Rebel fans, March Madness has finally arrived and we are just getting started. The Mountain West tournament, held at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, started Tuesday, March 12 with the 8 and 9 seeded men's teams playing each other. I was "lucky" enough to attend since my daughter was dancing at half-time with the Rebel Starzz. She probably had one of her best performances. Too bad there were only a few thousand Wyoming fans and about 100 UNR fans watching. Eighth-seeded Wyoming beat UNR to advance to Wednesday's game vs. the #1 seed, the University of New Mexico.
On Wednesday, there were four games, a basketball junkie's dream. The third-seeded Rebels played in the first game against the sixth-seeded Air Force Academy Falcons at noon. Many Rebel fans left work and spent their extended lunch hour at the Mack to cheer on the Rebs (including me). The support showed as the lower level was fairly full of Rebel fans. The Rebels came out on fire and never looked back, winning 72-56. It didn't hurt that the Academy's best player got hurt only a minute into the game. Of course, I wish the best for Lyons, however, I wasn't too upset that he didn't return and that the Rebels advanced to the semi-finals to face the second-seeded Colorado State Rams on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. I hope to see you all there!
Also advancing were New Mexico and San Diego State. They will play at 6 p.m. Friday night.
The UNLV baseball team is ranked for the first time in many years. They have a record of 14-3 and are 21st in Baseball America's poll. They play at 6:05 p.m. Friday night (maybe you can catch the first few innings before going over to the basketball game!), then again at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
Rebel fans - I need your votes! I have been nominated as Fandeavor's UNLV Super Fan contest finalist. Go to this page: FANDEAVOR CONTEST and Like the page and then vote for me! I would really appreciate it. Tell your friends too, please. The voting runs from noon on March 15 to noon March 26. The fan with the most votes wins!
Thanks again for reading my blog and GO REBELS!