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Top Seven Freshmen in Rebel History

UNLV has had freshmen make an immediate impact on the basketball court prior to this season, but there’s never been a group with the potential of this year’s class. The 2012-13 Rebels’ roster includes three highly recruited freshmen in Anthony Bennett, Katin Reinhardt and Savon Goodman (as well as redshirts Daquan Cook and Demetris Morant), players expected to be key contributors in their first season. But who have been the best freshmen to wear a Rebel Read More

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Top Seven Blue-Collar Heroes in Rebel History

They’re not necessarily the guys who gain the headlines, but their presence on the court is essential to their team’s success. They are the blue-collar heroes—the players whose worth isn’t necessarily measured by statistics, but instead by their inspirational playing style, their physicality and their willingness to sacrifice personal glory (and their body) for the team. Here we take a look at the seven Rebels who exemplified those working-class Read More

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Top Seven Dunkers in Rebel History

Everyone knows the Rebels run. And that running had led to a lot of fast-break opportunities. And those fast-break opportunities have led to a lot of dunks. But who exactly are the most prestigious dunkers in UNLV’s history? The list might not be as obvious as you think. Limiting the number to sevenmeans no Larry Johnson, no Anderson Hunt, no Keon Clark. Blasphemy, you say? Well, here’s the Read More

Top Seven Shooters in Rebel History

The Rebels have long had a reputation as a team that can fill up the basket, but who are the top shooters in UNLV basketball history? Here’s a look at the top seven, all of whom gave opposing defenders nightmares: 1) Freddie Banks The Rebels’ fourth all-time leading scorer is also one of the most storied clutch shooters in UNLV history. He holds the school record for 3-pointers in one season, knocking down 152 in 1986-87, including an NCAA-record 10 3-pointers in the Rebels’ Final Four loss to Indiana. 2) Sam Read More

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UNLV Attendance Starting Off Strong

Starting Five: The Rebels have received plenty of fan support at the Thomas & Mack Center for their first two games this season, with an attendance of 14,827 for UNLV’s 71-67 victory over Nevada-Reno on Nov. 14, and 13,763 for the Nov. 11 season-opening win against Grand Canyon. Here’s how those numbers compare to several high-profile and Pac 12 schools’ attendance figures from Nov. 14 and Read More

Seven Rebel Numbers to Watch

1—As in No. 1 North Carolina. If all goes according to plan, UNLV will have the opportunity to play the top-ranked Tar Heels at the Orleans Arena on Nov. 26. 3—3-pointers have been a part of the Rebels’ arsenal since the shot was adopted nationwide for the 1986-87 season. UNLV has made at least one 3-pointer in 806 consecutive games, the longest streak in the nation. Will the streak survive another Read More