UNLV moves to 2-0 on the season with the home win.
Over 1,300 local elementary students are expected at Tuesday's 12 pm tip.
UNLV trailed by 21 with five minutes left in the game.
This will be the first-ever meeting between UNLV and Portland State.
UNLV adds two backcourt players in the early signing period.
UNLV returns four starters from last year's 22-win squad.
Kathy Olivier receives a four-year extension that will keep her on the Lady Rebel bench through the 2020-21 season.
UNLV could play a record six straight teams that reached last year's NCAA Tournament, including back-to-back Final Four teams.
LaTecia Smith is the second Division I transfer to join UNLV this spring.
Dakota and Dylan Gonzalez will walk in Saturday's graduation ceremonies after receiving their degree in four years.