UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL’S 2020-21 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL’S 2020-21 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

 

Runnin’ Rebels’ slate includes home games against UCLA and California, a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational and road games at Kansas State, VCU and SMU

 

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UNLV Athletics announced the non-conference portion of its 2020-21 men’s basketball schedule Wednesday.

Highlighted by home games against Pac-12 Conference members UCLA and California, a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational and road contests at Kansas State, VCU and SMU, the Runnin’ Rebels can play up to six teams collectively from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference.

The strongest non-conference schedule for the Runnin’ Rebels in five years (based on 2019-20 final NET Rankings), the upcoming slate is also an improvement over last year’s according to KPI, BPI, POM and SAG statistical rankings. UNLV will have an opportunity to play up to six Quadrant 1 or 2 games (also based on 2019-20 final NET Rankings). The last two seasons, UNLV played in just three games each vs. Quad 1 or 2 opponents.

“Our schedule will be challenging with high-level games at home, on the road and on a neutral court in Maui,” said UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger, who last season led the Runnin’ Rebels to their most Mountain West wins and highest league finish in 12 years by tying for second in his first year at the helm of the program. “Those are opportunities we will embrace as we continue to move our program forward.”

The Runnin’ Rebels’ 2020-21 season will begin with five straight games at the Thomas & Mack Center starting with an exhibition contest against Chaminade on Friday, November 6.

The regular-season opener will take place Tuesday, November 10 against Montana State followed by a visit from Cal on Saturday, November 14. It will mark the fifth time Cal has played at UNLV as the Runnin’ Rebels own a 3-1 all-time mark against the Golden Bears at home. UNLV will look to avenge its overtime loss last season in Berkeley, California.

The Runnin’ Rebels will host their most anticipated home game of the non-conference season on Tuesday, November 17 vs. UCLA. The Bruins finished second in the Pac-12 last season, just one game back of league champion Oregon. It will mark UCLA’s third visit to the Thomas & Mack Center and first since 1997. The Rebels played the Bruins in Westwood last November.

The season-opening homestand will conclude with a game against Benedictine Mesa on Friday, November 20 before heading to Hawaii.

The Maui Jim Maui Invitational will be up next, scheduled to be played Monday-Wednesday, November 23-25. One of the sport’s most prestigious events, this year’s field includes North Carolina from the ACC, Indiana from the Big Ten, Texas from the Big 12, Stanford from the Pac-12, Providence from the Big East Conference and Davidson from the Atlantic 10 Conference. Each of UNLV’s possible opponents in the event were ranked in the top 80 in last season’s final NET ranking.

UNLV’s appearance in the Maui Invitational will mark its first since 2015. The 2020 tournament field boasts a combined 214 NCAA Tournament appearances, 39 Final Four berths and 13 national championships.

The Runnin’ Rebels will return home to host Whittier College on Saturday, November 28, then head back on the road to take on VCU as part of the inaugural Mountain West-Atlantic 10 Challenge Series. It will mark the first meeting between the two programs.

UNLV will continue its road trip with a game at Kansas State on Saturday, December 5. It will mark just the Runnin’ Rebels’ second time playing at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan. UNLV hosted K-State last November, falling in overtime.

The Runnin’ Rebels then return home for their final homestand of the non-conference season vs. Florida A&M on Wednesday, December 16 and Omaha on Saturday, December 19.

The non-conference slate will conclude with a road game at SMU on Tuesday, December 22. It will mark UNLV’s first time playing at Moody Coliseum in Dallas since the two schools were both members of the Western Athletic Conference in 1999.

The Mountain West schedule will be announced at a later date. All game times and television appearances will be shared upon confirmation.

Click here for the 2020-21 schedule on UNLVRebels.com

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UNLV Men’s Basketball’s 2020-21 Non-Conference Schedule
Fri., Nov. 6  |  Chaminade (exhibition)  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Tues., Nov. 10  |  Montana State  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Sat., Nov. 14  |  California  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Tues., Nov. 17  |  UCLA  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Fri., Nov. 20  |  Benedictine Mesa  |  Thomas & Mack Center

Mon., Nov. 23  |  at Maui Invitational #  |  Lahaina, Hawaii
Tues., Nov. 24  |  at Maui Invitational #  |  Lahaina, Hawaii
Wed., Nov. 25  |  at Maui Invitational #  |  Lahaina, Hawaii
Sat., Nov. 28  |  Whittier College  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Wed., Dec. 2  |  at VCU ^  |  Richmond, Virginia
Sat., Dec. 5  |  at Kansas State  |  Manhattan, Kansas
Wed., Dec. 16  |  Florida A&M  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Sat., Dec. 19  |  Omaha  |  Thomas & Mack Center

Tues., Dec. 22  |  at SMU  |  Dallas, Texas

# = Field includes North Carolina, Indiana, Texas, Alabama, Stanford, Providence, Davidson and UNLV
^ = Mountain West-Atlantic 10 Challenge Series

 

Relive Runnin’ Rebel History Friday At 3 PM (2011 win vs. No. 1 North Carolina)

RELIVE RUNNIN’ REBEL HISTORY FRIDAY AT 3 PM

 

Mike Moser, Justin Hawkins and Curtis Terry will watch UNLV men’s basketball’s 2011 upset of No. 1 North Carolina, while providing commentary and answering fan questions on YouTube

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As the new Rebels Relive History series continues, UNLV fans can enjoy one of the biggest upsets in men’s basketball program history this Friday, May 1, at 3 p.m. PT on the Runnin’ Rebels’ YouTube channel.

 

Former UNLV men’s basketball student-athletes Mike Moser and Justin Hawkins, will be joined by former Runnin’ Rebel and current radio analyst Curtis Terry, as the trio takes part in the live program. Watching an edited version (just over 30 minutes long) of UNLV’s 2011 win over No. 1 North Carolina at Orleans Arena in the Las Vegas Invitational, they will provide comments, share their memories and take questions from fans.

 

Hawkins is currently on the men’s basketball staff at Pacific, while Moser recently retired from playing professionally and is now a player development coach with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Terry just launched a new podcast called UnCommenTerry, with episodes set to begin in May.

 

Fans who would like to ask questions in advance of the YouTube broadcast, can do so at @TheRunninRebels on Twitter or @runninrebels on Instagram.

 

The 90-80 win over the nation’s top-ranked team marked the first for any Mountain West squad. Moser had a double-double vs. the Tar Heels finishing with 16 points, a game-high 18 rebounds and six assists, then was recognized as ESPN.com’s National Player of the Week.

 

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UNLV SEASON TICKETS GOING DIGITAL IN 2020

UNLV SEASON TICKETS GOING DIGITAL IN 2020

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UNLV Athletics announced today that all 2020 Rebel football and men’s basketball season tickets will be delivered digitally for the first time, offering fans a safer, more efficient, more convenient and more cost-effective system for the Department.

 

“In today’s environment, the safety and security of our fans and staff is critical to us,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “Providing mobile season tickets will eliminate multiple physical touch points while allowing for contactless ticket delivery and use for football and men’s basketball events.”

In the last two years, UNLV Athletics added new digital ticketing options for season ticket holders, including downloadable mobile tickets, transfers and exchanges. 2020 UNLV football and men’s basketball season tickets will now arrive via email with an embedded link to download. Football tickets will be emailed in mid-August. Men’s basketball tickets will be emailed in mid-October. The new delivery process will help eliminate common issues with mailed paper tickets, including postal shipping delays, lost or stolen tickets, and address changes.

“Mobile ticketing puts more control into the hands of our fans,” said Megan Caligiuri, UNLV Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations. “With NFL stadiums going to all-mobile ticketing, and in advance of our upcoming move into Allegiant Stadium, the time is right for UNLV to make this transition. More than 95 percent of UNLV season ticket holders use UNLVtickets.com to manage their renewals and game-by-game tickets online and we will work with every fan throughout the process.”

Current season ticket holders are encouraged to verify their current email addresses by either logging into their online season ticket account, reaching out to their account representative, or by emailing rebelathletics@unlvtickets.com. All season ticket holders will receive detailed information on the changes via email.

In response to current conditions, UNLV recently moved the upcoming football seat selection and men’s basketball renewal dates back as well as added new payment-plan options. Rebel football season ticket seat selection will begin at the end of April and last through June. Current football season ticket holders will receive notification in the coming weeks regarding their seat selection date for Allegiant Stadium. New football ticket deposits are available online now at UNLVtickets.com or by calling 702-895-2958.

Runnin’ Rebel basketball renewals and new season tickets are also available now at UNLVtickets.com or by calling 702-895-2958.

Runnin’ Rebels Sign Three More For 2020-21 Season

RUNNIN’ REBELS SIGN THREE MORE FOR 2020-21 SEASON


Edoardo Del Cadia, Caleb Grill and Devin Tillis will join the UNLV men’s basketball program

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The UNLV men’s basketball program received signed commitments from Edoardo Del Cadia, Caleb Grill and Devin Tillis on the first day of the regular signing period, head coach T.J. Otzelberger announced Thursday morning.

 

Del Cadia, originally from Senigallia, Italy, is a 6-foot-7-inch 225-pound forward who attends the College of Central Florida in Ocala, Florida. He averaged 13.2 points and 9.1 rebounds at the school this past season, while making 48.3 percent of his shots from the field and 37.7 percent from 3-point range. He recorded 12 double-doubles in 27 games played and connected on over 81 percent of his free-throw attempts. The Patriots finished the season with a 25-7 overall record during the 2019-20 campaign.

Del Cadia, who will be a junior during the 2020-21 season at UNLV, attended high school at Myerscough College in Preston, England.

“Edoardo’s greatest talent is how hard he plays every possession,” Otzelberger said. “He is an elite rebounder that finishes well with both hands attacking the basket. Offensively, he is skilled with the dribble, pass and can knock down the 3-point shot.”

Grill, a 6-foot-3-inch 195-pound guard from Maize, Kansas, is coming to UNLV by way of Iowa State. The transfer will be a sophomore in 2020-21 at UNLV. As a freshman last year with the Cyclones, Grill played in 29 games. He started the season’s final two games and recorded season highs of nine points and eight rebounds against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament.

At Maize High School, in addition to basketball, Grill starred in football, track and field and baseball. He averaged 18.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists on the hardwood his senior season, earning all-state honors from the Kansas City Star. He shot 48 percent from the floor and 35 percent behind the arc, leading his team to a 24-1 record and a state runner-up finish in 2019. He completed his high school career with 1,178 points scored and more than 160 3-pointers made.

“Caleb competes in everything he does,” Otzelberger said. “He is an exceptional passer who takes pride in making the right play. His athleticism and 3-point shooting prowess are terrific. Defensively, he has proven the ability to be a stopper.”

Tillis, a 6-foot-6-inch 210-pound forward from Los Angeles, California, attends Windward High School. He earned All-CIF honors as a junior and senior, was a first-team all-league selection as a junior and senior and earned honorable mention as a freshman. His senior year he averaged 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists per game, while shooting 43 percent from 3-point range.

Tills led the Wildcats to the Division I CIF Southern Section Championship and a 28-8 record this season, scoring 27 points against Sierra Canyon High School in early March and 19 in a win over Fairfax High School during the playoffs. He was a part of 95 total wins during his high school career.

“Devin has an extremely high basketball IQ and great feel for the game,” Otzelberger said. “His teams win and he has the versatility to bring whatever is needed on either side of the ball. He is an elite passer, shooter and facilitates offense well.”

The trio joins Nick Blake, Reece Brown, Nick Fleming, Isaac Lindsey, Jhaylon Martinez and Donavan Yap to make up the Runnin’ Rebels’ 2020 recruiting class, which has been ranked No. 1 in the Mountain West.

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UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Relive Recent Runnin’ Rebel History Friday At 3 PM

RELIVE RUNNIN’ REBEL HISTORY FRIDAY AT 3 PM

Marvin Coleman, David Jenkins Jr. and Curtis Terry will watch this year’s UNLV men’s basketball’s upset of No. 4 San Diego State, while providing commentary and answering fan questions on YouTube

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As the new Rebels Relive History series continues, UNLV fans can enjoy arguably the biggest moment of the past year for the athletics department this Friday, April 10, at 3 p.m. PT on the Runnin’ Rebels’ YouTube channel.

 

UNLV men’s basketball student-athletes Marvin Coleman and David Jenkins Jr., will be joined by former Runnin’ Rebel and current radio analyst Curtis Terry, as the trio takes part in the live program. Watching an approximately hour-long version of this season’s upset win over No. 4 San Diego State, they will provide comments, share their memories and take questions from fans.

 

Fans who would like to ask questions in advance, can do so at @TheRunninRebels on Twitter or @runninrebels on Instagram.

 

The 66-63 Runnin’ Rebel victory on Feb. 22 in San Diego ended the Aztecs’ bid at a perfect season, dropping their record to 26-1 at the time. At No. 4 in the country, SDSU was the highest-ranked opponent that UNLV has defeated on the road in 29 years. It was also the highest-ranked team overall that UNLV had beaten in five seasons.

 

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

BRYCE HAMILTON EARNS NABC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

WEAR WHITE WEDNESDAY FOR SENIOR NIGHT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runnin’ Rebels At No. 4 San Diego State Saturday

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT NO. 4 SAN DIEGO STATE SATURDAY

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runnin’ Rebels Host UNR Wednesday At 7 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST UNR WEDNESDAY AT 7 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runnin’ Rebels At Utah State Wednesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT UTAH STATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Jan. 6 – Bryce Hamilton

Jan. 20 – Marvin Coleman

Runnin’ Rebels Host New Mexico Saturday At 3 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST NEW MEXICO SATURDAY AT 3 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runnin’ Rebels Host San Jose State Wednesday At 8 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST SAN JOSE STATE WEDNESDAY AT 8 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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