UNLV plays a New Mexico team on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center that is without three starters. The Lobos lost two players this week.
Rebel Nation hosts Cassie Soto and Mark Anderson discussed the state of the UNLV men’s basketball and football programs.
UNLV held Eastern Michigan to 30.6 shooting and dominated on the boards by a 50-30 margin, winning Saturday at the Thomas Mack Center to close out nonconference play.
Donnie Tillman and Mbacke Diong post 17 points and seven rebounds apiece, and Rebels coast to an 81-69 victory.
UNLV took a nine-point lead early in the second half, but Pacific rallied to take control and beat the Rebels 74-66 on Wednesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Brigham Young took control early by making almost 70 percent of its 3-pointers in the first half, and the Cougars rolled past UNLV on Saturday in Salt Lake City.
UNLV plays at Fresno State at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a rare Mountain West December game. The Rebels have gone through a series of dry scoring spells this season.
Kenyon Oblad threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Steve Jenkins in overtime to give UNLV a 33-30 win at UNR on Saturday in the final game for Rebels coach Tony Sanchez.
UNLV used a 16-point run late in the second half to pull away and defeat Jackson State on Tuesday at the Thomas Mack Center. Amauri Hardy led the Rebels with 20 points.
If UNLV decides to fire Tony Sanchez, athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois figures to conduct the same kind of search that landed basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger.