Rebels Among the Rankings


Using a point system devised by its Stats & Information department, ESPN counted down the 50 most successful college basketball programs of the past 50 years. UNLV placed No. 14, which isn’t bad considering the program didn’t become Division I until 1970. The Rebels did rank No. 1 among teams in the decadelong stretch from 1983-92, and third overall behind North Carolina and Indiana during the Jerry Tarkanian era (1973-92), but NCAA sanctions and the program’s dearth of conference titles and limited NCAA Tournament success in the last 20 years hurt their overall ranking.

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