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Runnin' Rebels' 2018-19 Mountain West Schedule Announced

June 11, 2018

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV men’s basketball announced its 18-game 2018-19 Mountain West schedule on Monday, as the league released the entire lineup of games.

The schedule format for the 11-member conference includes eight home-and-home series and two one-time games. Each institution will play nine home contests and make nine road trips during league action. This is the sixth year that the MW has utilized the 18-game format since expanding to its current membership in 2013-14.

Monday's release represents the first phase in the 2018-19 men's basketball schedule process. MW national television partners CBS Sports Network and ESPN will initiate a selection procedure which will include the shifting of select Wednesday games to Tuesday and Saturday games to Sunday. The national television selections are expected to be completed by the middle of August. Regional partner AT&T SportsNet and the Mountain West Network on STADIUM will begin their picks after the national television lineup has been announced.

The 2018-19 MW schedule begins on Wednesday, January 2 with five contests, including UNLV's conference home opener vs. Colorado State. UNLV will also host (in order) Wyoming, San Jose State, New Mexico, UNR, Fresno State, Air Force, San Diego State and Boise State at the Thomas & Mack Center this season in league play.

The game at home against Fresno State will be the only time the Runnin’ Rebels and Bulldogs will face off during the regular season, while the game at Utah State will be the only time UNLV will face the Aggies. The Runnin’ Rebels will have byes on Saturday, January 12 and Wednesday, March 6.

The conference season plays out over 10 weeks and concludes on Saturday, March 9. League play will determine the seeding for the 2019 MW Men's Basketball Championship held March 13-16 at the Thomas & Mack Center. 

UNLV will release its non-conference schedule when it's finalized. Game times will be set once all broadcast networks make their selections.

PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets for the 2018-19 Runnin' Rebel season are on sale now. Purchase at UNLVtickets.com, 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

UNLV IN 2018-19: Head Coach Marvin Menzies enters his third season at the helm of the program in 2018-19. The Runnin' Rebels return seven players plus two transfer redshirts from their 20-win season in 2017-18. It marked a nine-game improvement in the win column from the previous year and was UNLV's first 20-win season since 2013-14. The program's 2018 recruiting class includes four newcomers and has been ranked No. 2 in the Mountain West.

UNLV's 2018-19 Mountain West Schedule


 

 

Wed. Jan. 2 Colorado State
Sat. Jan. 5 Wyoming
Wed. Jan. 9 at New Mexico
Sat. Jan. 12 Bye
Wed. Jan. 16 at Air Force
Sat. Jan. 19 San Jose State
Wed. Jan. 23 New Mexico
Sat. Jan. 26 at San Diego State
Wed. Jan. 30 UNR
Sat. Feb. 2 at Utah State
Wed. Feb. 6 at Boise State
Sat. Feb. 9 Fresno State
Wed. Feb. 13 Air Force
Sat. Feb. 16 at San Jose State
Wed. Feb. 20 at Wyoming
Sat. Feb. 23 San Diego State
Wed. Feb. 27 at UNR
Sat. Mar. 2 Boise State
Wed. Mar. 6 Bye
Sat. Mar. 9 at Colorado State
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