UNLV has hired South Dakota State's T.J. Otzelberger as its next basketball coach.
Otzelberger spent the past three seasons at South Dakota State, going 70-33 while leading the Jackrabbits to the NCAA Tournament twice. South Dakota State won the Summit League regular-season title this season, but ended up in the NIT after losing in the conference tournament.
"When I set out to find the next coach of our Runnin' Rebels, I sought a hard-working, laser-focused head coach who personifies our core values; who knows what success looks like; who is passionately committed to winning; and who is at ease with being the face of our storied basketball program. T.J. exemplifies these attributes," UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois said in a statement Wednesday.