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- UNLV adds four years to athletic director's deal
- Grill returns to Iowa State after season at UNLV
- UNLV's Diong enters transfer portal, eyes draft
- UNLV promotes assistant Kruger to head coach
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UNLV has extended athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois' contract by four years.
After playing last season at UNLV, Caleb Grill is transferring back to Iowa State for new coach T.J. Otzelberger.
UNLV senior Cheikh Mbacke Diong will enter the NCAA transfer portal and explore exercising his extra year of eligibility but will also declare for the NBA draft.
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Kevin Kruger, an assistant with UNLV, was promoted to be the head coach of the men's basketball team, it was announced.
T.J. Otzelberger is returning to Iowa State as head basketball coach after two years at UNLV, athletic director Jamie Pollard announced Thursday.
— Neemias Queta recorded 18 points and 13 rebounds as No. 2 seed Utah State rolled past No. 7 seed UNLV 74-53 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday night. Marco Anthony added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Aggies.
— David Jenkins Jr. had 21 points on 6-of-9 3-point shooting and seventh-seeded UNLV routed 10th-seeded Air Force 80-52 in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament on Wednesday.
— Graham Ike had 17 points as Wyoming beat UNLV 80-69 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
— Matt Mitchell scored 19 points and Jordan Schakel added 16 for No. 19 San Diego State, which beat UNLV 71-62 Wednesday night to clinch the Mountain West Conference regular-season title for the second straight year.
— Caleb Grill posted 18 points as UNLV edged past Fresno State 68-67 on Friday night.
— Isaiah Hill had 19 points and seven assists and Deon Stroud posted 18 points and seven rebounds as Fresno State edged past UNLV 67-64 on Wednesday night.
— Bryce Hamilton scored 17 points with 12 rebounds and his basket through contact with under a minute to go helped UNLV narrowly defeated San Jose State 67-64 on Sunday.
— Bryce Hamilton had 18 points and eight rebounds as UNLV topped San Jose State 76-60 on Friday night.
— Derrick Alston Jr. matched his season high with 27 points, Boise State coach Leon Rice collected a program-record 214th win and the Broncos edged UNLV 61-59 on Saturday night.
— David Jenkins Jr. had 26 points as UNLV edged past Air Force 69-64 on Monday night.
— Bryce Hamilton had 22 points and 13 rebounds as UNLV beat Air Force 68-58 on Saturday.
— Zane Meeks had 19 points as Nevada got past UNLV 72-62 on Tuesday night.
— Desmond Cambridge Jr. scored 17 points and Grant Sherfield scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and Nevada unloaded on UNLV with an 89-60 win on Sunday night.
— Rollie Worster had 19 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and three steals to lead all five Utah State starters scoring in double figures and the Aggies beat UNLV 83-74 on Wednesday night.
— Bryce Hamilton had 14 points, eight assists and five steals as UNLV narrowly defeated Utah State 59-56 on Monday night.