UNLV opens against California in NCAA tournament

Krista Hostetler

UNLV opens against California in NCAA tournament

CREATED Mar. 17, 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- University of Nevada, Las Vegas will play California on Thursday in San Jose, Calif., in the NCAA tournament opener.

The Runnin' Rebels of the Mountain West Conference earned a fifth seed to face the No. 12-seeded Bears of the Pac-12.

UNLV defeated Cal 76-75 in Berkeley, Calif., on Dec. 9.

UNLV, with a 25-9 record, is seeking its first NCAA tournament win since 2008. The Runnin' Rebels lost the opening game of the tournament the last three seasons.

The game time was not immediately announced.

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