Opening night proving to be hot ticket

Thomas & Mack Center is nearing a sellout for tonight's UNLV season opener

With hours remaining until tonight’s UNLV Runnin’ Rebels season opener at the Thomas & Mack Center, there are reportedly just 400 unsold tickets remaining for the general public. About 600 student tickets are still available.

The Rebels are proving to be a hot ticket, as they drew impressive crowds for their Scarlet & Grey Showcase on Oct. 18 and their lone exhibition game last week. The Rebels are ranked No. 18 in the AP poll, and the excitement level is high for the 2012-13 season.

UNLV def. NAU, 92-54

Box Score

Ups and Downs: It starts with a bang
Rebels look dominant in blowout win over Northern Arizona.

Post-game reaction: UNLV 92, Northern Arizona 54
The Rebels react to a season-opening explosion.

Over/Under: Opening night
Going Over/Under for the Rebels’ season opener.

Still, UNLV has never sold out a home opener. The Thomas & Mack Center holds approximately 18,500 for basketball, and UNLV officials are expecting strong walk-up sales before the game. Officials are hopeful that the game will sell out.

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