Talks have taken place for UC Santa Barbara to host a regional at Las Vegas Ballpark. It would be the first NCAA championship event in Las Vegas since a postseason ban was lifted.
The third-seeded Rebels meet No. 2 San Diego State at 2 p.m. Thursday in the double-elimination tournament in Reno. Top seed Fresno State faces No. 4 UNR at 6:30.
By nearly every standard, the $1.8 billion Las Vegas stadium is about half finished.
Marvin Coleman, who walked on last basketball season, was put on scholarship by UNLV. That is the Rebels’ last available scholarship.