Runnin’ Rebels have won two straight at home and three of four overall
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – Coming off a tough, two-game road trip that included an 86-78 win at No. 23 UNR on Wednesday night, the UNLV men’s basketball team (17-7, 6-5 MW) returns home to the Thomas & Mack Center to host Wyoming (16-8, 7-4 MW) on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m.
The Runnin’ Rebels have won two straight home games, three of their last four contests overall and four of their last six. The win in Reno snapped the Wolf Pack’s 16-game home win streak, knocked them out of first place in the Mountain West and was UNLV’s first victory over a ranked team since 2015.
There will be a pregame Kid Zone in the Mendenhall Center on Saturday starting at 3:30 p.m. In addition, the first 3,000 fans at the game will receive a free foam finger courtesy of UMC and the first 300 fans will receive a voucher for a free popcorn.
Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. The Family Fun Pack is also available for this game (four tickets, hot dogs and drinks for only $56).
Fans are encouraged to get in their seats early to experience the enhanced Runnin’ Rebel pregame show featuring 3D Video Projection Mapping.
UNLV is sixth in the nation in scoring (86.0 ppg), sixth in field-goal percentage (51.0), 16th in rebounding (40.08 rpg) and 32nd in assists per game (16.8). Individually, Brandon McCoy and Shakur Juiston rank in the top 22 in the country in rebounding. McCoy is 18th (9.9 rpg), while Juiston is 22nd (9.8). UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-22 rebounders. McCoy ranks 13th in double-doubles with 12, while Juiston is 31st with 10. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 23rd in the nation in assists with 5.9 apg.
Saturday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Darren Goldwater, Bob Wenzel and Melanie Collins (sideline reporter) 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).