Runnin' Rebels Begin MW's Second Half Saturday

Feb. 10, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -

Off to its best start to a season since 1991-92, the No. 14/16 UNLV men's basketball team (21-4, 5-2 Mountain West) will start the second half of league play by hosting No. 13/14 San Diego State on Saturday, Feb. 11, at a sold-out Thomas & Mack Center at 1 p.m. PST.

The Runnin' Rebels had their five-game win streak snapped at Wyoming (68-66) on Feb. 4, and have won 12 of their last 14 games. Those two losses are by a combined four points with the other one occurring in this year's MW opener at San Diego State on Jan. 14, on a last-second shot. UNLV is tied for second place in the Mountain West, just one game behind SDSU.

UNLV will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its 1987 Final Four team at halftime of Saturday's game, which will be televised by NBC Sports Network with Paul Burmeister and Blaine Fowler calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio broadcast, which may be heard live in Las Vegas on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM. The radio broadcast is also available at UNLVRebels.com through the subscription-based All-Access feature, while Gametracker is provided for free on the website.

UNLV is ranked for the ninth week this season, its highest total number of weeks in the polls since 1992-93. The Runnin' Rebels are 32-21 all-time against San Diego State, but have lost six straight against the Aztecs, nine of their last 10 overall and three straight at the Thomas & Mack Center.


GAME 26

NO. 13/14 SAN DIEGO STATE (20-3, 6-1 Mountain West)

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NO. 14/16 UNLV (21-4, 5-2 Mountain West)

DATE: Saturday, February 11, 2012
TIME: 1:00 p.m. PST
SITE: Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: NBC Sports Network (Paul Burmeister, Blaine Fowler)
RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
ONLINE: Gametracker (UNLVRebels.com), Radio broadcast: UNLV All-Access subscription at UNLVRebels.com

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