Best Chance for Revenge

UNLV vs. Duke, Dec. 10 at T-Mobile Arena


Everyone hates Duke, of course, but longtime UNLV fans have earned their spot at the front of the line. The 1990-91 Runnin’ Rebels were on their way to an undefeated season and the national championship (and their second consecutive title) before Duke pulled an upset for the ages in the 1991 Final Four. UNLV diehards have never forgotten being denied a spot in the history books by all-time hateables Christian Laettner and Mike Krzyzewski. Now, 25 years later, the Rebels will finally get their shot at revenge when Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils visit the Strip on December 10. Duke is expected to field a top-five team this season, and UNLV is expected to field a top-300 team, so returning the favor is unlikely. But boy, would it be sweet.

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