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    Top Seven Freshmen in Rebel History

    By Sean DeFrank

    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 uniform?

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    Top Seven Blue-Collar Heroes in Rebel History

    By Sean DeFrank

    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 virtues.

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    Top Seven Passers in Rebel History

    By Sean DeFrank

    UNLV has had a lot of players who could put the ball in the basket. But more often than not, someone had to get them the ball in the right spot, at the right time to put the points on the scoreboard. Here we salute the Rebels who took as much pride in making the perfect pass as they did in scoring:

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    Top Seven Dunkers in Rebel History

    By Sean DeFrank

    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 rundown:

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    Top Seven Upsets in Rebel History

    By Sean DeFrank and T.E. Parker

    There weren’t many upsets pulled off by the Rebels in their glory years—after all, they were usually favored to beat their opponents. But in the wake of UNLV’s defeat of top-ranked North Carolina last weekend, here are the top seven upsets in the history of the program: 1. UNLV 121, San Francisco 95 March 12, 1977

  • Top Seven Shooters in Rebel History

    By Sean DeFrank

    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 Smith

  • UNLV Attendance Starting Off Strong

    By Sean DeFrank and Justin Weniger

    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 15:

  • Seven Rebel Numbers to Watch

    By T.E. Parker

    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 season?

  • Top seven Rebel moments in Thomas & Mack Center history

    By Sean DeFrank

    Since moving into the Thomas & Mack Center for the1983-84 season, the Rebels have provided countless scintillating moments for the home fans. With a new era of UNLV basketball tipping off under coach Dave Rice, here’s a look back at the finest Rebel moments at the Thomas & Mack: 1) Feb. 15, 1990, vs. New Mexico State

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    Off and Running

    By Sean DeFrank

    The UNLV basketball team tips off its first season under coach Dave Rice against Grand Canyon University at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center. To celebrate the start of the new season, here’s a look at the top five starts in Rebel history:

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    Six Intriguing Rebel Story Lines

    By Sean DeFrank

    In addition to a new coach, and a higher-octane offense, these six Rebels are key catalysts to UNLV's 2011-12 campaign.

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