UNLV vs. Wyoming: Full Game Preview
|UNLV||A Bennett 17.0||A Bennett 8.4||A Marshall 5.9|
|Wyoming||L Martinez 14.5||L Washington 9.1||R Grabau 2.6|
On Saturday, UNLV visits Arena-Auditorium to take on Wyoming. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. EST and you can see it on TWCSN. The Rebels beat the Cowboys 62-50 on Jan. 24 and are 8-2 against them over the last four years.
UNLV is in third place in the conference, Wyoming is in seventh place.
In a 61-59 win over Colorado State on Feb. 20, Katin Reinhardt put up 15 points and 6 rebounds for the Rebels. He contributes 2.7 assists per game in addition to his 10.1 points per game. For the Cowboys, Derrious Gilmore finished with 15 points in the 79-51 loss to San Diego State on Feb. 19. He is averaging 12.4 points per game and leads the team in assists with 2.5 per game.
UNLV has an advantage in two key statistical areas. With the edge in rebounding (40 per game to 29 per game), the Rebels should find themselves in a good position on offense. UNLV also has an advantage in scoring, 72 points per game to 60 points per game.
However, the Cowboys don't turn it over as often, 11 per game to 14 per game.
- UNLV has a better conference record than Wyoming this season (7-5 vs. 4-8).
- UNLV is better at defending the three (29.1 percent allowed vs. 32.7 percent allowed) than Wyoming this season.
- UNLV attacks the glass, with more rebounds (40.7 per game vs. 29.2 per game) than Wyoming this season.
- UNLV has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (72.0 percent to 50.6 percent).
- UNLV has more wins over the last 5 years than Wyoming (143 vs. 90).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? UNLV currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (961 to 938) than Wyoming, per the NCAA.
- UNLV is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on UNLV is 214 lbs compared to 192 lbs for Wyoming.
- Anthony Bennett is ranked 43rd nationally in points, 37th nationally in rebounds, and 4th in the Mountain West in blocks.
- The UNLV basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Wyoming (67 percent vs. 46 percent).
- UNLV has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Wyoming (five vs. zero).
- UNLV players are more experienced than Wyoming players (13,295 minutes played vs. 9,045 minutes played).
|B||Larry Nance Jr||32||10||7||1||1||1||2|
|C-||Derek Cooke Jr||12||3||4||0||0||0||1|