ROSCOE SMITH OUT FOR WEDNESDAY’S GAME
Junior forward has concussion, will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis
UNLV junior forward Roscoe Smith was evaluated by the Runnin’ Rebel team physician in Las Vegas on Sunday.
“Roscoe was evaluated today and was determined to have a concussion,” UNLV men’s basketball head coach Dave Rice said. “He will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis, but he will miss Wednesday’s game against San Diego State.”
Smith, who transferred to UNLV from Connecticut following the 2011-12 season, is in his first season playing for the Runnin’ Rebels (after sitting out the 2012-13 year as a redshirt). He is averaging a double-double this season with 11.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. He has a team-leading 15 double-doubles, which ranked fifth in the country heading into this past weekend. He has started all 29 of UNLV’s games this year and leads the team in field-goal percentage at .525.
UNLV will host San Diego State on Wednesday, March 5, at 8:05 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center in its regular-season home finale. It will be Senior Night and also a White Out.
No status update on Smith’s condition will be provided until Tuesday afternoon.