Las Vegas – The Runnin’ Rebels open conference play this year on the road, at New Mexico on Wednesday, Jan. 9 (televised by CBS Sports Network). The Runnin’ Rebels will open its MW home season on Saturday, Jan. 12 against Air Force, then will head back out on the road for a Wednesday, Jan. 16 game at San Diego State (CBS Sports Network), and a Saturday, Jan. 19 game at Colorado State (NBC Sports Network).
UNLV will host Wyoming on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. PT (CBS Sports Network) and Nevada, Reno on Wednesday, Jan. 30 (CBS Sports Network) before concluding the first half of conference play on the road at Boise State on Saturday, Feb. 2, and at Fresno State on Wed., Feb. 6.
The Runnin’ Rebels will open the second half of the conference season at home against New Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 9 (NBC Sports Network), then play at Air Force on Wednesday, Feb. 13. San Diego State will visit the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Feb. 16 (NBC Sports Network), while UNLV will welcome Colorado State on Wednesday, Feb. 20 (CBS Sports Network).
The Runnin’ Rebels will then play at Wyoming on Saturday, Feb. 23, and at Nevada, Reno on Saturday, March 2 (NBC Sports Network) before closing out the regular season at home with Boise State on Wednesday, March 6 and Fresno State on Saturday, March 9.
The Thomas & Mack Center will once again host the Mountain West Basketball Championships, March 12-16.
Additionally, it was announced that UNLV’s game at North Carolina on Saturday, Dec. 29, will be shown on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. ET. Additional games are expected to be televised. Those, along with remaining game times, will be released upon confirmation.
UNLV is coming off a 26-9 season in head coach Dave Rice’s first year at the helm of the program. The 26 wins during the 2011-12 campaign were the most victories in a season by a first-year head coach in UNLV history.