The Rebels are in seventh place in the league standings and can finish no lower than that.
The Rebels open the season Sept. 2, and conclude Nov. 27. The schedule features two games against Power Five opponents.
The Aztecs scored the final seven points of the first half and first seven of the second and were never seriously challenged again in a victory at UNLV on Wednesday.
UNLV hired Jonathan Krause, a graduate assistant at Oregon the past three seasons, as its wide receivers coach.
UNLV will honor center Mbacke Diong on Senior Night and look to snap San Diego State’s 10-game winning streak Wednesday.
Five conferences will hold men’s and women’s basketball tournaments this week and next in Las Vegas. Unlike last year, all are expected to be played to their conclusions.
San Diego State and Southern California are the favorites for the tournaments, scheduled for March 10 to 13. UNR is 18-1, and UNLV is 40-1.
UNLV led by one with 1:44 left but went scoreless the rest of the game, and Fresno State claimed a 67-64 victory Wednesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The Rebels, coming off their first two Mountain West road victories, will host Fresno State on Wednesday and Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV has made the past two Mountain West tournament championship games, but still is looking to break through. The Rebels’ season last year was canceled because of COVID-19.
The Mountain West and Big West are the first of five conferences with tournaments in Las Vegas to announce its policy on fan attendance.
UNLV will meet San Jose State on Sunday at Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, California, in the second game of their two-game series.