UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Host UNR Wolf PackWednesday Night In Silver State Series Contest

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS WOLF PACK IN SILVER STATE SERIES CONTEST WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 

First 100 fans to receive a free red light-up stick, all fans encouraged to wear Red to the game

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Wednesday is the first meeting of the season between in-state rivals UNLV and UNR and the first game for the two in the Silver State Series, the all-sports competition between the two schools sponsored by IBEW and Nevada Donor Network, as the teams will tip-off in Mountain West women’s basketball action at 6 pm in the Cox Pavilion.

 

It’s also a Code Red game for the Lady Rebels, and all fans are encouraged to wear Red, while the first 100 fans will receive a free red light-up stick. Tickets for UNLV women’s basketball are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and staff, while kids 17 and under are free at UNLV Lady Rebel contests. Tickets are also $3 off if bought online at UNLVRebels.com by the night before the game.

There will be a live video stream available on the Mountain West Network, with the link also available on UNLVRebels.com. Ben Wilson and Amie Callaway will provide the call, while Wyatt Tomchek (play-by-play) and Kevaney Martin (color analyst) will handle the radio broadcast, also on UNLVRebels.com.

 

UNLV Game Notes

♦  The Lady Rebels look to continue their hot streak as they have won six of their last seven games and currently stand in fourth in the Mountain West at 5-2, just half a game behind Boise State (6-2), who is idle on Wednesday.
♦  The two teams actually have identical overall records, but opposite league marks as UNR is 2-5 in the MW, and are looking for its first road win since Nov. 16. The Wolf Pack have struggled away from Reno this season, having dropped their past three road games by an average of 14.3 ppg.
♦ UNLV is 20-1 all-time against UNR in Las Vegas, and 20-0 in regular season action.
♦ The Lady Rebels currently rank at the top of the MW (conference play only) in several defensive categories including scoring defense, field goal defense and rebound margin.
♦ UNLV is 31-8 in league play at home (27-8 in the Cox Pavilion, 4-0 in the Thomas & Mack Center) over the past five seasons. That includes this year’s 2-1 mark.
♦  The 2019-20 UNLV Lady Rebel squad are one of the youngest and least experienced teams in the Mountain West this season after graduating four senior starters. UNLV has 10 underclassmen on this year’s squad, with seven freshmen and three sophomores, while the four-member senior class had a total of two career starts (as a Lady Rebel) entering the season.

 

 

Runnin’ Rebels At UNR Wednesday Night At 8 PM On CBS Sports Network

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT UNR WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 8 PM ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK

 

Second-place UNLV has started Mountain West play 6-1 for the first time in 12 years

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Off to its best start in Mountain West play in 12 years, the UNLV men’s basketball team will head north to Reno to face UNR at Lawlor Events Center on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. The game is part of the Silver State Series presented by IBEW and Nevada Donor Network, which UNLV currently leads 9-3 (2019-20 season scoring).

The Runnin’ Rebels (11-9, 6-1) have won three straight games and seven of their last eight. UNLV swept its two-game homestand last week with wins over San Jose State (98-87) and New Mexico (99-78). Sophomore guard Marvin Coleman was named this week’s MW Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 17 points vs. the Spartans, then recording the program’s first triple-double in 20 years with 11 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists against the Lobos. He also had a career-high six steals. Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton also had a noteworthy performance vs. the Lobos, scoring a career-high 35 points – the most for a Runnin’ Rebel in four years.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring this season with 14.8 points per game (10th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.0 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

UNR (11-8, 4-3) is also in its first year under its head coach, Steve Alford. The Wolf Pack have lost three of their last four games (all three losses on the road), but have won five straight at home. Jalen Harris leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 18.4 ppg and 6.3 rpg, respectively.

Wednesday’s game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network with John Sadak and Chris Walker calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels Host New Mexico Saturday At 3 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST NEW MEXICO SATURDAY AT 3 PM

 

Second-place UNLV has started Mountain West play 5-1, fans encouraged to wear black

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After winning six of its last seven games and starting Mountain West play 5-1, the UNLV men’s basketball team will host New Mexico at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m.

The Runnin’ Rebels (10-9, 5-1) have won five straight at the Thomas & Mack Center. Saturday’s game will be a blackout with all fans being encouraged to wear black. 250 lucky fans in attendance will win a black UNLV jersey, and the athletics department is offering a “Break Game” special as students are still on winter break. A four-pack of tickets for that game are just $64 in the lower bowl. Tickets start at just $16 if purchased at least a day in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 14.9 points per game (9th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.1 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

New Mexico (15-4, 4-2) is in its third year under head coach Paul Weir. The Lobos had won 10 of 11 games before falling at Colorado State, 105-72, on Wednesday. JaQuan Lyle leads the team in scoring with 16.9 ppg (5th in MW). Carlton Bragg was the leading rebounder (10.3 rpg), but he is no longer with the team. Lyle also leads the team and the conference in assists with 5.7 per game.

Saturday’s game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network with Andrew Catalon and Steve Lappas calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels Host San Jose State Wednesday At 8 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST SAN JOSE STATE WEDNESDAY AT 8 PM

 

UNLV back at Thomas & Mack Center for two games this week after 4-1 Mountain West start

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After winning five of its last six games and starting Mountain West play 4-1, the UNLV men’s basketball team will return home for two games this week at the Thomas & Mack Center, where it has won each of its last four games.

The Runnin’ Rebels (9-9, 4-1) host San Jose State (6-12, 2-4) on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. Fans can bring a business card to the game for a free popcorn voucher as part of the Hump Day Work Perk promotion. Tickets start at just $16 if purchased at least a day in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

UNLV split last week’s road trip with a 73-66 loss at Boise State on Wednesday and a 78-69 overtime win at Wyoming on Saturday. The game vs. the Cowboys marked UNLV’s fifth overtime game of the season.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 14.2 points per game (9th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.9 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

San Jose State is in its third year under head coach Jean Prioleau. The Spartans saw their three-game home winning streak snapped on Saturday in an 81-70 loss to Colorado State. The wins during the streak were against Pepperdine (83-68), New Mexico (88-85) and UNR (70-68). Seneca Knight leads the team in scoring with 13.7 ppg, while Christian Anigwe is the team’s leading rebounder (6.2 rpg).

Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Jenny Cavnar and Joe Cravens calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

 

inning five of its last six games and starting Mountain West play 4-1, the UNLV men’s basketball team will return home for two games this week at the Thomas & Mack Center, where it has won each of its last four games.

The Runnin’ Rebels (9-9, 4-1) host San Jose State (6-12, 2-4) on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. Fans can bring a business card to the game for a free popcorn voucher as part of the Hump Day Work Perk promotion. Tickets start at just $16 if purchased at least a day in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

UNLV split last week’s road trip with a 73-66 loss at Boise State on Wednesday and a 78-69 overtime win at Wyoming on Saturday. The game vs. the Cowboys marked UNLV’s fifth overtime game of the season.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 14.2 points per game (9th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.9 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

San Jose State is in its third year under head coach Jean Prioleau. The Spartans saw their three-game home winning streak snapped on Saturday in an 81-70 loss to Colorado State. The wins during the streak were against Pepperdine (83-68), New Mexico (88-85) and UNR (70-68). Seneca Knight leads the team in scoring with 13.7 ppg, while Christian Anigwe is the team’s leading rebounder (6.2 rpg).

Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Jenny Cavnar and Joe Cravens calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Announces The Ninth-Annual Hoops & Hops College Basketball Viewing Experience, March 19-21

 

The Ninth-Annual Hoops & hops COLLEGE BASKETBALL VIEWING EXPERIENCE RETURNS To The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas March 19-21

Open bar packages and reserved seating on-sale Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. PST

–Tournament Madness takes over The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with the return of Hoops & Hops, a three-day college basketball luxury viewing experience March 19-21. Doors will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

 

The extensive 40,000 square foot Belmont Ballroom, located on the fourth level of the Chelsea Tower, will transform into a wall-to-wall basketball mecca featuring multiple stadium-style high-definition projection screens and 10 betting stations within an on-site dedicated sports book. The interactive lounge will also include complimentary bar games, such as Golden Tee and Super Shot as well as a hardwood basketball court with a regulation hoop where fans can practice their skills in between the action. For breakfast and lunch, a collection of crave-able bites and courtside-inspired snacks are available for purchase on the cash and carry menu.

 

Hoops & Hops offers three distinct experiences:

 

  • Thursday and Friday Single Day Open Bar Pass | $250 per pass, per day (+ Ticketmaster processing fees)

Enjoy open bar (includes well liquor, beer, wine, soda, and water) Interactive games, roundtable and bar seating are available on a first come, first serve basis. À la carte menu items will be available for purchase.

 

  • Saturday Single Day Open Bar Pass | $150 per pass (+ Ticketmaster processing fees)

Enjoy open bar (includes well liquors, beer, wine, soda, and water – shots and Red Bull not included). Interactive games, roundtable and bar seating are available on a first come, first serve basis. À la carte menu items will be available for purchase.

 

  • Reserved Seating – Guests looking to level up can reserve plush sofa seating, which includes premium access to VIP waitressed beverage service and an unlimited buffet of game-time favorites. Reservations can be made by emailing EntertainmentCabanaSales@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com, or calling (702) 698-6797 for day-of reservations.

Tickets for Hoops & Hops can be purchased at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. All guests must be 21 and over. Guests will also receive complimentary entry into Marquee Nightclub with a valid Hoops & Hops wristband. Reservations and open bar packages will be available for Identity-member presale on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. PT and purchase on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. PST.

 

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a unique luxury resort and casino that offers a decidedly different perspective. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan’s distinct vertical multi-tower design features more than 3,000 guestrooms with residential living spaces, private terraces and breathtaking views of the city skyline. Luxury amenities include a premier lineup of world-class culinary experiences; an intriguing mix of bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues; 100,000-square-foot-casino; award-winning spa, salon and fitness center; unrivaled pool district and an eclectic line-up of hand-selected boutiques. For more information visit: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Lady Rebels Use Fourth Quarter Rally For Thrilling 66-65 Victory Over Preseason MW-Favorite Boise State

UNLV USES BIG FOURTH QUARTER RALLY FOR THRILLING 66-65 VICTORY OVER PRESEASON MW-FAVORITE BOISE STATE

 

Win streak increases to four, the longest in almost two years for the Lady Rebels

 

 

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LaTecia Smith’s driving layup with 6.2 seconds to go capped a game-ending 15-3 run for UNLV, giving the Lady Rebels a thrilling 66-65 upset victory over Mountain West preseason favorites Boise State Wednesday afternoon in front of over 1,600 fans on Lady Rebel School Day from the Cox Pavilion. It was the fourth straight win for the Lady Rebels, giving them their longest win streak since February of 2018, to improve them to 7-8 overall, and 3-1 in league play. The Broncos meanwhile dropped to 11-6, and 3-2 in the conference.

 

UNLV came into the game with the top field goal defense in the MW, but that didn’t stop the Broncos at the start, as BSU hit 16-of-27 (59.3%) from the floor over the first 20 minutes to open up a 39-29 halftime advantage. The Lady Rebels cut into the lead several times in the second quarter, but the Broncos would answer back with timely three-point shots, as they hit 5-of-10 over the first two quarters. That included a pair from Riley Lupfer in the final 1:35, and she finished the half with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from deep.

 

It was a different story in the second quarter, as UNLV held the Broncos to just 27.6% shooting (8-of-29), including only three made field goals in the fourth quarter, while Lupfer was shut down, missing all five of her three-point shots after halftime and scoring just two points.

 

THE TURNING POINT: Despite the better defensive play in the third quarter, UNLV still trailed by seven, 57-50, at the end of the period, and BSU pushed its edge to 11, 62-51, at the 8:33 mark of the fourth quarter. The Lady Rebels then shut the Broncos down, allowing just one field goal the rest of the way, as BSU would miss its next eight shots and 10 of its final 11 from the floor while being forced into three turnovers. Despite a run of missed free throws (just 2-of-8 in the fourth), the Lady Rebels slowly chipped away at the deficit, eventually trying the game at 62-62 on a layup from freshman Isis Bey with 1:32 on the clock. Boise snapped the 11-0 run with a three-pointer on the other end, but that was countered by a jumper by Smith in the paint to bring UNLV within 65-64.

 

FINAL MINUTE OF PLAY: A BSU miss on the other end gave UNLV the ball back with under 30 seconds, and the Lady Rebs called time with 11.9 seconds on the clock, setting up the game-winning layup by Smith as she took the pass, faked towards the short corner before reversing back and dribbling around a screen into the paint where she split four defenders before sinking her layup attempt off the glass. Lupfer’s final shot attempt for Boise was off the mark, giving the victory to the Lady Rebels.

 

LADY REBEL OF THE GAME: Senior forward Rodjanae Wade notched her third straight double-double and eighth overall of the season with game-highs of 21 points off 7-of-13 shooting and also a game-high 14 rebounds. She was also key in helping to foul out Bronco starter A’Shanti Coleman, who averages 10 points a game but finished with just two points, and UNLV outscored the Broncos 13-3 after she picked up her fifth foul of the afternoon.

 

STAT OF THE GAME: In the deciding fourth quarter, UNLV shot 53.8% (7-of-13) from the floor, while Boise State shot just 23.1% (3-of-13).

 

LADY REBEL NOTES

* – Joining Wade in double-figure scoring was Smith with 12 points, eight of which came in the fourth quarter where she shot 4-of-5 from the floor. She also added four steals, and has 23 in the last six games.

* – UNLV’s freshmen class made big plays in the victory, as center Isis Bey played the majority of the fourth quarter during the game-winning rally and posted six points and three rebounds. Anna Blount added four points, while starting point guard Melanie Isbell dished out five assists to zero turnovers in the game.

* – UNLV is now a perfect 3-0 on Lady Rebel School Day, having defeated UC Irvine in 2017-18 and Air Force last season. The Lady Rebels have another school day game coming up this season, Feb. 5 against Utah State.

 

NEXT TIME OUT: UNLV will take on Wyoming in the only meeting between the two in the regular season this year Saturday afternoon at 3 pm in the Cox Pavilion. Prior to the game, a free basketball clinic for girls and boys in grades 2-8 will be held at the Mendenhall Center starting at 1 pm, registration information is available at ladyrebelbasketballcamps.com.

Catch the Big Game, Buffet and Bottomless Drinks at Treasure Island

Catch the Big Game, Buffet and Bottomless Drinks at Treasure Island

On Feb. 2, Treasure Island Las Vegas will host two Big Game viewing parties complete with all-you-can-eat-and-drink menus at on-property restaurants Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que and Golden Circle Sports Bar.

Gilley’s Big Game Party
The only real honkytonk on the Las Vegas Strip is cooking up an all-you-can-eat-and-drink big game buffet, with barbeque and football favorites for only $150*. Guests will also enjoy prizes and giveaways from the Gilley Girls. Doors open at 12 p.m. and seating is first come, first served.

Big Game Buffet:
· Hand-rolled Pork Taquitos with Creamy Homemade Salsa
· Build Your Own Texas Nachos
· Build Your Own Spicy Cheddar Tater Tot Bar
· Gilley Chili and New Mexico Style Turkey Green Chili Cart
· Gilley’s BBQ Pulled Pork and Cheeseburger Sliders
· Fresh Vegetable Platter
· Buffalo Chicken Wings
· House Salad
· Hot Dogs
· Popcorn
· Assorted Desserts

Bottomless Drinks:
· All Draft Beers
· Gilley’s Premium Cocktails

Golden Circle Sports Bar Big Game Party
Catch the big game at Treasure Island’s sports bar featuring a 24’x5’ video wall and serving all-you-can-eat-and-drink stadium favorites for $150*. Additionally, convenient sports betting kiosks are onsite. Doors open at 1:30 and seating is first come, first served.

Big Game Menu:
· Big Game Stadium of Snacks and Vegetables
· Submarine Sandwiches (Turkey, Italian and Roast Beef)
· Margherita and Pepperoni Pizzas
· Beef Hot Dogs
· Bacon Cheddar Tater Kegs
· Baked Reuben Loaf
· Chicken Wings (Buffalo and Lemon Pepper Dry Rub)
· Beef Taquitos with Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce
· Mini Cupcakes
· Themed Desserts

Bottomless drinks
· Golden Circle Premium Cocktails
· Beer Buckets (Bud Light, Budweiser, Shock Top and Michelob Ultra)
· All Draft Beers

*Price is all-inclusive and per person (tax and gratuity). Guests must be 21 or older with a valid ID. An admission fee is not required to view the big game. For more information, visit www.treasureisland.com.

 

Runnin’ Rebels Back Out On The Road This Week

RUNNIN’ REBELS BACK OUT ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK

 

UNLV to play away from Las Vegas for first time in 32 days Wednesday at Boise State

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The UNLV men’s basketball team, which has won four straight games and has started Mountain West play 3-0 for just the second time in its history, will be back on the road this week with games at Boise State on Wednesday, Jan. 8, and at Wyoming on Saturday, Jan. 11.

The game at Boise State, which will be the Runnin’ Rebels’ first away from home in 32 days, will be played at 7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT at ExtraMile Arena.

UNLV (8-8, 3-0) completed its recent five-game homestand with wins last week vs. defending MW Champion and unanimous preseason favorite Utah State (70-53) last Wednesday, Jan. 1, and against Air Force (71-59) on Saturday. The Runnin’ Rebels have won each of their last four contests by double digits. Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton was named this week’s MW Player of the Week after averaging 17.5 points per game on 15 of 19 shooting.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 15.5 points per game (8th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.3 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Boise State (10-6, 2-2) is in its 10th year under head coach Leon Rice. The Broncos have won four of their last five games, but are coming off an 83-66 road loss at UNR on Saturday. Derrick Alston leads four Boise State players averaging double figures in scoring with 19.9 ppg (1st in MW). RJ Williams is the team’s leading rebounder (8.2 rpg), while Alston also leads in assists (3.3 apg).

Wednesday’s game will be shown on ESPN3 with Trey Bender and Richie Schueler calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Big Game Watch Party to Touch Down at HyperX Esports Arena, Feb. 2

 

BIG GAME WATCH PARTY TO TOUCH DOWN AT
HYPERX ESPORTS ARENA LAS VEGAS, FEB. 2

 

Guests can cheer on their favorite team by celebrating the Big Game at a special watch party at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas on Sunday, February 2, 2020. From 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., the gaming hotspot will offer an unforgettable game day experience with an all-you-can-eat buffet, up close football action on the arena’s 50-foot LED screen, VIP rooms, giveaways, and more. Tickets will start at $50 per person.

  • All-You-Can-Eat Game Day Package – Fans can bring their game face and appetite with HyperX Esports Arena’s all-you-can-eat game day buffet. The feast comes complete with a nacho and chili bar, pulled pork sliders, pretzel bites with beer cheese sauce, Carolina BBQ rib tips and much more. Access to the buffet is included with every ticket purchase.
  • Up Close Screen Action – To catch every touchdown, visitors can watch the Big Game from HyperX Esports Arena’s massive 50-foot LED screen. With 30,000 feet of venue space that includes banquet-style and high-top seating options, there will not be a bad view in the house.
  • Private Big Game VIP Rooms – For an elevated experience, the venue will offer VIP private rooms, featuring TVs and luxury seating. Each room can accommodate up to 15 guests, with easy access to the arena’s second-level bar for custom cocktails.

To reserve a spot, visit the event site or email Karen Carlough at karen.carlough@alliedesports.com for VIP room rental.

 

 

About HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas

HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, located at Luxor Hotel & Casino, is the first dedicated esports arena on the Strip and the flagship venue of Allied Esports’ global property network spanning North America, Europe and China. The state-of-the-art arena, featuring a multilevel modular design with a two-story LED video wall, telescopic seating and a world-class production facility, is a ready-to-go championship destination and content studio for publishers, leagues, tournaments and high-stakes matchups in a setting designed to deliver an unparalleled live fan experience. The esports and entertainment venue, which also includes a classic video game bar and an interactive history of video gaming display, is open daily for walk-up play and features nightly competitions across all gaming communities. For competition schedules and more information, visit EsportsArenaVegas.com. For more information about Allied Esports and its global network of properties, visit AlliedEsports.gg and follow @AlliedEsports.

 

Runnin’ Rebels Host Air Force Saturday At 7 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST AIR FORCE SATURDAY AT 7 PM

 

UNLV looking for fourth straight win and 3-0 start in Mountain West play

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After dominating defending Mountain West champion and unanimous preseason favorite Utah State on New Year’s Day to improve its league record to 2-0, the UNLV men’s basketball team will close out its five-game homestand on Saturday, January 4 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center by hosting Air Force.

Tickets start at just $16 when purchased in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

UNLV (7-8, 2-0) has won three straight games, including 70-53 over the Aggies. Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton scored a game-high 20 points on 9 of 11 shooting, while junior forward Mbacke Diong recorded his third double-double of the season with 10 points and 14 rebounds. The Runnin’ Rebels limited Utah State to just 2 of 19 on 3-pointers (10.5 percent), 17 of 52 overall from the field (32.7 percent) and held the Aggies to their lowest point total of the season.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 15.1 points per game (9th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.4 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Air Force (7-7, 1-1) is in its eighth year under head coach Dave Pilipovich. The Falcons have won three of their last four games, including Tuesday vs. UC Riverside (105-56). Lavelle Scottie leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Saturday’s game will be televised by ESPNU with Steve Quis and Richie Schueler calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Offers Football Fans Unbeatable Big Game Watch Parties, Feb. 2

 

OYO HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS OFFERS FOOTBALL FANS UNBEATABLE

BIG GAME WATCH PARTIES, FEB. 2, 2020

To celebrate the “Big Game” Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will offer football fans an unforgettable game day experience, complete with delicious all-you-can-eat food and drinks, giveaways and more.

 

Starting at $119 per person (+ taxes and fees), OYO Hotel & Casino’s Big Game watch parties offer an unparalleled experience. The package includes guaranteed seating at one of the property’s fan-favorite dining outlets, all-you-can-eat buffet, all-you-can-drink domestic draft beer and more. The buffet will feature game day favorites such as all beef hot dogs with traditional condiments, beer braised-brats with sautéed peppers and onions, a build-your-own nacho bar, deli meat sandwiches and of course, Hooters world-famous wings, among other mouthwatering bites. Food will be served from 2 p.m. until the end of regulation time in the game. Beverage upgrades are available for an additional cost, the $35 upgrade includes a selection of craft and imported beer and well liquor and the $55 upgrade includes a selection of craft and imported beer and premium liquor. Tickets are nonrefundable. Throughout the event, fans also have the chance to win raffle prizes. Fans looking to get in on the action, can take advantage of the property’s full-service William Hill Sports Book.

 

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., the William Hill Sports Book will host a sign-up event for sports fans prior to the “Big Game.” Guests who sign up for the William Hill Nevada mobile sports app and bet a total of $50 during this time frame will receive a $50 mobile sports betting credit and a complimentary beer or margarita at The Underground Lounge. Guests can sign up at the William Hill Sports Book, located adjacent to The Underground Lounge.

 

The property will be offering guests up to 30 percent off room rates during Big Game weekend. Room rates are + resort fees and taxes. Rooms must be booked before Jan. 29, 2020 and the offer is valid on travel between Jan. 29 – Feb. 5, 2020. Guests can book online or by phone using the code SB2020.

 

To reserve seating for the Big Game, contact Karen Davis, food and beverage manager, at 702.597.6051 or KDavis@oyolasvegas.com. All ages welcome but guests must be 21 or older to purchase.

 

OYO Hotel & Casino is located at 115 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109, and offers free parking year-round. More information can be found online at www.oyolasvegas.com.

 

OYO Hotel & Casino is managed by Highgate, a premier hospitality investment and management company whose growing portfolio includes more than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide.

 

 

About OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

OYO Hotel & Casino is located one block from the famous Las Vegas Strip and directly across from the Las Vegas Monorail, providing access to all Las Vegas has to offer. The property features 657 rooms and suites, the world’s busiest Hooters Restaurant & Saloon, the largest Steak ‘n Shake and fun-focused venues like the Porch, Pool and The Underground Lounge. The 30,000 square foot casino floor offers 330 slot and video poker machines, 20 table games and a full Sports Book by William Hill. OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is part of the world’s leading chain of hotels, homes, and spaces, OYO Hotels & Homes and is operated by Highgate with casino operations run by Paragon Gaming. For more information, call 1.866.584.6687 or visit www.oyolasvegas.com.

 

About OYO Hotels and Homes

Opening its doors in 2013, OYO Hotels & Homes, a young hotel startup, today is the world’s leading chain of hotels, homes, and spaces. The portfolio combines fully operated real estate comprising more than 44,000 hotels with over 1.2 million rooms. Through its vacation homes business, the company offers travellers and city dwellers access to over 125,000 homes around the world under OYO Home, Belvilla, Danland, Dancenter and Germany-based Traum-Ferienwohnungen brands. OYO today operates in over 800 cities in 80 countries, including the U.S., Europe, U.K., India, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Japan. For more information, visit www.oyorooms.com.

 

About Highgate

Highgate is a premier hospitality investment and management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, and Barcelona. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.  Highgate also has a proven record of developing bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, London, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

 

UNLV LADY REBELS TO HOLD SEVERAL KIDS CLINICS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

UNLV LADY REBELS TO HOLD SEVERAL KIDS CLINICS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

All the clinics are open to kids in grades 2-8, and will take place before a Lady Rebel home game

@UNLVLadyRebels on Twitter |  Lady Rebel Clinic Registration Page 

 

The UNLV women’s basketball program will host three free basketball clinics over the next two months, starting with the first one Saturday, Jan. 11, and all three will take place right before a home Lady Rebel basketball game. All the clinics will take place in the Mendenhall Center, from 1-2 pm, and are open to boys and girls in grades 2nd-8th. Every participant will also receive a free ticket to the UNLV Lady Rebel game that day.

 

The first clinic, on Jan. 11, will be right before the 3 pm home contest against Wyoming. The next clinic will be part of UNLV’s celebration of National Girls And Women In Sports Day, an all-sports clinic that will feature several of UNLV’s athletic teams, and that will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 before the UNLV game against Colorado State at 3 pm. The third clinic will be Saturday, Feb. 22, before the home game against San Diego State, also at 3 pm.

The clinics will have an emphasis on fundamental basketball skills including: Footwork, Defense, Shooting and Ball handling skills. Registration for the clinics is available online at ladyrebelbasketballcamps.com. For more information, contact Alexis Besinaiz at (702) 895-3041, or by email – alexis.besinaiz@unlv.edu.

NEXT TIME OUT: UNLV will play a second straight road contest when it faces the Air Force Falcons in Colorado Springs, Colorado in a 1 pm contest Saturday, Jan. 4. The Lady Rebels’ next home game will also be the first of two School Day games this year, as it will tip off at 12 pm Wednesday, Jan. 8 against Boise State in the Cox Pavilion.

Runnin’ Rebels To Ring In New Year vs.Utah State Jan. 1


RUNNIN’ REBELS TO RING IN NEW YEAR VS. UTAH STATE

 

UNLV to resume Mountain West play with 8 p.m. game on New Year’s Day at Thomas & Mack Center

Game Notes vs. Utah State (PDF)  |  Buy UNLVtickets  |  Media Guide  |  Schedule  |  @UNLVAthletics  |  @TheRunninRebels

After closing out the non-conference schedule with two straight wins, the UNLV men’s basketball team will resume Mountain West play against defending league champion and preseason favorite Utah State on Wednesday, January 1 at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Tickets start at just $16 when purchased in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

Three Runnin’ Rebels scored in double figures as UNLV (6-8, 1-0) won its non-conference finale over Eastern Michigan on Saturday, led by junior forward Mbacke Diong’s 15 points on 6 of 9 from the field. Sophomore guard Marvin Coleman, in just his third career start, pulled down a team- and career-high 10 rebounds.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads three UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 15.2 points per game (8th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.1 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Utah State (13-2, 2-0) is in its second year under head coach Craig Smith. The Aggies have won three straight games and six of their last seven. Four USU players average double figures in scoring, led by Sam Merrill with 17.7 ppg (3rd in MW). Justin Bean leads the team in rebounding (11.5 rpg, 1st in MW).

Wednesday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with John Sadak and Dan Dickau calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

 

Runnin’ Rebels To Conclude Non-Conference Play Saturday Afternoon

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO CONCLUDE NON-CONFERENCE PLAY SATURDAY AFTERNOON

UNLV hosts Eastern Michigan at 12 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Thomas & Mack Center
After getting back in the win column last Saturday vs. Robert Morris at the Thomas & Mack Center, the UNLV men’s basketball team will conclude the non-conference portion of its schedule at home on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 12 p.m. vs. Eastern Michigan. 


The Family 4-Pack is available for this game for as low as $59 when purchased in advance of the day of the game and includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four popcorns and four sodas (value of $96). Single-game tickets start at just $13 when purchased in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

Four Runnin’ Rebels scored in double figures as UNLV (5-8) defeated RMU, 81-69, on Dec. 21, including career highs from sophomore guard Marvin Coleman (16) and senior forward Vitaliy Shibel (13). It marked just the second game at the Thomas & Mack Center for the Runnin’ Rebels in a 25-day span as they were out of the building because of the National Finals Rodeo for three weeks.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads three UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 15.9 points per game (7th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.4 per contest (5th in MW, 42nd in nation). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Eastern Michigan (9-2) is in its ninth year under head coach Rob Murphy. The Eagles started the year 9-1 before falling 101-48 at then-No. 15 Michigan State last Saturday. Ty Groce is the team’s leading scorer (12.3 ppg), while Boubacar Toure leads the team in rebounding (8.0 rpg).

Saturday’s game will be streamed live on UNLVRebels.com/Mountain West Network with Tony Cordasco and former Runnin’ Rebel Donovan Stewart calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Tarkanian Classic Returns to Orleans Arena with Top High School Basketball Teams Dec. 19-20

Tarkanian Classic Returns to Orleans Arena with Top High School Basketball Teams Dec. 19-20

WHAT:

The Tarkanian Classic basketball tournament returns to Orleans Arena, bringing some of the nation’s most talented high school basketball players to the court on December 19-20.

Named after legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, the tournament will feature top girls and boys high school basketball teams from across the country. Since its inception, the Tarkanian Classic has become one of the most popular prep tournaments in the nation, featuring high school players who have gone on to enjoy major success in both college basketball and professional basketball leagues. Teams from coast to coast will be represented in the tournament, and will be separated into four divisions for tournament play.

For more information about the Tarkanian Classic, visit www.tarkanianclassic.com

WHEN:

Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20

The tournament schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 19
11 a.m. – Girl’s Quarterfinals – Diamond Game 8
12:30 p.m. – Girls Quarterfinals – Ruby Game 10
2 p.m. – Girl’s Quarterfinals – Ruby Game 12
3:30 p.m. – Girl’s Quarterfinals – Diamond Game 10
5 p.m. – Girl’s Quarterfinals – Diamond Game 12
6:30 p.m. – Girl’s Quarterfinals – Diamond Game 14
8 p.m. – Girls Quarterfinal’s – Diamond Game 16

Friday, December 20
10 a.m. – The Eastbay Bracket – Boy’s Semifinals #1
11:30 p.m. – The Eastbay Bracket – Boy’s Semifinals #2
1 p.m. – The Orleans Bracket – Boy’s Semifinals #1
2:30 p.m. – The Orleans Bracket – Boy’s Semifinals #2
4 p.m. – The Platinum Bracket – Boy’s Semifinals #1
5:30 p.m. – The Platinum Bracket – Boy’s Semifinals #2
7 p.m. – The Eight Bracket – Boy’s Semifinals #2
8:30 p.m. – The Eight Bracket – Boy’s Semifinals #2

WHERE:

Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

ADMISSION:

Adult tickets are $15 each day plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.OrleansArena.com, in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office. Student (ages 6+) and senior (ages 65+) tickets are $10. Children under 5 years old are free.

UNLV NAMES MARCUS ARROYO NEW FOOTBALL HEAD COACH

UNLV NAMES MARCUS ARROYO NEW FOOTBALL HEAD COACH

Marcus Arroyo has been appointed the new head coach of UNLV’s football program, Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois announced this morning. Arroyo comes to UNLV just days after helping lead the University of Oregon to the Pac-12 Conference championship. The 39-year-old served as the Ducks’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach the past three seasons and was tabbed assistant head coach entering the 2019 campaign.


“Marcus has demonstrated a commitment to integrity and excellence throughout his career, and we look forward to a bright future for our football program under his leadership,” UNLV President Marta Meana said. “We’re excited to welcome Marcus and his family to Las Vegas and UNLV.”


Arroyo, a strong recruiter, was instrumental in bringing talent into the Ducks’ program as its last two recruiting classes have ranked No. 1 in the Pac-12 and among the nation’s elite. Oregon’s offense ranked 15th in the nation in scoring this season.


A native of Colfax, California, Arroyo was a three-year letterwinner at San Jose State University where he played quarterback from 1998-2002, at the same time Reed-Francois served as the Spartans’ Director of Compliance.


“It’s remarkable to see things come full circle 20 years later,” Reed-Francois said, “We set out to find a teacher and a competitor with the character, competence, energy and intellect to bring out the best in our 105 young men and recruit and develop the next group of Rebel football student-athletes. We looked for a leader that is a great evaluator of talent, who can sell what makes UNLV, our community, and our program unique, and helps develop and prepare our student-athletes for the next level. When Marcus and I reconnected during the search process, his alignment with these attributes became evident. I am confident he is the right coach to lead UNLV football’s ascent, and we are thrilled to welcome him along with Kelly and Cruz to the Rebel family.”


Considered one of the rising stars on the college coaching scene, Arroyo brings experience as a coach for every offensive position except the offensive line. Prior to moving to Eugene, Arroyo coached at Oklahoma State University (running backs 2015-16), the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers (interim offensive coordinator 2014), the University of Southern Mississippi (offensive coordinator and outside receivers 2013), and at the University of California (passing-game coordinator 2011-12). He is no stranger to the Mountain West’s coaching landscape, having coached at the University of Wyoming (offensive coordinator and quarterbacks 2009-2010) and as the co-offensive coordinator for two seasons and quarterbacks coach for three campaigns at his alma mater, San Jose State (2006-08). He became a graduate assistant for the Spartans in 2005 after a stint as the offensive coordinator at Prairie View A&M University in 2004. 


“UNLV Athletics is a department on the rise, and my family and I are thrilled to be a part of the Rebel family during this special time,” said Arroyo, “The uniqueness of Las Vegas is unrivaled and the opportunity to train, practice, and compete, in some of the country’s best facilities in one of the world’s most vibrant cities cannot be understated. We will work tirelessly to elevate UNLV Football to the championship caliber program that it is positioned to be. I can’t wait to get started, and I look forward to meeting our student-athletes, support staff, and fans.”


Arroyo will be formally introduced to the Las Vegas community on Friday, December 13 at 11 a.m. in the Fertitta Football Complex’s Gaughan Family Dining Hall.

Runnin’ Rebels To Face BYU Saturday In Salt Lake City

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO FACE BYU IN SALT LAKE CITY

Saturday’s game between former Mountain West rivals at 12 p.m. PT on BYUtv

 

After opening Mountain West play Wednesday with a thrilling 81-80 double-overtime win at Fresno State, the UNLV men’s basketball team will resume non-conference action on Saturday, Dec. 7, by traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah, to face former Mountain West rival BYU at 1 p.m. MT/12 p.m. PT in a neutral-site game at Vivint Smart Home Arena.


Forty percent of UNLV’s games have gone into overtime this season (4 of 10) with Wednesday’s win being the first Runnin’ Rebel overtime victory this year. UNLV (4-6) opened the 2019-20 season with an 86-71 win over Purdue Fort Wayne then dropped three straight games vs. Power 5 conference teams (vs. Kansas State in OT, at Cal in OT and at UCLA). UNLV has now won two of its last three contests.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four Runnin’ Rebels averaging in double-figure scoring with 17.7 points per game (4th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 10.1 per contest (2nd in MW, 25th in nation). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

BYU (6-4) also has a first-year coach in Mark Pope. The Cougars have also won two of their last three games, but are coming off a 102-95 overtime loss at Utah on Wednesday. BYU has four players averaging in double figures, including Yoeli Childs, who just regained eligibility and scored 29 on Wednesday in his season debut.

Saturday’s game will be televised by BYUtv with Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

 

Runnin’ Rebels Open Mountain West Play Wednesday At Fresno State

RUNNIN’ REBELS OPEN MOUNTAIN WEST PLAY WEDNESDAY

UNLV at Fresno State at 7 p.m. on AT&T SportsNet; Marks earliest league start in program history
After suffering its third overtime loss of the season at Cincinnati on Saturday, the Runnin’ Rebels will open Mountain West play at Fresno State on Wednesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. It will mark the earliest start to conference play for the Runnin’ Rebels in program history.


UNLV (3-6) opened the 2019-20 season with an 86-71 win over Purdue Fort Wayne then dropped three straight games vs. Power 5 conference teams (vs. Kansas State in OT, at Cal in OT and at UCLA). UNLV is 2-3 in its last five contests.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads three Runnin’ Rebels averaging in double-figure scoring with 17.7 points per game (3rd in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 10.6 per contest (2nd in MW, 15th in nation). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Fresno State (2-4) is 2-0 at home this season, but has lost its last two contests: a neutral-site game vs. Saint Mary’s (68-58) and at Cal State Northridge (73-72). Three Bulldogs are averaging in double figures in scoring, led by Jarred Hyder’s 15.6 ppg.

Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Drew Goodman, Dave Bollwinkel and Jenny Cavnar (sideline reporter) calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.