its construction, T-Mobile Arena was pointed to as the home arena for a possible National Hockey League expansion team in Las Vegas.
The expansion bid was approved and announced by the NHL on June 22, 2016. The Ultimate Fighting Championship's first event at the venue was UFC 200, held on July 9, 2016. In March 2017, the UFC signed a seven-year agreement to become an official tenant of T-Mobile Arena; the promotion agreed to host at least four events per-year at the facility, in exchange for receiving permanent retail space and signage. The Professional Bull Riders World Finals moved to T-Mobile Arena in 2016, moving from the Thomas & Mack Center, followed by the Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, which moved from the MGM Grand Garden Arena; the UNLV basketball team plays at least one game each season at T-Mobile Arena. One game against Duke was played in December 2016 and two games were played in November 2017, against Rice and Utah. In December 2018, UNLV will face BYU. In addition to Golden Knights games and UFC events, a number of major sporting events have been held at the arena, including boxing matches such as Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin and Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor.
By virtue of the Golden Knights winning the 2017-18 Western Conference finals, it played host to three games of the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals, between the Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals, including the cup-clinching fifth game which awarded the Capitals their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The arena has hosted nationally televised entertainment events such as the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the Latin Grammys, the Miss USA beauty pageant, WWE professional wrestling events. Las Vegas Stadium Orleans Arena Official website
MGM Grand Garden Arena
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is a 17,157-seat multi-purpose arena located within the MGM Grand Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. From its opening on December 18, 1993 until the opening of the MGM co-owned T-Mobile Arena in 2016, MGM Grand Garden Arena along with the Thomas & Mack Center were the main sports arenas in the Las Vegas area; the arena is well known for numerous professional boxing superfights, such as Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II, Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather vs. Saúl Álvarez and Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. From 1996 to 2000, it hosted wrestling's WCW Halloween Havoc PPV event; the UWF television event Blackjack Brawl was held at the venue in 1994. As of April 2016, the arena has held 40 Ultimate Fighting Championship events. On September 7, 1996, Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson was held here, he succumbed to his injuries six days later. On May 2, 2015, Floyd Mayweather Jr. defended his world title in a anticipated match against fellow superstar Manny Pacquiao.
The fight continued to the 12th round and Mayweather retained his title. Within the crowd, celebrities such as hip-hop artist Jay-Z, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and former NBA basketball player Michael Jordan were present. In 1994, the Las Vegas Dustdevils, an indoor soccer team in the Continental Indoor Soccer League played one season at the arena, it previously served through 2015 as the pre-season home for select Los Angeles Kings games against the Colorado Avalanche, Phoenix Coyotes and San Jose Sharks, known as Frozen Fury. Two more games occurred at the new T-Mobile Arena before the launch of the NHL's brand new team, Vegas Golden Knights, who went on to play in the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs within their first year. On October 24, 2014, MGM GGA held an NBA preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings. During the 1990s, the arena served as the site for the WAC women's volleyball tournament; the Professional Bull Riders held its annual World Finals event at the MGM Arena from 1994 to 1998 before moving to the Thomas & Mack Center in 1999 and to T-Mobile Arena in 2016.
On March 13, 2012, it was announced that the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament would take place at the arena from at least 2013 through 2016 and to T-Mobile Arena in 2017 until 2020. Beginning in 2014, the MGM Grand Garden Arena will host The MGM Resorts Main Event, an 8-team college basketball tournament held during Monday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week of NCAA Division I men's basketball season; the MGM Grand Main Event features two four-team brackets, with each team playing two games in Las Vegas. Opening round games are played on campus; the MGM Grand Garden Arena is the current home of the Latin Grammy Awards. The arena hosted the Latin Grammy Awards in 2014, 2015, 2017 and most in 2018; the arena will host the Latin Grammy Awards for a fifth time in 2019, marking the 20th anniversary of the Latin Grammy Awards. The venue is the current home of the Academy of Country Music Awards and has served as host twelve times since 2006, including 2018's event, the first following the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which occurred 1 mile away.
MGM Grand Garden Arena