UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Six-Game Ticket Package Announced

UNLV LADY REBELS ANNOUNCE SIX-GAME TICKET PACKAGE FOR FANS

Ticket deal will include the Nov. 14 contest against Duke plus five Mountain West Conference games

 
 UNLV Athletics has announced a new six-game ticket plan for the 2019-20 women’s basketball season.

This ticket option will include six of this season’s best Lady Rebel home games and is available for purchase starting today. For just $25, fans can get tickets to the six contests that includes the Thursday, Nov. 14 contest against the Duke Blue Devils in the Thomas & Mack Center. Also included will be Mountain West conference games against in-state rival UNR (Wednesday, Jan. 22), Colorado State (Saturday, Feb. 1), New Mexico (Saturday, Feb. 15), San Diego State (Saturday, Feb. 22) and San Jose State (Thursday, Feb. 27).

To purchase the six-game plan and for complete information, please CLICK HERE.

Season tickets, starting as low as $60, are also on sale now and may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. VIP Courtside Season Tickets are available as well at $400. Kids 12 and under are free at all UNLV Lady Rebel contests, as are all high school, middle school and elementary students with a Nevada area school ID.

The UNLV Lady Rebels begin the 2019-20 season this Saturday with a 4 pm contest against Cal State Fullerton in the Thomas & Mack Center. 

New Added Value Concessions Packages Announced For Runnin’ Rebel Basketball

NEW ADDED VALUE CONCESSIONS PACKAGES ANNOUNCED FOR RUNNIN’ REBEL BASKETBALL

As a way to add value for UNLV basketball fans, UNLV Athletics has announced two unique concessions packages for the 2019-20 Runnin’ Rebel season.
 
UNLV men’s basketball season ticket holders will have the option to upgrade their experience at the Thomas & Mack Center with a meal for six of the biggest games this coming season. The “Eat All You Can” option, which was introduced last season, will return for those who purchase group tickets to select games.
 
For only $7 per game, which is a significant savings over game day concessions prices, Runnin’ Rebel season ticket holders will be able to enjoy a variety of concessions combo items for select games. Items will include pizza, chicken fingers, cheeseburgers, and more. To take advantage, season ticket holders can simply redeem a pre-paid voucher at the concessions stands for their meal. The offering will include:


  • 11.9.19 vs. Kansas State – Chicken fingers, fries and regular soft drink

  • 11.23.19 vs. SMU – Pizza and regular soft drink

  • 1.18.20 vs. New Mexico – Cheeseburger, fries and regular soft drink

  • 1.26.20 vs. SDSU – Chicken fingers, fries and regular soft drink

  • 2.12.20 vs. UNR – Pizza and regular soft drink

  • 2.26.20 vs. Boise State – Cheeseburger, fries and regular soft drink


“We have listened to our season ticket holders and are excited to offer the opportunity for them to upgrade their experience during some of our biggest games this season,” said Megan Caligiuri, Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations.

The “Eat All You Can” option for groups of 20 or more will return for the same six games, and will include unlimited hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, and soda from select stands. Group ticket prices with “Eat All You Can” start as low as $20.

Runnin’ Rebel season ticket holders will have until October 30, 2019, to purchase the featured meal upgrade. To purchase, season ticket holders can log-in to their UNLVTickets account here, or call 702-739-FANS. Those interested in group tickets with unlimited hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, and soda may contact Group Sales Coordinator Michelle Carey, at michelle.carey@unlv.edu or 702-895-2785.

The Runnin’ Rebels, under first-year head coach T.J. Otzelberger, will host West Coast Baptist College in an exhibition game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday, Oct. 25, before facing Purdue Fort Wayne to open the regular season on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Fans will have a chance to see the team, along with the Lady Rebels, for the first time at the UNLV Basketball Showcase, which starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, prior to UNLV football’s game vs. Boise State.

Season tickets are on sale now, starting as low as $119. Click here to purchase or for more information, visit UNLVtickets.com, call 702-739-FANS or visit the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

UNLV BASKETBALL SHOWCASE SET FOR OCT. 5 AT SAM BOYD STADIUM

UNLV BASKETBALL SHOWCASE SET FOR OCT. 5 AT SAM BOYD STADIUM
 
Free fan event featuring the men’s and women’s basketball teams returns for second straight year; will precede Rebel football game vs. Boise State
 
UNLV Athletics will hold its annual free preseason fan event for its men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs on Saturday, Oct. 5, outside Sam Boyd Stadium.


The UNLV Basketball Showcase, which will be held in conjunction with a Rebel football game for the second straight year, will be located adjacent to the Rebel Block Party near the west entrance of the stadium. The unique event will begin at 6 p.m. before UNLV’s football game vs. Boise State (kickoff at 7:30 p.m.).

Open to the public, the Showcase will be the first chance for fans to get a glimpse of this year’s Runnin’ Rebels and Lady Rebels, and will feature team introductions, a variety of basketball competitions including both teams and fans, autographs and much more.


“We are looking forward to starting the season with this event at Sam Boyd Stadium before the Rebel football game,” UNLV men’s basketball head coach T.J. Otzelberger said. “It’s always great to be out in the community and this will give us another opportunity to get to know Rebel fans.”


The Thomas & Mack Center court that was used through the 2016-17 season will be transported to the stadium’s parking lot to be used along with portable bleachers.


“We enjoyed the Showcase last year,” UNLV women’s basketball head coach Kathy Olivier said. “It was a creative event and the reaction from our fans and student-athletes was overwhelmingly positive. We love getting a chance to connect with the community and we are looking forward to the event next month.”


Fans in attendance will receive the official team schedule posters for each program and students will get a free T-shirt (while supplies last). Additionally, vouchers will be distributed at the conclusion of the event (during autographs) for a Runnin’ Rebel challenge coin to be redeemed during the men’s basketball game vs. defending Big 12 Champion Kansas State on Saturday, November 9.


Free parking will be available at Sam Boyd Stadium for the Showcase. While fans don’t need tickets to attend the basketball event, tickets to the football game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center and Sam Boyd Stadium Box Offices. 


Basketball season tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.


The Runnin’ Rebels will host West Coast Baptist College in an exhibition game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday, October 25, before facing Purdue Fort Wayne to open the regular season on Tuesday, November 5. The Lady Rebels, who will not play an exhibition game, open their season at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, November 9 prior to the Runnin’ Rebels hosting Kansas State.

TELEVISION BROADCAST SCHEDULE AND TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL

TELEVISION BROADCAST SCHEDULE AND TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
Every Runnin’ Rebel game during the 2019-20 season will be available for viewing on TV or online; two date shifts also announced
 
Every UNLV men’s basketball game during the 2019-20 season will be available on television or online as the Mountain West announced its national and regional broadcast lineup Wednesday.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels will have a total of at least 19 games shown on an ESPN network, CBS Sports Network or AT&T SportsNet, while additional games will be available through Stadium on Facebook or at UNLVRebels.com. 
 
Most game times and some date shifts were also announced Wednesday. UNLV’s home game vs. San Diego State, which was previously scheduled for Saturday, January 25, will now take place on Sunday, January 26, and UNLV’s home game vs. Colorado State, previously scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, will now be played on Tuesday, February 18. 
 
Times and TV for the Runnin’ Rebels’ non-conference road games have not yet been announced.
 
CLICK HERE for the updated 2019-20 UNLV men’s basketball schedule.
 
PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets for the 2019-20 Runnin’ Rebel season are on sale now. Purchase at UNLVtickets.com, 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
UNLV IN 2019-20: UNLV will have a new look this season in its first under head coach T.J. Otzelberger. Otzelberger spent the last three seasons as head coach at South Dakota State where he led the team to a 70-33 record and three straight postseason appearances. The Runnin’ Rebels return two starters from last year’s team and welcome seven new players to the roster.

UNLV ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES REBEL REWARDS PROGRAM

UNLV ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES REBEL REWARDS PROGRAM

New season ticket holder benefit to reward those with high attendance at games

UNLV Athletics has announced a brand-new program to reward season ticket holders for ensuring that their tickets are used at events. The Rebel Rewards Program is a new season ticket holder benefit designed to reward season ticket holders for any UNLV Athletics ticketed sport whose tickets are scanned and used at games this season.


The program is in place for all Rebel ticketed sports including football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, and baseball. Rewards will be given for tickets scanned at 60% (except football), 80%, and 100% of ticketed events.


“One of our goals with this program is to reward our fans for making sure that even if they can’t attend a game because of a scheduling conflict, that they give their tickets to a family member or friend who can attend and cheer on the Rebels,” UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois said.


“It takes all of us pulling in the right direction and we are excited to show our appreciation for those supporters who will come out game after game to help give us a home-court advantage at the Thomas & Mack Center,” UNLV Men’s Basketball Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger said.


Runnin’ Rebel basketball supporters who eclipse the attendance marks this season will have the opportunity to earn a photo signed by Coach Otzelberger, a Runnin’ Rebel facilities tour by coaches and student-athletes, and a postseason shootaround and mini clinic at the Mendenhall Center with student-athletes and coaches.


Football season ticket holders will have the opportunity to get a personalized note from a member of the team or coaching staff and a tour of the new Fertitta Football Complex.

“Las Vegas offers a lot of different entertainment options so this is another great way for us to thank our fans for choosing to spend their time with us,” UNLV Football Head Coach Tony Sanchez said.

“Our Lady Rebel fans are the heartbeat of our team and we are excited to introduce a program that rewards them for their loyalty and commitment,” UNLV Women’s Basketball Coach Kathy Olivier said.


Fans can qualify to earn rewards for each sport that they hold season tickets for. The list of rewards for each sport are listed below:


Footballseason tickets starting at $99

  • 80% (5 games): Personalized card from a member of the team or coaching staff

  • 100% (All 6 games): Fertitta Football Complex tour


Men’s Basketball season tickets starting at $119

  • 60% (11 games): Photo signed by Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger

  • 80% (15 games): MBB facility tour given by MBB staff and student-athletes

  • 100% (All 18 games): Postseason shootaround and mini clinic at the Mendenhall center with student-athletes and coaches (NCAA rules apply)


Women’s Basketball season tickets starting at $60

  • 60% (10 games): Photo signed by Head Coach Kathy Olivier

  • 80% (13 games): WBB facility tour given by WBB staff and student-athletes

  • 100% (16 games) Postseason shootaround and mini clinic in the Cox Pavilion (NCAA rules apply)


Volleyball season tickets starting at $50

  • 60% (9 games): Personalized card from the team

  • 80% (12 games): Join the team for a meal

  • 100% (14 games): Join the team for a postseason practice


Men’s Soccer season tickets starting at $35

  • 60% – Signed soccer ball

  • 80% – Watch the team at an open practice

  • 100% – Chalk talk with the coaches


Women’s Soccer season tickets starting at $35

  • 60% – Signed soccer ball

  • 80% – Watch the team at an open practice

  • 100% – Chalk talk with the coaches


Softball and baseball rewards will be announced when season tickets go on sale later this year.


To purchase, please visit UNLVtickets.com/athletics or call 702-739-FANS.

 

 

UNLV ATHLETICS AND RED BULL PARTNER TO ENHANCE RUNNIN’ REBEL BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE

UNLV ATHLETICS AND RED BULL PARTNER TO ENHANCE RUNNIN’ REBEL BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE

Collaboration to energize the Thomas & Mack Center Courtside Club and student-athlete excellence

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Known globally for supporting championship performance with elite athletes, Red Bull has partnered with UNLV Athletics to energize the premium experience at the Thomas & Mack Center during Runnin’ Rebel games.

Set to open when the UNLV men’s basketball team takes the floor in November, the innovative Courtside Club will provide unprecedented VIP services to members of UNLV’s Loyalty Circle – the athletics department’s prestigious donor society.

The Courtside Club will feature food, beverage and high-end hospitality all game long, just steps away from Tarkanian Court. Support from Red Bull will support the design and development of the club, which is the first of its kind for Runnin’ Rebel Basketball.

“We are proud to partner with UNLV Athletics to energize the premium experience within the Thomas & Mack Center,” said Red Bull Las Vegas Regional Manager Lou D’Andrea, “It’s equally exciting to be part of a new championship era for Runnin’ Rebel Basketball with Coach Otzelberger. Building our involvement with NCAA Division I sports and, in particular, basketball, is a core priority for the company. This opportunity aligns directly with where we are heading both regionally and nationally.”

The Courtside Club builds on the athletics department’s commitment to expanding premium services to those providing essential scholarship and strategic support through the Loyalty Circle program.

“We are so grateful for Red Bull’s support as we launch this new partnership,” Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois said. “The Loyalty Circle and the support it generates allows us to provide scholarships and services essential to student-athlete excellence. The collaboration with Red Bull will personify our mission as we team to develop our student-athletes into leaders for our university and community.”

In addition to assisting with the establishment of the Courtside Club, the partnership with Red Bull will involve career development opportunities for UNLV student-athletes.


As Red Bull continues its global growth, its need for qualified, talented employees is escalating. This partnership is timely and strategic for both parties.

“We are thrilled about expanding engagement with UNLV Athletics and creating a pathway between UNLV’s campus and our company,” D’Andrea said.

The Runnin’ Rebels open the 2019-20 campaign against Purdue Fort Wayne on November 5. The Courtside Club will debut that evening. For information on the Loyalty Circle and how to become a member, please visit RebelAthleticFund.com or call 702-895-4486.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels To Play At No. 12/13 UNR Wednesday

UNLV TO PLAY AT NO. 12/13 UNR WEDNESDAY

Silver State Series game to be televised by CBS Sports Network at 8 p.m.

Game Notes at No. 12/13 UNR (PDF)|  Buy UNLVtickets |  Schedule  |  @UNLVAthletics  |  @TheRunninRebels

The UNLV men’s basketball team, which had its three-game win streak snapped with a heartbreaking one-point loss Saturday vs. San Diego State, will travel to Reno, Nevada, to face No. 12/13 UNR on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center. The game is part of The Silver State Series presented by IBEW and Nevada Donor Network.

Prior to the 60-59 loss to the Aztecs at the Thomas & Mack Center, the Runnin’ Rebels (15-12, 9-6) had defeated Air Force, San Jose State and Wyoming, and enter Wednesday’s contest having won four of their last six. UNLV is currently in fifth place in the Mountain West standings and its nine conference victories are its most since winning 10 league games in 2014.

UNR (25-2, 12-2) is coming off a 74-68 home win over Fresno State on Saturday. The Wolf Pack rebounded after having their 10-game win streak snapped at San Diego State (65-57) last Wednesday. UNR currently holds a half-game lead in the league standings.

In the previous meeting this season between UNLV and the Wolf Pack, UNR won 87-70 at the Thomas & Mack Center on Jan. 29. Senior guard Kris Clyburn led the Runnin’ Rebels in that game with 23 points on 10 of 20 shooting. UNR was led that night by Caleb Martin’s 26 points.

Wednesday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Andrew Catalon and Steve Lappas calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith, and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com

Runnin’ Rebels Host Air Force Tuesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST AIR FORCE TUESDAY NIGHT

7:30 p.m. game is part of Coaching for Literacy’s Fight for Literacy Games initiative

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The UNLV men’s basketball team will continue its two-game homestand when it hosts Air Force on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.
 
The game will be part of Coaching for Literacy’s Fight for Literacy Games initiative, with UNLV coaches wearing green ties to help raise awareness about the issues connected to illiteracy.
 
Tickets for the game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels (12-11, 6-5) are coming off a loss to Fresno State on Saturday. Prior to that, they had won four of their previous five games at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV is led in scoring by senior guard Kris Clyburn’s 13.8 ppg.
 
Air Force (10-13, 5-6) won its last game, 81-76 against Wyoming on Saturday. It comes to Las Vegas having won three of its last five overall. The Falcons are led in scoring by Lavelle Scottie’s 14.8 ppg and Ryan Swan’s 12.0 ppg. Swan is the team’s leading rebounder (6.7 rpg).
 
Tuesday’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz and Tim Doyle calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith, and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

Runnin’ Rebels Host San José State Saturday At 4:30 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST SAN JOSE STATE SATURDAY AT 4:30 PM

UNLV men’s basketball looking for third straight home win, game to be televised on AT&T SportsNet

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After two straight road games, the UNLV men’s basketball team will return home to the Thomas & Mack Center to host San José State on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m.  
 
Tickets to Saturday’s game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
UNLV (9-7, 3-1) was off to its first 3-0 start to conference play in 20 years and for the first time in its Mountain West history before losing at Air Force on Wednesday night. The Runnin’ Rebels will be looking for their third straight home win after opening MW play with victories over Colorado State and Wyoming. 
 
In the game Wednesday, sophomore guard Amauri Hardy scored a career-high 23 points on 7 of 14 shooting, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range. 
 
UNLV has been led in scoring this year by senior guard Kris Clyburn, who is averaging 13.4 ppg. Freshman forward Joel Ntambwe is close behind at 12.8 ppg, while Hardy is third at 12.4 ppg. Senior forward Shakur Juiston, who will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, averaged 10.8 ppg and 8.8 rpg over eight games played. The team’s current rebounding leader, sophomore forward Mbacke Diong (6.3 rpg), missed the Air Force game with an ankle injury. He also leads the team in blocks (third in the MW) with 1.7 bpg. Senior guard Noah Robotham is the Runnin’ Rebel assist leader (4.1 apg), ranking fifth in the MW.
 
San José State (3-13, 0-4) has lost seven straight games and is coming off an 81-63 home loss to Utah State. The Spartans have three players averaging in double-figure scoring, led by Michael Steadman’s 12.3 ppg.
 
Saturday’s game will be televised on AT&T SportsNet with Jenny Cavnar and Dave Bollwinkel calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith, and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels To Host Wyoming Saturday At 7 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO HOST WYOMING SATURDAY AT 7 PM

UNLV men’s basketball looking for first 2-0 Mountain West start in 13 years

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 The UNLV men’s basketball team will play its second straight Mountain West game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. vs. Wyoming. The Runnin’ Rebels (7-6, 1-0 MW) are coming off a conference season-opening 78-76 victory over Colorado State on Wednesday.
 
Tickets to Saturday’s game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
In their first game at the Thomas & Mack Center in 31 days, the Runnin’ Rebels erased an eight-point deficit in the final 4:47 and a goaltending call against CSU with 1.2 seconds remaining gave UNLV the win.
 
UNLV is led in scoring by senior guard Kris Clyburn (12.8 ppg), sophomore guard Amauri Hardy (12.3 ppg) and freshman forward Joel Ntambwe (11.0 ppg). Shakur Juiston, who is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, averaged 10.8 ppg and 8.8 rpg over eight games played. Among active players, sophomore forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder (6.7 rpg) and he leads the team in blocks (second in the MW) with 1.8 bpg. Senior guard Noah Robotham is the team’s assist leader (3.2 apg).
 
Wyoming (4-10, 0-1) dropped its conference opener on Wednesday at home to Boise State (69-55). The Cowboys are led by Justin James’ 21.3 ppg and 9.6 rpg.
 
Saturday’s game will be televised on ESPNU with Sam Farber and Richie Schueler calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith, and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels To Open Mountain West Play Jan. 2 Against CSU

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO OPEN MOUNTAIN WEST PLAY JAN. 2 AGAINST CSU

UNLV men’s basketball team back at Thomas & Mack Center for first time in 31 days

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The UNLV men’s basketball team will return home to the Thomas & Mack Center for the first time in a month and host Colorado State in both teams’ Mountain West opener this Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
Since last playing on its home floor Dec. 1, UNLV has played at Illinois (Dec. 8), vs. BYU at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Dec. 15), and in Honolulu at the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 22-25). 
 
UNLV is led in scoring by senior guard Kris Clyburn and sophomore guard Amauri Hardy. They are both averaging 12.4 ppg, while senior forward Shakur Juiston (10.8 ppg), who is out with a knee injury, and freshman forward Joel Ntambwe (10.5 ppg) have also averaged double figures in scoring. Juiston (8.8 rpg) and sophomore forward Mbacke Diong (6.4 rpg) have been the team’s leading rebounders. Senior guard Noah Robotham is the team’s assist leader (3.3 apg).
 
CSU is coming off an 88-68 home loss to New Mexico State on Sunday. The Rams are led in scoring by J.D. Paige with 15.8 ppg.
 
Wednesday’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Brent Stover and Bob Wenzel calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith, and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Welcome Valparaiso Wednesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS WELCOME VALPARAISO WEDNESDAY NIGHT

7:30 p.m. game vs. Crusaders is part of Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge.

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The UNLV men’s basketball team, winner of four straight games, will continue its season-opening seven-game homestand on Wednesday, Nov. 28 vs. Valparaiso at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. The game is part of the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels’ win streak consists of victories over UC Riverside (72-51), Oakland (74-61), Pacific (96-70) and Southern Utah (76-71).
 
The new Rebellion Student Lounge will be open Wednesday for current UNLV students starting at 4:30 p.m. It features free food, drinks and popcorn, TVs with live sporting events, and video game stations.
 
Tickets to Wednesday’s game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Season tickets, group tickets and a five-game plan are also available.
 
The 2018-19 season marks the third under head coach Marvin Menzies for the Runnin’ Rebels. UNLV returned seven student-athletes who saw action last season, which is the most for the program from the previous season in seven years. This year’s team added two transfer redshirts and six freshmen. Last year, UNLV won 20 games for the first time in four years. It also marked a nine-game improvement in the win column from the previous season. 
 
The Runnin’ Rebels (4-1) have three players averaging in double-figure scoring: senior forward Shakur Juiston (12.0 ppg), senior guard Kris Clyburn (11.6 ppg) and sophomore forward Mbacke Diong (10.2 ppg). Juiston also leads the team in rebounding (8.4 rpg), while Diong (6.8 rpg) is second. Senior guard Noah Robotham is the team’s assist leader (4.2 apg).
 
Valparaiso (3-3) has split its last two games: a 75-70 overtime win vs. SIUE and an 88-76 loss at West Virginia. Four Crusaders are scoring in double figures, led by Derrik Smits’ 13.7 ppg.
 
Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Nick Gismondi and Dave Bollwinkel calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith, and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

Runnin’ Rebels To Face Pacific Tuesday Night At Thomas & Mack Center

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO FACE PACIFIC TUESDAY NIGHT AT THOMAS & MACK CENTER

Season-opening seven-game homestand continues against Tigers at 7 p.m.

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The UNLV men’s basketball team, which has won two straight games, will continue its season-opening seven-game homestand on Tuesday, Nov. 20 vs. Pacific at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels beat UC Riverside, 72-51, last Tuesday for their first victory of the season, then defeated Oakland, 74-61, on Friday night. The Golden Grizzlies had been averaging 81.5 points per game heading into the contest and UNLV held them to 20 points under their average.
 
The new Rebellion Student Lounge will be open Tuesday for current UNLV students starting at 4 p.m. It features free food, drinks and popcorn, TVs with live sporting events, and video game stations.
 
Tickets to Tuesday’s game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Season tickets, group tickets and a five-game plan are also available.
 
The 2018-19 season marks the third under head coach Marvin Menzies for the Runnin’ Rebels. UNLV returns seven student-athletes who saw action last season, which is the most for the program from the previous season in seven years. This year’s team adds two transfer redshirts and six freshmen. Last year, UNLV won 20 games for the first time in four years. It also marked a nine-game improvement in the win column from the previous season. 
 
The Runnin’ Rebels (2-1) have been led by senior forward Shakur Juiston, who is averaging 12.0 ppg and 7.7 rpg. Senior guard Noah Robotham leads in assists (3.3 apg), while sophomore forward Mbacke Diong is the blocks leader (3.3 bpg).
 
Pacific (3-1) has opened the season with wins at SIUE (74-65), vs. Stanislaus State (91-66) and at Idaho State (83-76). The Tigers’ lone loss came at UNR (83-61). Pacific comes to Las Vegas having won two straight games.
 
Tuesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Drew Goodman and Dave Bollwinkel calling the action.  Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith, and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Host Oakland Friday Night


RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST OAKLAND FRIDAY NIGHT

Season-opening seven-game homestand continues against Golden Grizzlies at 7 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center
After defeating UC Riverside, 72-51, on Tuesday for its first victory of the season, the UNLV men’s basketball team will continue its season-opening seven-game homestand on Friday, Nov. 16 vs. Oakland at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.
 
It will be International Education Night, as part of International Education Week on the UNLV campus.
 
Tickets to Friday’s game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Season tickets, group tickets and a five-game plan are also available.
 
The 2018-19 season marks the third under head coach Marvin Menzies for the Runnin’ Rebels. UNLV returns seven student-athletes who saw action last season, which is the most for the program from the previous season in seven years. This year’s team adds two transfer redshirts and six freshmen. Last year, UNLV won 20 games for the first time in four years. It also marked a nine-game improvement in the win column from the previous season. 
 
The Runnin’ Rebels (1-1) have been led in scoring so far this season by senior forward Shakur Juiston (9.0 ppg). Juiston and sophomore forward Mbacke Diong are the tied for the team lead in rebounds (6.5 rpg).
 
Oakland (0-2) opened the season with a one-point loss at home to Toledo (87-86), then fell in overtime at home to Western Michigan (85-77) on Tuesday.
 
Friday’s game will be broadcast on the Mountain West Network/UNLVRebels.com with Tony Cordasco and Marcus Bowman 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 and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Basketball Showcase Set For Oct. 19 At Sam Boyd Stadium

UNLV BASKETBALL SHOWCASE SET FOR OCT. 19 AT SAM BOYD STADIUM

Free fan event featuring the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be held prior to homecoming football game
UNLV Athletics will hold its annual free preseason fan event for its men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs on Friday, Oct. 19, outside Sam Boyd Stadium.
 
The showcase, which will be held in conjunction with a football game for the first time, will be located adjacent to the Rebel Athletic Fund and alumni pregame hospitality areas near the west entrance of the stadium. The Thomas & Mack Center basketball floor that the Runnin’ Rebels played on through the 2016-17 season will be used along with portable bleachers. 
 
The unique event will begin at 5:30 p.m. before UNLV football’s homecoming game vs. Air Force at 7 p.m. Open to the public, the showcase will be a first look at this year’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and will feature team introductions, a basketball competition including fans, autographs and much more.
 
Fans in attendance will receive the official team schedule posters for each program and students will get a free T-shirt (while supplies last). Additionally, vouchers will be distributed at the conclusion of the event for an exclusive item to be redeemed during the men’s basketball game on Saturday, November 10.
 
Free parking will be available at Sam Boyd Stadium for the showcase. While fans don’t need a ticket to attend the event, tickets to the football game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Sam Boyd Stadium Box Office. 
 
Basketball season tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels will face Montana State-Billings in an exhibition game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday, November 2 at 7 p.m., before hosting Loyola Marymount to open the regular season on Saturday, November 10 at 7 p.m., while the Lady Rebels, who will not play an exhibition game this year, open their season at the Cox Pavilion vs. Wright State on Friday, November 9 at 6 p.m.

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Department To Offer Unprecedented Five-Game Ticket Plan For Men’s Basketball

UNLV ATHLETICS TO OFFER UNPRECEDENTED FIVE-GAME TICKET PLAN FOR MEN’S BASKETBALL

New option includes all available locations of Thomas & Mack Center (except Gucci Row) with Eat All You Can Plan for five of the best Runnin’ Rebel games of the season

UNLV Athletics has announced a new five-game ticket plan for the 2018-19 Runnin’ Rebel season.
 
The unprecedented option includes five of this season’s best UNLV men’s basketball home games at the Thomas & Mack Center and is available for purchase in all available arena locations (except Gucci Row). The plan includes Eat All You Can (unlimited hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and soda), access to discounted tickets to see BYU vs. UNLV at T-Mobile Arena and membership in the Rebel Athletic Fund (most seat locations).
 
Starting at just $90, the five-game ticket plan includes the season opener vs. Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Nov. 10, vs. Cincinnati (Saturday, Dec. 1), and Mountain West Conference games vs. UNR (Tuesday, Jan. 29), San Diego State (Saturday, Feb. 23) and the regular-season home finale vs. Boise State (Saturday, March 2). 
 
“Through multiple fan surveys, our comprehensive listening tour and the Rebel Fan Council, we received valuable feedback that helped lead us to create innovative ticket options,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “We will continue to engage with our fans with the goal of enhancing their experiences at our events.” 
 
Other benefits in the five-game plan include access to the Ticket Exchange Program, a monthly newsletter from the RAF and pre-sale access to postseason events. Ticket plan holders are also guaranteed more desirable seats than single-game purchasers. 
 
A 48-hour presale for the five-game plan is underway for RAF members and current season ticket holders. A public online-only sale will be held Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 6-7. The opportunity to purchase the ticket plan over the phone and in-person at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office will begin on Monday, Oct. 8.
 
To purchase the five-game plan and for complete information, please CLICK HERE
 
Season tickets, starting as low as $119, are also on sale now and may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Season ticket holders have the option to upgrade to the Eat All You Can Plan for the games included in the five-game plan plus New Mexico (Tuesday, Jan. 22) for a total of $35.
 
UNLV IN 2018-19: In 2018-19, Head Coach Marvin Menzies enters his third season at the helm of the program. The Runnin’ Rebels return seven players plus two transfer redshirts from their 20-win season in 2017-18, a year that witnessed a nine-game improvement in the win column from the previous year and was UNLV’s first 20-win season since 2013-14. The program’s 2018 recruiting class includes six newcomers (all freshmen) and has been ranked No. 2 in the Mountain West.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels will face Montana State-Billings in an exhibition game at the Thomas & Mack Center Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., then will host LMU to open the regular season Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: December Games Against USC And Duke Highlight Lady Rebels 2018-19 Schedule

UNLV LADY REBELS 2018-19 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

First-ever meeting with Duke, potential three December games against Power 5 schools highlight this year’s slate

Coming off back-to-back postseason appearances and the first conference regular season title in 24 years, UNLV women’s basketball head coach Kathy Olivier had no plans in stepping back her team’s schedule for the 2018-19 season, as the Lady Rebels could play a potential 17 contests against teams that reached the postseason a year ago. The program’s 29-regular season slate was announced by the athletics department Tuesday.

“This schedule will make us better as long as we have excellent leadership,” said Olivier, starting her 11th season at the helm of the Scarlet and Gray. “We clearly love to compete against the best, and they are going to have their chance to face some outstanding teams this season. Our team knows it’s going to be a challenge, but they also realize that this will get us ready for a tough Mountain West conference. We will need the senior leadership the entire year for us to succeed against this type of schedule, and everyone will need to be ready to step up for us to compete for another conference championship.”

While UNLV will be challenged right from the start with three straight games against postseason teams, the early highlight of this year’s schedule will come in the month of December. The Lady Rebels begin the month with a home contest Dec. 1 against USC in the Thomas & Mack Center, part of a double-header with the Runnin’ Rebels who will follow with a matchup against Cincinnati. That will be followed by a trip to the East Coast, where the Lady Rebels will meet Duke for the first time in school history, with a Dec. 6 contest at historic Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Lady Rebels will also host the Duel In The Desert tournament for the second straight year, as the previously announced tournament will see UNLV host Hawaii before a potential second game against either Florida or former conference rival Utah.

UNLV will open the season at home Nov. 9 against Wright State, a WNIT participant from the Horizon League. After a road trip to UC Irvine, the Lady Rebels will host Gonzaga in its first trip to the UNLV campus on Nov. 17. The following weekend will be the annual Lady Rebel Round-Up, where UNLV opens the four-team tournament against UC Santa Barbara. The Thanksgiving tournament, which also features Dartmouth and Middle Tennessee, will run Nov. 24-25 in the Cox Pavilion.

This year’s Mountain West schedule format will again be 18 games, with the Lady Rebels facing eight teams home and away, and two teams just once. This year’s teams that UNLV will play just once are Utah State, who the Lady Rebels will face in Las Vegas (Feb. 2), and Fresno State (Feb. 9) in Fresno, California.

UNLV has perhaps the toughest opening two-game stretch in the league, with back-to-back road games at Colorado State (Jan. 2) and at Wyoming (Jan. 5) before returning to Las Vegas to face New Mexico in its conference home opener (Jan. 9).

The Lady Rebels, who shared the 2017-18 MW regular season title with Boise State, will face the Broncos twice this season, at home on Feb. 6, and in Boise, Idaho March 2. UNLV’s second bye of the conference season will be on March 3, before hosting Colorado State on Senior Night March 7. The Lady Rebels’ two games in the Governor’s Series, the all-sports competition against UNR, will be Jan. 30 in Reno and Feb. 27 in Las Vegas.

Another highlight during the conference season will be the team’s second Lady Rebel School Day, which is set for Wednesday, Jan. 16 against Air Force with a 12 pm start in the Thomas & Mack Center. Last year over 1,000 local elementary students attended the game after taking a tour of the UNLV campus.

This season’s MW Tournament will again be held in the Thomas & Mack Center. The first round will begin Sunday, March 10 with three games, and then four more games will be played March 11, and the semifinals at night March 12. The championship game will be played Wednesday, March 13.

The Lady Rebels return four senior starters, center Katie Powell (2017-18 All-MW), guard Nikki Wheatley (MW Honorable Mention), and forwards Paris Strawther and Jordyn Bell from last year’s team that finished with a 19-12 record, tied for first in the MW with a school-record 14-4 league mark and received an at-large bid to the Postseason WNIT. Five newcomers will join the Lady Rebels on the court this season: transfers Bailey Thomas (West Virginia), LaTecia Smith (Seton Hall) and Haley Bodnar Rydalch (BYU), Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year Justice Ethridge from Centennial HS, and point guard Kambrayla Elzy from Tulare, California.

Season tickets for the 2018-19 Lady Rebel season are now on sale, starting at just $65 for the 16-game home slate which includes December’s Duel In The Desert event as well. Fans can purchase at either UNLVtickets.com or by calling 702-739-FANS (3267).

UNLV Lady Rebel 2018-19 Non-Conference Opponent Briefs

Game 1 – Wright State
Friday, Nov. 9 – Cox Pavilion
2017-18 Record: 23-11 (WNIT First Round)
Series Record: First Meeting
Notes: This will be the seventh straight year UNLV has opened the season in Las Vegas, but the second straight in the Cox Pavilion since Kathy Olivier’s first year in 2008-09, after playing the previous five openers in the Thomas & Mack Center … UNLV will face a team from the Horizon League for the first time since a win at Detroit in the 2004-05 season.

Game 2 – at UC Irvine
Tuesday, Nov. 13 – Irvine, California
2017-18 Record: 18-14 (WBI First Round)
Series Record: UNLV leads 30-4
Notes: This is the fourth straight season the teams have met, and UNLV has won the first three, including a 73-54 victory over the Anteaters on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas.

Game 3 – Gonzaga
Saturday, Nov. 17 – Cox Pavilion
2017-18 Record: 27-6 (NCAA First Round)
Series Record: UNLV leads 1-0
Notes: UNLV won the first meeting between the two schools a year ago, with a 52-50 upset victory on Dec. 9, 2017 that snapped Gonzaga’s 10-game home win streak … Jordyn Bell tied the game with 27 seconds left and Katie Powell’s offensive rebound and putback with 25 seconds to go off a missed free throw gave the Lady Rebels the victory.

Game 4 – UC Santa Barbara
Lady Rebel Round-Up First Round

Saturday, Nov. 24 – 12 pm – Cox Pavilion
2017-18 Record: 12-17
Series Record: UNLV leads 28-8
Notes: This will be the first trip to UNLV for the Gauchos since a Dec. 30, 2001 contest that was won by the Lady Rebels 71-62 … UNLV won the last meeting between the two thanks to a buzzer-beating jumper by current assistant coach Mia Bell for a 46-44 win on Dec. 10, 2012 in Santa Barbara.

Potential Game 5 – Dartmouth
Lady Rebel Round-Up Consolation/Championship Game
Sunday, Nov. 25 – Cox Pavilion
2017-18 Record: 15-12
Series Record: 1-0
Notes: This would be the only the second game ever for UNLV against an Ivy League school, after a 93-46 win over Columbia in Honolulu on Dec. 29, 2010.

Potential Game 5 – Middle Tennessee
Lady Rebel Round-Up Consolation/Championship Game
Sunday, Nov. 25 – Cox Pavilion
2017-18 Record: 18-13 (WNIT First Round)
Series Record: MTSU leads 1-0
Notes: In the only previous game against the Lady Raiders, UNLV fell in overtime 85-82 in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Club Shootout in the North Gym on Dec. 6, 1998.

Game 6 – USC
Saturday, Dec. 1 – Cox Pavilion
2017-18 Record: 20-11
Series Record: UNLV leads 5-4
Notes: UNLV will host the Trojans for the second time in three years, while this is the third meeting in four years for the two schools … The Lady Rebels knocked off USC 77-66 in the Thomas & Mack Center on Nov. 19, 2016, which gave UNLV its first win over a Pac-12 school since 2003-04.

Game 7 – at Duke
Thursday, Dec. 6 – Durham, North Carolina

2017-18 Record: 24-9 (NCAA Sweet 16)
Series Record: First Meeting
Notes: The two schools have never met before in the sport of women’s basketball … This will be UNLV’s first trip to North Carolina since a 78-66 loss at No. 12 North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Dec. 12, 2010.

Game 8 – at South Carolina State
Saturday, Dec. 8 – Orangeburg, South Carolina

2017-18 Record: 12-17
Series Record: First Meeting
Notes: This will be the first meeting between the schools and first-ever trip to the state of South Carolina for the Lady Rebels … UNLV is 2-1 all-time against schools from the MEAC.

Game 9 – at Portland State
Saturday, Dec. 15 – Portland, Oregon

2016-17 Record: 19-13
Series Record: UNLV leads 1-0
Notes: The teams met in the 2017-18 season opener, and saw UNLV pull off a school-record comeback for an 88-80 overtime victory in Las Vegas on Nov. 10 after trailing by 21 points with five minutes to play in the fourth quarter.

Game 10 – Hawaii
Duel In The Desert – Rebel Division Game One
Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Cox Pavilion

2017-18 Record: 12-18
Series Record: UNLV leads 32-15
Notes: UNLV and the Rainbow Wahine last faced each other in the consolation game of the Bank of America Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu on Nov. 23, 2014, a 79-70 victory for the home squad … The last meeting in Las Vegas was a 67-54 victory by the Lady Rebels on Dec. 20, 2009 in the semifinals of the Duel In The Desert … This will be Hawaii’s third appearance in the Duel In The Desert after also appearing in 2017.

Potential Game 11 – Florida
Duel In The Desert – Rebel Division Consolation/Championship Game
Friday, Dec. 21 – Cox Pavilion
2017-18 Record: 11-19

Series Record: UNLV leads 1-0
Notes: UNLV opened the 1989-90 season with a 73-49 home victory over the Gators in the UNLV/7-Up Desert Classic on Nov. 24, in the only meeting between the two schools … The Lady Rebels have played a school from the SEC the past two seasons, Ole Miss in 2016-17 and Mississippi State in 2017-18.

Potential Game 11 – Utah
Duel In The Desert – Rebel Division Consolation/Championship Game
Friday, Dec. 21 – Cox Pavilion
2017-18 Record: 18-14 (WNIT Second Round)

Series Record: Utah leads 32-14
Notes: This would be a rematch of a 2018 WNIT Postseason contest between the two schools, won by Utah in Salt Lake City 78-68 on March 15 … Utah has won all three meetings between the two schools since the Utes left the Mountain West after the 2010-11 season, though two of the three games were in Salt Lake City.

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 Tips Off with Exciting Fan Experiences at MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay

 

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 Tips Off with Exciting Fan Experiences at MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay

 

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, tipping off this weekend at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion, will feature all 30 NBA teams for the first time. During this historic time in basketball, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will host a variety of events for fans July 6 – 17, featuring fun-filled activations from iconic brands including Pepsi and Jack Daniel’s, in addition to daily appearances by current and former NBA players.

                         

Mandalay Bay

NBA Fan Village at Rhythm & Riffs Lounge presented by TYLT

  • Rhythm & Riffs will feature daily meet and greet opportunities July 6 – 11:
    • July 6 at 6 p.m. – Nia Coffey, Las Vegas Aces
    • July 7 at 6 p.m. – Horace Grant, NBA Legend
    • July 8 at 6 p.m. – Jaime Nared, Las Vegas Aces
    • July 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Jordan Bell, Golden State Warriors
    • July 10 at 6 p.m. – Jamie Young, Boston Celtics
    • July 11 at 6 p.m. – Larry Hughes, National Basketball Retired Players Association
  • Jack Daniel’s will create a half-court activation inside the lounge for fans to enjoy. There also will be daily Jack Daniel’s specials.
  • NBA Lab will build a popsocket wall including 3,600 popsockets representing each NBA team. On Wednesday, July 11 fans will be able to interact with the popsockets and even bring home the unique popsockets off the wall as souvenirs.
  • Pepsi will host a sampling station with mini cans and full cans of its products for guests.

MGM Grand

MGM Grand Main Lobby

  • The famous MGM Grand lobby lion will join in on the Summer League excitement when he sports an MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Jersey and is surrounded by hanging banners representing each of the 30 teams participating in this year’s event. This will be a great photo opportunity for fans and will also act as the location of the daily meet and greets at MGM Grand.
    • July 12 at 6 p.m. – Lisa Leslie, National Basketball Retired Players Association
    • July 13 at 6 p.m. – NBA Legend
    • July 14 at 6 p.m. – Sam Perkins, National Basketball Retired Players Association
    • July 15 at 6 p.m. – Spencer Haywood, National Basketball Retired Players Association
    • July 16 at 6 p.m. – Las Vegas Aces Player

Tap Sports Bar

  • The wall just outside TAP Sports Bar will be decorated with a replica NBA court as well as a life-sized Larry O’Brien Trophy for interactive photograph opportunities.

The Central

  • IPT Play will feature approximately 30 ICONai Small-Stars for guest interaction at The Central at MGM Grand. MGM Resorts will give away the Small-Stars to fans Monday, June 16 as special souvenirs.
  • Artist Victor Solomon will showcase an art installation at The Central at MGM Grand that includes custom stained-glass basketball hoops, providing fans with a fantastic photo opportunity near the one-of-a-kind art piece.