Lady Rebels Begin MW Championship Play Monday With Quarterfinal Contest Against San Jose State

UNLV LADY REBELS BEGINS MW CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY MONDAY

Fifth-seed Lady Rebels open the 2020 tournament with a rematch against fourth-seed San Jose State in a quarterfinal contest

 

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The UNLV women’s basketball team will be the fifth seed in next week’s 2020 Air Force Reserve Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championships, which will be held at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from March 1-4. UNLV finished a tie for fifth place with San Diego State as both teams posted 9-9 conference marks, but the Lady Rebels held the tiebreaker thanks to their 1-1 record against the second-seed Boise State, who the Aztecs were 0-2 against this season.

 

UNLV (13-16 overall) will open the tournament in the quarterfinals on Monday at 2:30 pm against fourth-seed San Jose State. The winner of Monday’s contest will advance to the semifinals on Tuesday. The Mountain West Network will produce and broadcast live streams of the first nine women’s basketball tournament games. These games will be available on the Mountain West Network at TheMW.com. The championship game will be shown live on CBS Sports Network.

 

The Lady Rebels have faced San Jose State once before in Mountain West Tournament play, as the seventh-seeded Lady Rebels held off the 10th-seed Spartans 78-75 in the first round of the 2014 tournament. UNLV was swept by the Spartans this season, a last-second loss to the Spartans in San Jose on Jan. 15, and a 13-point home loss to SJSU Thursday night. This is the fourth time in tournament play the Lady Rebels’ first tournament was a rematch of their season finale. UNLV has gone 2-2 in such games in tournament play, with the last occurance coming in the 2011 tournament when UNLV fell to Utah 55-44 in the first round. The Lady Rebels are also 20-3 all-time against SJSU in Las Vegas, with one of the three losses coming this season.

 

The Lady Rebels are 9-10 in their first game of the tournament, which for the first eight years of the conference was their quarterfinal contest, before three years of a double-bye system. UNLV is 7-14 all-time as the lower seed in the MW Tournament.

 

This is the Lady Rebels’ sixth time as a No. 5 seed in the MW Tournament. UNLV was the fifth seed in the inaugural tournament in 2000, and again in 2001, 2005, 2015 and 2019. UNLV advanced to the semifinals as a No. 5 seed in both 2000 and 2005, where it eventually fell to the No. 1 seed both times.

 

Kathy Olivier, in her 11-year as the Lady Rebels’ head coach, is 6-11 all-time with UNLV in the MW Tournament, while the Lady Rebels have an 12-20 (.375) tournament record. UNLV has advanced to the championship game once (2002), and has eight semifinal appearances in the 19-year history of the league.

The tournament starts with the first round on Sunday, March 1 with games at 2, 4:30 and 7 pm. Quarterfinal action begins on Monday, March 2 (12, 2:30, 6 and 8:30 pm), the semifinals are on Tuesday, March 3 (6, 8:30 pm) with the championship slated for Wednesday, March 4 at 7 pm. The winner of the tournament will receive the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

All-session and single-session tickets for the 2020 Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championship are now on sale at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, online at UNLVTickets.com or by calling 702-739-FANS.

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

WEAR WHITE WEDNESDAY FOR SENIOR NIGHT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runnin’ Rebels Host UNR Wednesday At 7 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST UNR WEDNESDAY AT 7 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runnin’ Rebels Host Fresno State Saturday At 5 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST FRESNO STATE SATURDAY AT 5 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runnin’ Rebels At Utah State Wednesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT UTAH STATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runnin’ Rebels Host New Mexico Saturday At 3 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST NEW MEXICO SATURDAY AT 3 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runnin’ Rebels Host San Jose State Wednesday At 8 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST SAN JOSE STATE WEDNESDAY AT 8 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Runnin’ Rebels Host Air Force Saturday At 7 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST AIR FORCE SATURDAY AT 7 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Runnin’ Rebels To Conclude Non-Conference Play Saturday Afternoon

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO CONCLUDE NON-CONFERENCE PLAY SATURDAY AFTERNOON

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


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

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

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

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

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

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels To Close Out Homestand Tuesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO CLOSE OUT HOMESTAND TUESDAY NIGHT

UNLV men’s basketball team will conclude four-game, eight-day stretch with Jackson State at 7 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center
 
The UNLV men’s basketball team will conclude its four-game, eight-day homestand on Tuesday, Nov. 26, by hosting Jackson State at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. It will mark UNLV’s fourth and final game in the Southwestern Showdown presented by Engage Telehealth, a multiple-team event played in round-robin format.


UNLV (2-5) opened the 2019-20 season with an 86-71 win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Nov. 5 then dropped three straight games vs. Power 5 conference teams (vs. Kansas State in OT, at Cal in OT and at UCLA) before getting back in the win column against Abilene Christian on Nov. 18. The Runnin’ Rebels have now dropped two straight games, both at home, to Texas State and SMU.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads three Runnin’ Rebels averaging in double-figure scoring with 18.0 points per game (3rd in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 10.4 per contest (2nd in MW). In the Runnin’ Rebels’ last game, sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton scored a career-high 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting, including 4 of 6 on 3-pointers. UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Jackson State (1-5) lost five straight road games to open the season before recording its first victory of the year on Friday, 72-53, over Southern University at New Orleans, which was also its first home game of the year. Tristan Jarrett leads the team in scoring at 16.7 points per game, while Jayveous McKinnis also is in double figures in scoring with 12.0 ppg and leads the team in rebounding (8.5 rpg).

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

UNLV 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.