The Rebels opened a two-game series with the second-place Aggies by winning 59-56, a game hardly known for aesthetics and yet one UNLV needed.
Moses Wood blocked a last-second 3-point try, and UNLV held on for a 59-56 win over Utah State on Monday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV will welcome Utah State, which is a half-game out of first place in the Mountain West standings, to the Thomas & Mack for a two-game series.
Former UNLV and current Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger is returning to Southern Highlands in a $2.9 million purchase that will serve as a part-time summer residence.
The Rebels started the game on a 23-2 run and limited Benedictine Mesa to 21.2 percent shooting en route to their fourth straight victory Thursday.
UNLV will go for its fourth straight win when it hosts NAIA’s Benedictine Mesa at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Junior wing Bryce Hamilton scored eight straight points late in the second half Monday night to propel UNLV to a victory over New Mexico at the Thomas Mack Center.
Tampa Bay is the largest Super Bowl liability at the BetMGM, William Hill, Westgate and South Point sportsbooks. BetMGM is pushing seven figures in liability in Nevada alone.
New Mexico relocated out of state Nov. 20 and has pretty much been on the road since. The Lobos found home bases in Lubbock, Texas, and most recently St. George, Utah.
Mbacke Diong scored 20 points for the Rebels, who played without starting point guard Marvin Coleman, who is out for the season with a stress fracture in his right leg.
Iconic magicians Siegfried & Roy helped UNLV’s 1986-87 Final Four team make magic during a media guide photo shoot. Siegfried Fischbacher died of cancer last week at age 81.
UNLV and New Mexico, both winless in Mountain West play, meet Saturday and Monday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Rebels hope to have guard Marvin Coleman for the games.
UNLV limited Saint Katherine to 21.2 percent shooting, including 1-for-20 in the second half, to cruise to a 95-34 victory.
School of 250 students and with no full athletic scholarships plays at UNLV on Tuesday.