The Rebels are in seventh place in the league standings and can finish no lower than that.
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 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.
UNLV allowed one field goal in the final 10:04 and rallied from 16 points down for a 68-67 win over Fresno State on Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
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.
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.
Freshman forward Devin Tillis started for the first time for UNLV and played his best game this season, scoring 14 points in the Rebels’ victory at San Jose State.
UNLV is 0-6 on the road in Mountain West games despite leading in the final five minutes in four games. The Rebels travel to San Jose State for games Friday and Sunday.
A preliminary hearing for a 19-year-old basketball standout, charged with driving while high on marijuana and killing another man, was postponed Wednesday.