UNLV Rebels Schedule in 2013-14
The UNLV Rebels are ready to take a stand on their home court this season as they
host some of the best college hoops teams from all over the nation. The Rebels have a roster loaded with players brimming
with potential, and the team is hoping to tap into that vast potential this season and see some great results on the hardwood.
The Rebels play in the Mountain West Conference, one of the more underrated leagues in college basketball. The Mountain West
is much more challenging than many fans from other regions of the country know, as the conference boasts some tough teams
each and every season. The Rebels know that they have to play at the highest level to be in contention for the top spot in
the standings come season's end. The Rebels put together a 2012-13 season in which they posted an impressive 25-10 record
and a 10-6 mark in conference play. The team is hoping to build on last season's successes and make a run at the conference
crown in 2013-14. For that to occur, though, this squad is going to have to play their best ball at home when they take the
court at the Thomas and Mack Center. Fans from all over the Las Vegas area and beyond are sure to pack into the stands at
this arena for the biggest matchups of the season, something that will help spur the Rebels on to victory against some of
their best opponents.
The Rebels know they're going to have a really tough game coming their way when the Fresno State
Bulldogs come to Las Vegas this season. The Bulldogs always seem to have a few players that are in contention for the All-conference
squad, and the Rebels know they're going to have to slow down these standout athletes if they're going to emerge from this
contest with a win. If the Rebels can play disciplined on both ends of the floor it could be enough to take down this talented
Fresno team, and that's exactly what the fans in attendance will be banking on. If the Rebels can take a victory away from
this game, it could be a huge confidence boost for the players going forward.
The Rebs close out their home schedule
with one of the toughest games of the season when they host the San Diego State Aztecs. The Aztecs are often one of the best
teams in the Mountain West Conference, and often find themselves ranked in the Top 25 team in the nation. If the Rebs can
close out their home season with a win against an opponent of this caliber there will surely be a big celebration on campus
that night. Winning the final home game of the season is always important, and fans show up in a big way to support their
team, but doing it against one of the best teams in the country is an added bonus.
UNLV Rebels History
UNLV Rebels have a long history of college hoops success. The program joined the Division I ranks of NCAA basketball in 1970
and found major success by 1977, when they reached their first Final Four. The team has had some memorable seasons over the
years, but none more memorable than the 1990 season in which the team won the National Championship. UNLV has been to the
final four on four occasions and has 20 times, showing that they're a regular in the big dance.
UNLV Rebels Trivia
1991 the UNLV Rebels had a chance to win back to back National Championships when they reached the title game for the second
consecutive season, but they were unable to win that second title game. Who defeated the Rebels in that contest?
answer is the Duke Blue Devils, and the loss was the only game in which UNLV was defeated that entire season.
Players for the UNLV Rebels
The UNLV Rebels have seen some truly great players hit the floor for their basketball program,
and fans have enjoyed seeing these stars on the court over the years. Perhaps the best player to ever play for the Rebels
was Larry Johnson. Johnson was an absolute force in the collegiate game, and went on to be a star player in the National Basketball
Association as well. Johnson's NBA career was cut short by injury, but his early season's showed that he was an amazing athletes
with talent coming out of his ears.
UNLV Rebels Fan Traditions
When it comes to college hoops, you'd be
hard pressed to find a more passionate group of fans than those of the UNLV Rebels. When you head to the arena for a home
game, you're sure to find some of the most dedicated fans you've ever come across, and their cheering will be contagious enough
to get your out of your seat yourself.