UNLV basketball is off to a hot start, currently 4-1 in Mountain West conference play. The Runnin’ Rebels are back home to host San Jose State and New Mexico. Rebel Nation crew Cassie Soto and Mark Anderson discuss UNLV’s recent wins, as well as preview the upcoming matchups.
The Runnin’ Rebels closed out non-conference play with a 64-49 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon. UNLV will now prepare for the start of Mountain West conference play, which tips off on Wednesday against Utah State.
UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger called Wednesday’s loss to Pacific a “humbling opportunity.” Hoping to turn things around, the 5-8 Runnin’ Rebels responded with an 81-69 win over Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon that saw a career-high 16 points come from sophomore guard and Las Vegas local, Marvin Coleman.
After 11 days off, UNLV basketball fell to 4-8 on the season with a 74-66 loss to Pacific on Wednesday night. Head coach T.J. Otzelberger says he needs players who “eat, sleep and breathe basketball” in order for his program to be successful.
UNLV basketball snapped a three-game losing streak on Monday night with a 72-58 win over Abilene Christian. Runnin’ Rebels junior guard Amauri Hardy led his team in scoring, putting up 25 points against the Wildcats.
UNLV junior guard Amauri Hardy’s career-high 27 points were not enough to help lift his team past Kansas State. The Runnin’ Rebels fell 60-56 in overtime to the Wildcats on Saturday evening. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson discuss what went wrong in the final minutes for UNLV.
The Runnin’ Rebels opened up the season under new head coach T.J. Otzelberger with an 86-71 win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday night. Five players scored in double-digits, with Jonah Antonio and Mbacke Diong leading the pack with 17 points each. Rebel Nation host Cassie Soto and Rebels beat writer Mark Anderson breakdown the win.
UNLV men’s basketball head coach T.J. Otzelberger and staff made a stop at the UFC Performance Institute as part of the Runnin’ Rebel Caravan. Otzelberger was led around the facility by UFC legend Forrest Griffin.
It’s been over a month since UNLV hired new men’s basketball head coach T. J. Otzelberger. Since then, Otzelberger has kept his promise in trying to keep as many former players on the team as possible, while at the same time, adding new recruits of his own. Otzelberger has also brought in a new coaching staff that includes former Runnin’ Rebel, Kevin Kruger.
St. Mary’s head coach Randy Bennett and his players knew that if they played smart and set the tempo early, they could beat the number one team in the country. The Gaels did just that in a 60-47 victory over Gonzaga in the 2019 West Coast Conference tournament championship game on March 12.