UNLV and Wyoming, two teams that understand how tenuous the situation is in the year of the coronavirus pandemic, will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at Allegiant Stadium.
UNLV stayed close for about 15 minutes before things like forgettable shot selection and not being able to guard anyone and never getting to the rim painted an inevitable fate.
UNLV, an 11½-point favorite, was stunned by Montana State to begin coach T.J. Otzelberger’s second season. The Rebels trailed for almost 35 minutes of the game.
The UNLV women trailed by 17 points with 7:44 left Wednesday, then cut the deficit to two before losing 79-75 to Northern Arizona in Lindy La Rocque’s debut as coach.
The coronavirus pandemic kept players away from one another during a time when they normally would build chemistry. UNLV opens the season Wednesday against Montana State.
T.J. Otzelberger’s second season at UNLV begins Wednesday when the Rebels host Montana State in what will be a fanless Thomas & Mack Center because of the coronavirus pandemic.
UNLV took last week’s game being canceled as an opportunity to get back to work on the practice field in advance of Friday’s game against Wyoming.
UNLV women’s basketball has a new coach, a largely new roster and a new enthusiasm heading into its season opener Wednesday.
Freshman receiver Kyle Williams leads UNLV with 21 catches for 211 yards, and he scored his first touchdown last week against San Jose State.
The Lady Rebels, under first-year coach Lindy La Rocque, open the season at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center against Northern Arizona.
— The Rebels won’t play at Colorado State on Saturday while the Raiders placed seven more defensive players on the COVID-19 list.
The Rebels announced that they have received signed letters of intent from point guards Zaon Collins and Keshon Gilbert of Las Vegas and forward Arthur Kaluma of Arizona.
Four UNLV players tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the first cancellation for the Rebels this season and the second for Colorado State.
A report Tuesday said UNLV’s football game against Colorado State on Saturday has been canceled, but was later updated to say it has not been.