RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST AIR FORCE WEDNESDAY

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV men’s basketball team (18-7, 7-5 MW) will remain home to host Air Force (10-13, 4-7) at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.

After defeating Wyoming, 85-70, on Saturday, the Runnin’ Rebels are now in third place in the Mountain West. They have won three straight home games and four of their last five contests overall. Prior to the victory over the Cowboys, UNLV won at then-No. 23 UNR on Feb. 7, snapping the Wolf Pack’s 16-game home win streak. It was the Runnin’ Rebels’ first win over a ranked opponent since 2015 and knocked the Wolf Pack out of first place in the Mountain West at the time.

The first 300 fans at Wednesday’s game will receive a $5 concessions voucher. Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
Fans are encouraged to get in their seats early to experience the enhanced Runnin’ Rebel pregame show featuring 3D Video Projection Mapping.

UNLV is fifth in the nation in scoring (86.0 ppg), seventh in field-goal percentage (50.8), 12th in rebounding (40.44 rpg) and 31st in assists per game (16.7). Individually, Brandon McCoy and Shakur Juiston rank in the top 22 in the country in rebounding. McCoy is 19th (10.1 rpg), while Juiston is 22nd (9.9). UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-22 rebounders. McCoy ranks 12th in double-doubles with 13, while Juiston is 25th with 11. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 25th in the nation in assists with 5.9 apg.

Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Drew Goodman and Dave Bollwinkel calling the action. Jon Sandler and former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

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