San Diego State, which starts three four-year transfers, enters Sunday’s game against UNLV ranked fourth in the nation. The Aztecs are the nation’s only unbeaten team.
UNLV plays a New Mexico team on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center that is without three starters. The Lobos lost two players this week.
UNLV held Eastern Michigan to 30.6 shooting and dominated on the boards by a 50-30 margin, winning Saturday at the Thomas Mack Center to close out nonconference play.
Donnie Tillman and Mbacke Diong post 17 points and seven rebounds apiece, and Rebels coast to an 81-69 victory.
UNLV took a nine-point lead early in the second half, but Pacific rallied to take control and beat the Rebels 74-66 on Wednesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Brigham Young took control early by making almost 70 percent of its 3-pointers in the first half, and the Cougars rolled past UNLV on Saturday in Salt Lake City.
UNLV plays at Fresno State at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a rare Mountain West December game. The Rebels have gone through a series of dry scoring spells this season.
UNLV used a 16-point run late in the second half to pull away and defeat Jackson State on Tuesday at the Thomas Mack Center. Amauri Hardy led the Rebels with 20 points.
UNLV blew out to a 57-16 halftime lead and went on to beat West Coast Baptist 112-54 in an exhibition Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
New UNLV coach T.J. Otzelberger didn’t face the massive turnover that previous coach Marvin Menzies experienced in 2016.