UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels At Arizona State On Saturday

UNLV Men’s Basketball


Arizona State

Matchup UNLV (5-2, 0-0 Mountain West) at Arizona State (4-3, 0-0 Pac-12)
Date Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT
Site Wells Fargo Arena (10,754), Tempe, Ariz.
TV Pac-12 Network (Roxy Bernstein, Eddie House)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Audio UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
Stats Live stats at TheSunDevils.com
Twitter @TheRunninRebels



UNLV’s 6 p.m. MT / 5 p.m. PT game will be televised on Pac-12 Network


After winning its first road game of the season on Wednesday at Southern Utah (89-81), the Runnin’ Rebels (5-2) will head south to Tempe, Ariz., to face Arizona State (4-3) on Saturday at 6 p.m. MT / 5 p.m. PT at Wells Fargo Arena (10,754).


UNLV opened the season with six straight games at the Thomas & Mack Center, finishing the homestand with the Global Sports Classic last weekend, where he Runnin’ Rebels fell to TCU (63-59), then defeated Western Kentucky (71-61) to earn third place in the event.


UNLV has won two straight games and four of its last five overall.


In Wednesday’s victory over the Thunderbirds, junior forward Dwayne Morgan recorded his first double-double of the season and third of his career with a season-high 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. He was one of six Runnin’ Rebels to score in double figures for the game, while he also added three blocked shots. Sophomore guard Jalen Poyser leads UNLV in scoring average at 17.1 ppg over seven contests, while Morgan is the team’s rebounding leader at 7.3 rpg. Poyser also leads the team in assists (3.9 apg).


The Sun Devils are 3-0 at home this season and 61-14 (.813) at WFA over the last five years. ASU is coming off a 115-69 loss vs. No. 1 Kentucky on Monday in the Bahamas. Its three home wins are over Portland State (88-70), Cal Poly (96-74) and Citadel (127-110). Five Arizona State players are averaging in double figures in points led by junior guard Tra Holder (17.1 ppg).


Saturday’s game will be televised by Pac-12 Network with Roxy Bernstein and Eddie House calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM and online (link at UNLVRebels.com).


UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Back At Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday Against ASU

UNLV Men’s Basketball
Arizona State
Arizona State



Matchup Arizona State (6-3, 0-0 Pac-12) at UNLV (8-2, 0-0 Mountain West)
Date Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Time 7:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV CBS Sports Network (Carter Blackburn, Steve Lappas, reporter: Jenny Dell)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Audio UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
Stats Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com
Twitter @TheRunninRebels


7 p.m. game will mark first for UNLV on its home floor in 2.5 weeks

 After going 2-1 on its annual “Rodeo Road Trip,” the UNLV men’s basketball team will return home to the Thomas & Mack Center for the first time in about two and a half weeks to host Arizona State on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.

The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off a 73-62 road win at UC Riverside on Saturday. Prior to that, they dropped a close one at preseason top-10 Wichita State (56-50) on Dec. 9 after defeating two top-15 teams in a span of three games. Against UNLV, the Shockers extended the nation’s third-longest home win streak to 35 games and also the country’s second-longest non-conference home win streak to 34 games.

UNLV (8-2) defeated then-No. 15/16 Oregon, 80-69, on Dec. 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and two games prior to that was victorious over then-No. 13/14 Indiana, 72-69, at the Maui Invitational on Nov. 25.

The loss at Wichita State snapped UNLV’s four-game win streak, which was the program’s longest in two seasons. The Runnin’ Rebels have now won five of their last six.

ASU (6-3) is coming off a 72-58 loss at then-No. 5/4 Kentucky on Saturday, which snapped a three-game win streak by the Sun Devils.

Wednesday night’s game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn and Steve Lappas calling the action, while Jenny Dell will be the sideline reporter. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio broadcast, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Host Arizona State – Tuesday – 7:05 pm




UNLV men’s basketball to face Sun Devils at 7:05 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center, televised by CBS Sports Network

The UNLV men’s basketball team will continue its season-opening six-game homestand on Tuesday, Nov. 19, against Arizona State at 7:05 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off a 73-70 win over Omaha on Friday. In that contest Roscoe Smith pulled down 22 rebounds, which was one shy of the Mountain West single-game record and the most for a UNLV player in a game since 2004.

Tuesday’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas and Doug Gottlieb calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM. A listen link as well as Gametracker will be available at UNLVRebels.com.


ARIZONA STATE (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12)


UNLV (2-1, 0-0 Mountain West)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
7:05 p.m. PST
Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
CBS Sports Network (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Doug Gottlieb)
ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Radio audio link and Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com



UNLV SWIMMING AND DIVING NEWS: Rebels Split Duel Meet At Arizona State




Competing in the state of Arizona for the second time in as many days, the UNLV swimming and diving team earned a split in a dual meet contest at Arizona State on Saturday afternoon. The Rebel men evened their record at 1-1 with a 192-105 win over the Sun Devils, while UNLV dropped the women’s competition by a 198.5-98.5 margin to fall to 0-2.

The Rebel men dominated their meet from start to finish, claiming first place in 12 of the 14 swimming events, including both relays. Giacomo Gremizzi paced the way with three individual wins on the day, coming in the 200 free (1:38.90), the 200 breast (2:02.41) and the 400 IM (3:53.99). UNLV also had a pair of double-winners, with Matt Roe taking first in both distance events, with times of 9:28.68 in the 1000 free and 4:34.73 in the 500 free. The second double winner was Balint Batka, in the 200 fly (1:47.34) and the 200 back (1:51.24). Other winners on the day included David Szele in the 100 breast (55.32), Dillon Virva in the 50 free (20.06) and Samuel Lameynardie in the 100 free (44.84).

The winning 400 medley relay squad for the Rebel men was made up of Henrique Machado, Szele, Batka and Lamaynardie, who teamed up to finish in a first place time of 3:18.55. The final event of the day, the 200 free relay, was won by the quartet of Virva, Guilherme Passos, Szele and Tom Paco-Pedroni with a time of 1:21.38.

On the women’s side, the Rebels posted wins in two events, beginning with Katelyne Herrington’s first place swim in the 100 fly, with a time of 54.85. The other first place for UNLV came from the 200 free relay, as Rachel Dixon, Elena Gavrilova, Julia Fehervari and Herrington recorded a winning time of 1:35.02. Earning second place finishes against Arizona State included Jessica Wong (100 back), Janelle Nguyen (200 fly), Gavrilova (50 free) and Kristina Hendrick (400 IM).

The Rebels’ next competition will be on Friday, Nov. 1, with a home meet against Toronto at 7 pm in Buchanan Natatorium.

UNLV SWIMMING AND DIVING NEWS: Rebels Fall In Season Opener At Arizona




The UNLV men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams dropped their season opener on Friday afternoon at Arizona, with the Rebel men falling by a 208-91 score to the 23rd ranked Wildcats, and the UNLV women suffering a 183-109 loss.

On the men’s side, UNLV did post a total of four first-place swims on the afternoon. Matt Roe won the first individual race of the day, touching first in the 1000 free in 9:24.44. Balint Batka claimed the 200 fly in 1:48.76, while Dillon Virva posted a winning time of 20.26 in the 50 free. The final win for the UNLV men was in the 200 IM, with Giacomo Gremizzi placing first in 1:50.18.

Two Rebel women each won one event against Arizona. Jessica Heim placed first in the 500 free, posting a time of 5:02.99. The other win came from Katelyne Herrington in the 100 fly, thanks to a first-place time of 54.95.

UNLV stays in the state of Arizona for its next competition, on Saturday at Arizona State in Tempe starting at 12 pm.

UNLV SWIMMING AND DIVING NEWS: Rebels Open Season This Weekend At Arizona, Arizona State




The UNLV men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams open the 2013-14 season with a pair of meets in the state of Arizona. First up is the University of Arizona on Friday at 2 pm in Tucson, and that’s followed by a Saturday afternoon meet at 12 pm against Arizona State in Tucson.

UNLV swimming and diving weekly release

Rebel Women Highlights

• The Rebels bring back a strong group from last year, highlighted by a senior class that has two All-Americans (Honorable Mention), Rachel Dixon (50 Free) and Katelyne Herrington (100 Fly)

• Herrington is also a returning MW individual champion, as she won the 100 fly title last year in a new league record time. Herrington and Dixon also made up half of the 400 free relay squad that won the MW title.

Rebel Men Highlights

• UNLV ended the 2012-13 season with an 8-1 record, ranked 25th in the nation, a MPSF Championship title, and a tie for 29th in the NCAA Championships
• UNLV is in its third conference in the past four years, as the Rebels have rejoined the WAC conference, along with several other teams that moved over from the MPSF
• Highlighting the Rebel swimmers are a pair that earned Honorable Mention All-American status last year in individual events, David Szele (100 breast) and Balint Batka (200 fly). In addition, Henrique Machado Samuel Lameynardie  teamed up with Szele and Cody Roberts (graduated) to place 12th in the 400 Medley Relay

Next Time Out
The Rebels will host Toronto on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 pm in Las Vegas at Buchanan Natatorium.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: 2013-14 Non-Conference Schedule Announced




Highlights include home games against Illinois, Arizona State, playing in the Las Vegas Classic at Orleans Arena and a road game at Arizona

UNLV Athletics has announced opponents and dates for the non-conference portion of its 2013-14 men’s basketball season schedule.

With 11 teams as Mountain West members for the upcoming season, UNLV will play 18 conference games, reducing its number of non-conference games to 13 (last season it played 15 non-conference games). The Mountain West is coming off a record five teams earning invitations to the NCAA Tournament this past season.

The schedule is highlighted by home games against Illinois and Arizona State, playing in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic at Orleans Arena and a road game at Arizona.

“We have again put together a schedule that will challenge our team and prepare us for an extremely competitive conference,” said head coach Dave Rice.

UNLV will play two exhibition games to start the year – both NCAA Division II Tournament qualifiers last season – Dixie State on Friday, Nov. 1, and Adams State on Tuesday, Nov. 5, both at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Runnin’ Rebels’ regular season will begin on Friday, Nov. 8 against Portland State, which will begin a season-opening six-game regular-season homestand.

UNLV will then host UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Nov. 12, and Nebraska-Omaha on Sat., Nov. 16, before welcoming Pac-12 Conference member Arizona State on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The Sun Devils, who last played UNLV in the 2005 NIT at the Thomas & Mack Center, were 22-13 overall and 9-9 in conference play last year advancing to the second round of the NIT.

A week later, on Tuesday, Nov. 26, Illinois will visit the Thomas & Mack Center. The Fighting Illini were 23-13 overall last year and advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s third round. The Runnin’ Rebels will close out their season-opening homestand on Saturday, Nov. 30 against Tennessee-Martin.

UNLV will play its first road game on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Arizona. The Wildcats went 27-8 overall and tied for second in the Pac-12 last season with a 12-6 league mark before advancing to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. UNLV holds an 11-6 all-time record against Arizona. The last meeting between the two schools was in 2009, which concluded a four-year series.

UNLV will play a second-straight road game on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Southern Utah before starting play in the Las Vegas Classic at the Thomas & Mack Center. Those preliminary round games will be against Sacred Heart on Wed., Dec. 18, and Radford on Friday, Dec. 20.

Las Vegas Classic play then shifts down the street to the Orleans Arena on Sunday, Dec. 22 and Monday, Dec. 23. UNLV’s opponent for Dec. 22 is Santa Clara from the West Coast Conference and then on Dec. 23 it will face either Mississippi State from the Southeastern Conference or South Florida, formerly of the Big East Conference (now named American Athletic Conference). Santa Clara was 26-12 overall last season and won the College Basketball Invitational title.

The Runnin’ Rebels will close out their non-conference schedule at home against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, Dec. 28.

All game times and television appearances, along with UNLV’s Mountain West schedule will be announced at a later date.

The Runnin’ Rebels played in their fourth straight NCAA Tournament this past season and their sixth in the last seven years. Only 12 programs nationally have matched that and it is tops in the Mountain West over that span.

Rice led UNLV to another 25-win season in 2012-13 and the 51 wins by the program over the last two seasons is the most ever by a UNLV coach after his first two years leading the program (Jerry Tarkanian had 44 wins in his first two years).

UNLV, which won four games over ranked teams last year and ranked in the top-10 nationally in assists, rebounding and blocks, returns two starters and six players overall from that team. Three additional players redshirted last year and five newcomers will be welcomed for 2013-14.

For information on purchasing season tickets in the lower plaza level, contact the Rebel Athletic Fund at 702-895-1533. For information on all other tickets, call 702-739-FANS or visit UNLVtickets.com.

Click here for UNLV’s full 2013-14 non-conference schedule

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Scarlet & Gray Weekend Set For April 12-14




Rebel football Spring Showcase, UNLV Athletic Apparel Sale and baseball series with
Nevada, Reno highlight busy weekend on campus 

UNLV Athletics is proud to present Scarlet & Gray Weekend, set for this weekend, April 12-14, on campus.

Many events are scheduled, highlighted by Rebel football’s Spring Showcase on Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Rebel Park, the UNLV Athletic Apparel Sale, which is set for Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and UNLV baseball’s rivalry series with Nevada, Reno, on Friday-Sunday, April 12-14.

Also on campus this weekend is UNLV softball’s series with New Mexico, men’s tennis vs. Boise State, women’s tennis vs. Nevada, Reno, and Fresno State, a track & field meet, and a free youth clinic hosted by women’s soccer before its spring match vs. Utah State.

In addition to this weekend’s schedule, UNLV baseball will host No. 15 Arizona State on Wednesday.

The full schedule for this week’s Scarlet & Gray Weekend:

Wednesday, April 10
• 6:05 p.m. – Baseball vs. Arizona State – Wilson Stadium

Friday, April 12
• 11 a.m. – Track & Field’s Randall Cunningham Invitational & Sheila Tarr-Smith Multis – Partridge Stadium/Tarr Smith Field
• 12 p.m. – Men’s Tennis vs. Boise State – Fertitta Tennis Complex
• 5:30 p.m. – Rebel Football Spring Showcase – Rebel Park
• 6 p.m. – Softball vs. New Mexico – Eller Media Stadium
• 7 p.m. – Baseball vs. Nevada, Reno – Wilson Stadium

Saturday, April 13
• 8 a.m. – Free youth clinic hosted by women’s soccer
• 9:30 a.m. – Track & Field’s Randall Cunningham Invitational & Sheila Tarr-Smith Multis – Partridge Stadium/Tarr Smith Field
• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Apparel Sale – North Gym
• 10 a.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. Nevada, Reno – Fertitta Tennis Complex
• 10 a.m. – Women’s Soccer spring match vs. Utah State – Johann Field
• 1 p.m. – Softball vs. New Mexico – Eller Media Stadium
• 2 p.m. – Baseball vs. Nevada, Reno – Wilson Stadium

Sunday, April 14
• 10 a.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. Fresno State – Fertitta Tennis Complex
• 1 p.m. Softball vs. New Mexico – Eller Media Stadium
• 1 p.m. Baseball vs. Nevada, Reno – Wilson Stadium

Admission to Friday’s Rebel football Spring Showcase is free. The event will include a scrimmage, activities for kids, autographs and concessions will be available. Fans are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.

For only the third time in history, fans will get the chance to purchase authentic new and game-used UNLV athletic apparel as part of the department’s sale on Saturday. The public is invited to the North Gym inside the Paul McDermott Physical Education complex on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day when hundreds of items will be for sale. All proceeds from the sale benefit the UNLV Athletics Department.

The North Gym is located adjacent to Rebel Park, which is located between Wilson Stadium and the Lied Athletic Complex, which are near the intersection of Paradise and Harmon.

Admission is also free to track & field and tennis, while kids 12 and under are free to baseball and softball games.