Sept. 1, 2009
LAS VEGAS - The Mountain West Conference and CBS College Sports Network have released the remaining dates and times for the 2009-10 men's basketball schedule and five games involve UNLV's program.
When the MWC portion of the 2009-10 Runnin' Rebel schedule was announced, home games against San Diego State and New Mexico were scheduled for either a Tuesday or a Wednesday, and a total of four games, including the SDSU game, had times still listed as TBA.
The game against San Diego State at the Thomas & Mack Center will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m., while the game against New Mexico, also at the Thomas & Mack Center, is now scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10. That game is scheduled for 8 p.m., which was previously announced.
The other newly announced times: the game against Utah, which will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., a road game at TCU, which will be on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 5 p.m. PT, and Colorado State at the Thomas & Mack Center, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m.
All four games will be shown live on CBS C.
The full schedule is available by clicking here. All remaining game times, any changes and additional television appearances will be announced upon confirmation.
The Runnin' Rebels finished the 2008-09 season with an overall record of 21-11, earning a postseason invitation for the third straight year. UNLV also won over 20 games for the third straight season in 2008-09, which marked the first time the program had three straight 20-plus-victory seasons since 1990-93, a span of 16 years.
In 2009-10, head coach Lon Kruger will be in his sixth season as head coach of the Runnin' Rebels. He has a five-year record of 112-53 (.679) leading the UNLV men's basketball program. Since the start of the 2006-07 season, the Runnin' Rebels have turned in a record of 78-26 (.750).
UNLV will return six letterwinners from last year's team, including two starters. Five players who redshirted last year will be eligible in 2009-10, along with three additional newcomers. The Runnin' Rebels lost in the first round of the NIT to Kentucky to end their season in March.