For the second time in three years UNLV clinched a conference championship on the final event, as the Rebels won the 400 free relay in a NCAA 'A' Automatic time to take the overall team title by 10 points over Air Force on Saturday night at the 2015 Western Athletic Conference Men's Swimming & Diving Championships.
Wyoming opened up a 29-point halftime edge after shooting 73% in the first half and snapped UNLV's five-game win streak 99-68 on Saturday afternoon in Mountain West women's basketball action at Arena Auditorium.
After two days of competition at the 2015 Mountain West Indoor Championships, the UNLV track & field team sits tied for 10th place with the San Jose State Spartans with 10 points apiece. The New Mexico Lobos, the reigning indoor champs, have notched 45 points to lead the three-day meet contested at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Colorado State follows closely behind in second with 44 points.
One night after falling on the wrong side of a 1-0 decision to open the Alexis Park Resort Classic, the UNLV Rebels (8-8) erupted for a 12-4, five-inning win over the DePaul Blue Demons (6-9) Friday at Eller Media Stadium. The visitors from Chicago jumped out to a four-run lead after two innings of play before a combination of spotty pitching and hot hitting helped the home side flip the contest in its favor with 12 unanswered runs.
UNLV made its move on Friday night with a dominating performance in the back and fly events to take over the team lead at the 2015 Western Athletic Conference Men's Swimming & Diving Championships, held at the Palo Alto Aquatic Center.
The UNLV men's basketball team will host Wyoming at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m., after returning from its recent road trip - splitting games at New Mexico (W, 76-68) and at Utah State (L, 83-65).