Fans won’t be allowed at the Thomas & Mack Center to start the basketball season, but they can still make their presence felt by purchasing a cutout.
The Lady Rebels, under first-year coach Lindy La Rocque, open the season at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center against Northern Arizona.
Former Las Vegas High standout Tyler Bey was taken Wednesday by the Philadelphia 76ers with the No. 36 overall pick in the NBA draft, then traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
The Rebels announced that they have received signed letters of intent from point guards Zaon Collins and Keshon Gilbert of Las Vegas and forward Arthur Kaluma of Arizona.
Former Durango High standout Lindy La Rocque will coach her first UNLV women’s basketball game against Northern Arizona at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Bettors and bookmakers will have to compete to keep up with news on about 350 Division I teams during the season that starts Nov. 25.
UNLV released its schedule Tuesday, eight days before its season opener will be held without fans Nov. 25 against Montana State at the Thomas Mack Center.
There will be no fans the rest of the football season at Allegiant Stadium, or at Thomas and Mack Center or Cox Pavilion to start the basketball season.
The UNLV women’s basketball team signed five players in the early signing period, including two ranked in the top 70 nationally, in coach Lindy La Rocque’s first class.
Arizona senior Arthur Kaluma announced his oral commitment to UNLV on Thursday. The 6-foot-8-inch forward plays at Dream City Christian School in Glendale, Arizona.