UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Host Wyoming For Senior Night Wednesday



Regular-season home finale set for 7:30 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center


The UNLV men’s basketball team, winner of four of its last six games, will host Wyoming on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. The UNLV seniors will be honored during a pregame ceremony for Senior Night as the contest marks the Runnin’ Rebels’ final regular-season home game. UNLV owns an 11-4 home mark this season.


PROMOTIONS: Wednesday’s game features a number of promotions:

  • The Mountain West Champion UNLV Women’s Basketball Team is also hosting its senior night on Wednesday. The Lady Rebels’ regular-season finale vs. UNR is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Cox Pavilion. Any men’s basketball ticket holder will be admitted to the women’s contest that evening for free.
  • The pregame tailgate, which is open to all fans, will take place outside of the arena near the Tarkanian statue beginning at 5:30 p.m. and include a live DJ, games and inflatables.
  • All fans are encouraged to wear white as there will be a free white T-shirt giveaway upon entry to the Thomas & Mack Center while supplies last.
  • $2 Miller Lite beers will be available during the first half of the game at designated locations on the concourse.
  • The student loyalty program, which will culminate in a custom Nike Air Force 1 shoe giveaway, concludes Wednesday. To be eligible to receive the pair of shoes, UNLV students must bring the card they received before the San Jose State game on Jan. 22 and have it punched at the student entrance at Cox Pavilion prior to the women’s basketball game vs. UNR and at the conclusion of the men’s basketball game vs. Wyoming.
  • Wednesday will also mark the third home game of the season that fans may attend regardless of vaccination status and with no mask mandate.

TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

LAST TIME OUT: The Runnin’ Rebels had their three-game win streak snapped with Saturday’s loss at the Thomas & Mack Center to Mountain West-leading Boise State, 86-76. Senior guard Bryce Hamilton scored a team-high 25 points with five rebounds, while junior forward Donovan Williams added 17 on 7 of 10 shooting and senior forward Royce Hamm Jr. contributed 12. Junior center David Muoka recorded a game-high seven rebounds for UNLV. The game had eight lead changes, but with the Runnin’ Rebels trailing by three with just over five minutes to play a 9-1 Boise State run late in the second half put it out of reach.


THIS SEASON: Hamilton leads the Runnin’ Rebels (17-12, 9-7) in scoring this season at 21.8 points per game, which ranks first in the Mountain West and sixth in the nation. Williams is second on the team at 13.1 ppg and tops in field-goal percentage at 49.1. Hamm Jr. leads the team and is third in the MW in rebounding with 9.3 per contest (26th in the country) and is also averaging 8.4 ppg. McCabe leads the team in assists at 4.9 apg (third in the MW) and leads the conference and is fifth in the country in assist/turnover ratio (3.4).


UNLV has had an entirely new look this year with nine transfers – eight coming from the Division I level, including four from Big 12 programs. Ten of the Runnin’ Rebels’ 13 scholarship players had yet to play in a game in a UNLV uniform before this season began.


UNLV’s 15-man roster includes 13 upperclassmen. Hamilton was selected to the 2021-22 Preseason All-Mountain West Team in October. Initially declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft, the second-team All-MW honoree last season who led the Runnin’ Rebels in scoring with 17.9 points per game decided to return to the program.


ABOUT THE OPPONENT: Wyoming (23-6, 12-4) is in third place in the Mountain West but enters Wednesday’s game having lost three of its last five. The Cowboys are coming off of a 73-66 home loss to San Diego State Monday night. Wyoming has three players who rank in the top 20 in the MW in scoring: Graham Ike (20.3 ppg, 2nd in MW), Hunter Maldonado (18.9 ppg, 4th in MW) and Drake Jeffries (10.7 ppg, 20th in MW). Ike leads the team in rebounding (9.8 rpg, 2nd in MW) and Maldonado leads in assists (6.3 apg, 2nd in MW). The Cowboys are 8-4 on the road this year.


BROADCAST INFO: Wednesday’s game will be televised nationally on FS1 with Noah Eagle and Casey Jacobsen 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. All streaming links and live stats are available at and through the UNLV Rebels App.


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UNLV MEN'S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin' Rebels Host Wyoming For Senior Night Wednesday
UNLV MEN'S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin' Rebels Host Wyoming For Senior Night Wednesday