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 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 LADY REBELS SELECTED SEVENTH IN PRESEASON MOUNTAIN WEST POLL

UNLV LADY REBELS SELECTED SEVENTH IN PRESEASON MOUNTAIN WEST POLL

Two conference honorees return for the Lady Rebels for the 2019-20 season
 
UNLV women’s basketball was picked seventh in the 2019-20 Mountain West preseason poll that was released by the league office Thursday. Voting on the preseason poll, as well as the preseason all-conference team, were all 11 head coaches as well as select media members.
 
The Lady Rebels, who finished tied for fifth a year ago, return just 32% of its scoring from a year ago after graduating four senior starters and one key backup. Among the returnees however is 2018-19 Mountain West 6th Player of the Year Rodjanae Wade, a senior center who was third on the team in scoring with 8.1 ppg and second in rebounding with 5.9 rpg. Another key returnee is junior guard Bailey Thomas, a starter who earned All-MW Defensive team honors a year ago. The Lady Rebels will also feature a top-60 ranked six-member freshman class.
 
Defending champion Boise State is the preseason favorite with 305 points and 25 first place votes, while New Mexico had three first-place votes and came second in the poll at 280. Fresno State was third with 228, Wyoming fourth (20), San Diego State fifth (185) and Colorado State sixth (185). Following the Lady Rebels was Utah State in eighth (116), just one vote ahead of UNR (115). Air Force was 10th (85), while San Jose State rounded out the poll in 11th with 77 points.
 
The Lady Rebels will play another challenging schedule this season, starting with the season opener against Cal State Fullerton Nov. 9 in the Thomas & Mack Center, followed by another game in the TMC five days later against Duke (Nov. 14). Other highlights of the schedule includes a road game at USC (Dec. 14) and the Duel In the Desert tournament in December, in which UNLV host Virginia (Dec. 20) and then either preseason top-10 Mississippi State or USF Dec. 21. The Lady Rebels open the MW season right after Thanksgiving, with a home contest against Fresno State Dec. 3.
 
UNLV season tickets are only $60 for 16 home games for adults, and $50 for seniors and UNLV faculty/staff. For information on purchasing season tickets call 702-739-FANS or visit UNLVtickets.com. 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.

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

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

UNLV ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES REBEL REWARDS PROGRAM

UNLV ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES REBEL REWARDS PROGRAM

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


Footballseason tickets starting at $99

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

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


Men’s Basketball season tickets starting at $119

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

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

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


Women’s Basketball season tickets starting at $60

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

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

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


Volleyball season tickets starting at $50

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

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

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


Men’s Soccer season tickets starting at $35

  • 60% – Signed soccer ball

  • 80% – Watch the team at an open practice

  • 100% – Chalk talk with the coaches


Women’s Soccer season tickets starting at $35

  • 60% – Signed soccer ball

  • 80% – Watch the team at an open practice

  • 100% – Chalk talk with the coaches


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


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

 

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Donnie Tillman Chooses Runnin’ Rebels

DONNIE TILLMAN CHOOSES RUNNIN’ REBELS

Pac-12’s Sixth Man of the Year will transfer to UNLV from Utah
The UNLV men’s basketball program has received a signed commitment from Donnie Tillman, head coach T.J. Otzelberger announced Monday.

 

Tillman is a transfer from Utah, where he played as a freshman in 2017-18 and a sophomore in 2018-19. He will enroll at UNLV this fall.

 

The sixth commitment at UNLV under Otzelberger, Tillman, a 6-foot-7-inch 225-pound forward, earned the 2018-19 Pac-12 Conference’s Sixth Man of the Year Award. 

 

“Donnie is a proven, versatile wing who will immediately impact our program,” Otzelberger said. “An elite rebounder, he also has the ability to push the break and excel in transition. He is able to facilitate plays for himself as well as his teammates and his skill level while playing multiple positions offensively and defensively will make him a valuable weapon in the Mountain West.”

 

Starting 15 of his 31 games played last season for the Utes, he ranked third on the team in scoring with 10.5 points per game. He shot 43.9 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from 3-point range and 78.6 percent from the free-throw line. He was second on the team with 163 total rebounds (5.3 rpg) and he registered 18 double-digit scoring games, including a career-high 22 points at Arizona State. 

 

As a freshman, Tillman played in 28 games, averaging 20.3 minutes per contest and he ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 7.8 ppg. Utah finished third in the Pac-12 in both of Tillman’s seasons as a Ute.

 

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Tillman played three seasons at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, where he averaged 14.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg and shot 65 percent from the field as a senior. A four-star recruit by ESPN.com, he helped guide Findlay to a 33-4 record and an appearance in the national tournament’s semifinals.

 

He joins Jonah Antonio, David Jenkins Jr., Elijah Mitrou-Long, Vitaliy Shibel and Moses Wood as part of the Runnin’ Rebels’ 2019 recruiting class. 

 

SEASON TICKETS: Season tickets for the 2019-20 UNLV men’s basketball campaign are on sale now. To purchase, visit UNLVtickets.com, call 702-739-FANS or visit the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

Monster Energy Cup $1 Million Supercross all-star race returns to Sam Boyd Oct. 19 – tickets on sale now

 

Supercross’ Million-Dollar All-Star Race Returns to
Sam Boyd Stadium October 19

 

The 2019 Monster Energy Cup returns to Las Vegas for the Million Dollar All-Star Race on Saturday, Oct. 19 as the world’s most elite athletes compete for the largest purse in motorcycle racing. Tickets are on sale now.

 

The Monster Energy Cup is one of the most anticipated invitation-only races of the year and unlike any other event in the world, gives the sport’s biggest names a chance to battle it out for the Monster Million, which has only been achieved three times since the event’s inception in 2011. Last year’s Monster Energy Cup winner, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac, became only the third athlete in the history of the event to take home $1 million. This year, the world’s top two-wheeled athletes will return to lay it all on the line for a shot at the off-season prize.

Fans can enjoy a full day of entertainment at FanFest from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., including rider autograph sessions, live music and additional interactive experiences.

 

FanFest passes are $20 each and can be purchased through UNLVtickets.com or 702-739-FANS, or get free access by recycling an empty can of Monster Energy. At the same time, inside the stadium, riders will be sharpening their skills during practice and qualifying for their starting gate position.

 

WHEN:                Saturday, October 19, 2019

Gates/FanFest open at 12 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies at 6:30 p.m.

Racing starts at 7 p.m.

 

WHERE:              Sam Boyd Stadium

7000 East Russell Road

 

TICKETS:             Ticket prices start as low as $25.

Tickets are on sale now at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, La Bonita Supermarkets, UNLVtickets.com or by calling 702-739-FANS. Tickets will be on sale at the Sam Boyd Stadium box office on the day of the race only.  Restrictions and additional charges may apply.

 

For more information on the Monster Energy Cup, please log on to SupercrossLIVE.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross, or follow via social channels:

About the Monster Energy Cup:

The Monster Energy Cup is an annual showcase of the world’s top Supercross athletes in a one-night-only battle for the coveted Monster Energy Cup trophy and the shot at winning $1 Million, the largest prize in motorcycle racing. Unlike any other race, the Monster Energy Cup challenges racers in their fight for victory with three, 10-Lap Main Events on a custom-designed track, inspired by five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse, with the winner guaranteed to walk away with a $100,000 check, and any rider who wins all three Main Events will take home $1 Million.

 

About Feld Entertainment, Inc.:

Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live (coming Fall 2019). Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.

 

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: T.J. Otzelberger Named New Men’s Basketball Head Coach

UNLV NAMES T.J. OTZELBERGER NEW MEN’S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH
 
Rising star tabbed as Runnin’ Rebels’ leader
 
T.J. Otzelberger has been appointed the new head coach of the UNLV’s men’s basketball program, Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois announced today. Otzelberger comes to UNLV after most recently serving as head coach at South Dakota State University, leading the Jackrabbits to two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT appearance in his three years at the helm.
 
Otzelberger will be formally introduced to the Las Vegas community on Thursday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. in Thomas & Mack Center’s Strip View Pavilion.
 
“When I set out to find the next coach of our Runnin’ Rebels,” Reed-Francois said, “I sought a hard-working, laser-focused head coach who personifies our core values; who knows what success looks like; who is passionately committed to winning; and who is at ease with being the face of our storied basketball program. T.J. exemplifies these attributes. I am confident he is the right coach to bring the Runnin’ Rebels into a new era of preeminence and we welcome T.J., Alison, Jayce, Olivia, and Stella to the UNLV Family.”
 
Otzelberger lifted the program at South Dakota State to new heights during his three year tenure (2016-2019), where he compiled an overall record of 70-33, led the Jackrabbits to three straight postseason appearances, clinched the outright regular season Summit League title the past two seasons, and earned the league’s Coach of the Year honors. Prior to SDSU, Otzelberger served two separate stints as an assistant coach at Iowa State, covering eight seasons, as well as serving as an assistant at the University of Washington.
 
“I have been fortunate to coach at some amazing universities and it was going to take a very special opportunity to leave Brookings,” Otzelberger said. “UNLV basketball is one of the most storied programs in the nation and situated in one of the world’s greatest cities. I’m honored to have the opportunity to add to the Runnin’ Rebels’ rich history and my family and I could not be more proud to be the newest members of this world-class university and Las Vegas community.”
 
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Otzelberger earned a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he played collegiately and was a two-year team captain.
 
“Coach Otzelberger is a rising star in coaching and a proven winner whose teams have performed at a high level, both academically and in competition,” said UNLV President Marta Meana. “I’m impressed by Coach Otzelberger’s immediate and long-term vision for the program and his commitment to player development at all levels. Runnin’ Rebel basketball has a rich history and a very bright future, and we look forward to welcoming Coach Otzelberger and his family to UNLV.”

Runnin’ Rebels Host Air Force Tuesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST AIR FORCE TUESDAY NIGHT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runnin’ Rebels At Air Force Wednesday Night (ESPNU)

RUNNIN’ REBELS LOOK TO REMAIN UNBEATEN IN MOUNTAIN WEST PLAY

UNLV men’s basketball plays at Air Force on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. PT on ESPNU

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The UNLV men’s basketball team will look to remain unbeaten in Mountain West play as it travels to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to face Air Force on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. MT/8 p.m. PT at Clune Arena. 
 
UNLV (9-6, 3-0) is off to its first 3-0 start to conference play in 20 years and for the first time in its Mountain West history. The Runnin’ Rebels have started their MW season with home wins over Colorado State (78-76) and Wyoming (68-56), along with a road victory at New Mexico (80-69) last Tuesday. 
 
In the win over the Lobos, senior guard Kris Clyburn was just shy of a double-double with a career-high 25 points and nine rebounds.  
 
UNLV has been led in scoring this year by Clyburn, who is averaging 13.3 ppg. Freshman forward Joel Ntambwe is close behind at 12.4 ppg, while sophomore guard Amauri Hardy is third at 11.7 ppg. Senior forward Shakur Juiston, who will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, averaged 10.8 ppg and 8.8 rpg over eight games played. Among active players, sophomore forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder (6.3 rpg) and he also leads the team in blocks (third in the MW) with 1.7 bpg. Senior guard Noah Robotham is the Runnin’ Rebel assist leader (3.9 apg).
 
Air Force (6-10, 1-3) is coming off its first MW victory of the season: 62-48 at home over San Diego State on Saturday. The Falcons are led by Lavelle Scottie’s 13.4 ppg and Ryan Swan’s 6.4 rpg.
 
Wednesday’s game will be televised on ESPNU with Sam Farber and Richie Schueler calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith, and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

Lady Rebels Face New Mexico In MW Home Opener Wednesday

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FACES NEW MEXICO IN CONFERENCE HOME OPENER WEDNESDAY

Lady Rebels have won five straight against the Lobos / UNLV announces facility change for Jan. 26 game vs SDSU

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UNLV, the only women’s basketball team in the Mountain West that opened the conference season with two straight road games, is happy to be back on its home court for Wednesday’s MW home opener against the New Mexico Lobos. The contest will tip off at 6 pm in the Cox Pavilion, and tickets for the contest at $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and staff, while kids 17 and under are free at UNLV Lady Rebel contests. Fans can also receive $3 off their admission if they purchase their ticket at UNLVTickets.com at least three hours before the game.

There will be a live video stream of the contest on the MW Network with Wyatt Tomchek as play-by-play and Curtis Stelzer as color, while the radio broadcast will feature the call of Adam Candee. Both the video stream and the radio broadcast can be accessed at UNLVRebels.com.

UNLV Game Notes ♦ The Lady Rebels hope for a change in fortune by playing in front of their home crowd, after suffering three-point loss at Colorado State on a late game-winning three-pointer Jan. 2, while Wyoming used a near-school record shooting performance from three-point range (14-of-23) for a double-digit win over UNLV Jan. 5. ♦ New Mexico brings the nation’s fourth-longest win streak into Wednesday’s contest, as the Lobos have won 11 straight and 12 of 13 this year, with the lone loss a 79-76 setback to Auburn. ♦ The Lobos will be playing just its fifth road game of the season. Two of the wins came by a combined six points (four in double-overtime at Houston and two in a 66-64 win at UNR Jan. 5). ♦ The Lady Rebels have been strong on their home courts the past three conference seasons, going 22-5 in league play (20-5 in the Cox Pavilion, 2-0 in the Thomas & Mack Center). That includes last season’s 8-1 home record. ♦ UNLV has won the past five games against the Lobos in the all-time series, and six straight in Las Vegas. The last loss to the Lobos in the Cox Pavilion was in the 2010-11 season (New Mexico did claim a win in the 2012 MW Tournament played in the Thomas & Mack Center).

FACILITY CHANGE FOR UNLV-SAN DIEGO STATE – JAN. 26 ♦ UNLV announced Tuesday that its upcoming game against San Diego State on Jan. 26 has been moved to the Thomas & Mack Center. Originally the game had been scheduled for the Cox Pavilion, it will still have a 3 pm tip.   

Runnin’ Rebels To Face New Mexico At The Pit Tuesday Night (ESPN2)

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO FACE NEW MEXICO AT THE PIT TUESDAY NIGHT

Both teams are 2-0 in MW play, 8 pm PT game to be televised on ESPN2

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The UNLV men’s basketball team will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for its first Mountain West road game of the season as it will face New Mexico on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. MT/8 p.m. PT at The Pit. 
 
UNLV (8-6, 2-0) is off to its first 2-0 start in conference play in 13 years after home wins against Colorado State last Wednesday (78-76) and Wyoming on Saturday (68-56). Against the Cowboys, freshman forward Joel Ntambwe scored a career-high 31 points and tallied 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. 
 
UNLV has been led in scoring this year by senior guard Kris Clyburn, who is averaging 12.5 ppg. Ntambwe is close behind at 12.4 ppg, while sophomore guard Amauri Hardy is third at 11.7 ppg. Senior forward Shakur Juiston, who will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, averaged 10.8 ppg and 8.8 rpg over eight games played. Among active players, sophomore forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder (6.6 rpg) and he also leads the team in blocks (second in the MW) with 1.9 bpg. Senior guard Noah Robotham is the Runnin’ Rebel assist leader (3.6 apg).
 
New Mexico (8-6, 2-0) is coming off an 85-58 upset of then-No. 6/5 UNR on Saturday at The Pit. The Lobos opened MW play 65-58 victory at Air Force last Wednesday. UNM is led in scoring by Anthony Mathis’ 16.4 ppg. Mathis earned this week’s MW Player of the Week award.
 
Tuesday’s game will be televised on ESPN2 with Sam Farber and Richie Schueler calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith, and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

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

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO HOST WYOMING SATURDAY AT 7 PM

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

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

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST CINCINNATI SATURDAY AFTERNOON

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST CINCINNATI SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Final game of Runnin’ Rebels’ season-opening seven-game homestand set for 3 p.m.

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The UNLV men’s basketball team (4-2) will close out its season-opening seven-game homestand on Saturday, Dec. 1 vs. Cincinnati (6-1) at 3 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.
 
Several activities surround Saturday’s game, starting with a tailgate celebrating UNLV mascot Hey Reb’s birthday starting at 1 p.m. in front of the Jerry Tarkanian Statue. Fans are encouraged to wear white and the first 1,000 to the game will receive free T-shirts. In addition, 3,000 free rally towels will be given away. One lucky fan will win a trip for two to Hawaii to watch the Runnin’ Rebels at the Diamond Head Classic, Dec. 22-25. During halftime on Saturday, the 1982-83 UNLV men’s basketball team (the first Runnin’ Rebel squad to achieve a No. 1 national ranking) will be honored. Following the game, the UNLV women’s basketball team will face USC in the Cox Pavilion at 5 p.m. Fans that show a men’s ticket from the 3 p.m. game will be admitted free.
 
The Raising Cane’s Friends & Family Deal is available for Saturday’s game vs. Cincinnati and includes four tickets, four hats and four box combos for just $79 (must be purchased by Nov. 30, not available for purchase on gameday). That deal along with other tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Group tickets and a five-game plan are also available.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels had won four straight games before falling to Valparaiso, 72-64, on Wednesday night. UNLV is led by senior forward Shakur Juiston, who is averaging a double-double with 12.3 ppg and 10.2 rpg. Senior guard Noah Robotham is the team’s assist leader (4.3 apg).
 
Cincinnati (6-1), coached by Mick Cronin, has played in each of the last eight NCAA Tournaments. The Bearcats come to the Thomas & Mack Center having won six straight games and have three players averaging in double figures in scoring. Jarron Cumberland leads the team with 17.0 ppg, while Tre Scott is the team’s leading rebounder (6.6 rpg). 
 
Saturday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden and Steve Lappas calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith, and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

Lady Rebels Open Round-Up Play Saturday Against UC Santa Barbara

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS ROUND-UP PLAY SATURDAY AGAINST UC SANTA BARBARA

Fans can get half price admission with a donation of four canned foods

Nikki Wheatley of the Lady Rebels vs Gonzaga
November 17, 2018
(Lonnie Timmons III/UNLV Creative Services)

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UNLV will welcome three teams to the Cox Pavilion this weekend for the annual Lady Rebel Round-Up, a four-team event in the Cox Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday. The Lady Rebels will open the tournament on Saturday at 12 pm against UC Santa Barbara, while the second game at 2:30 pm will feature Middle Tennessee and Dartmouth. The consolation and championship game will be on Sunday at 12 and 2:30 pm.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and staff, while kids 17 and under are free at Lady Rebel games. Fans can also bring four canned foods to receive half-price admission.

Both UNLV games will have a live video stream available on Stadium, which can be accessed through WatchStadium.com, Stadium mobile apps and over-the-top connected devices (such as Apple TV, Roku, Sling TV, Amazon Fire and XBox) as well as UNLVRebels.com. The radio call featuring Adam Candee and Kevaney Martin can be heard on UNLVRebels.com as well.     

Lady Rebel Round-Up Tournament Notes ♦ UNLV will be looking to win the tournament for the second time in the past three years. ♦ The Lady Rebels are 26-8 all-time against UCSB. The last time the teams met though was in December of 2011, when current assistant coach Mia Bell hit a driving jumper at the buzzer for a two-point win in Santa Barbara. ♦ Looking at potential opponents on Sunday in the consolation or championship game, UNLV has never met Dartmouth before in women’s basketball, while in the lone meeting with Middle Tennessee, the Blue Raiders claimed an 85-82 overtime win in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Club Shootout on Dec. 6, 1998.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Anderson And Pierre-Louis Sign With Runnin’ Rebels

RUNNIN’ REBELS SIGN ANDERSON AND PIERRE-LOUIS

The pair will join the UNLV men’s basketball program as freshmen for 2019-20 season
Ethan Anderson, a 6-foot-1-inch guard from Los Angeles, California, and Josh Pierre-Louis, a 6-foot-2-inch guard from Plainfield, New Jersey, have both signed national letters of intent and will join the UNLV men’s basketball program as freshmen for the 2019-20 season, head coach Marvin Menzies announced Tuesday.
 
“I’m thrilled and excited to announce the signing of two very special young men to our program,” Menzies said. “We will always recruit to our core values, which will complement our championship culture. Both Ethan and Josh epitomize what I feel a Runnin’ Rebel should be. Both young men are extremely motivated, driven, talented, and possess very high character.”
 
Anderson, who attends Fairfax High School, is listed as a four-star player by ESPN. He led his high school to a 23-10 record last season as a junior and was a driving force in his team’s run to the semifinals of the California state playoffs. He earned all-city honors three years in a row and was named the Western League’s Most Outstanding Player. As a junior, he averaged 20 points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals per game. 
 
“From a basketball perspective, Ethan brings skill, physicality, high IQ and stability at the guard position,” Menzies said. “He is a very selfless teammate that understands how to help his team win. We are excited to coach him on and off the court.”
 
Pierre-Louis attends Roselle (New Jersey) Catholic High School, where he averaged seven points and six assists per game last season. Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals, he helped his school to a No. 1 ranking in the state as it captured the New Jersey state championship. The team went 27-4 and was ranked No. 10 in the country. This year’s team is currently ranked 20th.
 
“Josh is an extremely dynamic player,” Menzies said. “His skill set, explosiveness, and passion matches our Runnin’ Rebel style of play on both ends of the floor. We look forward to developing such a talented player that fits who we are.
 
“Together, both Ethan and Josh will continue the upward trajectory of Runnin’ Rebel basketball.”