'White Out' For Senior Day This Saturday
March 5, 2008
LAS VEGAS - This Saturday, March 8, the UNLV men's basketball team will host Utah at 1 p.m. for both teams' regular-season finale. The game will be a "White Out" for Senior Day and the first 6,000 fans in attendance will receive a free "White Out" T-shirt, courtesy of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, American Family Insurance, ESPN Radio 1100, Pepsi, KLAS Channel 8, Bank of America and The Equity Group.
Additionally, for Senior Day, the first 2,000 kids in attendance will get a free poster featuring UNLV's two seniors, Corey Bailey and Curtis Terry. The senior poster is sponsored by LEWCO Electric Company, KLAS Channel 8 and ESPN Radio 1100. Doors to the TMC for the game will open at 11:30 a.m.
All fans are encouraged to wear white to the Senior Day game as a show of support and spirit as UNLV bids a fond farewell to its seniors during their last regular-season home game.
"Last year's Senior Day was a lot of fun," UNLV Head Coach Lon Kruger said. "We had a huge crowd and everyone was wearing white. Senior Day is always a special occasion and we hope the fans come out and wear white on Saturday just as they did one year ago. Our two seniors have been great leaders for us this season and we are looking forward to acknowledging them just before tipoff."
Tickets for UNLV home games are $30 in the plaza and $14 in the balcony. As always, Rebel Fun Packs are available for just $50 and include four balcony tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas.
Last year's "White Out" for Senior Day brought in UNLV's largest home crowd since 1993 as 18,069 packed the Thomas & Mack Center to send off UNLV's seniors against Colorado State.
"I remember last year's 'White Out' and how great it was to send those seniors off in front of such a big crowd," Terry said. "I hope we can generate just as big of a crowd for our Senior Day. Our fans have been so much fun to play in front of this year and we definitely want to thank them for the tremendous support."
UNLV has an overall record of 22-7 and is in second place in the Mountain West Conference with an 11-4 league mark. The Runnin' Rebels are 15-2 at home this season and have a 34-3 home mark at the Thomas & Mack Center over the last two seasons. Going back to the end of the 2005-06 season, UNLV has now won 20 straight home games against MWC opponents.
The game this Saturday will be televised nationally on VERSUS.