The Rebels are still adjusting to the lack of atmosphere at their games this season, as are many other programs around the country.
The Lady Rebels added a game against first-year coach Lindy La Rocque’s alma mater Saturday.
UNLV’s basketball team went winless in Asheville, N.C., losing the seventh-place game 77-73 at Harrah’s Cherokee Center.
The Rebels finished last at the eight-team Maui Invitational after losing their final game to Davidson on Wednesday.
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.
Sophomore Caleb Grill scored 27 points, but the Rebels weren’t able to pick up their first win of the season.
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.
The Tarheels big men were too much for the Rebels to handle in their second game of the season
The Rebels had a poor performance in their opener and now face North Carolina, one of the top programs in the country, in the Maui Invitational.
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.