UNLV totaled 11 runs in the first innings of two games, buoyed by four home runs, to beat Utah Valley 9-2 and Weber State 7-2 in the Marucci Desert Classic softball tournament Saturday.
Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker jams.
Elijah Mitrou-Long and Bryce Hamilton each scored 17 points as UNLV defeated New Mexico 78-73 on Saturday, handing the Lobos their second home loss of the season.
Griffin Lockwood-Powell hit a two-run single in a four-run seventh inning that put Central Michigan ahead to stay in the Chippewas’ 12-9 win over UNLV in the teams’ season opener Friday.
The top five teams receive first-day byes in next month’s Mountain West tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV is sixth going into Saturday’s game at New Mexico.
UNLV junior forward Donnie Tillman strained a knee in Wednesday’s 82-79 overtime loss to UNR. He was averaging 10.1 points and 4.7 rebounds.
Jenny Bressler pitched a five-inning no-hitter and was backed by three two-out, two-run hits as UNLV blanked Montana 8-0 in the Marucci Desert Classic softball tournament’s first game.
There has been no official update regarding the status of two nonconference UNLV football games for the 2020 season at Allegiant Stadium.
UNLV senior pitcher Ryan Hare was named the preseason pitcher of the year by two national college baseball publications.
Da’Ja Hamilton hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 4:07 left to help send UNR past UNLV 62-59 in a Mountain West women’s basketball game Wednesday in Reno.