UNLV officially announced its 2014-15 non-conference schedule on Monday, locking in a slate of 13 games before the start of Mountain West play.
While there weren’t many surprises when the schedule was unveiled—most of the information about the key games has been known for a while now—the docket remains noteworthy for the quality of opposition the Rebels will be facing.
UNLV will travel to New York for the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, taking on Stanford on Nov. 21 and then either Duke or Temple on Nov. 22. The Rebels will then travel to Tempe, Ariz., on Dec. 3 to take on Arizona State.
The gauntlet ends with the Rebels facing two national championship contenders in the final stretch of the non-conference season. UNLV gets Arizona at the Thomas & Mack Center on Dec. 23 before traveling to historic Allen Fieldhouse to take on Kansas on Jan. 4 to close out the non-conference lineup:
Nov. 5 vs. Florida National (exhibition)
Nov. 14 vs. TBA
Nov. 16 vs. TBA
Nov. 21 vs. Stanford (Coaches vs. Cancer; Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Nov. 22 vs. Duke or Temple (Coaches vs. Cancer; Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Nov. 29 vs. Albany
Dec. 3 at Arizona State
Dec. 5 vs. St. Katherine
Dec. 13 at South Dakota
Dec. 17 vs. Portland
Dec. 20 vs. Utah
Dec. 23 vs. Arizona
Dec. 27 vs. Southern Utah
Jan. 4 at Kansas
“We have put together an extremely challenging schedule for our young team this year,” Dave Rice said via a university press release. “It should assist us as we prepare for another grueling Mountain West slate.”
The season opener will be Nov. 14 at the Mack, with the opponent still to be announced as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer event.
The entire non-conference schedule can be found at the official UNLV athletic site.
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