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Mountain West unveils UNLV basketball’s full conference schedule

The Rebels have big back-to-back road games in January; host San Diego State on March 5

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UNLV fans hold up giant cutouts of senior players Anthony Marshall, Justin Hawkins and Quintrell Thomas before their game against Fresno State on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center.

UNLV basketball will play back-to-back road games at New Mexico and San Diego State in January, the Mountain West announced Friday. The league released the team’s full 18-game conference schedule plus TV info for several games.

The Rebels open the Mountain West season on Jan. 1 at Fresno State, then begin their home slate on Jan. 4 against Air Force. Other key dates include: Jan. 8 vs. UNR, Jan. 15 at New Mexico, Jan. 18 at San Diego State, Feb. 1 vs. Boise State, Feb. 19 vs. New Mexico and March 5 vs. San Diego State. The full schedule of games with available TV info is listed below.

Because of the 18-game uneven schedule, the Rebels won’t travel to Wyoming and they won’t play league newcomer San Jose State at home.

The league also announced the Rebels’ nonconference home games against Arizona State (7:05 p.m., Nov. 19) and Illinois (7:45 p.m., Nov. 26) will both appear on CBS Sports Network. So far UNLV will appear on CBSSN 11 times this season.

The Rebels will also be on ESPN2 once and ESPN3 at least five times. Their game Feb. 5 at Colorado State will appear either on ESPNU or ESPN3, depending on what ESPN decides leading up to the game. More TV info is expected to be released in coming weeks.

The season again wraps up at the Thomas & Mack Center with the Mountain West basketball tournament. The games will take place March 12-15.

1/1 — at Fresno State, TBA, ESPN3

1/4 — Air Force, TBA

1/8 — UNR, 6:15 p.m., CBSSN

1/15 — at New Mexico, 6:05 p.m., CBSSN

1/18 — at San Diego State, TBA, CBSSN

1/22 — Utah State, 8:05 p.m., CBSSN

1/25 — Fresno State, TBA

1/29 — at San Jose State, TBA, ESPN3

2/1 — Boise State, TBA, CBS Sports Network

2/5 — at Colorado State, 8:05 p.m., ESPNU/ESPN3

2/8 — Wyoming, TBA, ESPN3

2/15 — at Utah State, TBA, CBSSN

2/19 — New Mexico, 8:05 p.m., ESPN2

2/22 — at Boise State, TBA, CBSSN

2/26 — Colorado State, 8:05 p.m., CBSSN

3/1 — at Air Force, TBA, ESPN3

3/5 — San Diego State, 8:05 p.m., CBSSN

3/8 — at UNR, 7:05 p.m., ESPN3

3/12-15 — Mountain West tournament, Thomas & Mack Center

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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