Boise State vs. UNLV: Fight For Second Place Continues
Rebels host the Broncos in a key Mountain West game
UNLV is back after its upset win.
UNLV (15-14, 10-6) host Boise State (19-10, 11-6) in the second to last game of conference play for the Rebels and the last game for the Broncos in conference play as a first-round bye in the Mountain West tournament may be on the line. This is also the first time the Rebels are back on the court after upsetting previously undefeated San Diego State.
The last time these two teams faced off Boise State picked up the win over UNLV (73-66).
A win for Boise tonight would give the Broncos a two-game lead over UNLV and Colorado State in conference wins.
The last time out Boise State shot 42 percent from the three-point line, Derrick Alston Jr’s 29 points. Coach Leon Rice should look to put the ball in Alston and Justinian Jessup’s hands. The wing combo combined for 44 points in their last game against UNLV.
WHERE: Thomas & Mack; Las Vegas, Nevada
WHEN: 11 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. PT
TV: CBS Sports Network
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Coach T.J. Otzelberger’s team should be coming into tonight’s matchup with a huge wave of momentum following their win over conference leader San Diego State. Although the season is winding down, Otzelberger is not afraid to switch up his lineups. The Rebels are going smaller and still tinkering with their starting lineups and the adjustments have the Rebels on a three-game winning streak.
Look for the Runnin Rebels to get Sophomore Bryce Hamilton going early. Hamilton has been one of the Rebel’s best players in conference play.
For both teams making outside shots will be critical. If either team struggles from 3 that may be the determining factor for who wins this matchup.