UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels At New Mexico In Rare Sunday Game

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT NEW MEXICO IN RARE SUNDAY GAME

11 a.m. PT contest to be televised on CBS Sports Network
Feb 17, 2018; San Diego, CA, USA; UNLV Rebels head coach Marvin Menzies (left) talks to guard Jovan Mooring (30) during the first half against the San Diego State Aztecs at Viejas Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
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Matchup UNLV (19-9, 8-7 Mountain West) at New Mexico (14-14, 9-6 Mountain West)
Date Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time 12 p.m. MT/11 a.m. PT
Site Dreamstyle Arena – The Pit (15,411), Albuquerque, N.M.
TV CBS Sports Network (Dave Ryan, Steve Wolf, John Schriffen – sideline)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Audio UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
Stats Live Stats
Twitter @TheRunninRebels / @UNLVAthletics
 
The UNLV men’s basketball team (19-9, 8-7 MW) will head back out on the road, this time for a rare Sunday game against New Mexico (14-14, 9-6 MW) Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. MT/11 a.m. PT at Dreamstyle Arena (The Pit).
 
UNLV is looking to end a two-game losing streak and avenge an 85-81 loss to New Mexico at the Thomas & Mack Center on Jan. 17. 
 
Prior to its loss at San Diego State last Saturday, the Runnin’ Rebels had won three straight games and five of their previous six, including a victory at then-No. 23 UNR. UNLV’s three-game win streak marked the first in Mountain West play for the Runnin’ Rebels since 2016 and the stretch of five wins in six games was its first in conference play since 2014. UNLV lost at home to Fresno State, 77-64, on Wednesday night in its last outing. 
 
UNLV is ninth in the nation in rebounding (40.64 per game), 18th in field-goal percentage (49.5), 19th in scoring (83.9), 38th in assists per game (16.2) and 38th in blocked shots per game (4.6). Additionally, the Runnin’ Rebels are No. 4 in the nation in free-throw attempts (734) and eighth in made free throws (518). Individually, Brandon McCoy and Shakur Juiston rank in the top 22 in the country in rebounding. McCoy is 19th (10.1 rpg), while Juiston is 22nd (9.9). UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-22 rebounders. McCoy ranks 12th in double-doubles with 15, while Juiston is 30th with 12. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 29th in the nation in assists with 5.8 apg. UNLV leads the Mountain West in scoring, rebounding and blocks.
 
Sunday’s game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan, Steve Wolf and John Schriffen (sideline) 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).

Runnin’ Rebels Host New Mexico Wednesday At 7 PM, Fans Encouraged To Wear Black

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST NEW MEXICO WEDNESDAY

Black Out planned for 7 p.m. game at Thomas & Mack Center, fans encouraged to wear black
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Matchup New Mexico (8-11, 3-3 Mountain West) at UNLV (13-4, 2-2 Mountain West)
Date Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time 7:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV ESPN3 (Trey Bender, Blaine Fowler)
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 / @UNLVAthletics
The UNLV men’s basketball team (13-4, 2-2 MW), winner of seven of its last nine games, will host New Mexico (8-11, 3-3 MW) on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.
 
The game is being planned as a Black Out with all fans encouraged to wear black UNLV gear to the game. The first 750 students in attendance will receive a free black t-shirt. The Runnin’ Rebels will be wearing their black uniforms.
 
Also, the first 300 fans through the door will receive a free $5 concession voucher. Single-game tickets and mini plans may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com or (702) 739-FANS.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels, who had a bye this past weekend, are coming off an 81-76 win at Air Force last Wednesday, improving their Mountain West record to 2-2. It marked their first win in Colorado Springs since 2014.
 
UNLV went 11-2 during non-conference play this season with their only two losses coming in overtime – at Northern Iowa and vs. Arizona (now ranked No. 14/17) at home.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels are fourth in the country in field-goal percentage (51.4), seventh in scoring (88.2 ppg), 15th in rebounding (41.0 rpg) and 17th in assists (17.9 apg). Individually, freshman forward Brandon McCoy and junior forward Shakur Juiston rank in the top 22 in the country in rebounding. McCoy is 21st with 9.9 rpg, while Juiston is 22nd, also with 9.9 rpg. UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-22 rebounders. McCoy ranks 10th in double-doubles with 10, while Juiston is 35th with seven. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 14th in the nation in assists with 6.4 apg.
 
The 2017-18 season marks the second under head coach Marvin Menzies for the Runnin’ Rebels. Menzies and his staff brought in a recruiting class for this year that has been ranked as high as No. 12 in the country and features McCoy, who was a McDonald’s High School All-American, and Juiston, last year’s National Junior College Player of the Year. The Runnin’ Rebels also returned their leading scorer from last season – senior guard Jovan Mooring. Four Runnin’ Rebels are averaging double figures, led by McCoy’s 18.6 ppg, which ranks fourth in the Mountain West. 
 
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast by ESPN3 with Trey Bender and Blaine Fowler 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’ Rebel Mini-Plans To Go On Sale

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL MINI-PLANS TO GO ON SALE

Runnin’ Rebel fans can choose to purchase three or six-game plans for the 2017-18 season

Purchase Season Tickets | 2017-18 Schedule | @TheRunninRebels

Runnin’ Rebel fans who cannot make all 17 home men’s basketball games during the 2017-18 season at the Thomas & Mack Center now have the flexibility of choosing from two mini-plan options.
 
An online only presale begins tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m., while the official public on sale starts Monday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.
 
The two mini-plan options for this season include upper and lower bowl seats:
 
Pick-3 Plan: 
One premium game (Arizona, San Diego State or Nevada, Reno) plus two non-premium games (non-conference or conference). Prices range from $42-177 depending on seat location.
 
Conference Plan: 
Six pre-set games (Utah State, New Mexico, San Diego State, Wyoming, Fresno State, Nevada, Reno). Prices range from $72-342 depending on seat location.
 
Fans can take advantage of the mini-plan pre-sale exclusively online at UNLVtickets.com. Starting Monday at 10 a.m., mini-plan tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office during regular business hours.
 
UNLV, which is under second-year head coach Marvin Menzies, has brought in a recruiting class that has been ranked as high as No. 12 in the country. Seven new players have been added to the roster for the 2017-18 season, including McDonald’s High School All-American Brandon McCoy and the National Junior College Player of the Year Shakur Juiston.
 
This season’s non-conference schedule features five opponents coming off postseason appearances, each boasting at least 20 wins last season. Home schedule highlights include games against Arizona, San Diego State and Nevada, Reno.
 
After hosting Alaska Fairbanks in an exhibition game Nov. 3, the Runnin’ Rebels open the regular season Nov. 11 vs. Florida A&M at the Thomas & Mack Center.
 
Season tickets, which are on sale now and start as low as $119, may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
CLICK HERE for the full 2017-18 UNLV men’s basketball schedule.

Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico Offers Families New Summer Adventure Pass

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ANGEL FIRE RESORT LAUNCHES SUMMER ADVENTURE PASS
New Mexico Mountain Getaway Gives Families The Choice of High-Adventure Activities for Lowest Price in the State

Angel Fire Resort, located in the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico, announced today the launch of its brand new summer Adventure Pass. The pass will give all guests access to the Southwest’s #1 Bike Park, New Mexico’s only zipline tour, full use of the resort’s 18 hole PGA Championship golf course and lodging, at one of the most affordable prices in the state.

“Being a family-first resort, our goal is to give our guests the most fun on the mountain at the most affordable price,” Dan Swanson, director of marketing, Angel Fire Resort, explains. “For just over one-hundred dollars a night guests can spend 3 nights in our Lodge, go ziplining, mountain biking and play a round of golf. We are confident it’s one of the best values in the state right now for summer vacation packages.”

Angel Fire Bike Park Expands This Season
Angel Fire’s popular bike park, built just a handful of years ago, is quickly gaining traction as one of the best in the nation. Recently named #1 Bike Park in the Southwest by readers of MTBParks.com in Decline Magazine and one of the top 5 Bike Parks in North America by Liftopia, (http://www.liftopia.com/blog/top-5-mountain-biking-parks/) the Angel Fire Bike Park is continuing it’s efforts to offer the best, most authentic trails to riders this season. The Bike Park plans to add a handful of new trails this summer and continue to carve out smooth-flowing trails for those new to the sport.

The 60-plus mile trail network does not include the great off-mountain trails in the village of Angel Fire and surrounding Kit Carson National Forest. Options off the mountain include the 23-mile South Boundary Trail, which begins just south of Angel Fire and ends in Taos, NM. The South Boundary Trail, deemed by many to be a “can’t miss” epic ride, features some of the best high-altitude single-track anywhere in the United States. These cross-country trails give reason to plan extended stays in Angel Fire to experience all the area offers for fat tire enthusiasts.

The Bike Park also boasts the longest season in the Rockies with most trails open from May 16 – October 12, offering riders 110 days of riding, weather permitting. Riders will once again be able to enjoy the new Enduro trails that were added last season. Simply take the lift up and enjoy the scenic surroundings and biking opportunities on the backside and either download, or choose a plethora of trails to descend down the front.
Daily Passes start at just $33 and the Summer Gravity Season Pass is just $259 -allowing riders unlimited lift access throughout the 2014 summer season. The Bike Park also offers full rentals and lessons for those trying out the sport for the first time or looking to improve their skills. For more information go to www.angelfirebikepark.com

New Mexico’s Only Zipline Adds More Tour Times
Also new this season, the resort is adding tours to its Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure Tour, which takes thrill-seekers through multiple zipline stages at the summit. The tour is one of the highest elevation zipline tours in the United States and the very first of its kind in New Mexico.  The six-segment tour opened in 2012 and has been so popular that the resort is now adding additional early-morning tour times to give more adrenaline seekers more opportunity to fly 200’ high above the forest floor.

“With monsoon rains in the summer, sometimes late afternoon tour times can be challenging. This summer we’re changing that. We are starting early in the morning and will carve out additional tour times so we can get everybody up on the mountain and through the course with plenty of time before the rain heads in our direction,” Swanson explains. “Plus we’re adding a day-of tour for those who are wanting to book a second tour in the same day, or decide last minute they want to try it out. Tours will be available on a first-come, first serve sign up basis.”

A zipline tour connects multiple ziplines of varying lengths and descents. The adventure begins with an introductory zipline of only 100’ and works up to the Super Zipline, which carries guests on a 1,600’ cable 200’ above the forest floor.  Guests must weigh 90-270 pounds to ride the zipline. Pricing for the Zipline Tour only is $129 per person. Reservations are open now, with the Zipline opening May 16.

High Altitude Golf
Situated at 8,600’ elevation, Angel Fire Resort’s high-altitude, 18-hole PGA Championship golf course offers affordable play to guests and its members. Widely regarded as one of the most stunning in the west, the course winds through two unspoiled canyons of aspen and spruce high up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  In addition, the high elevation provides golfers relief from the summer heat and some serious extra distance on their drives, and all starting for just $59 per round/$45 twilight, including shared cart. New this season, the golf course will also offer unlimited golf for $100 per person, per day. The course will open May 21, 2014 and will stay open through October 19, 2014, weather permitting.

The Angel Fire Resort Launches The Adventure Pass
New this season, Angel Fire Resort will offer guests three nights of lodging, a Zipline Tour Pass, one-day pass at The Angel Fire Bike Park and one-round of golf at the country club, for just $109 each person, each night, based on double occupancy.

Tennis
Located at Olympic Park just south of the Lodge at Angel Fire Resort on Highway 434, the Angel Fire Resort Tennis Center includes six hard courts for use by Resort members, guests and visitors to the Moreno Valley. The Tennis Center is open to the public May 1st through October 31st; from 8am to 6pm. Children clinics are free for ages 10 and younger. Clinics, lessons, tournaments and weekly play are available and start in June.
Country Club
With views of Mt. Wheeler–the tallest peak in New Mexico the clubhouse provides state-of-the-art golf and membership amenities. The many features of the Angel Fire Resort Golf & Country Club include a full-service golf shop with instruction available from our staff of PGA professionals; a modern fitness center with yoga room; an upscale fine dining restaurant; an elegant and lively bar, Elements – which also has an outside summer dining patio; a downstairs “Par & Grill” Café offering lighter-fare and patio dining; there is also a 5,200 sq. ft. Grand Hall for large meetings and events; an indoor swimming pool, concierge services and more.

Summer ’13 Movie Under the Stars
Angel Fire Resort is pleased to host a wide range of summer special events.  The family favorite being “Movies Under the Stars” take place every weekend in July, starting, Saturday July 5, and then every Friday night afterwards through the end of the month. The movie, parking and popcorn are all free. Movies start at dusk and are weather contingent and will take place the base of the ski mountain. For a complete list of the movies, go to www.angelfireresort.com

Angel Fire’s 2ND Annual Gravity Games and Brewfest
August 30 – September 1
Why? Because, what’s not to love about Gravity and Brewfest in the same sentence? The fun continues with a whip-off and long jump, racing, a movie premiere, craft beers and prizes. Make plans to be here for this awesome event. ‪All season pass holders will be entitled to free entry to the Gravity Games & Brewfest‬.

Special Summer Lodging Packages
The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort is located at the base of the mountain and has undergone a large makeover now offering 121 rooms and 24 family-style suites with updated amenities. Along with the hotel, condos and private homes are also available. The lodge offers several dining options, including Annie’s and Legends as well as, free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool, hot tub and a fitness center. Along with several Stay & Play promotions, there is also a 20% discount for condo rentals through the end of June.

Summer Adventure pass – $109 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Package includes three nights of lodging, as well as the Ziplining Tour, a mountain bike park pass and round of golf, for each person.

Zip Line Package: $159 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Includes one-night hotel accommodations and Zipline Tour.

Stay & Ride: $79 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Includes one-night hotel accommodations and 1-day bike park pass.

Golf Stay and Play Package:  $100 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Includes one-night hotel accommodations and 1 round of golf, per person.
Unlimited golf package $124 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Includes 1-night hotel accommodations, plus 1 day of unlimited rounds of golf.

For information on this and all other events and summer activities please contact Angel Fire Resort at 800-633-7463 or visit our web site at www.angelfireresort.com.

About Angel Fire Resort                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Angel Fire Resort is a top year-round mountain resort destination in New Mexico. Situated at over 8,600’ elevation in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Angel Fire strives to offer the best value and choice for family outdoor recreation activities to its members, guests and visitors–including skiing, snowboarding, golf, mountain biking, tennis, fishing, hiking and more. For additional information on Angel Fire Resort, resort membership, or opportunities for real estate investment in Angel Fire, please call 800-633-7463 or visit the resort’s website at www.angelfireresort.com

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: No. 23 Rebels To Play In Tucson This Weekend

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NO. 23 UNLV MEN’S GOLF TO PLAY IN TUCSON THIS WEEKEND

National Invitational Tournament will be held Friday-Sunday, March 14-16

The No. 23 UNLV men’s golf team is in Tucson, Ariz., for the National Invitational Tournament, which will be played at Omni Tucson National Golf Club’s Catalina Course (par 72, 7,094 yards) on Friday-Sunday, March 14-16.

The 14-school, 54-hole tournament will consist of 18 holes played each day beginning at 8 a.m. MT. This year’s field is made up of Arizona, California, Marquette, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, San Diego, San Diego State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, UNLV, UTEP and Wyoming.

The Rebels’ lineup includes junior Kurt Kitayama, junior Carl Jonson, sophomore AJ McInerney, freshman Taylor Montgomery and sophomore Zane Thomas. Freshman Chris Tuulik will compete as an individual. UNLV finished ninth (out of 16 teams) at last year’s NIT at 5-over 869. New Mexico won the team title by one shot at 20-under, while individual medalist honors were captured by TCU’s Julien Brun by a stroke at 8-under. Kitayama was the Rebels’ top finisher as he tied for 22nd at even par.

UNLV is coming off its second victory of the season, a team win at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas on March 9. Golfweek named UNLV its National Team of the Week after the win at the prestigious tournament, which annually features one of the toughest fields in college golf. Last weekend’s event included seven of the top-10 ranked teams in the country. In addition, 11 of the 15 teams competing were ranked in the top 20 and all participants were among the nation’s top 50. The field also featured 20 of the top-30 ranked individuals.

The victory was UNLV’s second in three years at the event, fifth in the last seven and seventh in the last 10. Kitayama tied for second individually, while Jonson also finished in the top-10 in a tie for eighth.

Live scoring of the NIT will be available on the internet courtesy of Golfstat through a link at UNLVRebels.com.

Follow UNLV men’s golf on Twitter – @UNLVGolf

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Come Up Short At New Mexico 65-58

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UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COMES UP SHORT AT NEW MEXICO 65-58

Lady Rebels’ shooting falters during the final stretch


New Mexico opened the second half on a 14-2 run, and UNLV finished the game missing eight of its final nine shots on the way to a 65-58 setback at The Pit on Wednesday night in Mountain West women’s basketball action. The Lady Rebels dropped to 10-15 overall, 7-6 in league play with the loss, while UNM improved to 9-15, 4-9 in the conference.

UNLV held a 30-27 halftime advantage after forcing the Lobos into 15 first half turnovers. Offensive rebounding by New Mexico led to the first five points of the half though. After a jumper by Mia Bell to tie the game at 32-32, the Lobos reeled off nine more unanswered, going ahead 41-32 with 15:07 on the clock.

The lead was at eight points, 42-34, when Danielle Miller went on a 7-0 run for UNLV, and her layup off a steal from Bell brought UNLV within 42-41 at the 13:12 mark. The Lobos extended the lead back to six, 48-42, but UNLV kept fighting. A Miller jumper with 7:01 to play tied the score for the seventh time at 52-52.

New Mexico went back up by two off a Sara Halasz layup. After missed shots by both teams, UNLV had the ball and looked to tie the game, but Alana Cesarz was called for a foul despite being run over while setting a screen. That gave the ball back to the Lobos, who took advantage with a three-point play from Antiesha Brown. Cesarz answered right back with a three-point play of her own to make it a 57-55 game with 5:09 on the clock.

That was the last made shot for UNLV for the next 4:45 of the contest. Despite New Mexico struggling at the line at the end of the game, the Lobos managed to come up with four points from the charity stripe and converted a pair of layups to close out the win. Bell hit a jumper to stop a streak of seven missed shots, but it only managed to bring UNLV within 63-58 with 24 seconds to play.

The first half saw both teams commit five turnovers each over the opening minutes, and the lead switched hands seven times. It was also tied four times in the first 20 minutes, the last at 25-25 on a free throw from Khadijah Shumpert with 2:43 on the clock. Cesarz hit a jumper and Briana Charles drained a three-pointer for the Lady Rebs for their largest lead of the game at 30-25, before taking a three-point lead into the break.

Miller led all scorers with 20 for UNLV. Cesarz added 13 points, while Bell finished with 12 points and eight assists. UNLV shot 38.5% (25-of-65) from the floor, was just 3-of-13 from three-point range for 23.1%, while its five made free throws out of eight total attempts both tied season lows. The Lady Rebels were also outrebounded by a 47-33 margin. UNLV did come up with 15 steals while forcing 24 turnovers, but points off turnovers were tied at 17 for both squads.

Brown paced UNM with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Shumpert joined her in double-figures with 14 points and 13 rebounds. The Lobos shot 43.9% (25-of-57) for the game, was 5-of-16 from three-point range for 31.3%, and 10-of-22 at the line for 45.5%.

UNLV plays again on Saturday, Feb. 22, when it hosts Boise State at 2 pm in the Cox Pavilion.

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

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RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST NEW MEXICO WEDNESDAY AT 8 PM

UNLV, which has won six of its last seven games, won season’s first meeting at The Pit on Jan.
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The UNLV men’s basketball team, which has won two straight games, six out of its last seven and 14 of its last 18, will host New Mexico at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 8:05 p.m.

UNLV is coming off a road win at Utah State (73-62) on Saturday. Khem Birch was one block shy of a triple-double as he recorded his 12th double-double of the year with 11 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high nine blocks. Kevin Olekaibe led the team in scoring with 21 points (16 in the second half) as he was 8-for-12 from the field, including 4-for-8 from 3-point range. In addition, Bryce Dejean-Jones contributed 17 points on 7 of 11 from the field, while Deville Smith had a career-high eight assists with only one turnover.

This will be the second meeting in the regular season this year between the Runnin’ Rebels and Lobos. UNLV won the first meeting, 76-73, on Jan. 15 at The Pit. UNLV is all alone in third place in the Mountain West at 8-4, while New Mexico is alone in second place with a league mark of 10-2 (one game behind first-place No. 6/7 San Diego State).

Wednesday’s game against the Lobos will be televised by ESPN2 and Brent Musburger and Bobby Knight 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 fourth in the country in blocked shots per game at 6.6, fifth in the nation in 3-point field-goal defense, limiting their opponents to just 27.8 percent from behind the arc, are seventh in effective field-goal percentage defense at 43.0 and 14th in rebounding at 40.0 per game. Birch is second in the country in blocked shots (3.8 bpg), while Roscoe Smith is fourth in the nation in rebounding (11.3 rpg). Smith is fourth in the country in double-doubles (14), while Birch is 14th (12). Dejean-Jones leads the team in scoring with 13.7 ppg.

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DATE: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
TIME: 8:05 p.m. PST
SITE: Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: ESPN2 (Brent Musburger, Bobby Knight)
RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
ONLINE: Radio (audio) & Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Social Media Night, Pre-Game Clinic Highlight Promotions For This Week’s Games

SOCIAL MEDIA NIGHT, PRE-GAME CLINIC HIGHLIGHT PROMOTIONS FOR UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

Lady Rebels play a pair of home games this week, Wednesday against New Mexico, Saturday against San Diego State

 The UNLV women’s basketball team, riding a two-game win streak, hosts a pair of Mountain West teams this week, as Wednesday night’s game against New Mexico is Social Media Night for the Lady Rebels, while on Saturday night against San Diego State, there will be a free pre-game clinic. Both games will be in the Cox Pavilion, with half-price tickets available for the New Mexico game. Regularly priced tickets are $8, while children 12 and under are free to all Lady Rebel games..

Wednesday, 7 pm vs. New Mexico – “Social Media Night”
– Fans can visit the UNLV Athletics or UNLV Women’s Basketball Facebook page and enter a contest to win a 4-pack of tickets to an upcoming men’s and women’s basketball game. Once entered, fans will receive a code for half-price tickets to Wednesday’s contest
– There will be a Twitter Trivia contest during the game for ticket prizes for upcoming events from UNLVtickets.com. The first person to tweet the right answer to @UNLVLadyRebels will win.
– UNLV will be posting pictures from the game on its social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), while fans are also encouraged to do the same. The hashtag for the Lady Rebels is #unlvwbb
– UNLV’s social media links include @UNLVAthletics, @UNLVLadyRebels on Twitter, UNLV Athletics, UNLV Women’s Basketball on Facebook, and UNLVAthletics, UNLVLadyRebels on Instagram

 

Saturday, 7 pm vs. San Diego State – “Middle School Madness”
– There will be a FREE Pre-Game Lady Rebel Tune-Up Clinic prior to the game, from 5-6:15 pm inside the Mendenhall Center, right next to the Cox Pavilion.
– The Clinic is open to boys and girl in grades 2-8, and will emphasize footwork, defense, shooting and ballhandling
– All participants will receive free admission to the game vs. San Diego State
– It is also Autograph Night, as the entire team will be on the court following the game to sign posters
– To register for the camp, fans need to go to the following website. Any questions about the clinic can be directed to Rachel Dunn at 702-895-3041 (rachel.dunn@unlv.edu) http://www.unlvwomensbasketballcamps.com/juniorrebeltune-up.cfm

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS : Runnin’ Rebels At New Mexico Wednesday On CBS Sports Network

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RUNNIN’ REBELS AT NEW MEXICO WEDNESDAY

Game will tip at 6:15 p.m. PST on CBS Sports Network

After not playing a game this past weekend, the UNLV men’s basketball team will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., to face New Mexico, who is receiving votes in both polls, on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:15 p.m. MST/6:15 p.m. PST. The Runnin’ Rebels who had a seven-game win streak snapped against Air Force (75-68) on Jan. 4, are coming off their second straight loss, which was last Wednesday against Nevada, Reno (74-71).

Wednesday’s game vs. the Lobos will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz and Doug Gottlieb calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the radio call, which may be heard on ESPN Radio 1100/98.9 FM. A radio broadcast listen link and Gametracker will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

After six straight games at home to open the season, UNLV played two road games during its “Rodeo Road Trip,” losing a close one at then-No. 2 Arizona (63-58) on Dec. 7, then beating Southern Utah on Dec. 14 in Cedar City, which started the seven-game win streak. In the loss to the Wildcats, the Runnin’ Rebels held what is now the nation’s top-ranked team to its second-lowest scoring output of the season and its fourth-closest game in terms of margin of victory.

Roscoe Smith, who leads the nation in rebounding average with 12.8 rpg, is second in the country in double-doubles with 11. He had just one in two seasons at UConn. Smith grabbed 10 or more rebounds in the first six games of the season (now 13 of 16) with totals of 19, 21 and a career-high 22. Birch, who has seven double-doubles this season, is sixth in the country in blocked shots with 3.7 per contest. He has had double-figure rebounding totals in eight of his 16 games and has blocked at least four shots in a game eight times this season. Dejean-Jones leads the team in scoring with 14.5 ppg (1st in Mountain West play at 22.3 ppg), while Smith (12.5 ppg, 12.8 rpg) is second on the team in scoring and is averaging a double-double. Birch is just shy of averaging a double-double (11.7 ppg, 9.7 rpg). Senior guard Kevin Olekaibe is the fourth Runnin’ Rebel in double figures at 10.6 ppg.

GAME #17

UNLV (10-6, 1-2 Mountain West)

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NEW MEXICO (12-3, 3-0 Mountain West)

DATE: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
TIME: 7:15 p.m. MST/6:15 p.m. PST
SITE: The Pit (15,411), Albuquerque, N.M.
TV: CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Doug Gottlieb)
RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
ONLINE: Radio (audio) & Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Rebels In Florida To Close Out Fall Season

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UNLV MEN’S GOLF IN FLORIDA TO CLOSE OUT FALL SEASON

Rebels will play at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, Sunday-Tuesday, Oct. 20-22

 The UNLV men’s golf team will close out its fall season at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, which is being held at Isleworth Golf and Country Club (par 72, 7,387 yards) in Windermere, Fla., Sunday-Tuesday, Oct. 20-22.

Hosted by UCF and Texas Tech, the 15-team field also includes Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida State, Georgia Regents-Augusta, Illinois, LSU, New Mexico, North Florida, TCU, Texas, UNLV and Vanderbilt.

The 54-hole stroke-play tournament will consist of three 18-hole rounds played each day with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. ET off No. 1 and 8:25 a.m. ET off No. 10.

Competing for UNLV will be sophomores AJ McInerney and Zane Thomas, juniors Kurt Kitayama and Carl Jonson, and freshman Taylor Montgomery.

California (+4) won by two strokes over New Mexico at last year’s Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, while Cal’s Michael Kim (-4) earned medalist honors by one shot. This will be UNLV’s first appearance in this tournament since 2005.

This will be the fourth and final tournament of the fall for the Rebels. They won the title at the Carmel Cup and finished fourth at the William H. Tucker in September, before finishing ninth at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate earlier this month.

Live scoring of the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational will be available courtesy of Golfstat.com through a link at UNLVRebels.com or by clicking here.

2013-14 UNLV Men’s Golf Statistics

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UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: No. 22 Rebels Tied For Fourth After First Day In New Mexico

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NO. 22 UNLV MEN’S GOLF TIED FOR FOURTH AFTER FIRST DAY IN NEW MEXICO

Thomas and Kitayama paced the Rebels at 17-team William H. Tucker Intercollegiate on Friday

2013 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate First Day Results

The No. 22 UNLV men’s golf team is tied for fourth place after two rounds at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, which is being played at the UNM Championship Course (par 72, 7,562 yards). The Rebels shot an opening-round 3-under-par 285, then followed with a second-round 20-over 308 during a windy Friday.

Arizona State is the only team under par at the event as the Sun Devils lead the field at 5-under 571. ASU shot an opening-round 4-under 284, then was 1-under 287 during the second round. Host New Mexico is 11 shots back in second place at 6-over 582, followed by BYU at 15-over in third. UNLV and USC are both tied for fourth at 17-over 593, while Minnesota is sixth at 20-over. The tournament features 17 teams.

TCU’s Julien Brun and Arizona State’s Jon Rahm are both tied for first individually at 4-under 140. Brun opened the tournament with a 3-under 69, then shot 71 during the second round, while Rahm shot 68-72. New Mexico’s Andrej Bevins is two shots back in third place at 2-under.

The Rebels were led individually by sophomore Zane Thomas, who is tied for fourth at 1-under 143 after shooting 69-74 on Friday. Junior Kurt Kitayama is tied for eighth at 1-over 145 after rounds of 70-75.

Other Rebels: junior Carl Jonson is tied for 37th at 8-over 152 (72-80), freshman Taylor Montgomery is tied for 40th at 9-over 153 (74-79) and freshman AJ McInerney is tied for 59th at 11-over 155 (75-80). Freshman Redford Bobbitt is competing as an individual and is tied for 50th at 10-over 154 (77-77). There are a total of 104 individuals.

The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Saturday starting at 7:45 a.m. MT with a shotgun start. Live scoring is available courtesy of Golfstat with a link at UNLVRebels.com or by clicking here.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels vs. New Mexico Saturday at 3 PM in MW Tournament Championship

MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNAMENT – CHAMPIONSHIP

UNLV to face No. 15/14 New Mexico Saturday at 3:10 p.m. on CBS, Runnin’ Rebels in championship game for first time since 2010

The UNLV men’s basketball team (25-8) defeated Air Force, 72-56, on Wednesday afternoon in the quarterfinals, and Colorado State, 75-65, in the semifinals on Friday night to advance to Saturday afternoon’s championship game of the 2013 Reese’s Mountain West Men’s Basketball Championship at the Thomas & Mack Center. This marks the first time since 2010 that the Runnin’ Rebels have made it to the championship game. UNLV has now won two straight games and seven and its last eight overall, improving its record at the TMC to 18-2 this season.

The Runnin’ Rebels will face top-seeded No. 15/14 New Mexico (28-5) on Saturday, March 16, at 3:10 p.m. in the final. UNLV is 4-1 vs. ranked teams this season and finished in third place in the league standings, three games out of first and one game back of second to earn the No. 3 seed for the conference tournament.

Saturday’s game will be will be televised by CBS with Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner and Reggie Miller calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live in Las Vegas on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM and online at UNLVRebels.com through the subscription-based All-Access feature. Dave Sims and Bill Frieder will handle the national radio call on Dial Global Sports, which also may be heard on Sirius/XM 91.

The Runnin’ Rebels, who won their 101st game in the past four seasons on Friday are 3-1 all-time vs. the Lobos in MW Tournament play, winning a memorable double-overtime quarterfinal matchup in 2002, other quarterfinal meetings in 2004 and 2006, and losing last year’s semifinal game. UNLV is 3-4 all-time in the MW Championship game. The Runnin’ Rebels own a league-best 23-9 all-time record in the MW Tournament, while New Mexico is 12-11. UNLV split this season’s meetings with the Lobos and lead the overall series by a 29-18 margin.

The MW Tournament has been held in Las Vegas 10 times prior to this year (2000-03, 2007-12) and UNLV has won the title on three of those occasions (2000, 2007, 2008). The Runnin’ Rebels have now advanced to eight MW Tournament championship games (seven in Las Vegas and one in Denver).

UNLV had a 14-game winning streak in the Thomas & Mack Center snapped in its regular-season finale loss to Fresno State last Saturday. The Runnin’ Rebels are now 35-3 in the TMC over the last two seasons and had won 16 straight regular-season home games against Mountain West foes before last Saturday’s loss.

MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNAMENT – CHAMPIONSHIP

NO. 15/14 NEW MEXICO (28-5, 13-3 Mountain West, No. 1 Seed)           

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UNLV
(25-8, 10-6 Mountain West, No. 3 Seed)  


DATE:
Saturday, March 16, 2013
TIME:
3:10 p.m. PDT
SITE:
Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV:
CBS (Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner, Reggie Miller)
RADIO:
ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
/ Dial Global Sports, Sirius/XM 91 (Dave Sims, Bill Frieder)
ONLINE:
UNLV radio broadcast and Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com (All-Access subscription
required for audio at UNLVRebels.com)

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Rebels To Play In Tucson This Weekend

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UNLV MEN’S GOLF TO PLAY IN TUCSON THIS
WEEKEND


National Invitational Tournament will be held
Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17

The UNLV men’s golf team will travel to Tucson, Ariz., for the Don Puckette National Invitational Tournament, which will be played at Omni Tucson National Golf Club (par 72, 7,094 yards) on Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17.

The 16-school, 54-hole tournament will consist of 36 holes played on Saturday and a final round of 18 holes taking place on Sunday. This year’s field is made up of Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Long Beach State, Nevada, Reno, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, San Diego, San Diego State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, UNLV, UTEP and Wyoming. Play will begin at 8 a.m. MT each day.

The Rebels’ lineup includes senior Kevin Penner, junior Blake Biddle, freshman AJ McInerney, and sophomores Kurt Kitayama and Carl Jonson.

UNLV finished second (out of 12 teams) at last year’s NIT at 4-under 860, one shot back of team champion San Diego State. Penner turned in the Rebels’ best individual performance at 2-under, which tied for third place, 13 shots behind individual medalist J.J. Spaun from San Diego State.

In its last tournament, UNLV finished ninth at its own Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, which had a 15-team field including nine of the nation’s top-10 ranked teams. In seven events this season, UNLV has finished in the top four on four occasions.

Live scoring of the NIT will be available on the internet courtesy of Golfstat through a link at UNLVRebels.com.

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels’ Season Ended With 72-59 Loss In MW Quarterfinals To New Mexico

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UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HAS SEASON ENDED WITH 72-59 LOSS TO NEW MEXICO IN MW
QUARTERFINALS

Big first half run carries the Lobos

After jumping out to an 11-point first half lead, UNLV was held without a field goal for a 10-minute span, and New Mexico’s 19-5 run to end the half was the key in the Lobos’ 72-59 win on Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Reese’s Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championships at the Thomas & Mack Center. The fourth-seeded Lady Rebels finish the season at 12-19, while fifth-seeded New Mexico improved to 17-13 and will play top seed San Diego State in the semifinals on Friday.

The biggest factor in UNLV’s loss was the defensive play by New Mexico on the league’s top scorer, senior guard Kelli Thompson, who was held to a season-low seven points on 2-of-14 shooting, and made just four trips total to the free throw line. That left the Lady Rebels with few scoring options on the outside, as the team was already playing with a short roster. In fact, the top six players played all but four minutes of the game.

MW Freshman of the Year Réjane Vérin was unstoppable in the first 10 minutes for UNLV. She scored 14 of the team’s first 19 points, and her layup with 10:58 left gave UNLV a 19-8 advantage. Then the Lobos switched up their defenses, leading to the Lady Rebels missing their next 11 shots from the floor. New Mexico took advantage by slowly cutting into the lead, going ahead 21-20 on a pair of Sara Halasz free throws with 4:31 to play. UNLV would tie the score twice, at 21-21 on a Danielle Miller free throw, and 24-24 on a layup from Rmanii Haynes with 54 seconds left. The final minute of the first half would be key for the Lobos though, as following Haynes’ tying layup, Caroline Durbin drained a trey from the top of the key, and after a missed UNLV layup, Durbin hit another trey from the corner to put New Mexico ahead 30-24 at the half.

UNLV opened the second half scoring seven of the first nine points, capped by a trey from Thompson to close within 32-21. Six straight Lobo points put the lead back at six though. Following a three-point play from Miller with 8:40 to play to cut the edge to six, New Mexico reeled off seven unanswered, grabbing a 60-47 edge with 6:50 to play.

The Lady Rebels then made one last really, holding UNM scoreless for a 5:22 span. UNLV scored 10 straight during that stretch, started by three straight from Vérin while Haynes drained a trey with 1:46 left to cut the edge to 60-57. That was the closest UNLV would come though, as the Lobos closed out the game with 12 of the final 14 points for the 13-point victory.

Vérin led UNLV with 19 points and nine rebounds. Also finished in double-figures was Haynes and Miller, both with 12 points each. UNLV was held to 35.7% (20-of-56) from the floor, 3-of-10 from three-point range (30%), and made 16-of-23 (69.6%) from the line. New Mexico won the rebounding battle 40-34, while UNLV finished with nine steals and two blocks.

Antiesha Brown came off the bench to lead New Mexico with 21 points, and made all 10 of her free throws. Durban posted 17 points, Sara Halasz added 13, and Deeva Vaughn notched 12. UNM shot 40.7% (24-of-59), was 3-of-13 (23.1%) from three-point range, and 21-of-25 at the line for 84.0%.

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Win At New Mexico For Fourth Straight Year, 58-57 Off Thompson’s Heroics

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THOMPSON’S 29 POINTS, GAME-WINNING FREE THROWS GIVES UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
58-57 WIN AT NEW MEXICO

Lady Rebels win at The Pit for a fourth straight year,
stand alone in fourth place in Mountain West

Senior guard Kelli Thompson, leading scorer in the Mountain West, poured in a game-high 29 points, including seven during UNLV’s 9-2 run to end the game, and her free throws with 11.9 seconds left gave the Lady Rebels a thrilling 58-57 victory at New Mexico on Saturday afternoon in Mountain West women’s basketball action at The Pit.

It was the fourth straight year the Lady Rebels have won on the Lobos’ home floor, and it broke the tie between the two teams in the standings, moving UNLV to sole possession of fourth place at 5-4 (9-14 overall). UNM meanwhile dropped to 12-10, 4-5 in league play. Thompson’s free throws marked her first game-winning shot since her freshman season against VCU, and the first for the Lady Rebels as a team since a 46-44 win at UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 20, 2011 on a jumper at the buzzer.

“We had different people at different times step up today, but at the end we let Kelli take us home,” said UNLV head coach Kathy Olivier. “We feel like she’s one of the best players in the Mountain West, especially the way she’s played the past few weeks. Our team feeds off that, and was able to get her the ball at the right time today. It was also good to get a win on the road in such a great atmosphere for women’s basketball.”

In a game that featured eight ties and 14 lead changes, the Lady Rebels were up 43-42 with 14:49 to play before the Lobos scored six straight for a five-point lead, 48-43 on a jumper from Caroline Durbin with 9:27 on the clock. The lead was 51-49 in favor of UNM when two jumpers in a 24-second span gave the Lobos their largest lead of the game, 55-49 with 5:16 on the clock.

UNLV then clamped down on defense, forcing the Lobos into seven consecutive misses from the floor, and allowing just one made field goal in 10 attempts over the final five minutes. Thompson took over on offense meanwhile with back-to-back treys 31 seconds apart, the second hitting the back of the iron before falling in to tie the game at 55-55 with 4:04 on the clock. On UNLV’s next possession, Amie Callaway was fouled and made one of two for a 56-55 lead with 3:28 to play. The Lobos scored the next points of the game, a layup from Whitney Johnson at 1:36 to go for a 57-56 UNM lead. After UNLV missed on its next attempt, Callaway came up with a block of a Lobo shot, giving the ball back to the Lady Rebels with under 40 seconds to play.

With the clock winding down Thompson drove to the lane for a layup attempt that was off, but she rebounded her own miss and was fouled on the putback. Going to the line with 11.9 on the clock, she drained both free throws for a 58-57 UNLV lead. New Mexico took a long shot on its final possession, and the rebound was tracked down by Briana Charles and she dribbled the clock out to end the game.

The game was tight the entire first half, with four ties and four lead changes. UNLV took a five-point edge, 13-8, on an Amanda Anderson trey with 13:17 on the first half clock. New Mexico would tie the game at 13-13 and again at 15-15. The Lady Rebels then reeled off seven straight for its largest lead of the half, 22-15, on another Anderson trey at the 9:50 mark. The edge was 28-23 in favor of UNLV when back-to-back three-pointers from UNM’s Caroline Durban started a 10-2 run, putting the Lobos ahead by three with 1:27 to play. Danielle Miller tied it again at 33-33 on her first three-pointer of the game, and the teams traded baskets in the final 36 seconds to go into halftime tied at knotted at 35-35.

With her 29 points, the third-highest total of her career, Thompson moved past Pauline Jordan (1987-90) into fourth place in all-time scoring at UNLV with 1,706 points. She was 5-of-11 from three-point range, and a career-best 10-of-11 at the line, while also adding eight points. Miller was next with 14 points, while Réjane Vérin added six points and nine rebounds. As a team, UNLV shot 30.5% (18-of-59) from the floor, was 9-of-21 from three-point range for 42.9%, and 13-of-16 at the line for 81.3%. The Lady Rebels finished with just 10 turnovers, and posted seven steals and seven blocks.

Johnson was the Lobos’ top scorer at 12 points, and Caroline Durbin added 10. UNM shot 38.5% (25-of-65) for the game, but was just 3-of-18 from three-point range for 16.7%, and attempted only six free throws, making four of them.

The Lady Rebels will return to Las Vegas for their next contest, a Wednesday, Feb. 13 Mountain West game against Air Force at 7 pm in the Cox Pavilion.

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Begin Second Trip Through MW Schedule Saturday At New Mexico

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UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL BEGINS SECOND HALF OF LEAGUE PLAY AT NEW MEXICO
SATURDAY

Lady Rebels looking to
win at The Pit for the fourth straight year

After finishing the first half of the Mountain West schedule with a 4-4 mark to stand in a tie for fourth place, the UNLV women’s basketball team looks to remain in the top half of the league on Saturday with it takes on New Mexico at The Pit in Albuquerque, with the game tipping off at 1 pm (PT). New Mexico is also tied for fourth at 4-4, though UNLV won the first meeting between the two 68-57 in Las Vegas on Jan. 9. The Lady Rebels have also won on the Lobos’ home court the past three years in the Pit. The UNLV radio broadcast for the game by Adam Candee can be heard on KSHP 1400 AM as well as off a link from UNLVRebels.com.

UNLV has played its best basketball of the year in its past three games, wins over Nevada, Reno, and Boise State as well as taking league-leader Fresno State down to the wire on Wednesday night. The Lady Rebs will need to keep up that pace if they want to keep winning in the second half, as they have five road games over the second half of the season.

Full UNLV game notes at New Mexico

GAME 23 – Saturday, February 9 • 1 pm (PT)

UNLV (8-14, 4-4 MW)
Head coach: Kathy Olivier (68-80, 5th year)
Leading scorer: Sr./G Kelli Thompson (18.2 ppg)

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New Mexico (12-9, 4-4 MW)
Head coach: Yvonne Sanchez (23-29, 2nd year)
Leading scorer: Sr./G Caroline Durban (11.8 ppg)

The Pit (18,018)
Albuquerque, N.M.
TV: Webcast available at golobos.com
Radio: KSHP 1400 AM (Adam Candee)/UNLVRebels.com
Live Stats: Gametracker

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Host No. 15/16 New Mexico Saturday At 6 PM

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RUNNIN’ REBELS BEGIN SECOND HALF OF MW SEASON BY
HOSTING NO. 15/16 NEW MEXICO ON SATURDAY

Big crowd expected at Thomas & Mack center for 6 p.m.
game

The UNLV men’s basketball team will open the second half of its Mountain West schedule on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. against No. 15/16 New Mexico at the Thomas & Mack Center. A large crowd is expected as only about 1,000 tickets remained available to the public as of Friday morning.

UNLV played five of its first eight conference games on the road this season and comes into Saturday’s game having lost two straight: at Boise State (77-72) last Saturday and at Fresno State (64-55) on Wednesday. The Runnin’ Rebels are 12-1 on Tarkanian Court this season, which includes 10 straight wins heading into Saturday’s contest. In addition, UNLV has won 30 of its last 31 regular-season games at the TMC and has won each of its last 12 regular-season home games against MW opponents.

Saturday’s game will be televised by NBC Sports Network with Paul Burmeister and Stan Van Gundy calling the action, while Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live in Las Vegas on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM and online at UNLVRebels.com through the subscription-based All-Access feature.

UNLV leads the all-time series with New Mexico 28-18. The Lobos won this season’s first meeting, 65-60, at The Pit on Jan. 9.

Tickets to Saturday’s game start at $25 if purchased in advance of the day of the game.
GAME 24

NO. 15/16 NEW MEXICO (20-3, 7-1 Mountain West)

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UNLV (17-6, 4-4 Mountain West)

DATE: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
TIME: 6:00 p.m. PST
SITE: Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: NBC Sports Network (Paul Burmeister, Stan Van Gundy)
RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
ONLINE: Radio broadcast and Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com (All-Access subscription required for audio at UNLVRebels.com)

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UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Less Than 1,300 Tickets Left For Saturday’s Runnin’ Rebel Game Against New Mexico

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LESS THAN 1,300 TICKETS LEFT FOR SATURDAY’S RUNNIN’ REBEL GAME AGAINST NEW MEXICO

Also, less than 500 tickets remain for the San Diego State game on Feb. 16. Both games tip at 6 p.m., with tickets starting at $25 if purchased in advance.

As of Tuesday morning, less than 1,300 tickets remained available to the public for this Saturday’s UNLV men’s basketball game at the Thomas & Mack Center vs. No. 15/16 New Mexico. The Lobos, who are in first place in the Mountain West, topped the Runnin’ Rebels at The Pit last month in a game that came down to the last minute.

Also, less than 500 tickets remain available to the public for the Saturday, Feb. 16, Runnin’ Rebel game at the Thomas & Mack Center vs. No. RV/25 San Diego State. The Aztecs will be trying to pay UNLV back for beating SDSU at Viejas Arena last month in another game that came down to the final minute of play.

Tip-off for both games is 6 p.m. Tickets start at $25 if purchased in advance and are available by visiting UNLVTickets.com, calling (702) 739-FANS or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

Student tickets are expected to sellout for both games as well and students are advised to claim tickets early.

UNLV sold out its home games last year (18,577) vs. New Mexico, Wyoming and San Diego State – marking the second consecutive regular-season game vs. the Aztecs that sold out the Thomas & Mack Center.

Just four days after facing the Aztecs, the Runnin’ Rebels will host second-place Colorado State on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets to the CSU game are available.

Last season UNLV fans filled the Thomas & Mack Center at the highest levels since Jerry Tarkanian’s final year as head coach in 1991-92, as the attendance average of 14,474 fans per game ranked 17th in the country (fourth straight year in the top 25) and No. 1 on the West Coast. The Runnin’ Rebels’ season-opening crowd of 18,187 this year vs. Northern Arizona was a school record for attendance for a season home opener. This season’s average attendance has been 15,223 so far through 13 games at the TMC.