UNLV LADY REBELS ANNOUNCE 2021-22 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Lady Rebels to open the regular season on the road at Oral Roberts on Nov. 9
The UNLV women’s basketball team will start its 2021-22 season on the road, part of an opening stretch that will have the Lady Rebels play five of their first nine games on the road as the athletics department announced the team’s 11-game non-conference slate Friday.
“We are really excited for our non-conference schedule this coming season,” said UNLV head coach Lindy La Rocque. “We have a full slate of great teams, some tough road opponents, and we love getting back to hosting our Thanksgiving Classic! The goal of our non-conference is to challenge and prepare us for the grind of our conference season and I think this schedule will be great for our team.”
The Lady Rebels will open at Oral Roberts on Nov. 9, marking the first time UNLV will play its first game of the season away from Las Vegas since a 62-39 win over Butler in the first game of the Iowa Hawkeye Challenge Nov. 12, 2011 in Iowa City, Iowa. The last time UNLV opened the season on a team’s home court was Nov. 13, 2009, a 61-43 victory at Southern Utah.
UNLV will then sandwich a pair of home games (Nov. 13 against Montana State, Nov. 20 against Southern Utah) around a road trip to Northern Arizona Nov. 17. The Lady Rebels close out the month of November with their annual home tournament. Rechristened the UNLV Thanksgiving Classic, the four-team event on Nov. 27-28 will also feature UT Arlington, Kansas City and Grambling, with set matchups to be decided later.
The annual rodeo trip will have the Lady Rebels on the road for a three-game stretch, starting with a Dec. 1 contest at Utah Valley. That will be followed by games at CSU Bakersfield (Dec. 5) and UNLV’s first contest against Texas Tech since the 2008-29 season (Dec. 12), in a game that will be played in Canyon, Texas at West Texas A&M.
The non-conference slate will close out with back-to-back home contests, Dec. 18 against Pacific and Dec. 21 against Hawaii. UNLV’s 18-game Mountain West schedule will be officially announced later this summer.
UNLV brings high hopes into the upcoming season, as three starters return from last year’s second place Mountain West squad (15-9 overall, 13-5 MW). In addition, UNLV is bringing in the highest ranked recruiting class in the league along with three Division I transfers.
Season tickets for the 2021-22 campaign start at just $75 ($50 for seniors, staff and alumni), while VIP Courtside season tickets are available at $400. Fans can purchase at UNLVTickets.com.