The Rebels trailed 58-48 with a minute left in regulation, but forced overtime, 60-60, on Elijah Mitrou-Long’s 3-pointer with one second left. Mitrou-Long scored 29 points.
Greg Suckow, a fan known in Iowa as “Hawkeye Elvis,” made the trip to watch his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes play in the Continental Tires Las Vegas Invitational.
UNLV plays at Cincinnati on Saturday, beginning a trip that also includes games at Fresno State and against Brigham Young in Salt Lake City.
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.
Contesting Division I basketball games at a high school is an abnormality. But the event’s senior director, Jon Albaugh, said he sought to provide the mid-major participants a more intimate experience at a smaller venue.
UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois has a track record of hires. Here is a look at how they have worked out.
UNLV plays Jackson State at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels are trying to bounce back from a series of close losses.
The Dallas Mavericks second-year star has quickly climbed the NBA MVP charts, ascending to the plus 250 second choice at the Westgate sportsbook after opening at 50-1.
Banks, a 6-foot-2-inch point guard, returned to his hometown to play in the MGM Resorts Main Event, and started for the Cowboys on Sunday in a 56-41 loss to No. 23 Colorado.
UNLV rallied to within two points with 5:16 remaining after trailing the entire second half, but failed to catch Southern Methodist, which responded with an 8-1 run.