It will mark the Runnin’ Rebels’ first official contest under Otzelberger.
Tickets to the season opener, which start at just $13 when purchased in advance, may be bought at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-729-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Season tickets, groups, mini-plans and single-game tickets for the 2019-20 season are also on sale now.
UNLV returns two starters from last year’s team, which went 17-14 and tied for fourth in the Mountain West at 11-7, along with five other Runnin’ Rebel letterwinners. The program has welcomed five new student-athletes eligible to compete this season, along with two NCAA Division I transfers who are redshirting.
The Runnin’ Rebels’ leading returning scorer from last season is junior guard Amauri Hardy (13.1 ppg), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s returning leading rebounder (6.8 rpg). In UNLV’s 112-54 exhibition win over West Coast Baptist on Oct. 25, new junior guard Jonah Antonio led the Runnin’ Rebels with 23 points on 7 of 11 from 3-point range. Junior forward Donnie Tillman is another newcomer to watch.
Purdue Fort Wayne was 18-15 overall last year and tied for third in the Summit League at 9-7.
Tuesday’s game will be video streamed live on UNLVRebels.com with Tony Cordasco and Donovan Stewart calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sidelines) 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.