UNLV and Florida Gulf Coast headline the eight-team field for the Las Vegas Classic on Dec. 22 and 23 at Orleans Arena, it was announced Wednesday. Both teams were in last season’s NCAA Tournament, and the Eagles became the first No. 15 seed to advance to the Sweet 16.
UNLV forward Carlos Lopez-Sosa confirmed he will return for his senior season. A fourth-year junior from Findlay Prep, he is on schedule to graduate this summer and had options of transferring or turning professional.