The Rebels opened a two-game series with the second-place Aggies by winning 59-56, a game hardly known for aesthetics and yet one UNLV needed.
It’s much easier — not to mention cheaper — for UNLV to ditch a mascot than the nickname the university has been known by since the mid-1950s.
New Mexico relocated out of state Nov. 20 and has pretty much been on the road since. The Lobos found home bases in Lubbock, Texas, and most recently St. George, Utah.
School of 250 students and with no full athletic scholarships plays at UNLV on Tuesday.
UNLV’s basketball team went winless in Asheville, N.C., losing the seventh-place game 77-73 at Harrah’s Cherokee Center.
David Jenkins Jr. has yet to get going for UNLV basketball, which lost a third straight game to open the season, falling to Alabama 86-74 on Tuesday night.
The No. 14 Tar Heels shrugged off a slow start Monday night before rolling to a 78-51 win over the Rebels in a Maui Invitational quarterfinal.
UNLV stayed close for about 15 minutes before things like forgettable shot selection and not being able to guard anyone and never getting to the rim painted an inevitable fate.
T.J. Otzelberger’s second season at UNLV begins Wednesday when the Rebels host Montana State in what will be a fanless Thomas & Mack Center because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The new head women’s basketball coach at UNLV is a former Durango High star whose father ranks eighth all-time in prep wins for a Las Vegas coach.