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UNLV Rebels Stats

Arena: Thomas & Mack Center
Coach: Kevin Kruger


UNLV Rebels

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Men’s Basketball program represents the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, located in Paradise, NV, and is in the NCAA‘s Division I. Wearing scarlet and gray, UNLV currently competes in the Mountain West Conference.

Their current head coach is Kevin Kruger, who is in his first season and has a 9-7 record as coach of the Runnin’ Rebels. The team plays their home games at the Thomas and Mack Center, located on the UNLV campus in Paradise, NV.

They finished the 2020 season with a 12-15 overall record and were 8-10 in the Mountain West, finishing seventh in the conference. The Runnin’ Rebels were defeated in the Mountain West Conference Tournament quarterfinals, losing to Utah State, 74-53.

The Runnin’ Rebels entered the Mountain West Conference in the inaugural 1999 season after being a member of the Western Athletic Conference from 1996-1998. From 1988 to 1995, they were members of the Big West Conference.

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UNLV Rebels History

UNLV started play in the 1956-1959 season and was an independent program until the 1969-70 season when they joined the West Coast Athletic Conference and the NCAA Division I. They finished that season with a 17-9 record and were 9-5 in the conference, tying for third place. Unfortunately, it was also the last season that Rolland Todd would coach the team.

The team made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 1975 and has played in a total of twenty tournaments to date, winning the NCAA Championship in 1990 after defeating Duke in a lopsided 103-73 victory.

There have been seventeen coaches in UNLV Men’s basketball history, with the first being Todd in the 1956 season. He led the team through 1970, finishing with a 17-9 record in his final season at the helm.

2022 Key Stats

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels are 9-7 in 2022 and are tied for seventh in the Mountain West Conference with a 1-2 mark. Bryce Hamilton is their leading scorer at 18.6 points per game. Royce Hamm Jr. leads the team in rebounding and blocked shots with 10.2 and 0.9 per game, respectively. Donovan Williams is second in scoring with 13.9 points per game, and Jordan McCabe leads the team in assists with 4.9 per game.

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels are averaging 69.4 points per game in the 2021-22 season. This puts them in seventh currently in the Mountain West Conference. They are sixth in points allowed, giving up 67.5 points per game.

Championships Won by the Team

UNLV has won a total of eleven conference tournament championships. They won the Pacific Coast Athletic Association / Big West Conference Tournaments in 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, and 1991 and were Western Athletic Tournament champions in 1998. They were the Mountain West Conference Tournament Champions in 2000, 2007, and 2008.

They have also won thirteen regular-season conference championships, winning the PCAA/Big West regular-season championship ten consecutive times between 1983 and 1992 and the Mountain West Conference regular-season title in 2000.

The Runnin’ Rebels were NCAA Champions in 1990 and have appeared in the Final Four on four different occasions.

Important Team Events

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels have played in thirty-four post-season tournaments in their history in the NCAA’s Division I. They have twenty NCAA Tournament appearances with a combined record of 33-19, making it as far as the Final Four in 1977, 1987, and 1991. They won the championship in their 1990 appearance. Their last appearance was in 2013 when they lost in the first round to California, 64-61.

The Runnin’ Rebels have also played in 10 National Invitational Tournaments (NIT), with their best performance being in 1980 when they lost to Virginia 90-71 in the semifinals. The team finished in fourth place after losing in the third-place game to Illinois by a score of 84-74.

UNLV also competed in the NCAA Division II Tournament four times, with a combined record of 4-5. The furthest they progressed in this tournament was making it to the elite eight in 1968, losing to Indiana State 94-75.

Top Players

The Runnin’ Rebels have had numerous outstanding players in their history, many that have gone on to play in the NBA. Forty-three players in total went on to have careers in the league.

The best known of these is probably Reggie Theus, who later played for fourteen seasons on several NBA teams. His NBA career finished with him averaging 18.5 points and 6.3 assists per game.

Shaun Marion is another former Runnin’ Rebel to have a successful NBA career. He played for sixteen seasons and averaged 15 points and nine rebounds for his NBA career.

Eddie Owens is the all-time leading scorer for the Runnin’ Rebels, ending his career at the school with 2221 points between 1973 and 1977.

The former player with the highest career points per game is Isaiah Rider, who had 24.9 points per game average for UNLV between 1991 and 1993.

Top Coaches

The coach with the most wins for UNLV is Jerry Tarkanian, who led the team for nineteen seasons from 1974 to 1992. He won a total of 509 games, and his teams won eleven regular-season conference championships and seven conference tournament championships.

With Tarkanian at the helm, the team made twelve NCAA Tournament appearances and won the National Championship in 1990. He ended his career at UNLV with an outstanding .829 winning percentage, making him one of the most successful college coaches in history.

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Larry Johnson, who made the team twice in 1990 and 1991.

The Runnin’ Rebels defeated Duke by 30 points in 1990, 103-73.

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