UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: New Payment Plan Options And Season Ticket Renewal Dates Announced

NEW PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS AND SEASON TICKET RENEWAL DATES ANNOUNCED FOR UNLV FOOTBALL AND MEN’S BASKETBALL

 

In recognition of the challenges presented during these uncertain times, UNLV Athletics has introduced new payment plan options and adjusted renewal deadlines for football and men’s basketball season ticket holders.

The seat selection process for returning season ticket holders for UNLV football will now begin in April and several new payment plan options will be available. While the first payment will be due upon seat selection, season ticket holders will have the option to make payments through the first week of August.

In addition, the Runnin’ Rebel basketball season ticket renewal deadline has been extended until August 3, which is two months longer than previously announced. Extended payment plans will also be available, including a plan spread over six months.

“We recognize that our community is facing some very unique and unusual challenges,” UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois said. “We are all looking forward to the time when we can return together to cheer on our Rebels, but with the uncertainty ahead, we have taken a number of significant steps to better able our fans to continue to be a part of the Rebel family.”

Payment plans will also include monthly or bi-weekly options to best fit the needs of UNLV season ticket holders.

“Providing flexibility in making payments will allow our loyal customers to customize the plan that works best for them,” Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations Megan Caligiuri said. “Instead of having a one-size-fits-all approach, each season ticket holder will have several options that best fits their needs.”

Under first-year head coach Marcus Arroyo, UNLV football will open the 2020 season at Allegiant Stadium by hosting Pac-12 Conference member Cal on August 29. The football program signed a record-setting recruiting class in February, ranked at the top of the Mountain West by several outlets. Fans can make deposits for new season tickets for just $50 by visiting UNLVtickets.com or by calling (702) 739-FANS (3267).

The Runnin’ Rebels will open the 2020-21 season, their second under head coach T.J. Otzelberger, this November. The men’s basketball program is coming off its best Mountain West season in 12 years, finishing in a tie for second place in the league after recording 12 league victories, also a 12-year high. The program has also signed the conference’s top-ranked recruiting class. New season tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through UNLVtickets.com or by calling (702) 739-FANS (3267).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Hamilton Earns NABC All-District Honors

BRYCE HAMILTON EARNS NABC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS


UNLV men’s basketball sophomore guard named to District 17’s second team

UNLV sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton has earned 2019-20 National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) All-District 17 second team honors, the organization announced Monday.

 

Hamilton, who led the Runnin’ Rebels to a second-place finish in the Mountain West this season as the team tallied 12 conference victories for the first time in 12 seasons, was one of 10 players in his district to earn recognition. The all-district teams were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division I.

 

District 17’s first team included UNR’s Jalen Harris, San Diego State’s Malachi Flynn, Utah State’s Sam Merrill, San Diego State’s Yanni Wetzel and Colorado State’s Nico Carvacho, while the second team was made up of Hamilton, Boise State’s Justinian Jessup and Derrick Alson Jr., San Diego State’s Matt Mitchell and Utah State’s Neemias Queta. San Diego State’s Brian Dutcher earned the District 17 Coach of the Year award.

 

Hamilton was UNLV’s first first-team All-Mountain West honoree since 2013 and averaged a team-high 16.0 points per game for UNLV during the 2019-20 season, playing in all 32 games and starting 14. He shot 45.3 percent from the field and averaged 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. In conference action, he was second in the league in scoring with 20.9 ppg and was second on the team in rebounding at 6.7 rpg, starting 11 of UNLV’s 18 league contests. He became the first Runnin’ Rebel to average at least 20 ppg in conference play in nine years.

 

Hamilton scored in double figures in 24 games overall, including each of his last 19 contests, scored a career-high 35 points vs. New Mexico on Jan. 18 and tallied at least 20 points in 10 games (eight of his last 13 contests). He was named the league’s Player of the Week on two occasions.

 

Hamilton was also named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s All-District VIII team earlier this month.

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Lindy La Rocque Chosen To Lead Women’s Basketball Program

LINDY LA ROCQUE CHOSEN TO LEAD UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PROGRAM

After being a part of 11 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including as a player and coach at Stanford, the Las Vegas native is returning home

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LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – Lindy La Rocque has been named the new head women’s basketball coach at UNLV, Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois announced Wednesday.

A key part of 11 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, La Rocque is returning to her native Las Vegas where she prepped at Durango High School before playing in four straight Final Fours as a student-athlete at Stanford University. She has been an assistant coach with the Cardinal for the last three years under legendary head coach and Hall of Famer Tara VanDerveer.

“We are so enthused about bringing Coach La Rocque back to Las Vegas to lead our women’s basketball program,” Reed-Francois said. “Our pool of candidates was exceptional, but Lindy’s character, intellect and energy really stood out. She has worked for and learned from some of the best leaders in sports history and is a rising star in coaching. She will be a great fit for our program, university and in the community.”

On the coaching staff at Stanford since 2017, the program consistently ranked among the top 10 in the country. The Cardinal made NCAA Tournament appearances in each season, including two Sweet 16s, an Elite Eight and won the Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship in 2019. From 2017-20, Stanford had an overall record of 82-22 and was 43-10 in conference play.

“I am so thrilled to be able to come back to my hometown of Las Vegas to lead the UNLV women’s basketball program,” La Rocque said. “It is truly special to return to a place and in a community that has essentially raised and has supported me throughout all of my life. I have been a Rebel fan since I was a young girl and to now be the head coach at UNLV is truly a dream come true. Thank you to Desiree Reed-Francois and President Meana for this incredible opportunity and for their belief and trust in me to lead these young women. I cannot wait to get started!”

Prior to coaching at Stanford, La Rocque spent two seasons (2015-17) as an assistant coach at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, helping the Bruins to a pair of NCAA Tournament berths, including the program’s first in nine seasons. Belmont went 51-15 overall and 29-3 in Ohio Valley Conference play during La Rocque’s time there, winning the league’s regular-season championship during the 2016-17 season and the conference’s tournament title both seasons.

La Rocque began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma, working for Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Sherri Coale, while pursuing her master’s degree in education. The team played in both the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Tournaments.

La Rocque played at Stanford from 2008-12, appearing in 138 career games which ranks eighth in program history. She was instrumental in helping the Cardinal compile a 137-12 overall record during her four years, including an amazing 71-1 mark in Pac-12 play. Her team won four regular season conference championships and four league tournament titles, appearing in the NCAA Tournament each season and advancing to the national title game in 2010.

The eighth full-time head coach in UNLV women’s basketball history, La Rocque is the first originally from Las Vegas to be hired to lead the Lady Rebel program.

La Rocque earned a bachelor’s degree in science, technology and society, with an emphasis in earth systems, civil and environmental engineering, and calculus from Stanford in 2012. She holds a master’s degree in adult and higher education from Oklahoma, which she earned in 2015.

La Rocque was a decorated student-athlete at Durango High School in Las Vegas, where she became the school’s (boy’s and girl’s) all-time leading scorer with 2,678 points and holds many other program records.

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WHAT THEY ARE SAYING…

Tara VanDerveer
Stanford Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer

“I am thrilled for Lindy and this excellent opportunity for her to return to her hometown and further her career as head coach of UNLV. First as a player, then as a coach, Lindy has helped maintain the championship tradition of Stanford women’s basketball. I’ve been pleased to see her channel her high IQ both on and off the court to assist our program in every facet, including recruiting, compliance and academic efforts. Because of her basketball knowledge, matched with unwavering loyalty and integrity, I expect her to do very well in Las Vegas.”

Bernard Muir
Stanford Director of Athletics

“Lindy La Rocque is a rising star in the profession and this is truly an exciting opportunity as she takes the next step in her career while returning home. Lindy’s influence on our student-athletes has been evident both on and off the court while her championship pedigree as a student-athlete gives her instant credibility and allows her to genuinely connect and build relationships with anyone.”

Sherri Coale
Oklahoma Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer

“Lindy is one of the brightest young minds in our game. She understands basketball and is passionate about teaching it. Her personal energy and the positive frame through which she sees the world will fuel her leadership of the UNLV program. Lindy La Rocque is a star.”

Bob Miller
Former Governor of Nevada

“As a Lady Rebel fan, I am excited that Lindy will bring her experience and enthusiasm to UNLV. I have known her since her childhood and watched her develop into one of the best high school players in our state’s history, then a Stanford star. She is a student and teacher of the game, and players and fans alike will benefit from her knowledge. I can hardly wait!”

Lute Olson
Former Arizona Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer

“Congratulations to UNLV for hiring a young and energetic coach in Lindy La Rocque to head their women’s basketball program. I have known Lindy since she was born. Lindy was the first, and only girl, to attend my Elite Basketball Camp at the University of Arizona! I have always followed her career as a player and as a coach. Lindy is a student of the game and I predict much success in her coaching career.”

American Cornhole Organization Returns to Topgolf March 29 for Cornhole Madness

 

American Cornhole Organization Returns to
Topgolf Las Vegas for Cornhole Madness March 29

Toss it like it’s hot with your cornhole compadre in this double-team epic tournament    


WHO: Bags are flying as cornhole fanatics head to Topgolf Las Vegas for the American Cornhole Organization Cornhole Madness!

WHAT: The ACO Cornhole Madness takes over The Toyota Yard as teams battle it out for a piece of the $2,500 purse. Registration is now open with limited space for teams and players are encouraged to bring their own partner. The tournament will be double elimination. Entry is $50 per team online or $60 at the door. To register, visit https://topgolf.com/us/las-vegas/play/aco-cornhole-madness/ . This event is open to all ages.

WHEN:
Sunday, March 29
Registration: Noon
Tournament: 1 p.m.

WHERE:
Topgolf Las Vegas
4627 Koval Lane
Las Vegas, Nev. 89109

About Topgolf Las Vegas
Topgolf Las Vegas operates daily from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Bay pricing starts at $33 per hour for up to six players and varies depending on bay location and time of day. Nevada locals receive a 25 percent discount on bay time. General admittance into Topgolf is free of charge. For cabana and VIP reservations, please contact lasvegasevents@topgolf.com. For more information, visit www.topgolf.com/lasvegas or call (702) 933-8458. Follow Topgolf Las Vegas on social media at facebook.com/topgolflasvegas or @Topgolf.

ABOUT TOPGOLF ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Topgolf Entertainment Group is a technology-enabled global sports and entertainment community that connects people in meaningful ways through the experiences we create, the innovation we champion and the good that we do. What began as a technology that enhanced the game of golf now encompasses a range of experiences where communities can discover common ground at brand expressions including Topgolf venues, Lounge by Topgolf, Toptracer, Toptracer Range, Topgolf Swing Suite, Topgolf Studios, Topgolf Live, World Golf Tour (WGT) by Topgolf and Driving for Good.

ABOUT TOPGOLF VENUES 
Topgolf venues, the first brand expression from Topgolf Entertainment Group, connect people in meaningful ways through technology, entertainment, food and beverage, and the belief that Topgolf is a place where one can discover common ground no matter the occasion. These venues feature high-tech gaming, climate-controlled hitting bays, a chef-driven menu, hand-crafted cocktails, music, corporate and social event spaces, and more. Topgolf venues entertain more than 23 million Guests annually at nearly 60 locations across the U.S. and internationally.

9TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™ TAKES OVER LAS VEGAS FROM JULY 7 – 12

9TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK
TAKES OVER LAS VEGAS FROM JULY 7 – 12  

Week-Long Celebration Includes UFC 252,
UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and UFC Fan Experience

UFC® today announced that the 9th Annual UFC International Fight Weekwill take place in Las Vegas from Tuesday, July 7, through Sunday, July 12. The week-long series of events will be headlined by UFC® 252, presented by Modelo, the 2020 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and a two-day, interactive UFC Fan Experience®.

Among the highlights, the prestigious 2020 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Toyo Tires® will be held on Thursday, July 9, at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort. The event will honor specific achievements and contributions to UFC and the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, as well as recognize the global brand’s inaugural Forrest Griffin Community Award recipient.

 

On Friday, July 10, and continuing on Saturday, July 11, fans will be able to take part in a fully interactive and easily accessible free, two-day UFC Fan Experience at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The two-day experience will feature meet and greets, autograph sessions, and partner activations that provide unparalleled access to UFC champions, Hall of Famers, top-ranked contenders, and other UFC personalities.

 

In addition, fans from around the world who converge on Las Vegas for UFC International Fight Week will be able to enjoy the open workouts, weigh-ins, press conferences and live entertainment of a traditional Fight Week leading to the schedule’s culminating event, UFC® 252, on Saturday, July 11, at T-Mobile Arena.

 

Details regarding UFC Hall of Fame inductees, the bout card for UFC 252, and additional events for UFC International Fight Week will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit UFCFIGHTWEEK.com.

 

About UFC®
UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 318 million fans and 80 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to nearly one billion TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 65 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR. UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

 

About The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. The newly renovated, award-winning venue features a stage just four feet from the floor with the farthest seat a mere 120 feet back, offering the utmost in intimate concert viewing. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges, and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology boasting top-of-the-line sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, The Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.

 

About Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) can accommodate up to 11,000 guests and features state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the venue plays host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals, boxing matches and more. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DLVEC.

Three Green Supercars to Drive at Exotics Racing this St. Patrick’s Day

 

St. Patrick’s Day-themed green cars available to drive at Exotics Racing’s track in Las Vegas.

HAVE A LUXE LUCK-O-THE-IRISH EXPERIENCE THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH EXOTICS
RACING’S COLLECTION OF GREEN SUPERCARS

WHAT:
Get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit by driving one of three green exotic supercars at Exotics Racing.

Available year-round and perfect for someone seeking a festive way to commemorate the holiday, the cars include the Porsche 991 GT3 RS in Lizard Green, McLaren 570s in Mantis Green, or Mercedes AMG GT R Coupe in AMG® Green Hell Mango to get their heart racing. These cars collectively have more than 1600 horsepower, reach speeds up to 204 mph and cost nearly $650,000 if you were to purchase them together. Prices start at $449 for 5 laps but guests can receive discounts for purchasing experiences in multiple cars or by adding on additional laps.

Green supercars include:

  • Porsche 991 GT3 RS: reaches speeds up to 200 mph with 520 horsepower and retails for approximately $250,000. Guests can drive 5 laps for $449.
  • McLaren 570s: reaches speeds up to 204 mph with 562 horsepower and retails for approximately $205,000. Guests can drive 5 laps for $449.
  • Mercedes AMG GT R Coupe: reaches speeds up to 198 mph with 577 horsepower and retails for approximately $187,000. Guests can drive 5 laps for $599.

To reserve a driving experience, click here or call (702) 800-0521.

WHERE:
Exotics Racing
7065 Speedway Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89115

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook and Instagram: @ExoticsRacing

 

 

 

SEASON TICKET RENEWALS AND NEW SALES AVAILABLE FOR 2020-21 UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL

SEASON TICKET RENEWALS AND NEW SALES AVAILABLE FOR 2020-21 UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL


Prices will remain unchanged for 2020-21 season, while a new faculty and staff ticket structure is announced

UNLV men’s basketball season ticket holders are now able to renew their tickets for the 2020-21 Runnin’ Rebel season with a special renewal price until June 1, and can also purchase new season tickets, the athletics department announced today.

Information on how to renew or purchase additional tickets will be sent via email to current account holders.

Prices will remain unchanged for regularly priced season tickets. Season tickets for the 2020-21 season start at just $119 and include several benefits, which may be found by clicking here.

“Coach Otzelberger has set a strong foundation in his first year leading the Runnin’ Rebels,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “We have high expectations for the future and look forward to continuing our positive momentum. We are grateful for the support we continue to receive from our loyal fans and continue to work hard to make the Thomas & Mack Center the best atmosphere in all of college basketball.”

The pricing structure for season tickets for faculty and staff has been adjusted. UNLV faculty and staff season tickets will now be available with no priority donation required, but faculty and staff must be a member of the Rebel Athletic Fund to qualify. Memberships start at just $25. The recent F&S discount was 20 percent off the ticket amount, but a full priority donation was required. Now there is no discount on the ticket amount, but the priority donation is no longer needed. F&S tickets are available in Lower Bowl 2 price levels and above.

“We listened to our faculty and staff and this is a way of expressing our appreciation,” Reed-Francois said. “UNLV is a special place and we wanted to thank them for their contribution.”

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL READY FOR MONDAY’S MW QUARTERFINAL MATCHUP WITH SAN JOSE STATE

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL READY FOR MONDAY’S MW QUARTERFINAL MATCHUP WITH SAN JOSE STATE

 

Lady Rebels are 20-3 all-time against the Spartans in Las Vegas, 1-0 in MW Tournament play

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The UNLV Lady Rebels will open play in the 2020 Air Force Reserve Women’s Mountain West Championship Quarterfinals Monday afternoon as the fifth-seeded Lady Rebels will face the fourth-seed San Jose State Spartans at 2:30 pm in the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV is looking for both its first win over SJSU this season after being swept by the Spartans, as well as looking to advance to the semifinals for the first time since the 2017 tournament.

There will be a live video stream available on the Mountain West Network, with the link also available on UNLVRebels.com. Krista Blunk (play-by-play) and Tammy Blackburn (color analyst) will provide the call, while Wyatt Tomchek (play-by-play) and will handle the UNLV radio broadcast on UNLVRebels.com.

 

UNLV Game Notes

♦  The Lady Rebels are looking to change their recent fortune in the conference tournament, as UNLV has fallen in the quarterfinal round in the past two seasons. The last win for UNLV in the MW Championships was a 25-point win over Utah State in the 2017 Quarterfinals.
♦  This is only the second time the Lady Rebels and the Spartans have met in the conference tournament. The first meeting was in the 2014 tournament, as the seventh-seed UNLV topped 10th-seed San Jose State 78-75 in the first round.
♦  That tournament meeting is also the only time the teams have met in the Thomas & Mack Center. All-time UNLV is 20-3 against the Spartans in Las Vegas.
♦  Senior Rodjanae Wade is having a tremendous final season for the Lady Rebels, as she currently ranks first in the nation in offensive rebounding (5.5 rpg) and is third in double-doubles (20), has tied the UNLV school season double-double record and needs one to tie the MW record.
♦  The 2019-20 UNLV Lady Rebel squad is 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.

UNLV MEN’S GOLF 15TH AFTER FIRST DAY OF SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE

UNLV MEN’S GOLF 15TH AFTER FIRST DAY OF SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE


Junior Jack Trent leads Rebel individuals in tie for 40th at tournament that includes each of the top-five ranked teams in the country

Results/Live Scoring  |  Live Streaming (final round)  |  Season Statistics  |  Videos  |  @UNLVGolf  |  @SHCollegiate

The UNLV men’s golf team shot an opening-round 31-over-par 319 on Sunday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate, which is being played at Southern Highlands Golf Club (par 72, 7,374 yards).

 

The public is encouraged to attend the tournament and admission is free for this prestigious event that annually lures the country’s best college golf teams and each year ranks at or near the top of the collegiate golf schedule in terms of strength of field. This year’s event includes each of the nation’s top-five ranked teams and nine of the top 25.

 

Southern California is the only team under par after round one as the Trojans lead the 15-team event at 1-under 287. No. 4 Texas is second at 4-over, followed by UCLA in third at 5-over. No. 22 Florida and No. 7 Texas Tech are both tied for fourth at 7-over. The Rebels are in 15th place.

 

Individually, Georgia’s Davis Thompson and Southern California’s Yuxin Lin are tied for first at 5-under 67. UCLA’s Devon Bling is second at 4-under, while there is a six-way tie for fourth at 1-under.

 

UNLV was led by the event’s defending champion junior Jack Trent, freshman Falko Hanisch and freshman Jack Kozlowski (ind.), who are all tied for 40th at 5-over 77.

 

There are a total of 84 individuals competing.

 

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: The tournament’s second round will begin Monday at 9 a.m.

 

LIVE SCORING: Scores from the SHC may be tracked off a link at UNLVRebels.com or by clicking here.

 

REBEL NOTES:

  • UNLVlost Mountain West Golferof the Year and All-America Scholar Harry Hall to graduation following last season. He competed at the prestigious Walker Cup in September, becoming just the third Rebel in program history to be invited.
  • The Rebels have welcomed four new players to this year’s roster.
  • Last year’s team appeared in a NCAA-record 31st straight regional and advanced to the national finals where it finished in the top 20.
  • Trent and sophomore David Rauch are UNLV’s returning All-Mountain West performers. Trent is on the 2020 Ben Hogan Award Watch List.
  • Senior Justin Kim, who turned in UNLV’s best individual finish at the NCAA Finals last season, was also named an All-America Scholar.
  • This year marks head coach Dwaine Knight’s 33rd season leading the Rebel program.

Lady Rebels Begin MW Championship Play Monday With Quarterfinal Contest Against San Jose State

UNLV LADY REBELS BEGINS MW CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY MONDAY

Fifth-seed Lady Rebels open the 2020 tournament with a rematch against fourth-seed San Jose State in a quarterfinal contest

 

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2020 MW Women’s Basketball Championships Central  | 

2020 MW Women’s Basketball Championship Bracket

 

The UNLV women’s basketball team will be the fifth seed in next week’s 2020 Air Force Reserve Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championships, which will be held at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from March 1-4. UNLV finished a tie for fifth place with San Diego State as both teams posted 9-9 conference marks, but the Lady Rebels held the tiebreaker thanks to their 1-1 record against the second-seed Boise State, who the Aztecs were 0-2 against this season.

 

UNLV (13-16 overall) will open the tournament in the quarterfinals on Monday at 2:30 pm against fourth-seed San Jose State. The winner of Monday’s contest will advance to the semifinals on Tuesday. The Mountain West Network will produce and broadcast live streams of the first nine women’s basketball tournament games. These games will be available on the Mountain West Network at TheMW.com. The championship game will be shown live on CBS Sports Network.

 

The Lady Rebels have faced San Jose State once before in Mountain West Tournament play, as the seventh-seeded Lady Rebels held off the 10th-seed Spartans 78-75 in the first round of the 2014 tournament. UNLV was swept by the Spartans this season, a last-second loss to the Spartans in San Jose on Jan. 15, and a 13-point home loss to SJSU Thursday night. This is the fourth time in tournament play the Lady Rebels’ first tournament was a rematch of their season finale. UNLV has gone 2-2 in such games in tournament play, with the last occurance coming in the 2011 tournament when UNLV fell to Utah 55-44 in the first round. The Lady Rebels are also 20-3 all-time against SJSU in Las Vegas, with one of the three losses coming this season.

 

The Lady Rebels are 9-10 in their first game of the tournament, which for the first eight years of the conference was their quarterfinal contest, before three years of a double-bye system. UNLV is 7-14 all-time as the lower seed in the MW Tournament.

 

This is the Lady Rebels’ sixth time as a No. 5 seed in the MW Tournament. UNLV was the fifth seed in the inaugural tournament in 2000, and again in 2001, 2005, 2015 and 2019. UNLV advanced to the semifinals as a No. 5 seed in both 2000 and 2005, where it eventually fell to the No. 1 seed both times.

 

Kathy Olivier, in her 11-year as the Lady Rebels’ head coach, is 6-11 all-time with UNLV in the MW Tournament, while the Lady Rebels have an 12-20 (.375) tournament record. UNLV has advanced to the championship game once (2002), and has eight semifinal appearances in the 19-year history of the league.

The tournament starts with the first round on Sunday, March 1 with games at 2, 4:30 and 7 pm. Quarterfinal action begins on Monday, March 2 (12, 2:30, 6 and 8:30 pm), the semifinals are on Tuesday, March 3 (6, 8:30 pm) with the championship slated for Wednesday, March 4 at 7 pm. The winner of the tournament will receive the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

All-session and single-session tickets for the 2020 Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championship are now on sale at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, online at UNLVTickets.com or by calling 702-739-FANS.

TRAVEL PACKAGES FOR UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL AT 2020 MAUI INVITATIONAL AVAILABLE NOW

TRAVEL PACKAGES FOR UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL AT 2020 MAUI INVITATIONAL AVAILABLE NOW


Rebel Athletic Fund members and season ticket holders will receive top priority for hotel accommodations, game tickets, ground transportation and more for premier holiday tournament in November

Travel packages for the UNLV men’s basketball team’s trip to the 2020 Maui Jim Maui Invitational are now available for purchase, the athletics department announced Thursday.

 

Rebel Athletic Fund members and season ticket holders will receive top priority for hotel accommodations, game tickets, ground transportation and more for college basketball’s premier holiday tournament in November.

 

Travel packages may be reserved by clicking here.

 

The 2020 tournament’s field boasts a combined 214 NCAA Tournament appearances, 39 Final Four berths and 13 national championships, and in addition to UNLV includes Alabama, Davidson, Indiana, North Carolina, Providence, Stanford and Texas.

 

The eight teams will convene in Maui for the 37th annual tournament, contested November 23-25, 2020, at the historic Lahaina Civic Center. It will mark UNLV’s fourth appearance at the event. Previous Runnin’ Rebel teams competed in 1988, 2000 and 2015.

 

Three of the 2020 event participants are ranked among the top 20 all-time winningest schools, including North Carolina, Indiana and Texas. North Carolina is the second-winningest program all-time by percentage, while UNLV is fifth on that list. Prior to the 2019-20 season, UNLV, Indiana, and North Carolina each ranked in the top 15 programs with the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the AP Poll.

 

Each team in the 2020 field will be making a return appearance in Maui.

 

College Basketball Takes Over South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, March 19 – 21

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL TAKES OVER SOUTH POINT HOTEL, CASINO & SPA, MARCH 19 – 21

Las Vegas’ largest free viewing party will feature betting kiosks, blackjack, food and drink specials and more

 

 

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa will be college basketball headquarters, beginning Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21 to kick off the 2020 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Fans will “March to the Championship” at Las Vegas’ largest tournament watch party, with free admission.

 

South Point will serve as the best destination for college basketball fans as the march to the championship tips off. This year’s watch party will feature a 60,000 sq. ft. fan zone, doubling in size from previous years. The watch party will feature 20-foot projector screens, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the nonstop action. As they watch their favorite teams in the country’s most anticipated tournament, guests can sip on discounted beverages, including $3 Budweiser products with buckets of six beers for $16 and Crown Royal shots for $3. In addition to the endless basketball action, the watch party will feature basketball hoops for fans to test their skills, cornhole and free 10-minute back massages to ease the stress of the last second action. Guests can take advantage of the on-site wagering stations, guests also have the option of downloading the Nevada Sports Book app, offering mobile betting and allowing guests to skip the line. Fans will be able to listen to their favorite team using the Listen EVERYWHERE app. The free app will allow guests to listen to clear play-by-play coverage in real time.  Doors will open at 8 a.m. daily. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

 

Ahead of tip off, legendary sportscaster Brent Musburger will be hosting Betting, Brackets and Beers with Brent on Wednesday, March 18. Alongside renowned oddsmakers, Chris Andrews, Vinny Magliulo and Jimmy Vaccaro, the team will host a panel discussion on betting the tournament match-ups to help fill out the perfect bracket, plus how to bet player and team props and futures. Guests can sip on samples of VSiN’s signature beer, Bookmaker Blonde Ale. The event will be hosted inside the South Point Showroom and doors will open at 5 p.m., the event is free and open to the public.

 

About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point Hotel will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point Hotel has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

 

“Official Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas Motor Speedway” and sponsor of the September 2020

Las Vegas NASCAR Monster Energy cup race, South Point 400. In addition, South Point’s Sports Book is home of Vegas Stats & Information Network” (VSiN), where you can listen to the broadcast on SiriusXM 204 and watch the video livestream on VSiN.com.

 

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Wear White Wednesday For Senior Night

WEAR WHITE WEDNESDAY FOR SENIOR NIGHT

 

Runnin’ Rebels will host Boise State at 8 p.m. in regular-season home finale

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The UNLV men’s basketball team, winner of three straight games, four of its last five overall and eight of its last 10 at home, will host Boise State on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center for its regular-season home finale, which is also Senior Night.

All fans are encouraged to wear white to the game and the first 3,500 through the doors can pick up a free white t-shirt. Additionally, the free Runnin’ Rebel Fest will open at 6 p.m. near the Tark Statue and features music, games, food, drinks and more. Tickets to the game start at just $16 when purchased before the day of the game at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off their biggest road win in 29 years. UNLV ended then-No. 4 San Diego State’s perfect season on Saturday with a 66-63 victory in San Diego. It marked the highest-ranked team that UNLV has defeated in a true road game since No. 2 Arkansas in 1991. The Runnin’ Rebels blew out Colorado State, 80-56, last Tuesday, and won at New Mexico, 78-73, on Feb. 15.

Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton and junior guard Amauri Hardy lead the Runnin’ Rebels (15-14, 10-6) in scoring, averaging 15.5 and 14.1 points per game, respectively. Hamilton was named Mountain West Player of the Week on Monday after recording double-doubles in his last two games. He has now scored in double figures in 16 straight contests and has tallied 23 or more points in six of his last 10 games. Junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.1 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Boise State (19-10, 11-6) is in its 10th year under head coach Leon Rice. The Broncos have won three of their last four games and eight of their last 10. Derrick Alston leads the team in scoring with 17.8 ppg (3rd in MW), while RJ Williams is the leading rebounder with 8.4 rpg (4th in MW).

Boise State won the season’s first meeting between the two teams, 73-66, in Boise on Jan. 8.

Wednesday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz 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.

Lady Rebels Play Two Of Final Three At Home Starting Saturday Against San Diego State

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYS TWO OF FINAL THREE AT HOME STARTING SATURDAY AGAINST SDSU

 

Free pre-game clinic will be held from 1-2 pm for kids in grades 2-8

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UNLV is looking to snap its longest losing streak of the season Saturday, as the Lady Rebels hosts the San Diego State Aztecs in a key game for both teams at 3 pm in the Cox Pavilion. Before the game UNLV is hosting a free basketball clinic for girls and boys in grades 2-8 from 1-2 pm in the Mendenhall Center, and all participants will receive free admission to the contest.

 

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 will provide the call, while Wyatt Tomchek (play-by-play) and will handle the radio broadcast on KBAD 920 AM.

 

UNLV Game Notes

♦  A win for the Lady Rebels Saturday would clinch a higher seed over San Diego State in next month’s Mountain West Tournament, while a loss would force a tie in the standings and give the tiebreaker to the Aztecs.

♦  UNLV is currently alone in fifth place in the MW at 8-7 in league play, one game behind third place San Jose State and Wyoming, and one game ahead of both the Aztecs and UNR.
♦  The Lady Rebels would clinch a first round bye with two wins in their final three games, as the top five teams in the standings will advance straight to the quarterfinal round on March 2.
♦  Senior Rodjanae Wade is having a tremendous final season for the Lady Rebels, as she currently ranks third in the nation in double-doubles (17), is second in offensive rebounding (5.0 rpg) and 14th in overall rebounds per game (10.8 rpg).
♦  UNLV is winning off defense, as the Lady Rebels are currently second in the MW in scoring defense, field goal percentage defense as well as No. 5 in the nation in three-point field goal defense at 23.3%. UNLV is also leading the league in rebound margin for the fifth straight season.
♦  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.

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Rebels To Compete In Hawaii This Week

UNLV MEN’S GOLF TO COMPETE IN HAWAII THIS WEEK

 

John A. Burns Intercollegiate scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 20-22 at Wailua Golf Course in Lihu’e, Kaua’i

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The UNLV men’s golf team will continue its spring season this week in Hawaii as it competes at the 44th Annual John A. Burns Intercollegiate, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 20-22, at the Wailua Golf Course (par 72, 6,991 yards) in Lihu’e, Kaua’i.

 

THE FIELD: The tournament features 21 teams: No. 7 Arizona, No. 16 BYU, California, Cal State Fullerton, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Illinois, Long Beach State, New Mexico, No. 14 North Carolina, Northern Colorado, Saint Mary’s, Santa Clara, No. 11 Texas A&M, UC Irvine, UNC Wilmington, UNLV, Utah, UTEP, Virginia and Washington State.

 

THE FORMAT: The three-day, 54-hole stroke-play event will consist of three rounds with 18 holes each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Teams will play five players with the low four scores each day counted for the team total.

 

TEE TIMES: The tournament will have a shotgun start each day at 8 a.m. HT/10 a.m. PT. UNLV is paired with Arizona, Illinois and Northern Colorado on the first day.

 

THE LINEUP: Competing for UNLV will be junior Jack Trent, freshman George Leigh, senior Justin Kim, sophomore David Rauch and freshman Falko Hanisch. Freshman Jack Kozlowski will compete as an individual.

 

LAST TIME OUT: UNLV is coming of a ninth place finish at its spring season opener, the Sea Best Intercollegiate, which was held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Trent was UNLV’s top individual as he tied for 25th.

 

LAST YEAR’S JBI: Arizona State won last year’s event by three shots at 24-under. UNLV finished 11 shots back in fifth place at 13-under. BYU’s Peter Kuest was the individual medalist by a shot at 10-under. Rauch recorded the Rebels’ top individual finish as he tied for ninth at 6-under.

 

LIVE SCORING: Available courtesy of Golfstat with a link at UNLVRebels.com or by clicking here.

 

NOTABLE:

  • UNLV lost Mountain West Golfer of the Year and All-America Scholar Harry Hall to graduation following last season. He competed at the prestigious Walker Cup in September, becoming just the third Rebel in program history to be invited.
  • The Rebels have welcomed four new players to this year’s roster.
  • Last year’s team appeared in a NCAA-record 31st straight regional and advanced to the national finals where it finished in the top 20.
  • Trent and Rauch are UNLV’s returning All-Mountain West performers. Trent, who is on the 2020 Ben Hogan Award Watch List, competed at the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas in October thanks to an amateur exemption with his win at the Southern Highlands Collegiate. He made the cut and finished tied for 29th.
  • Kim, who turned in UNLV’s best individual finish at the NCAA Finals last season, was also named an All-America Scholar.
  • This year marks head coach Dwaine Knight’s 33rd season leading the Rebel program.

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SET FOR WEDNESDAY ROAD CONTEST AT COLORADO STATE

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SET FOR WEDNESDAY ROAD CONTEST AT COLORADO STATE

 

Lady Rebels looking for first win in Fort Collins since 2008

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UNLV hopes to bounce back on Wednesday night and snap a three-game losing streak, as the Lady Rebels will face Colorado State in Fort Collins in a 6 pm tip. The Lady Rebels are also looking for a rare win on the road against the Rams, as they haven’t won on CSU’s home court since the 2007-08 season, a span of nine games.

 

There will be a live video stream available on the Mountain West Network, with the link also available on UNLVRebels.com. Wyatt Tomchek (play-by-play) will and Mark Wasik (color analyst) will handle the radio broadcast which can be accessed on UNLVRebels.com.

 

UNLV Game Notes

♦  Moby Arena is also the only road facility that UNLV head coach Kathy Olivier has never won in while leading the Lady Rebels, though the last two games came right down to the end, a pair of three-point losses in the 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons (UNLV did not play CSU in a road game in 2017-18).
♦  UNLV is currently tied fourth in the Mountain West, along with Wyoming, and both teams hold a game and a half lead over San Diego State with the top-five teams earning first round byes in next month’s Mountain West Tournament. With four games left in the regular season, UNLV would clinch an opening round bye with two more wins.
♦  UNLV is winning off defense, as the Lady Rebels are currently second in the MW in scoring defense, field goal percentage defense as well as No. 5 in the nation in three-point field goal defense at 23.3%. UNLV is also leading the league in rebound margin for the fifth straight season.

♦  UNLV senior forward Rodjanae Wade is currently third in the nation in both double-doubles (16) and offensive rebounds per game (4.9 rpg).
♦  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 To Host Colorado State Tuesday Night At 7:30 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO HOST COLORADO STATE TUESDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 P.M.

 

It’s Taco Tuesday at the Thomas & Mack Center with tacos available for just $2

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The UNLV men’s basketball team will return home to the Thomas & Mack Center to host Colorado State on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

It will be Taco Tuesday at the Thomas & Mack Center with tacos available for just $2 at select concessions stands during the game. Tickets start at just $16 each when ordered in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

The Runnin’ Rebels, who have won two of their last three games overall and seven of nine at home, are coming off of a 78-73 win over New Mexico at The Pit on Saturday. Prior to that, UNLV played in a program-record sixth overtime game of the season, falling to intrastate rival UNR, 82-79, on Feb. 12, after defeating Fresno State by a point, 68-67 on Feb. 8 on a last-second shot by sophomore guard Marvin Coleman.

Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton and junior guard Amauri Hardy lead the Runnin’ Rebels (13-14, 8-6) in scoring, averaging 15.3 and 14.1 points per game, respectively. Hamilton has scored in double figures in 14 straight games and has tallied 23 or more in five of his last eight outings. Junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.2 per contest (4th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Colorado State (18-9, 9-5) is in its second year under its head coach, Niko Medved. The Rams have won four of their last five and nine of 11.

CSU won the season’s first meeting between the two teams, 95-77, in Fort Collins on Feb. 1.

Tuesday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with John Sadak and Michael O’Donnell 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.

Lady Rebels Looking For Season Sweep Of UNR Wednesday In Reno

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LOOKS FOR SEASON SWEEP OF UNR WEDNESDAY IN RENO

 

Lady Rebels are currently third in the Mountain West at 8-4, one game out of second place

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Wednesday night is both the second meeting of the season between the UNLV Lady Rebels and their in-state rival UNR, and the second game in the Silver State Series, the all-sports competition between the two schools presented by IBEW and Nevada Donor Network. UNLV won the first meeting between the two in dramatic fashion, as senior LaTecia Smith sank a jumper after the buzzer for the game-winner in a 66-64 victory Jan. 22 in the Cox Pavilion. The second game will tip off at 6:30 pm in Lawlor Events Center.

 

There will be a live video stream available on the Mountain West Network, with the link also available on UNLVRebels.com. Wyatt Tomchek (play-by-play) and Mark Wasik (color analyst) will handle the radio broadcast, also on UNLVRebels.com.

 

UNLV Game Notes

♦  In addition to the rivalry, Wednesday’s game is important for both teams as UNLV looks to remain within distance of second place San Jose State, as the Spartans are 9-3 in league play while the Lady Rebels are 8-4. UNR meanwhile looks to keep moving up the standings after winning two straight on the road to improve to 5-8 in the conference.
♦  UNLV is winning off defense, as the Lady Rebels are currently first in the MW in scoring defense, field goal percentage defense and rebound margin, as well as No. 1 in the nation in three-point field goal defense at 23.1%. The Lady Rebels have never finished the season first in the MW in either scoring defense or field goal defense, and is leading the league in rebound margin for the fifth straight season.
♦  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.