The UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball team has managed to bounce back from their thrashing at the hands of Air Force last week. The Rebels handed out a couple of thrashings of their own this week, dismantling San Jose State last Saturday 96-54 and beating New Mexico 74-58 on Tuesday. The road gets a little tougher now for UNLV. They'll face perennial foe San Diego State tonight in San Diego at 5pm. UNLV then returns home to face in state rival and seventh ranked UNR on Tuesday at 8pm at the Thomas & Mack Center. After those two games we'll know a lot more about if the Rebels are truly conference contenders or pretenders.