RUNNIN’ REBELS AT WYOMING WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Game at 7 p.m. MT / 6 p.m. PT will be shown by Campus Insiders/MWN, Twitter
Coming off a thrilling double-overtime 87-85 victory over Air Force on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center, the UNLV men’s basketball team (10-10, 3-4 MW) will head out on the road for two games this week. First up will be a trip to Laramie, Wyo., to face Wyoming (13-7, 3-4 MW) on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. MT / 6 p.m. PT at the Arena-Auditorium.
This will mark the second meeting between the two teams this season. UNLV won the first, 81-75, which was its Mountain West home opener on Dec. 31 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Runnin’ Rebel junior guard Jovan Mooring scored 17 points and had seven assists in that game, while senior forward Christian Jones added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Senior forward Tyrell Green and sophomore guard Jalen Poyser each had 14 points.
UNLV, which is 2-3 in true road games this year, is led in scoring by Poyser (13.0 ppg), Green (11.5 ppg), Jones (10.9 ppg) and Mooring (10.7 ppg). Sophomore guard Kris Clyburn (6.4 rpg), Jones (6.2 rpg) and Green (5.6 rpg) are the team’s leading rebounders, while Mooring (3.7 apg) and Poyser (3.4 apg) lead in assists. Mooring is third in the Mountain West in assists and second in conference-only games (5.0 apg). Junior forward Dwayne Morgan was leading the team in rebounding (7.3 rpg), but has missed the last 11 games because of injury. It was announced last week that he will miss the rest of the season.
Wyoming has lost two of its last three games and four of six. The Cowboys are coming off a 78-71 loss at New Mexico on Saturday. UW is 10-1 at home this season and is led in scoring by sophomore guard Justin James (14.9 ppg), junior forward Hayden Dalton (13.1 ppg), senior guard Jason McManamen (12.1 ppg) and junior forward Alan Herndon (10.3 ppg). Dalton leads the team in rebounding (8.6 rpg) and assists (2.8 apg), while Herndon leads in blocks (2.0 bpg).
Wednesday’s game will be available online by Campus Insiders/MWN and on Twitter with Ari Wolfe and Richie Schueler calling the action. Stormy Buonantony will be the sideline reporter. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM and online (link at UNLVRebels.com).