UNLV Looking For A Victory Against Pacific
Rebels are back from a long break.
UNLV looking for a win.
UNLV (4-7) has had an 11-day break from game play coming into tonight’s game against Pacific (10-3). This will be the Rebels first game inside of Thomas & Mack since November 26. One player that UNLV has been missing for the past six games will be back tonight against Pacific and that is Jonah Antonio.
Antonio has missed the last six games with a thumb injury and will be a much needed addition to the Rebels roster. Antonio will be able to provide another 3-point threat for coach T.J. Otzelberger’s offensive.
Antonio’s ability to space the floor will be just as beneficial as his actual shooting ability. Following the loss to BYU the Rebels will need another scorer to help the team if another scoring drought occurs. Pacific is led by head coach Damon Stoudamire.
The team has turned around from where they were last season and that’s thanks to defense. The Tigers are in the top 20 in the nation for fewest points allowed per game at 58.8. UNLV is averaging 67 points per game and the team needs to make shots against Pacific.
With Jonah Antonio back that will free up the driving lanes for Amauri Hardy and Donnie Tillman two players that need to be productive for UNLV to be successful. UNLV has a home stand starting with Pacific before conference play in January these next three games are very important for the Rebels to get into a rhythm as a team.