SOUTH POINT ARENA TO HOST THE WORLD’S BEST BULL RIDERS IN THE PBR MONSTER ENERGY TEAM CHALLENGE, A CLOSED-TO-PUBLIC COMPETITION, JUNE 5 – 28

 

South Point Arena To Host the World’s Best Bull Riders IN The PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, A closed-to-public competition, June 5 – 28

The competitions will be televised on CBS Sports Network and CBS Television Network

South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa has partnered with the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) to host 48 of the world’s top professional bull riders in the South Point Arena split into 12 teams and divisions, facing off until two teams remain to compete for the championship. The competitions each Friday and Saturday will be televised on CBS Sports Network with a “Game of the Week” broadcast on CBS Television Network each Sunday. Every night of competition will feature three “games,” where each game will comprise a head-to-head matchup of three riders from one team against three riders from another on the sport’s toughest bulls.

 

The first four weekends of the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas on June 5-28 will be closed-to-the-public using the safety protocols PBR debuted during three previous event weekends in April and May, including a scaled-down crew, medical testing, functional separation and social distancing.

 

“We are proud to partner with the PBR in bringing the world’s best bull riders to the South Point Arena.  There is no better place than Vegas Cowboy Central to put the sports and entertainment capital back on television.  Las Vegas will always be here to entertain you, even if you can’t be here.”  said Ryan Growney, General Manager of South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa.

 

The competition will then culminate in a championship weekend that will welcome fans to ticketed events at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota July 10-12.

 

South Point Arena hosts the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals each year.

 

“After successfully holding closed events in Oklahoma that utilized a comprehensive wellness and safety plan now being reviewed by other leagues, we have added protocols to provide fans a secure place to enjoy a new exciting team format,” said PBR Commissioner Sean Gleason. “We want to thank our fans for their patience and cooperation, as well as our venue, city and state partners, including Governor Kristi Noem, for collaborating on these measures for bringing this new team tournament in front of fans in an environment they’ll be comfortable in.”

 

Every team will have played six regular season games after four weeks.  The teams with the top three records in each division will make the playoffs, with the regular season division champion earning a first round bye. Championship weekend – a single elimination bracket – will feature wild card matchups on Friday, the semifinals on Saturday, and Championship Sunday broadcast on CBS Television Network, with the consolation game on CBS Sports Network.

 

PBR’s most recent Unleash The Beast ticketed event for fans was in Little Rock March 6-7, 2020. When restrictions on mass gatherings from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) were put into place, PBR held closed-to-fans events for television in Georgia March 15-16, and at the Lazy E Arena in Oklahoma April 25-26 and May 9-10 with a comprehensive safety plan approved by three layers of government.

 

The PBR will announce in the coming weeks further competition details and rosters for The PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, which will not offer individual riders’ points toward the 2020 world standings.

 

PBR will handle all production for these events, which are subject to change depending on developments with Covid-19.

 

 

About PBR (Professional Bull Riders)

PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 700 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash the Beast Tour (UTB), which features the top 35 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. PBR’s digital assets include RidePass, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

 

About Monster Energy

Based in Corona, California, Monster Energy is the leading marketer of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Refusing to acknowledge the traditional, Monster Energy supports the scene and sport. Whether motocross, off-road, NASCAR, MMA, BMX, surf, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or the rock and roll lifestyle, Monster Energy is a brand that believes in authenticity and the core of what its sports, athletes and musicians represent. More than a drink, it is the way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, believers and fans. See more about Monster Energy including all of its drinks at www.monsterenergy.com.

 

 

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 FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

 

 

Runnin’ Rebels At UNR Wednesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT UNR WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Governor’s Series game to be televised on CBS Sports Network at 8 p.m.
Jan 23, 2018; Fresno, CA, USA; UNLV Rebels forward Brandon McCoy (44) battles for position against the Fresno State Bulldogs in the first half at the Save Mart Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
 
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Matchup UNLV (16-7, 5-5 Mountain West) at UNR (20-4, 9-1 Mountain West)
Date Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time 8:00 p.m.
Site Lawlor Events Center (11,536), Reno, Nev.
TV CBS Sports Network (Brent Stover, Bob Wenzel)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Audio UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
Stats Live Stats at UNLVRebels.com
Twitter @TheRunninRebels / @UNLVAthletics
The UNLV men’s basketball team (16-7, 5-5 MW), winner of two of its last three games and three of its last five, will travel to Reno, Nev., to face intrastate rival and No. 23 UNR on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center.
 
The Mountain West game is also a part of the Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy and Barrick Gold, which is a head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between the two Silver State schools. The winner of the season series in men’s basketball will earn three points toward the final score. UNLV has won four of the first five years of the overall competition. 
 
UNLV is coming off a heartbreaking overtime loss at Boise State (93-91) on Saturday. Prior to that, it went 2-0 at home with wins over San Diego State (88-78) on Jan. 27 and San Jose State (76-67) last Wednesday. The victory over SDSU snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Aztecs. UNLV shot 58.6 percent from the field in that contest, which was the highest by a San Diego State opponent since 2006-07 – a stretch of 11 seasons and 403 games. The win over the Spartans earned UNLV the regular-season series sweep.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels are 3-2 in Mountain West play on the road, while UNR is 11-0 overall at home this year. UNLV went 11-2 during non-conference play this season with its only two losses coming in overtime – at Northern Iowa and vs. Arizona (now ranked No. 13) at home.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels are sixth in the country in field-goal percentage (51.0), eighth in scoring (86.0 ppg), 21st in rebounding (39.87 rpg) and 29th in assists per game (16.9). Individually, Brandon McCoy and Shakur Juiston rank in the top 24 in the country in rebounding. McCoy is 18th (10.0 rpg), while Juiston is 24th (9.7). UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-24 rebounders. McCoy ranks 12th in double-doubles with 12, while Juiston is 40th with nine. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 25th in the nation in assists with 5.9 apg.
 
Wednesday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Brent Stover and Bob Wenzel calling the action. Jon Sandler and former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels To Host No. 3 Kansas Thursday At 6 PM

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Matchup No. 3 Kansas (10-1, 0-0 Big 12) at UNLV (7-5, 0-0 Mountain West)
Date Thursday, December 22, 2016
Time 6:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV CBS Sports Network (Carter Blackburn, Steve Lappas, sideline: John Schriffen)
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

 

 

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO HOST NO. 3 KANSAS THURSDAY AT 6 PM

Jayhawks are the highest-ranked team to visit Thomas & Mack Center since 2014

 

After defeating Southern Illinois on Monday night at the Thomas & Mack Center, 68-61, the UNLV men’s basketball team (7-5) will host No. 3 Kansas (10-1) on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m.

The third-ranked Jayhawks are the highest-ranked team to play the Runnin’ Rebels at the Thomas & Mack Center since 2014 when UNLV defeated then-No. 3 Arizona, 71-67.

UNLV has won two of its last three games. Kansas will be the third ranked opponent for UNLV in a span of 12 days (No. 5/4 Duke and No. 22 Oregon were the others).

Fans are invited to come to the Thomas & Mack Center’s new Strip View Pavilion on Thursday, when doors open early at 4 p.m., to beat traffic, come in from the cold and take in some college basketball on the 19 televisions in the facility. Bars and various concession stands will be open as fans get to experience one of the best views in Las Vegas.

Led by sophomore guard Jalen Poyser (14.6 ppg) and senior forward Tyrell Green (14.1 ppg), the Runnin’ Rebels have played their last three games without their two leading rebounders, out with injuries: junior forward Dwayne Morgan (7.3 rpg) and senior forward Christian Jones (6.5 rpg).

KU has won 10 straight games after losing its season opener in overtime to Indiana in Hawaii on Nov. 11. The Jayhawks are led by senior guard Frank Mason III’s 20.3 ppg and are coming off an 89-72 win over Davidson in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday.

Thursday’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn, Steve Lappas and John Schriffen (sideline) 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 Host UNR On Saturday Night At 7 PM

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Matchup Nevada, Reno (16-9, 8-5 Mountain West) at UNLV (15-12, 6-8 Mountain West)
Date Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time 7:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV CBS Sports Network (Carter Blackburn, Pete Gillen)
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


RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST UNR ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM

Game part of Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy & Barrick Gold

 


 The very shorthanded UNLV men’s basketball team will look to win its third straight game at home as it hosts Nevada, Reno, on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.

 

The game is part of the Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy and Barrick Gold, which is a head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between UNLV and UNR. The winner of the season’s series in men’s basketball will earn three points toward the final score. UNR won this year’s first meeting, 65-63, in Reno on Jan. 23. UNLV, which has won each of the first three years of the competition, leads this year’s contest 7.5-4.5.

 

The Tark Toy Drive is also being held on Saturday. All fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed toys to the game. The drive is promoting awareness for how strokes can happen at any age and the toys will be donated to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

 

UNLV is coming off a 79-74 loss at Air Force on Tuesday. The Runnin’ Rebels lost junior forward Ben Carter for the season during the San Diego State game on Jan. 30 and freshman forward Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is out indefinitely with a sprained knee that he suffered at Fresno State on Feb. 6. UNLV is 6-5 under Interim Head Coach Todd Simon.

 

Saturday’s game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn and Pete Gillen calling the action. 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 At New Mexico Tuesday On CBS Sports Network

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Matchup UNLV (13-9, 4-5 Mountain West) at New Mexico (13-8, 6-2 Mountain West)
Date Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Time 6:00 p.m. MST/5:00 p.m. PST
Site WisePies Arena/The Pit (15,411), Albuquerque, N.M.
TV CBS Sports Network (Andrew Catalon, Steve Wolf; sideline: Cassie McKinney)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Audio UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
Stats Live Stats at GoLobos.com
Twitter @TheRunninRebels



RUNNIN’ REBELS AT NEW MEXICO TUESDAY ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK

UNLV opens second half of Mountain West play at The Pit at 5 p.m. PT


The UNLV men’s basketball team will begin the second half of Mountain West play on the road as it travels to Albuquerque, N.M. to face New Mexico on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. MST/5 p.m. PST at WisePies Arena/The Pit (15,411).   

 

UNLV (13-9, 4-5 MW) is coming off a 67-52 home loss to MW-leading San Diego State on Saturday. Prior to that, the Runnin’ Rebels defeated Boise State, 87-77, also at home, on Wednesday night. UNLV is 4-2 under Interim Head Coach Todd Simon.

 

The Runnin’ Rebels were 9-4 during their non-conference season, playing three top-15 teams. UNLV went 2-1 in such games recording wins vs. then-No. 13/14 Indiana at the Maui Invitational and vs. then-No. 15/16 Oregon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The loss was at then-No. 13/12 Arizona.

 

New Mexico (13-8, 6-2) is in second place in the MW. The Lobos have won three straight: at San José State (83-64), vs. Air Force (84-55) and at Boise State (88-83).

 

UNLV defeated New Mexico, 86-74, in their first meeting of the season on Jan. 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center. It was the Runnin’ Rebels’ first game under Simon.

 

Tuesday’s game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network with Andrew Catalon and Steve Wolf calling the action, while Cassie McKinney will report from the sideline. 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 At Wyoming Saturday Afternoon

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Matchup UNLV (9-6, 0-2 Mountain West) at Wyoming (8-8, 1-2 Mountain West)
Date Saturday, January 9, 2016
Time 4:00 p.m. MST / 3:00 p.m. PST
Site Arena-Auditorium (11,445), Laramie, Wyo.
Television CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Steve Wolf)
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

 

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT WYOMING SATURDAY AFTERNOON

UNLV will face Cowboys at 3 p.m. PT on CBS Sports Network

The UNLV men’s basketball team is looking for its first Mountain West victory of the season as it continues its two-game road trip through the Front Range. After playing just one game in a two-week span, the Runnin’ Rebels dropped a close one at Colorado State (66-65) on Wednesday night. They also lost a close game at home to Fresno State (69-66) on Dec. 30 to open conference play.

Next up will be a game at Wyoming’s Arena-Auditorium (11,445) against the Cowboys on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. MST/3 p.m. PST.

UNLV (9-6, 0-2 MW) went 9-4 during its non-conference season, playing three top-15 teams. The Runnin’ Rebels went 2-1 in such games recording wins vs. then-No. 13/14 Indiana at the Maui Invitational and vs. then-No. 15/16 Oregon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The loss was at then-No. 13/12 Arizona.

Wyoming (8-8, 1-2 MW) won its first MW game of the year on Wednesday night at home, defeating Air Force (64-52). The Cowboys lost their first two conference games this year (at San Diego State – 67-55; at Nevada, Reno – 71-68) after going 6-6 in non-conference action against countable NCAA opponents.

Saturday’s game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz and Steve Wolf calling the action. 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 Back At Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday Against ASU

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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


RUNNIN’ REBELS BACK AT THOMAS & MACK CENTER WEDNESDAY VS. ASU

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 To Appear On National Television At Least 18 Times During 2015-16 Season

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UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL TO APPEAR ON NATIONAL TELEVISION AT LEAST 18 TIMES DURING 2015-16 SEASON

Eight regular-season contests are slated for ESPN national television channels, with four more being possible, and 10 will be shown on CBS Sports Network

The Runnin’ Rebels on:  TWITTER  |  FACEBOOK

 UNLV men’s basketball will be no stranger to a national television audience during the 2015-16 season as its regular-season television appearances and most game times have been announced.

The Runnin’ Rebels will be seen on a ESPN national television channel at least eight times this season, with an additional four games being possible through the network’s Netflex option. UNLV also has 10 regular-season games scheduled for CBS Sports Network.

Additional games will be available online through ESPN3, Campus Insiders and the Mountain West Network.

UNLV’s first national TV appearance will be at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on ESPN2 vs. UCLA on Monday, Nov. 23 at 8:30 p.m. PT. Its next game on Tuesday, Nov. 24 will be on ESPN or ESPN2 depending on the opponent (Kansas or Chaminade) and its final Maui game on Wednesday, Nov. 25 will be on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.

Other ESPN2 appearances for the Runnin’ Rebels: vs. Oregon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at Wichita State at 6 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Dec. 9, and at Arizona at 6:30 p.m. PT on Sat., Dec. 19. UNLV will be on ESPNU vs. Colorado State on Sat., Feb. 13 and at Boise State on Tues., Feb. 23.

There is a possibility that the Runnin’ Rebels will be on ESPN2 vs. Air Force on Sat., Jan. 16 and vs. Wyoming on Sat., Feb. 27, and ESPNU at Utah State on Tues., Jan. 19 and at Nevada, Reno on Sat., Jan. 23. Those possible ESPN2 and and ESPNU appearances are part of ESPN’s Netflex option, so they could also be put solely on ESPN3. Those decisions will be made at least 21 days in advance of the games.

UNLV will be on CBS Sports Network vs. Arizona State on Wed., Dec. 16, at Colorado State on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Wyoming on Saturday, Jan. 9, vs. New Mexico on Tuesday, Jan. 12, vs. Boise State on Wednesday, Jan. 27, vs. San Diego State on Sat., Jan. 30, at New Mexico on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Air Force on Tuesday, Feb. 16, vs. Nevada, Reno on Saturday, Feb. 20 and at San Diego State on Saturday, March 5.

The games that are set for ESPN3: vs. Fresno State on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Fresno State on Saturday, Feb. 6 and vs. San José State on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

The remaining games will be video streamed online through Campus Insiders and the Mountain West Network.

CLICK HERE for the full schedule, including television appearances and most times.

A limited number of season tickets in the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center for the 2015-16 UNLV men’s basketball season are on sale now. They may be purchased online at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office.

Rice is entering his fifth season as head coach of the Runnin’ Rebel program. UNLV returns seven scholarship players from last year’s roster with six newcomers making up another highly regarded recruiting class. After a top-five class in 2014, Rivals has this year’s Runnin’ Rebel class ranked No. 11 in the country.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Senior Night “White Out” Wednesday At 8 PM Vs. San Diego State

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SENIOR NIGHT “WHITE OUT” WEDNESDAY AT 8 PM
Giveaways include senior posters, t-shirts and rally towels; Runnin’ Rebels to face San Diego State with seven scholarship players because of injuries, game televised by CBS Sports Network

 

The UNLV men’s basketball team will host San Diego State at the Thomas & Mack Center in its final regular-season home game of the year on Wednesday, March 4, at 8 p.m. It will be the annual Senior Night “White Out.” All fans are being asked to wear white and the first 4,500 in attendance will receive a free white UNLV T-shirt. Other giveaways include 5,000 senior posters and 3,000 white rally towels. Fans are also encouraged to come early to honor UNLV’s 2014-15 season seniors: Cody Doolin and Jelan Kendrick.

The Runnin’ Rebels are looking to even the season series with the Aztecs, who are tied for first in the Mountain West, as UNLV dropped a 53-47 game at San Diego State earlier this year on Jan. 17.

The Runnin’ Rebels, who are 2-3 since leading scorer Rashad Vaughn went down to injury, have won six of their last 10 games. Prior to the loss at Utah State on Feb. 24, UNLV had lost three of its previous four games by a combined seven points. Nine of the Runnin’ Rebels’ 16 Mountain West games have been decided by an average of 3.2 points per game (two one-point games, three two-point games, three five-point games and a six-point game). In the other seven games, UNLV is 5-2 with an average margin of victory in those five wins of 15.4.

UNLV, which had to replace all five starters from a year ago, used a rotation for most of this season that included five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Vaughn, a freshman guard, is out of action after suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee on Feb. 10 vs. Fresno State. He had led the team in scoring with an average of 17.8 ppg, which ranks second in the Mountain West and third in the country among freshmen. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has 16 double-doubles this year, which ranks eighth in the country, and has averages of 15.2 ppg (7th in MW), a team-high 9.9 rpg (2nd in MW, 22nd in the country) and 2.8 bpg (2nd in MW, 104th in the country). Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh leads the team in blocks with 2.9 per game (1st in MW, 13th in the country and first among all freshmen). Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW with 4.0 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.4, which leads the conference and is fourth nationally. Freshman guard Patrick McCaw is second in the MW in assists per game (3.5) and second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2) during conference-only games.

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are third in the nation in blocks per game (6.8), fourth in total blocks (196) and 12th in defensive rebounds per game (26.62).

Wednesday’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Andrew Catalon and Steve Lappas calling the action with Allie LaForce reporting from the sideline. It marks the fifth straight game that UNLV will have on the network. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

GAME #30

 

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DATE:
 Wednesday, March 4, 2015
TIME:
 8 p.m.
SITE:
 Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: CBS Sports Network (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, sideline: Allie LaForce)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Wyoming Visits Runnin’ Rebels Saturday At 5 PM

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WYOMING VISITS UNLV SATURDAY AT 5 PM

Runnin’ Rebels down to seven scholarship players because of injuries, game televised by CBS Sports Network

 
The UNLV men’s basketball team will host Wyoming at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m., after returning from its recent road trip – splitting games at New Mexico (W, 76-68) and at Utah State (L, 83-65).

The Runnin’ Rebels, who are 1-3 since leading scorer Rashad Vaughn went down to injury, have won five of their last nine games. Prior to the loss at Utah State, UNLV had lost its last three games by a combined seven points. Nine of the Runnin’ Rebels’ 15 Mountain West games have been decided by an average of 3.2 points per game (two one-point games, three two-point games, three five-point games and a six-point game).

UNLV, which had to replace all five starters from a year ago, used a rotation for most of this season that included five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Vaughn, a freshman guard, is out of action after suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee on Feb. 10 vs. Fresno State. He had led the team in scoring with an average of 17.8 ppg, which ranks second in the Mountain West and third in the country among freshmen. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has 15 double-doubles this year, which ranks eighth in the country, and has averages of 15.4 ppg (7th in MW), and team highs of 9.8 rpg (2nd in MW, 21st in the country) and 2.9 bpg (1st in MW, 10th in the country). Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh is second on the team in blocks with 2.8 per game (2nd in MW, 12th in the country and first among all freshmen). Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW with 4.0 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.3, which leads the conference and is eighth nationally. Freshman guard Patrick McCaw is second in the MW in assists per game (3.5) and third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2) during conference-only games.

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are third in the nation in total blocks (192), fourth in blocks per game (6.9 bpg) and 15th in defensive rebounds per game (26.64).

Saturday’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn and Pete Gillen calling the action with Allie LaForce reporting from the sideline. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

GAME #29

 

Wyoming (21-7, 10-5 Mountain West) 
at

UNLV (15-13, 6-9 Mountain West)

DATE:
 Saturday, February 28, 2015
TIME:
 5 p.m.
SITE:
 Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: CBS Sports Network (Carter Blackburn, Pete Gillen, sideline: Allie LaForce)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels At Utah State Tuesday Night

UNLV

 

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT UTAH STATE TUESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 P.M. PT

UNLV men’s basketball down to seven scholarship players because of injuries, game televised by CBS Sports Network

 

The UNLV men’s basketball team is coming off a 76-68 win at New Mexico on Saturday, its first since leading scorer Rashad Vaughn went down to injury, and will now travel to Logan, Utah, for its second straight road game on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. MST/6:30 p.m. PST.

UNLV has now won five of its last eight games and its three losses over that span are by a combined seven points. Taking out the Runnin’ Rebels’ nine-point overtime loss at Boise State and their wins at New Mexico, vs. Air Force, vs. Fresno State and vs. San José State, UNLV’s other nine Mountain West games have been decided by an average of 3.2 points per game (two one-point games, three two-point games, three five-point games and a six-point game).

UNLV, which had to replace all five starters from a year ago, used a rotation for most of this season that included five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Vaughn, a freshman guard, is out of action after suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee on Feb. 10 vs. Fresno State. He had led the team in scoring with an average of 17.8 ppg, which ranks second in the Mountain West and third in the country among freshmen. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has 15 double-doubles this year, which ranks eighth in the country, and has averages of 15.6 ppg (6th in MW), and team highs of 9.8 rpg (2nd in MW, 21st in the country) and 2.9 bpg (1st in MW, 8th in the country). Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh is second on the team in blocks, also with 2.9 per game (2nd in MW, 11th in the country and first among all freshmen). Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW with 3.9 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.2, which leads the conference and is eighth nationally. Freshman guard Patrick McCaw is first in the MW in assists per game (3.7) and fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2) during conference-only games.

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are third in the nation in total blocks (187), third in blocks per game (6.9 bpg), 14th in defensive rebounds per game (26.78) and 31st in field-goal percentage defense (39.2).

Tuesday night’s game at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Ari Wolfe and Pete Gillen 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 in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

GAME #28

 

UNLV (15-12, 6-8 Mountain West) 
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Utah State (16-10, 9-5 Mountain West)

DATE:
 Tuesday, February 24, 2015
TIME:
 7:30 p.m. MST/6:30 p.m. PST
SITE:
 Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270), Logan, Utah
TV: CBS Sports Network (Ari Wolfe, Pete Gillen)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Host Boise State Wednesday At 8 PM, Pregame Tarkanian Tribute Planned

UNLV

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST BOISE STATE WEDNESDAY AT 8 PM
UNLV men’s basketball down to seven scholarship players because of injuries, pregame tribute to Coach Tarkanian planned

 

The UNLV men’s basketball team, winner of four of its last six games, is coming off a 73-61 win vs. Fresno State and a 76-75 loss at Air Force in its two games last week. The Runnin’ Rebels will now host Boise State on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.

A special pregame tribute in memory of legendary former Runnin’ Rebel head coach and Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian, who recently passed away, will take place. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats early for the tribute. In addition, fans will receive a commemorative towel to honor Coach Tarkanian.

UNLV’s two losses over its last six games are by one point each – at Air Force on Saturday and at Colorado State (83-82) on Feb. 7. Taking out the Runnin’ Rebels’ overtime loss at Boise State (82-73 on Jan. 13), and the wins over Air Force (74-63 on Jan. 31), Fresno State (Feb. 10) and San José State (74-40 on Jan. 10), UNLV’s other eight Mountain West games have been decided by an average of 3.0 points per game (two one-point games, three two-point games, two five-point games and a six-point game).

UNLV, which had to replace all five starters from a year ago, used a rotation for most of this season that included five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Freshman guard Rashad Vaughn, who is out of action after suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee on Feb. 10 vs. Fresno State, had led the team in scoring with an average of 17.8 ppg, which ranks second in the Mountain West and third in the country among freshmen. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has 14 double-doubles this year, which ranks 11th in the country, and has averages of 15.6 ppg (6th in MW), and team highs of 10.0 rpg (2nd in MW, 18th in the country) and 3.0 bpg (1st in MW, 11th in the country). Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh is second on the team in blocks with 2.8 per game (2nd in MW, 14th in the country, 2nd among all freshmen). Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW with 3.9 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.1, which leads the conference and is 10th nationally. Freshman guard Patrick McCaw is second in the MW in assists per game (3.8) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1) during conference-only games.

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are third in the nation in total blocks (173), third in blocks per game (6.9 bpg), ninth in defensive rebounds per game (27.16) and 34th in field-goal percentage defense (39.1).

Wednesday night’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn and Pete Gillen 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 in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

GAME #26

 

Boise State (18-7, 8-4 Mountain West) 
at

UNLV (14-11, 5-7 Mountain West)

DATE:
 Wednesday, February 18, 2015
TIME:
 8 p.m.
SITE:
 Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500)
TV: CBS Sports Network (Carter Blackburn, Pete Gillen)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Host Utah State Saturday At 5 PM

UNLV

 

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST UTAH STATE SATURDAY

Game scheduled for 5 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center

 

The UNLV men’s basketball team will be at home at the Thomas & Mack Center for the second straight game as it hosts Utah State on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m.

The Runnin’ Rebels have lost three straight games – at Boise State on Jan. 13 in overtime (82-73), at San Diego State last Saturday (53-47) and vs. New Mexico (71-69) on Wednesday. Prior to that, UNLV defeated San José State (74-40). Taking out the overtime loss at Boise State, UNLV has lost its other conference games by an average of 3.8 points (two two-point games, a five-point game and a six-point game).

UNLV, which had to replace all five starters from a year ago, has used a rotation this season that includes five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Freshman guard Rashad Vaughn leads the team in scoring with an average of 17.2 ppg, which is third in the Mountain West. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has 10 double-doubles this year, which ranks 10th in the country, and has averages of 14.4 ppg (second on the team, 8th in MW), and a team high of 9.6 rpg (1st in MW, 22nd in the country) and 2.8 bpg (3rd in MW, 17th in the country). Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh leads the team and is second in the MW in blocks with 2.9 per game (14th in the country, 2nd among all freshmen). He missed Wednesday’s game with a foot injury. Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW with 4.3 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.0, which leads the conference and is 19th nationally.

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are third in the nation in total blocks (134), fourth in blocks per game (7.1 bpg), eighth in defensive rebounds per game (28.0) and 25th in field-goal percentage defense (38.1).

Saturday’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Andrew Catalon and Chris Spatola 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 in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

GAME #20

Utah State (11-7, 4-2 Mountain West)

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UNLV (10-9, 1-5 Mountain West)

DATE:
 Saturday, January 24, 2015
TIME:
 5 p.m.
SITE:
 Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: CBS Sports Network (Andrew Catalon, Chris Spatola)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Host New Mexico Wednesday At 8 PM

UNLV

 

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO HOST NEW MEXICO WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Game at Thomas & Mack Center at 8 p.m.

 
After playing two straight games on the road, the UNLV men’s basketball team will be back at home at the Thomas & Mack Center to host New Mexico on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. 5,000 Rally Towels, presented by Cox Communications, will be given to fans.

The Runnin’ Rebels lost both of their last two games – at Boise State last Tuesday in overtime (82-73) and at San Diego State on Saturday (53-47). Prior to that, UNLV defeated San José State (74-40) in its last home game on Jan. 10.

UNLV, which had to replace all five starters from a year ago, has used a rotation this season that includes five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Freshman guard Rashad Vaughn leads the team in scoring with an average of 17.5 ppg, which is third in the Mountain West. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has 10 double-doubles this year, which ranks ninth in the country, and has averages of 14.1 ppg (second on the team, 8th in MW), and team highs of 9.6 rpg (1st in MW, 23rd in the country) and 2.9 bpg (2nd in MW, 14th in the country). Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh is second on the team and third in the MW in blocks, also with 2.9 per game (15th in the country, 2nd among all freshmen). Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW with 4.3 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.0, which leads the conference and is 21st nationally.

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are second in the nation in total blocks (132), third in blocks per game (7.3 bpg), fifth in defensive rebounds per game (28.33) and 18th in field-goal percentage defense (37.5).

Wednesday night’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn and Pete Gillen calling the action, and Lauren Gardner reporting from the sidelines. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

GAME #19

 

New Mexico (12-6, 4-2 Mountain West) 
at

UNLV (10-8, 1-4 Mountain West)

DATE:
 Wednesday, January 21, 2015
TIME:
 8 p.m.
SITE:
 Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: CBS Sports Network (Carter Blackburn, Pete Gillen, sideline: Lauren Gardner)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels At San Diego State Saturday Afternoon On CBS Sports Network

UNLV

 

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT SAN DIEGO STATE SATURDAY

3 p.m. PT game will be televised on CBS Sports Network

 
The UNLV men’s basketball team will play its second straight road game in Mountain West play this Saturday, Jan. 17, at San Diego State at 3 p.m. After snapping a three-game losing streak by defeating San José State, 74-40, at the Thomas & Mack Center last Saturday, the Runnin’ Rebels lost another close game on the road Tuesday night at Boise State (82-73), in overtime. UNLV, which trailed by eight at the half against the Broncos, had a shot to win it at the end of regulation that didn’t go in.

The Runnin’ Rebels recently closed out the toughest stretch of schedule in program history, playing three top-15 teams (then-No. 14 Utah, then-No. 3 Arizona and then-No. 13 Kansas) plus a trip to Laramie, Wyo., in a 16-day span. The recent three-game losing streak included a loss at Kansas and two close losses in Mountain West play: at Wyoming (76-71) and to Nevada, Reno (64-62). Prior to the league opener on New Year’s Eve, UNLV had won two straight games and five of six.

The Runnin’ Rebels, who had to replace all five starters from a year ago, have used a rotation this season that includes five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Freshman guard Rashad Vaughn leads the team in scoring with an average of 17.5 ppg, which is third in the Mountain West. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has 10 double-doubles this year, which ranks sixth in the country, and has averages of 14.8 ppg (second on the team, 8th in MW), and team highs of 10.0 rpg (1st in MW, 18th in the country) and 2.9 bpg (2nd in MW, 17th in the country). Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh is second on the team and third in the MW in blocks, also with 2.9 per game (18th in the country, 2nd among all freshmen). Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW with 4.5 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.2, which leads the conference and is 18th nationally.

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are second in the nation in total blocks (126), third in blocks per game (7.4 bpg), fourth in defensive rebounds per game (28.82) and 19th in field-goal percentage defense (37.4).

Saturday’s game from Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl in San Diego, Calif., will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz and Doug Gottlieb 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 in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

GAME #18

UNLV (10-7, 1-3 Mountain West) 

at

San Diego State (13-4, 3-1 Mountain West)

DATE:
 Saturday, January 17, 2015
TIME:
 3 p.m.
SITE:
 Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (12,414), San Diego, Calif.
TV: CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Doug Gottlieb)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels To Host No. 3 Arizona Tuesday Night At TMC

UNLV


RUNNIN’ REBELS TO HOST NO. 3 ARIZONA TUESDAY NIGHT AT TMC

UNLV in midst of playing three top-15 teams in 16 days, toughest stretch in program history

 
The UNLV men’s basketball team will host No. 3 Arizona on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Runnin’ Rebels are in the mist of their toughest stretch of schedule in program history as they are facing three top-15 teams in 16 days, with a trip to Wyoming also sandwiched in between. UNLV has never before faced three top-15 teams in such a short period.
The Runnin’ Rebels had won three straight games and five of six before falling to No. 14 Utah, 59-46, at the MGM Grand Showcase on Saturday night, in the program’s first game on the Las Vegas Strip.

 

UNLV, which had to replace all five starters from a year ago, has used a rotation this season that includes five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Freshman guard Rashad Vaughn leads the team in scoring with an average of 17.3 ppg, which also ranks first in the Mountain West. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has six double-doubles this year, which ranks ninth in the country, and has averages of 12.9 ppg and team highs of 9.6 rpg and 3.1 bpg (10th in the country). Wood also leads the MW in rebounding and blocks. Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh is tied for the team lead in blocks at 3.1 per game, also 10th in the nation and tops in the conference. Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW  with 4.9 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 4.5, which is fifth-best in the country.

 

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are second in the nation in blocked shots (7.9 bpg) and are 21st in field-goal percentage defense (36.9).

 

Tuesday’s game against the Wildcats will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn and Doug Gottlieb calling the action, and Jamie Erdahl on the sidelines. The Wildcats are the highest-ranked team to play at the Thomas & Mack Center since No. 4/3 Cincinnati on Dec. 19, 1998. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.


GAME #11


No. 3 Arizona (12-0, 0-0 Pac-12) 

at

UNLV (7-3, 0-0 Mountain West)

DATE:
 Tuesday, December 23, 2014
TIME:
 7:05 p.m.
SITE:
 Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: CBS Sports Network – Carter Blackburn, Doug Gottlieb, Jamie Erdahl (sideline)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com

 

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics
 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels’ Mountain West Schedule Announced

UNLV

RUNNIN’ REBELS’ MOUNTAIN WEST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Seventeen of UNLV’s 18 conference games will be available on ESPN networks or CBS Sports Network; TV coverage for Arizona, Kansas and Utah games also announced

2014-15 Runnin’ Rebel Schedule | Ticket Information

The 2014-15 UNLV men’s basketball Mountain West schedule was announced Wednesday by the athletics department. As part of the announcement dates and television coverage on ESPN networks and CBS Sports Network were included. Game times and any other television appearances will be announced as they are confirmed.

Seventeen of UNLV’s 18 conference games have been selected for ESPN networks or CBS Sports Network. The Runnin’ Rebels will have 10 MW games on CBS Sports Network and seven on ESPN networks (ESPNU or ESPN3). It is also possible that some games may still be shifted from Wednesday to Tuesday or Saturday to Sunday for television purposes. Any such changes will be announced.

The Runnin’ Rebels will open their MW schedule this season on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Wyoming, then will play their final non-conference game of the season at Kansas on Sunday, Jan. 4 before opening the home portion of conference play on Wed., Jan. 7 against Nevada, Reno at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV’s game at Nevada, Reno does not yet have a set date. It will be played on either Tuesday or Wednesday, Jan. 27 or 28.

UNLV’s one-time opponents for the 2014-15 conference season are Colorado State (will not host the Rams) and Fresno State (will not play the Bulldogs on the road). The Runnin’ Rebels’ bye date will be on Wednesday, Feb. 4. UNLV will play at Kansas instead of having a second bye date.

The MW Championship will once again be held at the Thomas & Mack Center on UNLV’s campus, running this year from March 11-14.

UNLV’s non-conference schedule was released in June. Three of those games have been picked up by ESPN networks or CBS networks and are: vs. Utah on Saturday, Dec. 20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (ESPN2 at 8:30 p.m. PT), vs. Arizona at home at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Dec. 23 (CBSSN) and at Kansas (CBS).

UNLV men’s basketball head coach Dave Rice is entering his fourth season at the helm of the Runnin’ Rebel program. He has led UNLV to 71 wins over his first three years, which ranks second all-time at UNLV only to Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian (73 wins in his first three seasons in Las Vegas).

Under Rice, UNLV has won at least 20 games all three seasons and has played in two NCAA Tournaments (including earning its highest seed in 22 years). In addition, his teams have recorded seven victories over ranked teams, including one over the nation’s No. 1-ranked squad (North Carolina in 2011).

The Runnin’ Rebels recorded an overall mark of 20-13 last season and have a streak of 20 or more wins in each of the last eight years.

This year’s team welcomes eight new players to the 2014-15 roster. The 2014 recruiting class has been ranked as the fourth-best in the country by Rivals.com, only behind Duke, Kentucky and Arizona, and ahead of North Carolina, Louisville, Kansas, UCLA, Georgetown and Maryland.

A limited number of season tickets in the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center for the 2014-15 UNLV men’s basketball season went on sale to the public on Monday. Seats are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis and may be purchased in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or online at UNLVtickets.com.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS : Runnin’ Rebels To Face No. 8/7 San Diego State Friday At 6 PM In MW Tournament Semifinal

UNLV

MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNAMENT – SEMIFINAL

UNLV to face No. 8/7 San Diego State on Friday at 6 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center

The UNLV men’s basketball team (20-12, 10-8 MW, No. 4 seed) defeated fifth-seeded Wyoming, 71-67, in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Reese’s Mountain West Men’s Basketball Championship on Thursday afternoon and has advanced to the semifinals where it will face top-seeded No. 8/7 San Diego State on Friday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Aztecs defeated eighth-seeded Utah State, 73-39, on Thursday, which set the MW Tournament record for margin of victory.

Friday’s semifinal matchup between the Runnin’ Rebels and the Aztecs is a matchup of the two teams with the best all-time MW Tournament records. UNLV is No. 1 with an all-time mark of 24-10, while the Aztecs are close behind at 20-10.

Outright MW regular-season champion San Diego State swept the regular-season series this year with UNLV, winning 63-52 in San Diego on Jan. 18, then 73-64 at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 5.

Friday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Doug Gottlieb and Lauren Gardner (sidelines) calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the radio call, which may be heard on ESPN Radio 1100/98.9 FM. The radio broadcast listen link, along with Gametracker are available at UNLVRebels.com.

The Runnin’ Rebels are 2-5 vs. the Aztecs all-time in MW Tournament play, dropping each of the last four meetings. UNLV is 0-2 all-time vs. SDSU in the MW Tournament’s semifinals. The Runnin’ Rebels lead the overall series between the two schools 35-23.

UNLV is now 13-1 all-time in the quarterfinals of the MW Tournament, with its only loss coming in 2009 to San Diego State. The Runnin’ Rebels are 8-4 all-time in the semifinals. This year marks the 12th time that the MW Tournament has been held in Las Vegas (2000-03, 2007-14). UNLV has won the title on three occasions (2000, 2007, 2008). The Runnin’ Rebels have advanced to eight MW Tournament championship games (seven in Las Vegas and one in Denver), including last season when they lost to New Mexico.

The Runnin’ Rebels are fourth in the country in blocked shots per game at 6.5, eighth in rebounding at 40.2 rpg, 20th in effective field-goal percentage defense at 44.6 and 20th in the nation in 3-point field-goal defense, limiting their opponents to just 30.1 percent from behind the arc. Junior forward Khem Birch is second in the country in blocked shots (3.7 bpg), while junior forward Roscoe Smith is fourth in the nation in rebounding (11.1 rpg). Birch has 17 double-doubles on the year (sixth in the country as of 3/10), while Smith has 16 (eighth in the nation as of 3/10). UNLV’s leading scorer is junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones (13.7 ppg).

MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNAMENT – SEMIFINAL

NO. 8/7 SAN DIEGO STATE (28-3, 16-2 Mountain West, No. 1 Seed)

at

UNLV (20-12, 10-8 Mountain West, No. 4 Seed)

DATE: Friday, March 14, 2014
TIME: 6 p.m. PDT
SITE: Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: CBS Sports Network (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Doug Gottlieb, Lauren Gardner)
RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
ONLINE: Radio (audio) & Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com