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MW Basketball News: Edo Arrested, Jackson Visits Oregon, UNLV Buffs Up Non-Conference

The Fresno State standout was arrested on Friday night, on a domestic violence charge.

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Fresno State's Karachi Edo Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge

In some troubling news for the only Mountain West team coming off an NCAA Tournament birth, it's been reported that Fresno State forward Karachi Edo was arrested on Friday night on a domestic violence charge. The alleged incident is said to have taken place at an apartment just outside the Fresno State campus.

The report states that Edo struck a female "with an open hand in the right shoulder" but "no visible signs of a blow" could be seen. The victim is said to have been a woman who Edo had a relationship with back in high school. Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry refused to comment on the situation and instead, the Bulldogs' senior associate athletic director Paul Ludwig commented on behalf of the University, saying "we're aware of the situation and are working with authorities to find facts and Karachi has been suspended from the basketball team".

Edo has currently been suspended from the team in the meantime and there is no timetable on his absence from the program. The Richardson, Texas, native is expected to be a focal point on the Bulldogs' roster for an attempted repeat run to the NCAA Tournament for the 2016-2017 season. Edo averaged 10.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest last season, in 32 games for the Bulldogs.

More information on this story can be found over at Fresno Bee Sports.

Former UNLV Commit Justin Jackson Visits Oregon

Along with Jaylen Fisher, Christian Vital and Carlos Johnson, Justin Jackson was once a featured part of one of the most impressive Mountain West recruiting hauls in years, when the four high school seniors all pledged their allegiance to the UNLV. Less than a year later, it seems like all four of these standout talents will end up playing their college basketball elsewhere.

Jaylen Fisher has already followed former Rebels' assistant coach Ryan Miller to TCU and Christian Vital has moved on to UCONN, leaving just Johnson and Jackson as the last of the foursome to still remain on the market. While it's been reported that Johnson's return to Vegas is still highly unlikely, there was a glimmer of hope that Jackson could be headed back with a new coach in Marvin Menzies in tow. That idea seems even more farfetched now.

According to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein, Jackson will visit Oregon next weekend, as he begins to round out his potential destinations. Jackson had previously visited UCONN and Maryland as well. While rumors have swirled that Maryland is an early favorite, Jackson has given no signs or indication of any potential frontrunners. It is believed however that UNLV will remain in his list of final schools, despite all signs pointing towards Jackson choosing a power conference program.

UNLV Builds Up A Loaded Non-Conference Schedule For 2016-2017

With the exception of maybe Delaware (who recently has upstaged UNLV's off-season turmoil with their own brand of chaos), the Rebels could arguably be viewed as the program with the largest transition to be made this off-season. UNLV needs to move on from the Dave Rice-Todd Simon-Chris Beard era and move into the future with Marvin Menzies. The Rebels have decided to attempt to fix their program's inconsistencies with a unique and unexpected approach. UNLV has decided to schedule big. Real big.

UNLV will host both Duke and Kansas in Las Vegas this season, two programs slated to be Top 5 teams come November, who will have a Final Four campaign on their minds. The Rebels will also take on TCU in the Global Sports Classic, which will be hosted at the Thomas & Mack Center. Menzies' squad will also welcome Incarnate Word, Southern Illinois and South Alabama to town, in three potentially winnable non-conference showdowns. And that's just the start of it.

Away from Sin City, one of the Rebels' road trips will be to take on Oregon, a number one seed in last year's NCAA Tournament, at the Moda Center in Portland. The Ducks are coming off a 31-7 season that ended in the Elite Eight to Oklahoma, with credit due to a 37 point showing from Sooners' guard Buddy Hield. UNLV will also visit an Arizona State squad in Tempe that could be in for a dark-horse type season, under second year head coach Bobby Hurley. The Rebels will also visit Southern Utah, an eye-opening opponent that happens to be the location where former UNLV interim head coach Todd Simon ended up.

The Rebels currently have the potential to schedule two to four more contests with non-conference foes to finish off their non-league slate.