The Rebels will take on Oregon State on Dec. 19 as part of the inaugural Play4Kay Tourament, an eight-team event which will feature the first women’s basketball games at the Las Vegas Strip’s newest sporting venue.
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UNLV updated its basketball schedule Wednesday, with times established for all but a handful of games.
UNLV hopes to get a home game with Wichita State when the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge schedule is set in 2017 and 2018. The Rebels have played twice at Wichita State, and they will face Southern Illinois in this year’s Challenge at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Three Las Vegas area players are among the top 35 basketball recruits, according to ESPN.com. UNLV is recruiting each of them.
The Strip View Pavilion at the Thomas & Mack Center was unveiled to the media on Friday. The 9,200-square foot room overlooks the Strip and is updated with the latest technology.
UNLV will play 11 Mountain West basketball games on CBS Sports Network or one of the ESPN networks. Three game dates also were moved, including both matchups with San Diego State.
The state’s higher education board has given Nevada’s college presidents more authority over hiring of high-profile coaches.
Former UNLV star Stacey Augmon is expected to join the Milwaukee Bucks’ staff, according to ESPN.com. He was an assistant coach at UNLV the past five seasons.
Troy Baxter Jr., a four-star forward from Tallahassee, Florida, committed to UNLV on Thursday and is immediately eligible as a freshman.
UNLV’s chances of making the Big 12 Conference was never good, and now the school has no shot. The Big 12 has informed UNLV that it would not be among those schools considered for expansion in the 10-team conference.
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