After losing back to back home games, the Rebels dropped to 2—3, the first time they had a losing record since They ended up missing the postseason for the first time since Despite this, Dave Rice received a contract extension through the —19 season. After going 18—15 in —15 , the first time the Rebels failed to win 20 games in a season since —06, the team recruited highly touted prospect Stephen Zimmerman , who helped the Rebels start the —16 season 3—0, their best start since going 8—0 in — However, the Rebels failed to capitalize on that start; a 1—5 stretch that included an 0—3 start in Mountain West play led the school to fire Rice on January 10, His top assistant Todd Simon was named interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
The following year Menzies landed a top 25 Recruiting class. The Rebels started the season featuring a win over Utah in the MGM invitational championship game.
UNLV had started receiving votes for the top UNLV went on to only suffer 2 losses in non-conference play against northern Iowa and Arizona both in overtime. UNLV started conference play and in 1st place. The Rebels went in conference play after losing it last five games. They took on NO. Ending UNLV's season at An 84—83 loss to North Carolina in the semifinals ended the championship dreams, but a —94 triumph over North Carolina—Charlotte gave UNLV third place and a positive end to the season.
The Rebels received a big scare in the regional final when they were forced to overcome an 18—point deficit against a scrappy Iowa squad. Banks shined in the semifinal matchup with Indiana , connecting on a tournament—record 10 3—pointers, but it was not enough as the Rebels fell to the eventual champions, 97— The Rebels began the season ranked No. However, Johnson and Co. Trailing by seven at the half, UNLV rallied for an 89—80 triumph and a date in the championship.
Billed as one of the greatest teams of all time, the —91 squad became the first team in 12 seasons to go undefeated in the regular season 27—0. A perfect record of 18—0 captured the Big West crown and earned the Rebels the No. UNLV also flexed its muscles in a — victory over then—No. UNLV leads the series with Nevada. The Runnin' Rebels lead their all—time conference series with BYU before their departure from the conference 19—16 as of the end of the —11 season with back to back wins over BYU in the MWC tournament championship games 07 and 08 and a victory on February 21, marked the only regular season sweep of the Cougars in the Lon Kruger era.
The arena, which opened in , is named after prominent Nevada bankers E. Parry Thomas and Jerome Mack, who donated the original fund for the feasibility and land studies. One game against Duke was played in December and two games were played in November , against Rice and Utah.
UNLV pulled off a notable upset win here against the 1 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels in front of a sold-out crowd in November , which resulted in Rebel fans storming the court. The hardwood basketball court floor is still intact and acts as the floor for the museum. The first season for the Rebels was — Since there were only two buildings on the "campus", the team practiced at a nearby junior high and home games were played at the Dula Memorial Gymnasium off Bonanza Road for the first two seasons.
Included are two full—sized basketball courts, an academic area and film room, locker rooms, athletic training, strength and conditioning, and equipment areas. Groundbreaking occurred on October 21, with a tentative completion date of spring , the facility was unveiled to the team in January The facility was built entirely through the private sector and, upon completion of construction, was gifted to the university.
Aside from the two regulation—sized practice courts, the building features locker rooms for both players and coaches, state—of—the—art strength and conditioning equipment, an academics area, and a team video room along with other amenities. The facility also includes a Hall of Fame at the entrance and a mezzanine that overlooks the practice floors and can be used for receptions. Their combined record is 33— They were National Champions in Their combined record is 4—5.
Their combined record is 8— From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This means a lot to me as he has helped me so much in my progression as a basketball player, and I'd love for us to win a Mountain West title and help keep the program getting better and better. Growing up as a kid it was my dream school, so it's very cool for me to be able to say I could have the opportunity to play there, and for Roy Williams. They have a great program and staff who have really developed players well and have been very successful every year in the Pac Their program is very strong and I know I would come out a much better player.
Villanova became the latest, winning its second title in three years. Where does this triumph rank all time? Kentucky avoids being the first 5 seed to get upset by a 12 seed this year with its win over Davidson. Kentucky dominated with 34 points in the paint to Davidson's 20 but Kentucky also went 0-for-6 from 3, ending a streak of 1, straight games with at least one made 3-pointer.
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