Soon after some a lot-necessary time at residence to get back again to a ordinary routine, UNLV will head north for two game titles against intrastate rival UNR.
The Rebels (6-7, 3-3 Mountain West) and Wolf Pack (10-7, 5-5) will tip off at 6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lawlor Activities Centre in Reno.
UNLV went 5-1 on a homestand that ended Wednesday, including a Mountain West sequence sweep of New Mexico and a break up with Utah Point out.
“We have been ready to have a consistent apply schedule, which assisted us get much better,” UNLV mentor T.J. Otzelberger claimed. “We acquired superior defensively, even while that did not present as a great deal Wednesday, but we did a excellent position the five other game titles there.”
Accidents have been an challenge not too long ago for the Rebels. They’re continue to searching for a regular lead ballhandler with position guard Marvin Coleman out for the season.
Bryce Hamilton has taken on that duty at times, but he’s hampered by an ankle injuries he experienced in the next activity versus New Mexico. He played versus Utah Point out but didn’t have his normal explosiveness, scoring 14 and two factors. He was averaging a team-superior 20.3 details getting into the sequence.
Otzelberger said Hamilton is questionable for the UNR games. Nick Blake and David Jenkins, who scored 33 details in Wednesday’s 83-74 decline to Utah Condition, also have expended time at level guard.
“To get some regularity (at point guard) would be fantastic,” Otzelberger said. “If you play your total life as a combo guard or a wing, it is difficult to alter that mentality. You have to dribble the ball up court, get everyone organized and aid the offense. It’s not a purely natural matter, so we’ll get it finished by committee.”
Sophomore Moses Wood has manufactured his way into the starting off lineup in the earlier two game titles and responded. He scored 10 and 11 against Utah State, and his block of a past-next shot secured the Rebels’ 59-56 gain Monday.
The 6-foot-8-inch ahead presents the Rebels scoring, but Otzelberger claimed they require him to be a reliable defender who can provide help with rim safety to heart Mbacke Diong.
Guards Grant Sherfield and Desmond Cambridge lead UNR (10-7, 5-5). Sherfield averages a team-higher 18.5 factors, 93 helps and 27 steals. Cambridge averages 15.2 details.