Runnin’ Rebels Host No. 21 UNR Wednesday Night In Regular-Season Home Finale

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST NO. 21 UNR WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN REGULAR-SEASON HOME FINALE

Red Out planned for 8 p.m. Senior Night, Governor’s Series game
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Matchup No. 21 UNR (25-5, 14-2 Mountain West) at UNLV (19-10, 8-8 Mountain West)
Date Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time 8:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV CBS Sports Network (John Sadak, Dan Dickau, Melanie Collins – sideline)
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 (19-10, 8-8 MW) will host intrastate rival No. 21 UNR in its regular-season home finale on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Governor’s Series game will also be Senior Night as the Runnin’ Rebels will honor senior guards Jordan Johnson and Jovan Mooring prior to the game.
 
It will be a RED OUT with the first 3,000 fans receiving a free red t-shirt. All fans are encouraged to wear red to the rivalry game. A free pregame tailgate will be held starting at 6 p.m. on the plaza outside the Thomas & Mack Center. In addition, the first 300 fans into the arena will receive a $5 concessions voucher. 
 
The Clark County Commission, the City of Las Vegas and UNLV have all declared Wednesday as Rebel Red Day in Southern Nevada. 
 
Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Fans are encouraged to get in their seats early for the Senior Salute as well as to experience the enhanced Runnin’ Rebel pregame show for the season’s final time, which features 3D Video Projection Mapping. 
 
UNLV is looking to end a three-game losing streak. The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off a heartbreaking loss at New Mexico (90-91) on Sunday afternoon, in which they missed three shots in the closing seconds. In its meeting earlier this season, UNLV defeated then-No. 23 UNR in Reno, 86-78, on Feb. 7. It snapped the Wolf Pack’s 16-game home win streak and was UNLV’s first win over a ranked team since 2015. 
 
Prior to its loss at San Diego State on Feb. 17, the Runnin’ Rebels had won three straight games and five of their previous six, including the victory at 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. 
 
Wednesday night’s game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network with John Sadak, Dan Dickau and Melanie Collins (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).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Back Home To Host Fresno State Wednesday At 7 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS BACK HOME TO HOST FRESNO STATE WEDNESDAY AT 7 PM

UNLV men’s basketball has won four straight at Thomas & Mack  Center
 
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Matchup Fresno State (19-8, 9-5 Mountain West) at UNLV (19-8, 8-6 Mountain West)
Date Wednesday, February 21, 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 (19-8, 8-6 MW) will return home to the Thomas & Mack Center to host Fresno State (19-8, 9-5 MW) on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. The Runnin’ Rebels have won four straight games at the Thomas & Mack Center. In the season’s first meeting between the two teams, UNLV lost at Fresno State (69-63) on Jan. 23. 
 
The first 300 fans at Wednesday’s game will receive a $5 concessions voucher. Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Fans are encouraged to get in their seats early to experience the enhanced Runnin’ Rebel pregame show featuring 3D Video Projection Mapping.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels had won three straight games and five of their previous six, including a victory at then-No. 23 UNR, before losing at San Diego State on Saturday. UNLV is currently in fourth place in the Mountain West, one game back of third-place Fresno State. 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 is ninth in the nation in field-goal percentage (50.2), 11th in rebounds per game (40.48), 12th in scoring (84.7), 34th in assists per game (16.4) and 37th in blocked shots per game (4.6). Additionally, the Runnin’ Rebels are No. 6 in the nation in free-throw attempts (699). 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 13th in double-doubles with 14, while Juiston is 34th with 11. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 25th in the nation in assists with 5.8 apg. UNLV leads the Mountain West in scoring, field-goal percentage, field-goal percentage defense, rebounding, blocks and assists.
 
Wednesday’s game will be shown on 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).

Runnin’ Rebels Host Air Force Wednesday At 7 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST AIR FORCE WEDNESDAY AT 7 PM

UNLV men’s basketball looking for fourth straight home win
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Matchup Air Force (10-13, 4-7 Mountain West) at UNLV (18-7, 7-5 Mountain West)
Date Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time 7:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV AT&T SportsNet (Drew Goodman, Dave Bollwinkel)
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
 
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV men’s basketball team (18-7, 7-5 MW) will remain home to host Air Force (10-13, 4-7) at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. 
 
After defeating Wyoming, 85-70, on Saturday, the Runnin’ Rebels are now in third place in the Mountain West. They have won three straight home games and four of their last five contests overall. Prior to the victory over the Cowboys, UNLV won at then-No. 23 UNR on Feb. 7, snapping the Wolf Pack’s 16-game home win streak. It was the Runnin’ Rebels’ first win over a ranked opponent since 2015 and knocked the Wolf Pack out of first place in the Mountain West at the time.
 
The first 300 fans at Wednesday’s game will receive a $5 concessions voucher. Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. 
Fans are encouraged to get in their seats early to experience the enhanced Runnin’ Rebel pregame show featuring 3D Video Projection Mapping.
 
UNLV is fifth in the nation in scoring (86.0 ppg), seventh in field-goal percentage (50.8), 12th in rebounding (40.44 rpg) and 31st in assists per game (16.7). 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 13, while Juiston is 25th with 11. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 25th in the nation in assists with 5.9 apg.
 
Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Drew Goodman and Dave Bollwinkel 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).

Lady Rebels Host Boise State Saturday In Thomas & Mack Center

UNLV LADY REBELS HOST BOISE STATE IN THOMAS & MACK CENTER SATURDAY

Nine former Rebels will be honored at halftime on National Girls & Women In Sports Day

 
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Matchup UNLV (12-8, 7-2 MW) vs Boise State (13-8, 7-3 MW)
Date Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time 3 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
Video Mountain West Network(Wyatt Tomchek, Mark Wasik)
Radio UNLV Radio (Adam Candee, Kevaney Martin)
Audio UNLVRebels.com and UNLV Game Day App
Stats UNLVRebels.com
Twitter @UNLVLadyRebels

UNLV HOSTS BOISE STATE IN KEY MATCHUP…

The UNLV Lady Rebels start the second half of Mountain West play by hosting Boise State in a big conference showdown Saturday in the Thomas & Mack Center at 3 pm. On top of celebrating National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) at UNLV, Saturday’s contest matches up two of the top three teams in the MW. UNLV, winners of seven of its last eight, is currently tied for first place, half a game ahead of the third-place Broncos.

The game will be live streamed on the Mountain West with Wyatt Tomchek, and there will also be a radio broadcast on with the call of Adam Candee and Kevaney Martin, with both available through UNLVRebels.com.

In honor of NGWSD, UNLV is holding a free all-sports clinic before the game for 300 kids in the local community. The first 100 fans to Saturday’s game will also receive a free Like A Lady Rebel T-Shirt, while Moriah Jefferson of the newest Las Vegas professional team, the Las Vegas Aces, will be in attendance at the game as well and will be signing autographs pre-game.

At halftime, UNLV will also honor nine former athletes from its women’s team as part of the NGWSD celebration. The nine Rebels are: Maria Aladjova (volleyball), Amanda Anderson (basketball), Emily Bok (track), Kim Bonney (swimming), Alexis Garrett (tennis), Alexandra Kaui (golf), Cosette Packer (soccer), Jamie Smith (basketball) and Stefany Valentino (volleyball).

Single game ticket prices for the Lady Rebels this season are $8 for adults, $5 if bought online at UNLVTickets.com, while kids 12 and under are free at all UNLV Lady Rebel home contests.

Boise State won the first meeting between the two, thanks mostly to the outside shooting of Riley Lupfer, who knocked down seven three-pointers on the way to 28 points in a 69-60 victory in the league opener for both teams in Boise on Dec. 30. UNLV was without the services of starting points guard Nikki Wheatley in that contest however, and with her in the lineup the Lady Rebels are 4-1 with the only loss coming on a last second shot.

UNLV is 7-2 in MW play for the first time since the 2003-04 squad won seven of its first nine, on the way to a 10-4 league mark and a third-place finish.

The Lady Rebels’ success in the conference this season has been fueled by its outstanding post play. UNLV has outscored its past eight opponents 244-114 on points in the paint while holding a +10.4 rebound margin for the eight contests. That size shows up even more on the offensive boards, where UNLV is rebounding an impressive 40.5% of its missed shots. The Lady Rebels are also finding their way to the free throw line, and are currently tied for 20th in the nation with 320 made free throws this season.

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: The Best Entrance In College Basketball Is About To Get Better

THE BEST ENTRANCE IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL IS ABOUT TO GET BETTER

UNLV men’s basketball’s world-famous pregame show to be enhanced by 3D Video Projection Mapping starting with Wednesday’s game vs. San Jose State
 The world-famous pregame show that accompanies UNLV men’s basketball’s starting lineup introductions during home games at the Thomas & Mack Center is being enhanced with 3D Video Projection Mapping starting with Wednesday night’s game vs. San Jose State.
 
Thanks to a partnership between UNLV, Learfield, 4Wall Entertainment, Epson® and oogoog productions, each of the Runnin’ Rebels’ remaining home games will include a pregame show that brings Tarkanian Court to life. The new show is being sponsored by the Runnin’ Rebel Club and Findlay Toyota. 
 
“We are enthused to be able to add this innovative new element to Runnin’ Rebel games at the Thomas & Mack Center,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “Being in the entertainment capital of the world, we are continually looking for ways to enhance the game day experience for our fans. This new presentation will highlight the history and tradition of the program, while also illustrating our exciting future. Thank you to the Runnin’ Rebel Club and our community partners for their teamwork in making this project a reality.”
 
4Wall and Epson have provided the hardware for the high-tech laser projection show that will be similar to what several NBA teams have recently done. Leveraging Epson’s laser projection technology, the setup includes eight state-of-the-art Epson Pro L25000U Laser WUXGA 3LCD Projectors. Each projector delivers up to 25,000 lumens for incredible color brightness1, and up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation 2 .
 
oogoog productions developed the content and used the Zenn Immersive System for content distribution, programming all projectors to converge, allowing one large image to play over the entire court. The new show includes 3D modeling, motion graphics, video and text overlays. oogoog utilized the pixel mapping technique, allowing for accurate tracing of all lines of the court, and alpha mask creation for pinpoint accuracy.
 
“Learfield is proud to partner with these leading companies to bring an innovative pregame show that highlights UNLV basketball and the city of Las Vegas,” said Dan Dolby, General Manager of Learfield’s UNLV Sports Properties. “This unique presentation highlights the current team and honors the rich tradition that is Runnin’ Rebel basketball.”
 
One of the most iconic pregame shows in all of athletics, UNLV was the first to introduce pyrotechnic effects (fireworks). The fan-favorite show that Runnin’ Rebel fans have become accustomed to will remain intact, as the additions are meant to enhance the experience.
 
“4Wall is excited to partner with Epson in providing a state-of-the-art laser projection solution as the backbone for oogoog productions to create a game-changing experience for fans, students and athletes of one of the most iconic brands in sports, UNLV Runnin’ Rebel Basketball,” said Dan Abdalla, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for 4Wall Entertainment. “The show will be the “Wow” factor you expect from Las Vegas Entertainment and rival any NBA, NHL or college introductions.”
 
“It’s an honor for oogoog to be included in this project,” said Chuck Akin, Executive Producer for oogoog productions. “As UNLV Alumni we are always trying to help take the University and UNLV Athletics to the next level. Incorporating projection mapping on Tarkanian Court during the iconic pregame show just makes sense. It’s the show before the show!” 
 
“When engaging the audience in an immersive projection mapping experience, ease-of-operation and confidence in the convergence of technology is key,” said Gavin Downey, senior product manager, large venue projectors, Epson America, Inc. “We are proud to work with this talented group and provide Epson’s laser projection technology to deliver brilliant color and exceptional image quality, along with flexible installation to create a seamless larger-than-life pregame display for Runnin’ Rebel basketball fans.”
 
“Our long history of supporting UNLV Athletics has become a part of our brand,” said Stephanie Bernas, Director of Marketing at Findlay Toyota. “We feel that being a strong community partner allows us to associate with UNLV’s rich winning tradition. Cliff Findlay played for UNLV and has always looked to be part of the new traditions that help bring our community together. We are looking forward to having our name associated with this new pregame show.”
 
Tickets for Wednesday night’s game vs. San Jose State, which begins at 8 p.m., may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. 
 
About 4Wall – 4Wall Entertainment, headquartered in Las Vegas, is the leading event equipment company with 9 offices nationwide that specialize in providing quality lighting and video equipment. 4Wall is proud to focus on providing lighting and video gear, ensuring no matter the size of the production, clients and their projects receive the care, dedication, quality and expertise which are the hallmarks of 4Wall Entertainment. For more information please visit www.4wall.com
 
About Epson – Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson’s award-winning laser technology delivers remarkable color accuracy, easy set-up, and a virtually maintenance-free solution. Epson Pro L projectors are the first to integrate a laser-light source with an inorganic phosphor wheel in combination with inorganic LCD panels and Epson’s proprietary 3LCD technology to deliver advanced performance, quality, reliability, and flexibility. For more information, visit https://epson.com/laser-projectors
 
About oogoog productions – oogoog is a strategic branding and content development company that prides itself in creative problem-solving, and consumer engagement. They specialize in digital, video, film production, and post-production, but can handle traditional assignments just as easily. oogoog is based in Las Vegas, NV, but technology allows them to service clients worldwide. With a passion for brand narratives, and a deep understanding of basic human behavior, oogoog leverages their strengths to produce work for the web, cinema, concert stage, television, theatre, and beyond. www.oogoog.com

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels To Host San Jose State Wednesday, Enhanced Pregame Show To Debut

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO HOST SAN JOSE STATE WEDNESDAY

8 p.m. game at Thomas & Mack Center to include enhanced pregame show
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Matchup San Jose State (3-17, 0-9 Mountain West) at UNLV (15-6, 4-4 Mountain West)
Date Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time 8:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV AT&T SportsNet (Jerry Schemmel, Joe Cravens)
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 (15-6, 4-4 MW) will play its second straight game at the Thomas & Mack Center, hosting San Jose State (3-17, 0-9 MW) on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.
 
Prior to the start of the game, enhancements to the Runnin’ Rebels’ world-famous pregame show will be debuted. It is also UNLV Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night along with the Coaching for Literacy Game. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a free book light, courtesy of Cox Communications and the first 300 fans to bring a donated book for Spread the Word Nevada will receive a $5 concession voucher. Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com or (702) 739-FANS.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels have won two of their last three games and snapped an 11-game losing streak to San Diego State with their 88-78 victory on Saturday night. UNLV shot 58.6 percent from the field in that contest, which was the highest by an Aztecs opponent since 2006-07 – a stretch of 11 seasons and 403 games. Junior forward Shakur Juiston and freshman forward Brandon McCoy combined to score 42 points on 19 of 25 shooting, while collecting 18 rebounds. Juiston had his ninth double-double of the year with 21 points and 11 boards.
 
Prior to its current homestand, UNLV split its last road trip with a win at Colorado State (79-74) on Jan. 20 and a loss at Fresno State (69-63) on Jan. 23. UNLV went 11-2 during non-conference play this season with its only two losses coming in overtime – at Northern Iowa and vs. Arizona (now ranked No. 9) at home.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels are fifth in the country in field-goal percentage (51.0), eighth in scoring (86.2 ppg), 20th in rebounding (40.1 rpg) and 27th in assists per game (17.0). Individually, Justin and McCoy rank in the top 22 in the country in rebounding. Juiston is 21st (9.8 rpg), while McCoy is 22nd (9.8 rpg). UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-22 rebounders. McCoy ranks 13th in double-doubles with 11, while Juiston is 31st with nine. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 26th in the nation in assists with 5.9 apg.
 
Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Jerry Schemmel and Joe Cravens 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: San Diego State Visits Saturday At 7 PM

SAN DIEGO STATE VISITS SATURDAY

Runnin’ Rebels host Aztecs at Thomas & Mack Center at 7 p.m.
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Matchup San Diego State (12-7, 4-4 Mountain West) at UNLV (14-6, 3-4 Mountain West)
Date Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time 7:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Bob Wenzel)
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
 After playing the last two games on the road, the UNLV men’s basketball team (14-6, 3-4 MW) will return to the Thomas & Mack Center for the first time in 10 days to host San Diego State (12-7, 4-4 MW) on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.
 
There will be free pregame games, activities and performers on the concourse. There will also be a pregame student tailgate by the Tark statue starting at 5 p.m., the first 3,000 fans will receive a clear backpack courtesy of SNWA, the first 750 students will receive a red rally towel and the first 300 fans will receive a voucher for a free popcorn. At halftime, the Rebel Girls & Company will perform their national championship routine. Single-game tickets and mini plans may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com or (702) 739-FANS.
 
This week is Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week, which is a nationwide event when basketball coaches across the country unite for a common cause – saving lives from cancer. Coaches and their staff across the nation wear sneakers with their suits during games to raise awareness and help save lives from cancer by raising funds and encouraging people to educate themselves about cancer prevention, screening, and early detection.
 
UNLV split its recent road trip with a win at Colorado State (79-74) last Saturday and a loss at Fresno State (69-63) on Tuesday. UNLV went 11-2 during non-conference play this season with its only two losses coming in overtime – at Northern Iowa and vs. Arizona (now ranked No. 11/12) at home.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels are ninth in the country in field-goal percentage (50.6), 11th in scoring (86.2 ppg), 16th in rebounding (40.45 rpg), 27th in 3-point field-goal percentage defense (31.0) and 30th in assists (17.0 apg). Individually, freshman forward Brandon McCoy and junior forward Shakur Juiston rank in the top 23 in the country in rebounding. McCoy is 18th with 9.9 rpg, while Juiston is 23rd with 9.8 rpg. UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-23 rebounders. McCoy ranks 10th in double-doubles with 11, while Juiston is 38th with eight. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 25th in the nation in assists with 6.0 apg.
 
Saturday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz and Bob Wenzel calling the action. Jon Sandler and former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

Runnin’ Rebels Back Home Saturday To Host Utah State

RUNNIN’ REBELS BACK HOME SATURDAY TO HOST UTAH STATE

UNLV men’s basketball looking for second straight Mountain West win at Thomas & Mack Center at 7 p.m.
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Matchup Utah State (9-7, 2-1 Mountain West) at UNLV (12-3, 1-1 Mountain West)
Date Saturday, January 6, 2018
Time 7:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV AT&T SportsNet (Conor McGahey, Dave Bollwinkel)
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
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV men’s basketball team (12-3, 1-1 MW), winner of six of its last seven games, will be looking for its second straight Mountain West victory as it hosts Utah State (9-7, 2-1 MW) on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.
 
It will be Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Night with live music and activities outside of the arena pregame as well as family fun games on the concourse. Plus, the first 300 fans through the door will receive a voucher for a free popcorn.
 
The Family Fun Pack is available for Saturday: four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for only $56 (a savings of $40). Single-game tickets and mini plans may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com or (702) 739-FANS.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off an 82-76 overtime victory at San Jose State on Wednesday night. It was just their third true road game of the season and first in league play. 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. 14/16) at home.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels are seventh in the country in scoring (89.4 ppg), ninth in rebounding (42.27 rpg) and 10th in field-goal percentage (51.2). Individually, junior forward Shakur Juiston and freshman forward Brandon McCoy rank in the top 16 in the country in rebounding. Juiston is 13th with 10.4 rpg, while McCoy is 16th with 10.3 rpg. UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-16 rebounders. McCoy ranks fifth in double-doubles with 10, while Juiston is 24th with seven. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 18th in the nation in assists with 6.5 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 19.0 ppg, which ranks first in the Mountain West.
 
Saturday’s game will be broadcast by AT&T SportsNet with Conor McGahey and Dave Bollwinkel 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 To Close Out Non-Conference Play Friday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO CLOSE OUT NON-CONFERENCE PLAY FRIDAY NIGHT

UNLV men’s basketball hosts Northern Colorado at 7 p.m. in holiday-themed game
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Matchup Northern Colorado (9-3, 0-0 Big Sky) at UNLV (10-2, 0-0 Mountain West)
Date Friday, December 22, 2017
Time 7:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV Stadium on Facebook (Ari Wolfe, Doug Gottlieb, sideline: Rachel Lindsay)
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
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV men’s basketball team (10-2), winner of four straight games, will close out its non-conference season on Friday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. vs. Northern Colorado (9-3) at the Thomas & Mack Center. 
 
The game will feature a holiday theme with giveaways all night long, including seat upgrades, season tickets, UNLV gear, electronics and will include other holiday fun. Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, on the phone at (702) 739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. 
 
The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off a 95-63 win over Mississippi Valley State on Wednesday night. Seven UNLV players scored in double figures in the game at the Thomas & Mack Center, which was its first at home in 18 days as the facility was hosting the National Finals Rodeo for most of the month. 
 
The Runnin’ Rebels rank as the No. 4 rebounding team in the country with 44.3 rpg, are fifth in field-goal percentage (52.2), seventh in scoring (90.9) and ninth in 3-point field-goal percentage defense (28.2). Individually, junior forward Shakur Juiston and freshman forward Brandon McCoy rank in the top 10 in the country in rebounding. Juiston is eighth with 10.9 rpg, while McCoy is ninth with 10.8 rpg. UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-10 rebounders. McCoy ranks sixth in double-doubles with eight, while Juiston is 18th with six. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 12th in the nation in assists with 6.9 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 19.7 ppg, which ranks first in the Mountain West. 
 
Friday’s game will be broadcast by Stadium on Facebook with Ari Wolfe and Doug Gottlieb calling the action. Rachel Lindsay is the sideline reporter. 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 Back At Home Wednesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS BACK AT HOME WEDNESDAY NIGHT

2nd Annual Teddy Bear Toss to take place at halftime of 8 p.m. game
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Matchup Mississippi Valley State (0-11, 0-0 SWAC) at UNLV (9-2, 0-0 Mountain West)
Date Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time 8:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV AT&T Sports Network (Conor McGahey, Dave Bollwinkel)
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
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – For the first time in 18 days, the UNLV men’s basketball team (9-2) will return home to the Thomas & Mack Center as it hosts Mississippi Valley State (0-11) on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. The Runnin’ Rebels have won three straight games – most recently, 81-76, at Pacific on Saturday night.
 
The 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Toss will be held at halftime of Wednesday night’s game as all fans are encouraged to bring a new, stuffed toy to benefit the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation. The first 500 fans to bring new, stuffed toy will receive a $5 concessions voucher.
 
Tickets for Wednesday’s game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, on the phone at (702) 739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. 
 
The Runnin’ Rebels rank as the No. 5 rebounding team in the country with 44.6 rpg, are sixth in scoring with 90.5 ppg, eighth in 3-point field-goal defense (27.7) and 10th in assists per game with 18.9. Individually, freshman forward Brandon McCoy and junior forward Shakur Juiston rank in the top 10 in the country in rebounding. McCoy is seventh with 11.3 rpg, while Juiston is ninth with 11.0 rpg. UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-10 rebounders. McCoy ranks fifth in double-doubles with eight, while Juiston is 22nd with five. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 12th in the nation in assists with 7.1 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 20.3 ppg, which ranks first in the Mountain West. 
 
Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Conor McGahey and Dave Bollwinkel calling the action. Jon Sandler and former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Back Home To Host Arizona Saturday

RUNNIN’ REBELS BACK HOME TO HOST ARIZONA SATURDAY

UNLV is 4-1 all-time vs. Wildcats at Thomas & Mack Center
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Matchup Arizona (4-3, 0-0 Pac-12) at UNLV (6-1, 0-0 Mountain West)
Date Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time 7:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Steve Lappas, sideline: Melanie Collins)
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
Off to a 6-1 start on the season after falling in overtime in its first road game of the year, the UNLV men’s basketball team will return home to the Thomas & Mack Center for its most anticipated game of the 2017-18 non-conference schedule, vs. Arizona on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. 
 
Several giveaways are planned: the first 3,000 fans will receive a free Rebel Red Koozie (courtesy of SNWA), the first 750 students will receive a free t-shirt (courtesy of Terrible Herbst), and the first 300 fans will receive a voucher for a free popcorn. There is also a student tailgate planned outside the venue at the Tark Statue from 5-6 p.m. with free food, drinks, music and more. 
 
Tickets for Saturday’s game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, on the phone at (702) 739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. It is also available as part of a Pick-3 Mini-Plan option. 
 
The Runnin’ Rebels rank as the top rebounding team in the country, while they are fifth in 3-point field-goal percentage defense, eighth in assists per game and 10th in scoring, averaging 92.3 points per contest. Individually, junior forward Shakur Juiston is the nation’s top rebounder at 13.0 rpg, while freshman forward Brandon McCoy is fifth at 12.1 rpg. They both rank fifth in double-doubles with five apiece, while senior guard Jordan Johnson is ninth in the country in assists per game (7.6). 
 
The 2017-18 season marks the second under head coach Marvin Menzies for the Runnin’ Rebels. Menzies and his staff have 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 return their leading scorer from last season – senior guard Jovan Mooring. Five Runnin’ Rebels are averaging double figures, led by McCoy’s 18.6 ppg. 
 
Saturday’s game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz, Steve Lappas and Melanie Collins (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).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Open Regular Season Saturday Night At Home

RUNNIN’ REBELS OPEN REGULAR SEASON SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME

2017-18 campaign to begin with Heroes Night on Veterans Day against Florida A&M at 7 p.m.

 
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Matchup Florida A&M (0-0, 0-0 MEAC) at UNLV (0-0, 0-0 MW)
Date Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time 7 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV Stadium on Facebook (Ari Wolfe, Ryan Hollins, Kristen Balboni – Sideline)
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

After defeating Alaska Fairbanks 97-73 on Nov. 3 in its lone exhibition game, the UNLV men’s basketball team will open the regular season Saturday, Nov. 11 vs. Florida A&M at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Designated Heroes Night, the game will take place on Veterans Day and include special recognitions and features honoring those that serve our country and protect our city. Plus, the first 300 fans through the door will receive a voucher for a free popcorn. In addition, the first 100 students will receive a free t-shirt.

Tickets to the home opener are on sale now with season tickets and mini plans (available in the lower bowl for the first time) also on sale. For more information on all ticket options, visit UNLVtickets.com, call (702) 739-FANS or visit the TMC Box Office.

The 2017-18 season marks the second under head coach Marvin Menzies for the Runnin’ Rebels. Menzies and his staff have brought in a recruiting class for this year that has been ranked as high as No. 12 in the country and features McDonald’s High School All-American Brandon McCoy and National Junior College Player of the Year Shakur Juiston.

The Runnin’ Rebels return their leading scorer from last season – senior guard Jovan Mooring. Mooring averaged 12.6 points per game in 2016-17 and led the team in assists with 4.0 apg (second in the Mountain West).

The TV broadcast of Saturday’s game will air exclusively on Facebook, streaming via the Live: Stadium College Basketball Show Page. The UNLV radio call 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’ Rebel Madness To Be Held In Downtown Las Vegas On Oct. 22

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RUNNIN’ REBEL MADNESS TO BE HELD IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS ON OCT. 22

Free music-festival style, midnight madness type event that will also include dunk contest to take place at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center next to The D Hotel

 

 The UNLV men’s basketball team will welcome the 2015-16 season with a new event, Runnin’ Rebel Madness, which will be held at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center next to The D Hotel on Thursday, October 22.

The free music-festival style, midnight madness type event will take place from 7-9 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Moving to this new location for the first time, Runnin’ Rebel Madness will be similar to the Runnin’ Rebels’ 2011 event that was called The Runnin’ Rebel Experience and will replace what was dubbed The Runnin’ Rebel Showcase in recent years. A big difference though from the 2011 event will be that UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center basketball court (Tarkanian Court) will be moved to the events center for the evening’s festivities.

Special videos will debut at Runnin’ Rebel Madness, while each player will have their own unique introduction. The event will also mark the return of a UNLV men’s basketball dunk contest and performances by the Rebel Girls and UNLV Cheer.

Other entertainment is being planned and will be announced as the event draws closer. In addition, fans will be able to get autographs and photos from their favorite players.

“We are really looking forward to this new event in Downtown Las Vegas,” said head coach Dave Rice. “It will be a fun, exciting night, and also a unique opportunity for the community to meet our team and for our guys to interact with our great Runnin’ Rebel fans. Special thanks to The D Hotel and Wendoh Media for their creativity and helping make this event possible.”

The UNLV women’s basketball team will also be in attendance and will be introduced.

For fans that are also interested in seeing more of this year’s Runnin’ Rebel squad on the court, a free public scrimmage is also being planned for Oct. 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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

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

About Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 11,000 guests and features state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue plays host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more. The venue is also the first entertainment arena in Las Vegas to accept Bitcoin as currency. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DLVEC.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

GAME #30

 

San Diego State (22-7, 12-4 Mountain West) 
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UNLV (16-13, 7-9 Mountain West)

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

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

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

 

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

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WYOMING VISITS UNLV SATURDAY AT 5 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

GAME #29

 

Wyoming (21-7, 10-5 Mountain West) 
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UNLV (15-13, 6-9 Mountain West)

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

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

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Host Fresno State Tuesday Night At 7 PM

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RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST FRESNO STATE TUESDAY NIGHT

UNLV men’s basketball back at Thomas & Mack Center at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10

 

The UNLV men’s basketball team, which had its three-game win streak snapped with a one-point loss at Colorado State (83-82) on Saturday, will be back at home at the Thomas & Mack Center to host Fresno State on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. The first 500 fans will receive a free Rebel key chain.

After losing three straight games – at Boise State on Jan. 13 in overtime (82-73), at San Diego State on Jan. 17 (53-47) and vs. New Mexico (71-69) on Jan. 21 – UNLV defeated Utah State (79-77) in overtime at home on Jan. 24, won at Nevada, Reno (67-62) on Jan. 27 and beat Air Force (74-63) on Jan. 31.

Taking out its overtime loss at Boise State, its win over Air Force and its 74-40 victory over San José State, UNLV’s other seven Mountain West games have been decided by an average of 3.3 points per game (a one-point game, three two-point games, two five-point games and a six-point game).

UNLV, which had to replace all five starters from a year ago, has used a rotation this season that includes five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Freshman guard Rashad Vaughn leads the team in scoring with an average of 17.8 ppg, which is second in the Mountain West and third in the country among freshmen. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has 13 double-doubles this year, which ranks 12th in the country, and has averages of 14.5 ppg (2nd on the team, 7th in MW), and a team high of 9.6 rpg (2nd in MW, 25th in the country) and 2.7 bpg (2nd in MW, 22nd in the country). Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh leads the team and the league in blocks with 2.9 per game (16th in the country, 2nd among all freshmen). Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW with 3.9 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.2, which leads the conference and is 10th nationally. Freshman guard Patrick McCaw leads the MW in assists per game (4.0) during conference-only games.

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are fourth in the nation in total blocks (156), fourth in blocks per game (6.8 bpg), 12th in defensive rebounds per game (27.09) and 39th in field-goal percentage defense (39.1).

Tuesday’s game will be shown on ESPN3 with Trey Bender and Blaine Fowler calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

GAME #24

 

Fresno State (11-12, 6-4 Mountain West) 
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UNLV (13-10, 4-6 Mountain West)

DATE:
 Tuesday, February 10, 2015
TIME:
 7 p.m.
SITE:
 Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), 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: @UNLVAthletics

 

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

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RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST UTAH STATE SATURDAY

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

 

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

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

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

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

Saturday’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Andrew Catalon and Chris Spatola calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

GAME #20

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

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

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

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

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


GAME #11


No. 3 Arizona (12-0, 0-0 Pac-12) 

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

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

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

 

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