LAS VEGAS, NV – The UNLV men’s basketball team finished the regular season tied for third place in the Mountain West standings and will be the No. 4 seed for the Reese’s MW Men’s Basketball Championship, which will be held at the Thomas & Mack Center, Wednesday-Saturday, March 12-15.
The Runnin’ Rebels (19-12, 10-8) will face No. 5 seed Wyoming (18-13, 9-9) in the 2:30 p.m. quarterfinal game on Thursday, which will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
UNLV is 3-0 vs. the Cowboys in MW Tournament play, winning a 2000 semifinal and in the 2005 and 2012 quarterfinals. UNLV holds a league-best 23-10 all-time record in the MW Tournament, while Wyoming is 8-14. The Runnin’ Rebels won this season’s only meeting with Wyoming, 48-46, on Feb. 8 at the Thomas & Mack Center and lead the overall series by a 33-15 margin.
UNLV is 12-1 all-time in the quarterfinals of the MW Tournament, with its only loss coming in 2009 to San Diego State. The MW Tournament has been held in Las Vegas 11 times (2000-03, 2007-13) and UNLV has won the title on three occasions (2000, 2007, 2008). The Runnin’ Rebels have advanced to eight MW Tournament championship games (seven in Las Vegas and one in Denver).