From UNLV coach Dave Rice, courtesy of the UNLV sports information department:
“We have great respect for Cal and coach Mike Montgomery. They have a hall of fame coach and terrific players. I had an opportunity to watch them a number of times after we faced them and they played great basketball during the Pac-12 Conference schedule.
“Both programs are familiar with each other, having played the last two years. We know how good they are on both ends of the court and how well they play together. We’ll certainly have our hands full. It’s a tremendous challenge but also a great opportunity to be playing in the NCAA Tournament.”
Click here to watch a video of Rice talking about the matchup and his UNLV team.