RUNNIN’ REBELS BACK AT THOMAS & MACK CENTER SATURDAY NIGHT
UNLV, off to best start in six years at 5-0, hosts Southern Utah at 7 p.m.
|Matchup||Southern Utah (2-2, 0-0 Big Sky) at UNLV (5-0, 0-0 Mountain West)|
|Date||Saturday, November 25, 2017|
|Site||Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas|
|TV||Stadium on Facebook (Ari Wolfe, Darius Walker)|
|Radio||ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)|
|Audio||UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com|
|Stats||Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com|
|@TheRunninRebels / @UNLVAthletics|
Off to its best start to a season in six years at 5-0 after defeating Utah, 85-58, on Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena in the championship game of the MGM Resorts Main Event, the UNLV men’s basketball team will return home to the Thomas & Mack Center to host Southern Utah on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.
The first 3,000 fans will receive a free rally towel courtesy of St. Rose Hospitals and the first 300 fans through the door will receive a voucher for a free popcorn. Plus, UFC Hall of Famer, Forrest Griffin, will be on hand for a special halftime presentation.
Tickets for Saturday’s game start at just $13, but you can bring the whole family and save! Get four tickets, hot dogs and sodas and save $40 with the Family Fun Pack, available for select games throughout the season. Six-game conference plans and pick-3 mini plans, including one premium game like No. 2 Arizona on December 2nd and two more of your choice, are also on sale now at UNLVtickets.com, on the phone at (702) 739-FANS or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
The 2017-18 season marks the second under head coach Marvin Menzies for the Runnin’ Rebels. Menzies and his staff have brought in a recruiting class for this year that has been ranked as high as No. 12 in the country and features McDonald’s High School All-American Brandon McCoy and National Junior College Player of the Year Shakur Juiston. The Runnin’ Rebels also return their leading scorer from last season – senior guard Jovan Mooring.
UNLV is averaging 95.4 ppg this season and has scored 85 or more points in all five of its games. Four Runnin’ Rebels are averaging double figures, led by McCoy’s 21.2 ppg. Mooring is second with 16.0 ppg, then senior guard Jordan Johnson with 14.2 and Juiston at 11.4. McCoy and Juiston are both averaging a double-double with 12.8 and 12.4 rpg, respectively.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast exclusively on Facebook by Stadium with Ari Wolfe and Darius Walker calling the action. Jon Sandler and former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).