UNLV basketball:

Rebels begin Mountain West play on the road for 2nd straight season

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Hey Reb leads the UNLV basketball team out of the tunnel for their game against Illinois Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Cetner.

The Rebels will open their Mountain West schedule at Wyoming on New Year’s Eve, it was announced today.

UNLV begins league play on the road for the second straight season after playing at Fresno State on New Year’s Day last year. The Rebels’ first home league game is against UNR on Jan. 7, and a crucial stretch follows a week later.

The Rebels play at Boise State (Jan. 13), at San Diego State (Jan. 17) and host New Mexico (Jan. 21) in a nine-day span. Those four teams, plus Colorado State, figure to be the main factors in the conference title race.

Other key dates include at Colorado State (Feb. 7), at New Mexico (Feb. 21) and home against San Diego State (March 4). The Rebels’ game at UNR will be on either Tuesday, Jan. 27, or Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Because of the uneven schedule, UNLV plays Colorado State and Fresno State only once each. They face all the other teams twice.

The Rebels’ full schedule, including TV info and game times when available, is listed below:

11/5 — Florida National (exhibition)

11/14 — TBA

11/16 — TBA

11/21 — 4 p.m., Stanford (in Brooklyn), truTV

11/22 — 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., Duke or Temple (in Brooklyn), truTV

11/29 — Albany

12/3 — at Arizona State

12/5 — St. Katherine

12/13 — South Dakota (in Sioux Falls, SD)

12/17 — Portland

12/20 — 8:30 p.m., Utah (at MGM Grand Garden Arena), ESPN2

12/23 — Arizona, CBSSN

12/27 — Southern Utah

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UNLV forward Chris Wood shoots against New Mexico during their Mountain West Conference game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won the game 68-56.

12/31 — at Wyoming, ESPN3

1/4 — at Kansas, CBS

1/7 — UNR, CBSSN

1/10 — San Jose State

1/13 — at Boise State, ESPNU

1/17 — at San Diego State, CBSSN

1/21 — New Mexico, CBSSN

1/24 — Utah State, CBSSN

1/27 or 1/28 — at UNR, ESPNU

1/31 — Air Force, ESPN3

2/7 — at Colorado State, CBSSN

2/10 — Fresno State, ESPNU

2/14 — at Air Force, ESPNU or ESPN3

2/18 — Boise State, CBSSN

2/21 — at New Mexico, CBSSN

2/24 — at Utah State, CBSSN

2/28 — Wyoming, CBSSN

3/4 — San Diego State, CBSSN

3/7 — at San Jose State, ESPN3

3/11-14 — Mountain West Championship (at 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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