UNLV men’s basketball conference schedule released

UNLV won’t face its former coach, Dave Rice, until Feb. 8 when the Rebels travel to UNR.

Rice, who was fired on Jan. 10 midway through his fifth season, is an assistant under coach Eric Musselman. The Wolf Pack visit UNLV on Feb. 25 in what will be Rice’s first game in the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNR bench.

The Mountain West released the conference schedule Tuesday. No times or TV information were announced, and some Wednesday dates could get switched to Tuesdays and some Saturday games to Sundays depending on coverage by ESPN and CBS Sports Network. That process should be finished in August.

UNLV’s conference season is scheduled to begin Dec. 28 at Colorado State and end March 4 at Fresno State. All Mountain West teams play eight teams twice and single games against two schools. The two opponents the Rebels face just once are Boise State on Jan. 4 at home and Fresno State.

UNLV faces its most intense rival, San Diego State, on Jan. 18 at the Thomas & Mack Center and on Feb. 18 on the road.

The conference tournament is March 8-11 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Contact Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2914. Follow him on Twitter: @markanderson65

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