UNLV sophomore forward Mbacke Diong has a sprained ankle and will be a game-day decision at Air Force on Wednesday.
UNLV 6-foot-9-inch forward Joel Ntambwe averages 12.4 points and 6.0 rebounds and is shooting a team-high 39.2 percent (20 of 51) from 3-point range.
Nikki Wheatley had 28 points and nine rebounds, and the UNLV women’s basketball team defeated New Mexico 66-57 on Wednesday at Cox Pavilion.
Junior guard Jade Thomas announced in October her commitment to UNLV, where she will join her sister Bailey, who transferred last year from West Virginia to play for the Rebels. Sam is a sophomore wing at Arizona.
UNLV will play in one of the Mountain West’s most intimidating venues when the Rebels visit New Mexico’s The Pit on Tuesday. The Rebels are off to their best conference start in 13 years.
UNLV is off to its first 2-0 start in conference play in 13 years, but will face a tough test when the team heads on the road to face New Mexico on Tuesday, Jan. 8th.
Joel Ntambwe scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds to lead UNLV to a 68-56 victory over Wyoming on Saturday at the Thomas Mack Center. The Rebels are 2-0 in Mountain West play for the first time since 2006.