UNLV Rebels Basketball Schedule
UNLV basketball is set to have another impressive season that should see them battling
for the top spot in the Mountain West right up to the very end of the season. College basketball fans are well aware of the
unprecedented success the Rebels had in the early nineties, but the teams of recent years, have been just as dangerous. Nobody
wants to face off against the talented UNLV squads come March, and the Rebels have plans to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.
Thomas and Mack Center will once again be abuzz as the college basketball season heats up and the Rebels fight their way to
the top of the Mountain West standings and a return to the NCAA Tournament. Life is never easy in the powerful Mountain West
Conference but you can always expect the Rebels to be at the top of the standings.
This year the rebels will once again
have to go up against their long-standing conference foes the San Diego State Aztecs and the New Mexico Lobos along with other
teams that have emerged as contenders for the conference title including the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Boise State Broncos.
The Rebels are still smarting from missing out on the NCAA Tournament last season after falling to the Aztecs in the Mountain
West Tournament semifinals so you can be sure they will be doing all they can to build a solid resume and get some big wins
to earn an at-large bid on Selection Sunday. Big things are in store for the UNLV Rebels this season and tickets to see them
at home at Thomas and Mack Center always sell quickly so be sure to get yours from StubHub today.
During the late 1970s, '80s and early '90s no tickets were more in demand than those to see the
UNLV Rebels. Under the leadership of legendary and controversial coach Jerry Tarkanian, who led the Rebels to victory in the
NCAA Tournament finals in 1990. With home games against other elite Mountain West programs like San Diego State and New Mexico,
the UNLV schedule is chock full of can't miss games. Now is the perfect time to get out to see the Rebels in action as they
look to make a serious move up the Mountain West standings. With an exciting team filled with new talent, you won't want to
miss a second of the rim-rocking action as the Rebels look to pile up the wins all season long. Last season saw the Rebels
end a four year run of making the NCAA Tournament and all of the returning players are determined not to let something like
that happen again. You can count on UNLV to be looking to exact revenge on the SDSU Aztecs who were partly responsible for
the Rebels missing the Tournament last season after they defeated the Rebels on their home court during the conference semifinals.
Several former UNLV standouts have gone on to have long successful NBA careers and you have the chance to see the next crop
of NBA stars playing while they are still in college.
UNLV Rebels Basketball Conference
In recent years
the Mountain West Conference has emerged as a true national powerhouse. There are now eleven members of the Mountain West
Conference: San Diego State, UNLV, Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Nevada, Fresno State, Wyoming, Utah
State, and San Jose State. Previous members have included TCU, Utah, and BYU. Of the current members, Utah State leads the
way with twenty NCAA Tournament appearances. However, so far all of their appearances have come before joining the Mountain
West. UNLV and Wyoming, two charter members of the Mountain West, are next in line with 19 and 14 respectively. UNLV and Wyoming
are also the only two members of the conference to win a National Championship, with UNLV winning in 1990 and Wyoming winning
all the way back in 1943. Lately it has been San Diego State, New Mexico, and UNLV who have dominated the conference on the
basketball court with SDSU tearing up the national rankings during the 2013-2014 season. The current season is a celebration
marking the fifteenth anniversary of the creation of the Mountain West Conference.
a top college basketball game is one of the best experiences to be found in sports. Many of the top student athletes in the
world take the court in college basketball, when this is combined with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there
is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot be found anywhere else. When you set foot in Thomas and Mack Center for a UNLV Rebels
home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly
cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch
defensive stops. All of a sudden the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another
tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose
a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Rebels' side
erupts after another big win and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation.
UNLV won the NCAA
Championship in 1990 with a victory in the Championship Game over Duke and returned many of their key players the following
year which led them to be almost unanimously ranked number one prior to the 1990-1991 season. The 1990-1991 Rebels were billed
as one of the greatest teams of all time and lived up to expectations, finishing the regular season undefeated, becoming the
first team in twelve years to have accomplished that feat. However, in the Final Four they faced off against a Duke team that
was bent on revenge and defeated the Rebels, denying them the chance to repeat.