Beard’s contract will be for five years, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Beard led the Trojans to a 30–5 record and a trip to the NCAA tournament in 2015–16. Twelfth-seeded Little Rock knocked off No. 5 Purdue in the first round.
The Runnin’ Rebels had been searching for a coach after the resignation of Dave Rice in January. UNLV finished sixth in the MWC this season at 8–10 and went 18–15 overall.
– Kenny Ducey