UNLV will begin the regular season on Nov. 12 against Butler in Iowa
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV women's basketball team will play its only exhibition game of the season on Monday, hosting Notre Dame de Namur at 7 pm in the Cox Pavilion.
The times for the Lady Rebels' season-opening games in the Iowa Hawkeye Challenge were also announced on Sunday morning. They had been on hold while Iowa was waiting for ESPN to determine the start time for the Iowa home football game on Saturday, Nov. 12. UNLV will begin the season on Saturday against Butler at 2:30 pm (PT), and then will play on Sunday, Nov. 13 against either host Iowa or Harvard at either 10 am (PT) or 12:30 pm (PT).
UNLV has also announced that the radio call from the Voice of the Lady Rebels, Bob Blum, back for his 27th season, along with fourth-year analyst and play-by-play announcer Adam Candee, will be available for free to all fans on UNLVRebels.com. New users will have to register (for free) before they can access the audio broadcast. UNLVRebels.com will be the only place that live audio from Lady Rebel games this season may be heard.
The Lady Rebels, under fourth-year head coach Kathy Olivier, bring back all five starters from last year's squad. Highlighting the returnees is senior forward Jamie Smith, a preseason All-Mountain West selection, while junior guard Kelli Thompson was a Mountain West Honorable Mention selection in 2010-11. UNLV also brings back senior forward Lenita Sanford. The team has added four newcomers to the roster as well for 2011-12.