UNLV senior guard Elijah Mitrou-Long returned to practice Wednesday, but he is not expected to play Thursday in the Mountain West tournament.
The fourth-seeded Rebels (17-14) play No. 5 Boise State (19-11) at 2 p.m. in a quarterfinal at the Thomas & Mack Center.
He was a key part of the Rebels’ five game-winning streak, averaging 17.6 points and helping direct the four-guard offense. His defensive and leadership abilities also were crucial down the stretch.
Coach T.J. Otzelberger said the team has the flexibility to remain with a four-guard lineup or play two forwards.