UNLV got some good news before departing for Wednesday night’s big Mountain West opener at No. 25 New Mexico.
All-Mountain West forward Mike Moser, who has missed six of the last seven games – including the last two – with a sore right elbow that he dislocated in a Dec. 9 win at Cal, declared himself fit and ready to play against the defending Mountain West co-champs.
“(It feels) 110 percent … whatever you want to call it,” Moser said. “I’m good to go. I feel just as good as before I hurt it.”
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UNLV coach Dave Rice said Moser would not start but would play against the Lobos.
“Yeah, it makes it tough,” Moser, who is averaging 9.9 points and 7.4 rebounds, said of not knowing his role entering the game. “There’s not much I can do about it.”
The 24th-ranked Rebels (13-2) no doubt can use Moser’s array of talents and veteran leadership against a New Mexico (13-2) squad that took two out of three games from the Rebels, including a 72-67 decision in the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Wednesday night’s game at The Pit starts at 7 p.m. PST and will be shown on the CBS Sports Network.