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UNLV basketball will have at least a dozen national TV games

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Young UNLV fans cheer from the stands during the Mountain West opener at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

UNLV basketball will appear on TV at least 12 times this season, the Mountain West announced this morning.

The league released its full slate of national TV and streaming appearances, and UNLV has at least 19 regular-season games that will be covered. For TV, that includes eight appearances on CBS Sports Network, one on Root Sports and one each on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, though that number could grow.

The Rebels have three flex games that will either air on ESPNU or stream on ESPN3, a decision the network will make about three weeks before the game. UNLV’s regular-season finale at Fresno State is already slated for ESPN3, and the league also announced streaming on Mountain West Network/Campus Insiders for three additional games.

Any UNLV home game not picked up for broadcast is expected to stream on UNLVRebels.com. Also, the Mountain West Tournament quarterfinals and semifinals will air on CBS Sports Network with the championship game on CBS.

Date changes

Some of the games have been moved from their original dates. This generally happens every year to accommodate the TV schedule, and this year that affected two UNLV games.

The Jan. 10 trip to New Mexico and the Jan. 17 home game against San Diego State were both originally scheduled for Wednesdays but will now be played on Tuesdays. Also, the Rebels recently moved their second exhibition game (against New Mexico Highlands) up one day to Friday, Nov. 4, to accommodate the Manny Pacquiao-Jessie Vargas fight on Nov. 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Here’s a look at UNLV’s full schedule with all available times and TV information:

Nov. 1 — Dakota Wesleyan (exhibition), TBA

Nov. 4 — New Mexico Highlands (exhibition), TBA

Nov. 11 — South Alabama, TBA

Nov. 16 — UC Riverside, TBA

Nov. 19 — Cal State Fullerton, TBA

Nov. 22 — Northern Arizona, TBA

Nov. 25 — TCU, TBA

Nov. 26 — Western Kentucky or Washington, TBA

Nov. 30 — at Southern Utah, TBA

Dec. 3 — at Arizona State, TBA

Dec. 10 — Duke (in T-Mobile Arena), 2:15 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 14 — Incarnate Word, TBA

Dec. 17 — at Oregon (in Portland), 7 p.m., ESPN2

Dec. 19 — Southern Illinois, TBA

Dec. 22 — Kansas, 6 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Dec. 28 — at Colorado State, 7 or 8 p.m., ESPNU or ESPN3

Dec. 31 — Wyoming, TBA

Jan. 4 — Boise State, 8 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Jan. 7 — at Utah State, 3 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Jan. 10 — at New Mexico, 6 or 8 p.m., ESPNU or ESPN3

Jan. 17 — San Diego State, 8 p.m. or TBA, ESPNU or ESPN3

Jan. 21 — Air Force, 3 p.m., Root Sports

Jan. 25 — at Wyoming, 6 p.m., MWN/Campus Insiders

Jan. 28 — at San Jose State, 7 p.m., TBA

Feb. 1 — New Mexico, 8 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Feb. 4 — Colorado State, 3 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Feb. 8 — at UNR, 8 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Feb. 11 — San Jose State, TBA, MWN/Campus Insiders

Feb. 19 — at San Diego State, 1 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Feb. 22 — at Air Force, 6 p.m., MWN/Campus Insiders

Feb. 25 — UNR, TBA, CBS Sports Network

March 1 — Utah State, 8 p.m., ESPNU

March 4 — at Fresno State, 4 p.m., ESPN3

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

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