Carolyn Swords is retiring after eight WNBA seasons and joining the Aces’ business staff as a marketing specialist beginning Monday.
UNLV has won three consecutive games and four of five, including defeating fourth-ranked San Diego State on Saturday. The Rebels have two more regular-season games.
Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others killed in a helicopter crash will be remembered during a memorial service on Monday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
UNLV led by as many as 14 points before holding off a late comeback effort by San Diego State to stun the No. 4 Aztecs 66-63 on Saturday at Viejas Center.
The Bulldogs’ shot in the final seconds spelled doom for San Francisco bettors, plus a half-court heave that decided a Summit League total.
UNLV visits San Diego State on Saturday, and the Rebels said the pressure was on the Aztecs, who are trying to complete an historic season.
The Bears are projected as slight home favorites as they put their 23-game winning streak on the line against the Jayhawks on Saturday.
The Las Vegas NBA Summer League will take place July 10-20 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. It usually begins shortly after July 4.
UNLV jumped on Colorado State early Tuesday night at the Thomas Mack Center and rolled to an 80-56 victory to move into a three-way tie for fourth place in the Mountain West.
Sugar Rodgers averaged 3.4 points per game for the Aces last season. She has averaged 7.4 points and shot 34.9 percent from 3-point range in seven WNBA seasons.