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

BRYCE HAMILTON EARNS NABC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

 

Travel packages may be reserved by clicking here.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

WEAR WHITE WEDNESDAY FOR SENIOR NIGHT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz and Dan Dickau calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels At No. 4 San Diego State Saturday

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT NO. 4 SAN DIEGO STATE SATURDAY

 

4:30 p.m. game vs. nation’s only unbeaten team to be televised by CBS Sports Network

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The UNLV men’s basketball team, winner of three of its last four games, will head back out on the road to face the nation’s only unbeaten team in No. 4 San Diego State on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at Viejas Arena in San Diego.

The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off their most complete performance of the year, as they defeated Colorado State, 80-56, Wednesday night at home. In that contest, UNLV led by as many as 35 points en route to its largest margin of victory of the season. Prior to that, the Runnin’ Rebels defeated New Mexico, 78-73, at The Pit last Saturday, lost a home to UNR, 82-79, in a program-record sixth overtime game of the season on Feb. 12, and defeated Fresno State by a point, 68-67 on Feb. 8 on a last-second shot by sophomore guard Marvin Coleman.

Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton and junior guard Amauri Hardy lead the Runnin’ Rebels (14-14, 9-6) in scoring, averaging 15.6 and 14.0 points per game, respectively. Hamilton has scored in double figures in 15 straight games and has tallied 23 or more in six of his last nine outings. Junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.1 per contest (4th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

SDSU (26-0, 15-0) is in its third season under its head coach, Brian Dutcher. The Aztecs are led by Malachi Flynn’s 16.7 ppg (5th in MW) and Yanni Wetzell’s 6.5 rpg (8th in MW). Flynn also leads the team and league in assists (5.1 apg). SDSU is coming off a 72-55 road win at Boise State on Sunday.

SDSU won the season’s first meeting between the two teams, 71-67, in Las Vegas on Jan. 26.

Saturday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Jason Horowitz, Pete Gillen and John Schriffen (sidelines) calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels To Host Colorado State Tuesday Night At 7:30 PM

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with John Sadak and Michael O’Donnell calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels Host UNR Wednesday At 7 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST UNR WEDNESDAY AT 7 PM

 

UNLV has won seven of its last eight at the Thomas & Mack Center

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The UNLV men’s basketball team will host intrastate rival UNR on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. The game is part of the Silver State Series presented by IBEW and Nevada Donor Network, which UNLV currently leads 9-3 (2019-20 season scoring).

Fans are being encouraged to wear red to the game. Runnin’ Rebel Fest opens at 5 p.m. The free pregame event features music, drinks, food, games and more, and is located near the Tark Statue. Special appearances will be made by mascots from the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas Lights, Las Vegas Aviators and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Fans will also be able to text to enter to win an exclusive Hey Reb bobblehead.

Individual tickets for Wednesday’s game start at $22, but savvy fans can get tickets vs. UNR plus the two remaining regular-season home games for just $36 through the Pick 3 Plan, which averages to just $12 per game. Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

The Runnin’ Rebels, who have won seven of their last eight home games, are coming off a 68-67 win over Fresno State on Saturday thanks to a last-second shot by sophomore guard Marvin Coleman.

Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton and junior guard Amauri Hardy lead the Runnin’ Rebels (12-13, 7-5) in scoring, averaging 14.9 and 14.1 points per game, respectively. Hamilton has scored in double figures in 12 straight games and has tallied 26 or more in four of his last six outings. Junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.4 per contest (4th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

UNR (15-10, 8-5) is also in its first year under its head coach, Steve Alford. The Wolf Pack have won two straight games and four of their last six and are led in scoring by Jalen Harris’ 21.2 ppg (1st in MW). Lindsey Drew is the team’s rebound and assist leader with 6.5 rpg (7th in MW) and 4.4 apg 4th in MW).

UNR won the season’s first meeting, 86-72, in Reno on Jan. 22.

Wednesday’s game will be shown on ESPN3 with Trey Bender and Sed Bonner calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels Host Fresno State Saturday At 5 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST FRESNO STATE SATURDAY AT 5 PM

 

It will be Kids Day at the Thomas & Mack Center with free stuffed animals given away

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The UNLV men’s basketball team will be back in the Thomas & Mack Center this Saturday, February 8 as it hosts Fresno State at 5 p.m.

It will be Kids Day with kids 12 and under being given a free stuffed lion courtesy of the Lions Burn Care Center at UMC. A Family 4 Pack is also available for Saturday’s game starting at just $79 (includes four hats, four meals and four tickets) when purchased at least a day in advance at UNLVtickets.com.

The Runnin’ Rebels, who have won six of their last seven home games, have lost four straight contests overall and are coming off a two-game road trip (at CSU, at Utah State).

Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton and junior guard Amauri Hardy lead the Runnin’ Rebels (11-13, 6-5) in scoring, averaging 14.8 and 13.9 points per game, respectively. Hamilton has scored in double figures in 11 straight games and has tallied 26 or more in four of his last five outings. Junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.5 per contest (4th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Fresno State (8-15, 4-8) is in its second season under its head coach, Justin Hutson. The Bulldogs are led in scoring and rebounding by Nate Grimes’ 12.7 ppg and 9.8 rpg.

UNLV won the season’s first meeting, 81-80, in double overtime in Fresno on Dec. 4.

Saturday’s game will be televised by ESPNU with Steve Quis and Corey Williams calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels At Utah State Wednesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT UTAH STATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 

7 p.m. PT game to be televised by CBS Sports Network

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The UNLV men’s basketball team will play away from home for the second straight time as it travels to Logan, Utah, to face Utah State on Wednesday, February 5 at 8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

The Runnin’ Rebels, who are alone in fourth place in the Mountain West, have lost three straight games after having won seven of eight. The Aggies, who are in a tie for fifth place in the league, had won three consecutive contests and four of five before losing at No. 4 San Diego State (80-68) on Saturday.

Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton and junior guard Amauri Hardy lead the Runnin’ Rebels (11-12, 6-4) in scoring, averaging 14.8 and 14.1 points per game, respectively. Hamilton has scored in double figures in 10 straight games and has tallied 26 or more in each of his last four outings. Junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.7 per contest (4th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Utah State (17-7, 6-5) is in its second season under its head coach, Craig Smith. The Aggies are led in scoring by Sam Merrill’s 17.8 ppg (3rd in MW) and in rebounding by Justin Bean (10.1 rpg, 2nd in MW).

UNLV won the season’s first meeting, 70-53, at the Thomas & Mack Center on Jan. 1

Wednesday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn and Pete Gillen calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels Host No. 4 San Diego State Sunday At 1 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST NO. 4 SAN DIEGO STATE SUNDAY AT 1 PM

 

Second-place UNLV has won six straight at home, Aztecs are nation’s only unbeaten team

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Winner of six straight home games and seven of its last nine overall, the UNLV men’s basketball team will host No. 4 San Diego State at the Thomas & Mack Center on Sunday, January 26 at 1 p.m.

The Aztecs are the nation’s lone unbeaten team at 20-0 and sit in first place in the Mountain West at 9-0. The Runnin’ Rebels are in second in the conference at 6-2.

Tickets start at just $22 for Sunday’s game when purchased at least a day in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Runnin’ Rebel Fest, located near the Coach Tarkanian statue, will open at 11 a.m. Admission to the area is free and features food, drinks, entertainment, tailgate games, inflatables, and more. Fans will be able to text to win one of 500 Hey Reb bobbleheads between the beginning of Runnin’ Rebel Fest and halftime of the game. The code will be announced at Runnin’ Rebel Fest. The bobblehead shows Hey Reb in his red suit and sneakers to help raise awareness for Coaches vs. Cancer.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV (11-10, 6-2) players averaging in double-figure scoring this season with 15.1 points per game (eighth in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.0 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

SDSU (20-0, 9-0) is in its third season under its head coach, Brian Dutcher. The Aztecs are led by Malachi Flynn’s 16.6 ppg (7th in MW) and Yanni Wetzell’s 6.4 rpg (9th in MW). Flynn also leads the team and league in assists (5.1 apg).

Sunday’s game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn, Pete Gillen and John Schriffen (sideline reporter) calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

 

Runnin’ Rebels At UNR Wednesday Night At 8 PM On CBS Sports Network

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT UNR WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 8 PM ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK

 

Second-place UNLV has started Mountain West play 6-1 for the first time in 12 years

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Off to its best start in Mountain West play in 12 years, the UNLV men’s basketball team will head north to Reno to face UNR at Lawlor Events Center on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. The game is part of the Silver State Series presented by IBEW and Nevada Donor Network, which UNLV currently leads 9-3 (2019-20 season scoring).

The Runnin’ Rebels (11-9, 6-1) have won three straight games and seven of their last eight. UNLV swept its two-game homestand last week with wins over San Jose State (98-87) and New Mexico (99-78). Sophomore guard Marvin Coleman was named this week’s MW Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 17 points vs. the Spartans, then recording the program’s first triple-double in 20 years with 11 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists against the Lobos. He also had a career-high six steals. Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton also had a noteworthy performance vs. the Lobos, scoring a career-high 35 points – the most for a Runnin’ Rebel in four years.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring this season with 14.8 points per game (10th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.0 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

UNR (11-8, 4-3) is also in its first year under its head coach, Steve Alford. The Wolf Pack have lost three of their last four games (all three losses on the road), but have won five straight at home. Jalen Harris leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 18.4 ppg and 6.3 rpg, respectively.

Wednesday’s game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network with John Sadak and Chris Walker calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

UNLV’S MARVIN COLEMAN NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK


UNLV’S MARVIN COLEMAN NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Sophomore guard honored by conference after recording first triple-double by a Runnin’ Rebel in 20 years and career highs in points, rebounds, assists and steals in wins over San Jose State and New Mexico

UNLV sophomore Marvin Coleman was named Mountain West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. It is his first career weekly honor and the second for a Runnin’ Rebel player this season.

 

Originally from Las Vegas, the 6-foot-2-inch guard averaged 14.0 points, 9.5 assists, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game last week in home wins over San Jose State (98-87) and New Mexico (99-78). He also shot 91 percent from the free-throw line (11 of 12), while playing an average of 35.5 minutes per contest.

 

After scoring a career-high 17 points against San Jose State on Wednesday with a then-career-high eight assists, he recorded UNLV’s first triple-double in more than 20 years as he scored 11 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 11 assists (with only two turnovers) against New Mexico on Saturday. It marked just the fifth triple-double in Mountain West history and first since 2016.

 

Coleman’s 12 rebounds and 11 assists were both career highs, as were his six steals against the Lobos. UNLV’s last triple-double occurred on Nov. 19, 1999 as Mark Dickel had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists vs. Mississippi Valley State.

 

UNLV’s two wins last week were its fifth- and sixth-straight at home and improved its Mountain West record to 6-1, which is its best league start in 12 years. The home win streak is its longest in five years, and overall, UNLV has won three straight games and seven of its last eight.

 

NEXT FOR UNLV: The Runnin’ Rebels (11-9, 6-1) will travel to Reno, Nevada, to play at UNR on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The 8 p.m. game will be televised by CBS Sports Network. UNLV’s next home game will take place Sunday, Jan. 26, vs. No. 7/6 San Diego State at 1 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

 

UNLV Men’s Basketball’s 2019-20 Mountain West Players of the Week

Jan. 6 – Bryce Hamilton

Jan. 20 – Marvin Coleman

Runnin’ Rebels Host New Mexico Saturday At 3 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST NEW MEXICO SATURDAY AT 3 PM

 

Second-place UNLV has started Mountain West play 5-1, fans encouraged to wear black

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After winning six of its last seven games and starting Mountain West play 5-1, the UNLV men’s basketball team will host New Mexico at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m.

The Runnin’ Rebels (10-9, 5-1) have won five straight at the Thomas & Mack Center. Saturday’s game will be a blackout with all fans being encouraged to wear black. 250 lucky fans in attendance will win a black UNLV jersey, and the athletics department is offering a “Break Game” special as students are still on winter break. A four-pack of tickets for that game are just $64 in the lower bowl. Tickets start at just $16 if purchased at least a day in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 14.9 points per game (9th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.1 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

New Mexico (15-4, 4-2) is in its third year under head coach Paul Weir. The Lobos had won 10 of 11 games before falling at Colorado State, 105-72, on Wednesday. JaQuan Lyle leads the team in scoring with 16.9 ppg (5th in MW). Carlton Bragg was the leading rebounder (10.3 rpg), but he is no longer with the team. Lyle also leads the team and the conference in assists with 5.7 per game.

Saturday’s game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network with Andrew Catalon and Steve Lappas calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels Host San Jose State Wednesday At 8 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST SAN JOSE STATE WEDNESDAY AT 8 PM

 

UNLV back at Thomas & Mack Center for two games this week after 4-1 Mountain West start

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After winning five of its last six games and starting Mountain West play 4-1, the UNLV men’s basketball team will return home for two games this week at the Thomas & Mack Center, where it has won each of its last four games.

The Runnin’ Rebels (9-9, 4-1) host San Jose State (6-12, 2-4) on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. Fans can bring a business card to the game for a free popcorn voucher as part of the Hump Day Work Perk promotion. Tickets start at just $16 if purchased at least a day in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

UNLV split last week’s road trip with a 73-66 loss at Boise State on Wednesday and a 78-69 overtime win at Wyoming on Saturday. The game vs. the Cowboys marked UNLV’s fifth overtime game of the season.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 14.2 points per game (9th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.9 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

San Jose State is in its third year under head coach Jean Prioleau. The Spartans saw their three-game home winning streak snapped on Saturday in an 81-70 loss to Colorado State. The wins during the streak were against Pepperdine (83-68), New Mexico (88-85) and UNR (70-68). Seneca Knight leads the team in scoring with 13.7 ppg, while Christian Anigwe is the team’s leading rebounder (6.2 rpg).

Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Jenny Cavnar and Joe Cravens calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

 

inning five of its last six games and starting Mountain West play 4-1, the UNLV men’s basketball team will return home for two games this week at the Thomas & Mack Center, where it has won each of its last four games.

The Runnin’ Rebels (9-9, 4-1) host San Jose State (6-12, 2-4) on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. Fans can bring a business card to the game for a free popcorn voucher as part of the Hump Day Work Perk promotion. Tickets start at just $16 if purchased at least a day in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

UNLV split last week’s road trip with a 73-66 loss at Boise State on Wednesday and a 78-69 overtime win at Wyoming on Saturday. The game vs. the Cowboys marked UNLV’s fifth overtime game of the season.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 14.2 points per game (9th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.9 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

San Jose State is in its third year under head coach Jean Prioleau. The Spartans saw their three-game home winning streak snapped on Saturday in an 81-70 loss to Colorado State. The wins during the streak were against Pepperdine (83-68), New Mexico (88-85) and UNR (70-68). Seneca Knight leads the team in scoring with 13.7 ppg, while Christian Anigwe is the team’s leading rebounder (6.2 rpg).

Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Jenny Cavnar and Joe Cravens calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

 

Runnin’ Rebels Back Out On The Road This Week

RUNNIN’ REBELS BACK OUT ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK

 

UNLV to play away from Las Vegas for first time in 32 days Wednesday at Boise State

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The UNLV men’s basketball team, which has won four straight games and has started Mountain West play 3-0 for just the second time in its history, will be back on the road this week with games at Boise State on Wednesday, Jan. 8, and at Wyoming on Saturday, Jan. 11.

The game at Boise State, which will be the Runnin’ Rebels’ first away from home in 32 days, will be played at 7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT at ExtraMile Arena.

UNLV (8-8, 3-0) completed its recent five-game homestand with wins last week vs. defending MW Champion and unanimous preseason favorite Utah State (70-53) last Wednesday, Jan. 1, and against Air Force (71-59) on Saturday. The Runnin’ Rebels have won each of their last four contests by double digits. Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton was named this week’s MW Player of the Week after averaging 17.5 points per game on 15 of 19 shooting.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 15.5 points per game (8th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.3 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Boise State (10-6, 2-2) is in its 10th year under head coach Leon Rice. The Broncos have won four of their last five games, but are coming off an 83-66 road loss at UNR on Saturday. Derrick Alston leads four Boise State players averaging double figures in scoring with 19.9 ppg (1st in MW). RJ Williams is the team’s leading rebounder (8.2 rpg), while Alston also leads in assists (3.3 apg).

Wednesday’s game will be shown on ESPN3 with Trey Bender and Richie Schueler calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels Host Air Force Saturday At 7 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST AIR FORCE SATURDAY AT 7 PM

 

UNLV looking for fourth straight win and 3-0 start in Mountain West play

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After dominating defending Mountain West champion and unanimous preseason favorite Utah State on New Year’s Day to improve its league record to 2-0, the UNLV men’s basketball team will close out its five-game homestand on Saturday, January 4 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center by hosting Air Force.

Tickets start at just $16 when purchased in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

UNLV (7-8, 2-0) has won three straight games, including 70-53 over the Aggies. Sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton scored a game-high 20 points on 9 of 11 shooting, while junior forward Mbacke Diong recorded his third double-double of the season with 10 points and 14 rebounds. The Runnin’ Rebels limited Utah State to just 2 of 19 on 3-pointers (10.5 percent), 17 of 52 overall from the field (32.7 percent) and held the Aggies to their lowest point total of the season.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 15.1 points per game (9th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.4 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Air Force (7-7, 1-1) is in its eighth year under head coach Dave Pilipovich. The Falcons have won three of their last four games, including Tuesday vs. UC Riverside (105-56). Lavelle Scottie leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Saturday’s game will be televised by ESPNU with Steve Quis and Richie Schueler calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels To Ring In New Year vs.Utah State Jan. 1


RUNNIN’ REBELS TO RING IN NEW YEAR VS. UTAH STATE

 

UNLV to resume Mountain West play with 8 p.m. game on New Year’s Day at Thomas & Mack Center

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After closing out the non-conference schedule with two straight wins, the UNLV men’s basketball team will resume Mountain West play against defending league champion and preseason favorite Utah State on Wednesday, January 1 at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Tickets start at just $16 when purchased in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

Three Runnin’ Rebels scored in double figures as UNLV (6-8, 1-0) won its non-conference finale over Eastern Michigan on Saturday, led by junior forward Mbacke Diong’s 15 points on 6 of 9 from the field. Sophomore guard Marvin Coleman, in just his third career start, pulled down a team- and career-high 10 rebounds.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads three UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 15.2 points per game (8th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.1 per contest (5th in MW). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Utah State (13-2, 2-0) is in its second year under head coach Craig Smith. The Aggies have won three straight games and six of their last seven. Four USU players average double figures in scoring, led by Sam Merrill with 17.7 ppg (3rd in MW). Justin Bean leads the team in rebounding (11.5 rpg, 1st in MW).

Wednesday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with John Sadak and Dan Dickau calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

 

Runnin’ Rebels To Conclude Non-Conference Play Saturday Afternoon

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO CONCLUDE NON-CONFERENCE PLAY SATURDAY AFTERNOON

UNLV hosts Eastern Michigan at 12 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Thomas & Mack Center
After getting back in the win column last Saturday vs. Robert Morris at the Thomas & Mack Center, the UNLV men’s basketball team will conclude the non-conference portion of its schedule at home on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 12 p.m. vs. Eastern Michigan. 


The Family 4-Pack is available for this game for as low as $59 when purchased in advance of the day of the game and includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four popcorns and four sodas (value of $96). Single-game tickets start at just $13 when purchased in advance at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

Four Runnin’ Rebels scored in double figures as UNLV (5-8) defeated RMU, 81-69, on Dec. 21, including career highs from sophomore guard Marvin Coleman (16) and senior forward Vitaliy Shibel (13). It marked just the second game at the Thomas & Mack Center for the Runnin’ Rebels in a 25-day span as they were out of the building because of the National Finals Rodeo for three weeks.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads three UNLV players averaging in double-figure scoring with 15.9 points per game (7th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.4 per contest (5th in MW, 42nd in nation). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Eastern Michigan (9-2) is in its ninth year under head coach Rob Murphy. The Eagles started the year 9-1 before falling 101-48 at then-No. 15 Michigan State last Saturday. Ty Groce is the team’s leading scorer (12.3 ppg), while Boubacar Toure leads the team in rebounding (8.0 rpg).

Saturday’s game will be streamed live on UNLVRebels.com/Mountain West Network with Tony Cordasco and former Runnin’ Rebel Donovan Stewart calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.