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UNLV’s Mbacke Diong could be sidelined with sprained ankle

UNLV sophomore forward Mbacke Diong has a sprained ankle and will be a game-day decision at Air Force on Wednesday.

Diong was injured in last Tuesday’s 80-69 victory at New Mexico.

“It’s a bad sprain, so I’m not sure about timewise,” UNLV coach Marvin Menzies said. “We’re going to have to play it by ear a little bit and keep assessing it. He’ll be back, we just don’t know when yet.”

Diong averages 6.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. He started the first 12 games before moving to the bench the past three when the Rebels went to a three-guard lineip.

UNLV (9-6, 3-0 Mountain West) visits Air Force (6-10, 1-3) at 8 p.m. Wednesday in a game that will be televised by ESPNU. The Falcons defeated San Diego State 62-48 on Saturday.

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Contact Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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