UNLV forward Joel Ntambwe, who suffered bruised ribs in Tuesday’s loss to eighth-ranked UNR, is expected to play Saturday at Utah State.
Ntambwe has started all 20 games and averages 12.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. He’s hitting 41.3 percent of his 3-point attempts. In Mountain West games, Ntambwe leads UNLV with 15.8 points and 7.0 rebounds.
The Rebels (11-9, 5-3 MW) and Utah State (16-5, 6-2) meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.