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Tough Temple team awaits UNLV

After all the difficulty UNLV had with Stanford on Friday night, it’s probably fortunate the Rebels will not be playing a top-10 opponent like Duke on Saturday. Not that Temple is an easy draw.

Stanford’s Nastic will test Rebels inside

Stefan Nastic and the Cardinal — like the Rebels — have started the year 2-0. While the Rebels have survived a pair of last-second shots for two narrow home victories, Stanford has handled South Dakota State and Wofford with relative ease.

Switch to zone keys Rebels win

UNLV has been pretty strictly a man-to-man team defensively under coach Dave Rice. Expect that to change after how effective the zone was for the Rebels during the second half of Friday night’s win over Morehead State.