Boise State’s athletic department and San Diego State’s men’s basketball program provide example of stability leading to success.
A car caravan honored UNLV athletes who earned their degrees on Saturday.
UNLV’s budget cuts, made in response to the financial fallout from the COVID-19 crisis that has shut down athletic events throughout the country, were mostly in travel expenses.
Fourth-seeded UNLV rallied from 11 points down to twice cut the deficit to two, but never caught up in a loss to No. 5 Boise State on Thursday.
UNLV takes a five-game winning streak into the Mountain West tournament, which opens Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels play Boise State at 2 p.m. Thursday.
UNLV’s first six opponents are against teams that competed in bowls last season. The Rebels, though, get a break with two well-placed bye weeks.
UNLV (16-14, 11-6 Mountain West) took as much as a 27-point lead over Boise State and then held off a late rally to win Wednesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds in victories over Colorado State and No. 4 San Diego State.
UNLV plays at Utah State at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and the Aggies’ home floor is among the most intimidating in the Mountain West.
Rebel Nation co-hosts Cassie Soto and Mark Anderson talk about the recent developments regarding the UNLV men’s basketball and football teams in this week’s show.