The UNLV men's basketball team, which had its seven-game win streak snapped on Saturday at home against Air Force (75-68), will host Nevada, Reno, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 6:15 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. The game is part of the Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy, which is a head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between UNLV and UNR. The winner of the season series in men's basketball will earn three points toward the final score. UNLV leads this year's Governor's Series 9-3 and won last year's inaugural series by a final score of 37.5-10.5.
Trailing by seven points late in the game, UNLV hit Air Force with an 18-3 run and would score 26 points in the final six minutes to claim a 72-65 Mountain West women's basketball road victory at Air Force on Saturday afternoon from Clune Arena.
Watch as UNLV men's basketball hosts Air Force at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. The video is a stream of Cox 96 Las Vegas' broadcast. Since the game is being aired in Las Vegas on Cox 96 the live stream will be blocked in Las Vegas.
The UNLV men's basketball team, which has won seven straight games - all by at least 13 points and by an average of 20.2 ppg - will open the home portion of its Mountain West schedule on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. against Air Force at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Runnin' Rebels are coming off a 75-62 win at Fresno State on Wednesday, which opened the conference season. Junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones scored a career-high 24 points in that contest, while junior forwards Khem Birch (14 points, 17 rebounds) and Roscoe Smith (13 points, 12 rebounds) each had double-doubles.
For the second straight year the UNLV women's basketball team will play its first conference road game of the season at Air Force, as the Lady Rebels take on the Falcons on Saturday afternoon at 12 pm (PT).
Foul trouble and turnovers put UNLV in an early hole that it was unable to dig out of, falling behind by 15 points at halftime before eventually dropping a 79-63 contest to Fresno State in Mountain West women's basketball action on Wednesday afternoon from the Cox Pavilion.