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Runnin' Rebels At Southern Utah On Saturday

Kendall Smith and the Runnin' Rebels will play at Southern Utah on Saturday.

Kendall Smith and the Runnin' Rebels will play at Southern Utah on Saturday.

Dec. 12, 2013

LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV men's basketball team will play its second and final non-conference road game of the season this Saturday at Southern Utah as the Thomas & Mack Center finishes hosting the annual National Finals Rodeo. UNLV played its first road game of the 2013-14 season last Saturday, which was a 63-58 loss at then-No. 2 Arizona, after playing its first six games of this year's campaign at home. The Runnin' Rebels held what is now the nation's top-ranked team to its lowest scoring output of the season and its second-closest game in terms of margin of victory.

The Runnin' Rebels will face the Thunderbirds at Centrum Arena in Cedar City at 5 p.m. MST/4 p.m. PST. There is no television coverage scheduled for this game, however a free live video stream is available from Big Sky Access, which may be found via a link at Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM. An internet listen link is also available at

Prior to the game in Tucson, UNLV defeated UT Martin (85-55) by 30 points in its last home game, which was on Saturday, Nov. 30. Runnin' Rebel junior Roscoe Smith, who leads the nation in rebounding average with 14.7 rpg, has four double-doubles this year and grabbed 10 or more rebounds in the first six games of the season with totals of 19, 21 and a career-high 22. Junior forward Khem Birch, who also has four double-doubles this season, is fifth in the country in blocked shots with 4.3 per contest. He has had double-figure rebounding totals in five of his seven games and has blocked at least four shots in a game four times this season. Both Smith (12.3 ppg, 14.7 rpg) and Birch (11.1 ppg, 10.1 rpg) are averaging double-doubles, while junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones leads the team in scoring at 13.3 ppg.


UNLV (3-4, 0-0 Mountain West)


SOUTHERN UTAH (1-5, 0-0 Big Sky)

DATE: Saturday, December 14, 2013
TIME: 5 p.m. MST/4 p.m. PST
SITE: Centrum Arena (5,300), Cedar City, Utah
TV: None (Free video stream via Big Sky Access - link at
RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
ONLINE: Video Stream & Radio Broadcast links at


The Last Meeting
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December 18, 2010
Thomas & Mack Center
No. 22 UNLV Dominates Southern Utah, 72-50
Anthony Marshall scored a career high 17 points to lead UNLV over Southern Utah 72-50 Saturday night. Freshman forward Carlos Lopez had season-highs of 12 points and 11 rebounds for UNLV (10-2), which had lost its previous two. The Rebels, who never trailed, also won despite shooting 3 of 16 from 3-point range. Matt Hodgson led Southern Utah (3-8) with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Teammate Jordan Weirick added 10 points. The Thunderbirds were 2 of 11 from 3-point range and made 14 of 32 free throws.



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