UNLV Runnin' Rebels Host Melbourne Magic on Sunday |
Nov. 3, 1997
LAS VEGAS, NEV: The UNLV Runnin' Rebels will host Melbourne Magic in their final exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7:35 p.m. in the Thomas & Mack Center (18,500).
UNLV will open the regular season against Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7:35 p.m. in the Thomas & Mack Center.
All Runnin' Rebel games will be carried live on KXNT AM-840. Ken Korach and Glen Gondrezick will call the action during the 1997-98 season. Fans can now bring their radio to the game and tune in to KXNT's radio broadcast inside the Thomas & Mack Center on 99.5 FM.
RADIO/TV SHOW INFO: "Game Time with UNLV Hoops" television show will be shown every Sunday on KLAS TV-8 at 5:30 p.m. (begins, Nov. 30). The show, with Head Coach Bill Bayno and host Dave McCann, features previews of upcoming opponents and highlights of previous games. "The Bill Bayno Radio Show" can be heard live every Tuesday from Gordon Biersch (located on 3987 Paradise Road) at 7 p.m on KXNT AM-840 with hosts Ken Korach and Glen Gondrezick. The weekly show features interviews with coaches, opposing coaches as well as listener call-ins. Listeners are invited to call in to the show at (702) 739-5968. The first coaches show will air on Tuesday, Nov. 18. In addition, every Runnin' Rebel game can be heard live on Teamline by calling (800) 846-4700. The Runnin' Rebel team access code is 1094.
Also, Runnin' Rebel basketball radio broadcasts can be heard on the net: drew.audionet.com/schools/unlv/.
NOV. 9 PROMOTION: All children ages 12 years and under will be admitted free of charge. For more information call 895-UNLV.
TICKET INFORMATION: Season tickets as well as individual game tickets are available for the 1997-98 season. For season ticket information, call 895-UNLV and individual game tickets are available at the Thomas & Mack Center box office.
MELBOURNE MAGIC TOUR SCHEDULE: Melbourne will begin its tour in Las Vegas. The Magic then will travel to Northern Arizona (Nov. 10); Arizona (Nov. 13) and Texas (Nov. 18).
UNLV EXHIBITION RESULTS: Looking over the last seven years, here are scores from UNLV's exhibition games:
UNLV 109, USDBL 84 (11-1-97)
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT: UNLV will open its 40th season of basketball against Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:35 p.m. in the Thomas & Mack Center. The 1997-98 season also marks the 15th season of play in the T&M. The Lions will host Global Sports in an exhibition game on Thursday, Nov. 6 before opening the season at UNLV. Loyola Marymount defeated California All-Stars 114-105 on Nov. 1 in its first exhibition game.
REBEL BASKETBALL LUNCHEONS: The Rebel basketball luncheons featuring Bill Bayno will be held weekly throughout the season at noon. The luncheon features coach Bayno talking about the team's past games and preparation for future games. Admittance is free to working media - please call the UNLV Sports Information Office for reservations. Luncheons will be held in the Si Redd Room of the Thomas & Mack Center unless noted otherwise.
RUNNIN' REBEL HEAD COACH BILL BAYNO: He begins his third season as the head coach of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. He is UNLV's 10th head coach in the 40-year history of Rebel basketball. He has a career record of 32-26 (.552). He led UNLV to a 22-10 record last season and a third round NIT appearance. He served seven years as the associate head coach at the University of Massachusetts under John Calipari. Other coaching experience includes: 1987-88: Assistant Coach, Baptist College (Charleston, SC); 1986-87: Graduate Assistant Coach, University of Kansas; 1985-86: Graduate Assistant Coach, Seton Hall University. Playing experience includes: 1980-82: Massachusetts and 1983-85: Sacred Heart University.