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.

 

Lady Rebels End First Half Of MW Schedule Saturday At San Diego State

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ENDS FIRST HALF OF MW SCHEDULE SATURDAY AT SAN DIEGO STATE

Lady Rebels have won seven of their past eight, looking for a sixth straight win over the Aztecs

 

 

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Saturday’s matchup between UNLV and San Diego State will mark the end of the first half of the Mountain West schedule for the Lady Rebels, as they bring a 6-2 conference record into Viejas Arena for the 1 pm contest.

 

There will be a live video stream available on the Mountain West Network, with the link also available on UNLVRebels.com. Wyatt Tomchek (play-by-play) and Mark Wasik (color analyst) will handle the radio broadcast, also on UNLVRebels.com.

 

UNLV Game Notes

♦  After being picked seventh in the preseason poll, UNLV is one of the two surprises of the conference season thus far, especially after a 3-8 start to the season. The Lady Rebels have won seven of their past eight games, and are currently tied third in the MW along with Boise State.
♦  SDSU meanwhile was picked fifth in the preseason poll but stand seventh with a 3-6 mark after its first nine games.
♦ UNLV has won five straight against the Aztecs, including the past two seasons in San Diego, both by double-digit margins.
♦ The Lady Rebels currently rank in the top-two of the MW in almost every defensive category, including scoring defense, field goal defense and rebound margin and three-point field goal defense, where UNLV is fifth in the nation at 23.7%.
♦  The 2019-20 UNLV Lady Rebel squad are one of the youngest and least experienced teams in the Mountain West this season after graduating four senior starters. UNLV has 10 underclassmen on this year’s squad, with seven freshmen and three sophomores, while the four-member senior class had a total of two career starts (as a Lady Rebel) entering the season.

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Host UNR Wolf PackWednesday Night In Silver State Series Contest

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS WOLF PACK IN SILVER STATE SERIES CONTEST WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 

First 100 fans to receive a free red light-up stick, all fans encouraged to wear Red to the game

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Wednesday is the first meeting of the season between in-state rivals UNLV and UNR and the first game for the two in the Silver State Series, the all-sports competition between the two schools sponsored by IBEW and Nevada Donor Network, as the teams will tip-off in Mountain West women’s basketball action at 6 pm in the Cox Pavilion.

 

It’s also a Code Red game for the Lady Rebels, and all fans are encouraged to wear Red, while the first 100 fans will receive a free red light-up stick. Tickets for UNLV women’s basketball are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and staff, while kids 17 and under are free at UNLV Lady Rebel contests. Tickets are also $3 off if bought online at UNLVRebels.com by the night before the game.

There will be a live video stream available on the Mountain West Network, with the link also available on UNLVRebels.com. Ben Wilson and Amie Callaway will provide the call, while Wyatt Tomchek (play-by-play) and Kevaney Martin (color analyst) will handle the radio broadcast, also on UNLVRebels.com.

 

UNLV Game Notes

♦  The Lady Rebels look to continue their hot streak as they have won six of their last seven games and currently stand in fourth in the Mountain West at 5-2, just half a game behind Boise State (6-2), who is idle on Wednesday.
♦  The two teams actually have identical overall records, but opposite league marks as UNR is 2-5 in the MW, and are looking for its first road win since Nov. 16. The Wolf Pack have struggled away from Reno this season, having dropped their past three road games by an average of 14.3 ppg.
♦ UNLV is 20-1 all-time against UNR in Las Vegas, and 20-0 in regular season action.
♦ The Lady Rebels currently rank at the top of the MW (conference play only) in several defensive categories including scoring defense, field goal defense and rebound margin.
♦ UNLV is 31-8 in league play at home (27-8 in the Cox Pavilion, 4-0 in the Thomas & Mack Center) over the past five seasons. That includes this year’s 2-1 mark.
♦  The 2019-20 UNLV Lady Rebel squad are one of the youngest and least experienced teams in the Mountain West this season after graduating four senior starters. UNLV has 10 underclassmen on this year’s squad, with seven freshmen and three sophomores, while the four-member senior class had a total of two career starts (as a Lady Rebel) entering the season.

 

 

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.

 

Lady Rebels Use Fourth Quarter Rally For Thrilling 66-65 Victory Over Preseason MW-Favorite Boise State

UNLV USES BIG FOURTH QUARTER RALLY FOR THRILLING 66-65 VICTORY OVER PRESEASON MW-FAVORITE BOISE STATE

 

Win streak increases to four, the longest in almost two years for the Lady Rebels

 

 

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LaTecia Smith’s driving layup with 6.2 seconds to go capped a game-ending 15-3 run for UNLV, giving the Lady Rebels a thrilling 66-65 upset victory over Mountain West preseason favorites Boise State Wednesday afternoon in front of over 1,600 fans on Lady Rebel School Day from the Cox Pavilion. It was the fourth straight win for the Lady Rebels, giving them their longest win streak since February of 2018, to improve them to 7-8 overall, and 3-1 in league play. The Broncos meanwhile dropped to 11-6, and 3-2 in the conference.

 

UNLV came into the game with the top field goal defense in the MW, but that didn’t stop the Broncos at the start, as BSU hit 16-of-27 (59.3%) from the floor over the first 20 minutes to open up a 39-29 halftime advantage. The Lady Rebels cut into the lead several times in the second quarter, but the Broncos would answer back with timely three-point shots, as they hit 5-of-10 over the first two quarters. That included a pair from Riley Lupfer in the final 1:35, and she finished the half with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from deep.

 

It was a different story in the second quarter, as UNLV held the Broncos to just 27.6% shooting (8-of-29), including only three made field goals in the fourth quarter, while Lupfer was shut down, missing all five of her three-point shots after halftime and scoring just two points.

 

THE TURNING POINT: Despite the better defensive play in the third quarter, UNLV still trailed by seven, 57-50, at the end of the period, and BSU pushed its edge to 11, 62-51, at the 8:33 mark of the fourth quarter. The Lady Rebels then shut the Broncos down, allowing just one field goal the rest of the way, as BSU would miss its next eight shots and 10 of its final 11 from the floor while being forced into three turnovers. Despite a run of missed free throws (just 2-of-8 in the fourth), the Lady Rebels slowly chipped away at the deficit, eventually trying the game at 62-62 on a layup from freshman Isis Bey with 1:32 on the clock. Boise snapped the 11-0 run with a three-pointer on the other end, but that was countered by a jumper by Smith in the paint to bring UNLV within 65-64.

 

FINAL MINUTE OF PLAY: A BSU miss on the other end gave UNLV the ball back with under 30 seconds, and the Lady Rebs called time with 11.9 seconds on the clock, setting up the game-winning layup by Smith as she took the pass, faked towards the short corner before reversing back and dribbling around a screen into the paint where she split four defenders before sinking her layup attempt off the glass. Lupfer’s final shot attempt for Boise was off the mark, giving the victory to the Lady Rebels.

 

LADY REBEL OF THE GAME: Senior forward Rodjanae Wade notched her third straight double-double and eighth overall of the season with game-highs of 21 points off 7-of-13 shooting and also a game-high 14 rebounds. She was also key in helping to foul out Bronco starter A’Shanti Coleman, who averages 10 points a game but finished with just two points, and UNLV outscored the Broncos 13-3 after she picked up her fifth foul of the afternoon.

 

STAT OF THE GAME: In the deciding fourth quarter, UNLV shot 53.8% (7-of-13) from the floor, while Boise State shot just 23.1% (3-of-13).

 

LADY REBEL NOTES

* – Joining Wade in double-figure scoring was Smith with 12 points, eight of which came in the fourth quarter where she shot 4-of-5 from the floor. She also added four steals, and has 23 in the last six games.

* – UNLV’s freshmen class made big plays in the victory, as center Isis Bey played the majority of the fourth quarter during the game-winning rally and posted six points and three rebounds. Anna Blount added four points, while starting point guard Melanie Isbell dished out five assists to zero turnovers in the game.

* – UNLV is now a perfect 3-0 on Lady Rebel School Day, having defeated UC Irvine in 2017-18 and Air Force last season. The Lady Rebels have another school day game coming up this season, Feb. 5 against Utah State.

 

NEXT TIME OUT: UNLV will take on Wyoming in the only meeting between the two in the regular season this year Saturday afternoon at 3 pm in the Cox Pavilion. Prior to the game, a free basketball clinic for girls and boys in grades 2-8 will be held at the Mendenhall Center starting at 1 pm, registration information is available at ladyrebelbasketballcamps.com.

Runnin’ Rebels Back Out On The Road This Week

RUNNIN’ REBELS BACK OUT ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runnin’ Rebels Host Air Force Saturday At 7 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST AIR FORCE SATURDAY AT 7 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNLV LADY REBELS TO HOLD SEVERAL KIDS CLINICS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

UNLV LADY REBELS TO HOLD SEVERAL KIDS CLINICS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

All the clinics are open to kids in grades 2-8, and will take place before a Lady Rebel home game

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The UNLV women’s basketball program will host three free basketball clinics over the next two months, starting with the first one Saturday, Jan. 11, and all three will take place right before a home Lady Rebel basketball game. All the clinics will take place in the Mendenhall Center, from 1-2 pm, and are open to boys and girls in grades 2nd-8th. Every participant will also receive a free ticket to the UNLV Lady Rebel game that day.

 

The first clinic, on Jan. 11, will be right before the 3 pm home contest against Wyoming. The next clinic will be part of UNLV’s celebration of National Girls And Women In Sports Day, an all-sports clinic that will feature several of UNLV’s athletic teams, and that will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 before the UNLV game against Colorado State at 3 pm. The third clinic will be Saturday, Feb. 22, before the home game against San Diego State, also at 3 pm.

The clinics will have an emphasis on fundamental basketball skills including: Footwork, Defense, Shooting and Ball handling skills. Registration for the clinics is available online at ladyrebelbasketballcamps.com. For more information, contact Alexis Besinaiz at (702) 895-3041, or by email – alexis.besinaiz@unlv.edu.

NEXT TIME OUT: UNLV will play a second straight road contest when it faces the Air Force Falcons in Colorado Springs, Colorado in a 1 pm contest Saturday, Jan. 4. The Lady Rebels’ next home game will also be the first of two School Day games this year, as it will tip off at 12 pm Wednesday, Jan. 8 against Boise State in the Cox Pavilion.

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.

Runnin’ Rebels To Face BYU Saturday In Salt Lake City

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO FACE BYU IN SALT LAKE CITY

Saturday’s game between former Mountain West rivals at 12 p.m. PT on BYUtv

 

After opening Mountain West play Wednesday with a thrilling 81-80 double-overtime win at Fresno State, the UNLV men’s basketball team will resume non-conference action on Saturday, Dec. 7, by traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah, to face former Mountain West rival BYU at 1 p.m. MT/12 p.m. PT in a neutral-site game at Vivint Smart Home Arena.


Forty percent of UNLV’s games have gone into overtime this season (4 of 10) with Wednesday’s win being the first Runnin’ Rebel overtime victory this year. UNLV (4-6) opened the 2019-20 season with an 86-71 win over Purdue Fort Wayne then dropped three straight games vs. Power 5 conference teams (vs. Kansas State in OT, at Cal in OT and at UCLA). UNLV has now won two of its last three contests.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four Runnin’ Rebels averaging in double-figure scoring with 17.7 points per game (4th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 10.1 per contest (2nd in MW, 25th in nation). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

BYU (6-4) also has a first-year coach in Mark Pope. The Cougars have also won two of their last three games, but are coming off a 102-95 overtime loss at Utah on Wednesday. BYU has four players averaging in double figures, including Yoeli Childs, who just regained eligibility and scored 29 on Wednesday in his season debut.

Saturday’s game will be televised by BYUtv with Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler 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 Open Mountain West Play Wednesday At Fresno State

RUNNIN’ REBELS OPEN MOUNTAIN WEST PLAY WEDNESDAY

UNLV at Fresno State at 7 p.m. on AT&T SportsNet; Marks earliest league start in program history
After suffering its third overtime loss of the season at Cincinnati on Saturday, the Runnin’ Rebels will open Mountain West play at Fresno State on Wednesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. It will mark the earliest start to conference play for the Runnin’ Rebels in program history.


UNLV (3-6) opened the 2019-20 season with an 86-71 win over Purdue Fort Wayne then dropped three straight games vs. Power 5 conference teams (vs. Kansas State in OT, at Cal in OT and at UCLA). UNLV is 2-3 in its last five contests.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads three Runnin’ Rebels averaging in double-figure scoring with 17.7 points per game (3rd in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 10.6 per contest (2nd in MW, 15th in nation). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Fresno State (2-4) is 2-0 at home this season, but has lost its last two contests: a neutral-site game vs. Saint Mary’s (68-58) and at Cal State Northridge (73-72). Three Bulldogs are averaging in double figures in scoring, led by Jarred Hyder’s 15.6 ppg.

Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Drew Goodman, Dave Bollwinkel and Jenny Cavnar (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.

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.

Runnin’ Rebels Open Regular Season Tuesday Night At Home

RUNNIN’ REBELS OPEN REGULAR SEASON TUESDAY NIGHT AT HOME

T.J. Otzelberger era officially begins with Purdue Fort Wayne at Thomas & Mack Center on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

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The UNLV men’s basketball team, under new leadership in head coach T.J. Otzelberger, will open the regular season Tuesday, Nov. 5, vs. Purdue Fort Wayne at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.


It will mark the Runnin’ Rebels’ first official contest under Otzelberger.

Tickets to the season opener, which start at just $13 when purchased in advance, may be bought at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-729-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Season tickets, groups, mini-plans and single-game tickets for the 2019-20 season are also on sale now.

UNLV returns two starters from last year’s team, which went 17-14 and tied for fourth in the Mountain West at 11-7, along with five other Runnin’ Rebel letterwinners. The program has welcomed five new student-athletes eligible to compete this season, along with two NCAA Division I transfers who are redshirting.

The Runnin’ Rebels’ leading returning scorer from last season is junior guard Amauri Hardy (13.1 ppg), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s returning leading rebounder (6.8 rpg). In UNLV’s 112-54 exhibition win over West Coast Baptist on Oct. 25, new junior guard Jonah Antonio led the Runnin’ Rebels with 23 points on 7 of 11 from 3-point range. Junior forward Donnie Tillman is another newcomer to watch.

Purdue Fort Wayne was 18-15 overall last year and tied for third in the Summit League at 9-7.

Tuesday’s game will be video streamed live on UNLVRebels.com with Tony Cordasco and Donovan Stewart calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sidelines) 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 SOCCER STARTS FINAL WEEKEND OF SEASON WITH SENIOR NIGHT AGAINST UNR

UNLV WOMEN’S SOCCER STARTS FINAL WEEKEND OF SEASON WITH SENIOR NIGHT AGAINST UNR

Friday is also a Silver State Series contest and Code Red game for UNLV
 
 UNLV women’s soccer will close out the 2019 regular season with a pair of home games, starting with Friday night’s Senior Night contest against the UNR Wolf Pack at 7 pm. The game is also a Code Red game for UNLV, and part of the Silver State Series, the all-sports challenge between the two schools sponsored by IBEW and Nevada Donor Network. There will also be a pregame tailgate, free to all with free food, drinks and live music starting at 5 pm, thanks to the UNLV Soccer Foundation. Sunday meanwhile will see the Rebels go out of conference play to host the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at 1 pm. Both games will be at Johann Memorial Field.
Tickets are just $8 for adults or $5 if bought online at UNLVTickets.com by the day before the game, $5 for seniors and staff, while kids 12 and under and all Nevada students under the age of 17 receive free admission to UNLV soccer contests.
Friday’s game will have a live video stream on the Mountain West Network, which is available on UNLVRebels.com, while Sunday’s contest will be on YouTube. Wyatt Tomchek will provide the play-by-play for both games.
Friday, Nov. 1 – 7 pm
UNLV vs UNR
Johann Memorial Field (Las Vegas)
Live Video | Live Stats
 
Sunday, Oct. 27 – 10 am
UNLV vs Colorado State
Johann Memorial Field (Las Vegas)
Live Video (YouTube) | Live Stats