From ESPN: The UNLV basketball team has its first signature victory in the Dave Rice era.
After all, it doesn’t get much better than knocking off the nation’s No. 1-ranked team.
The Rebels opened the second half Saturday with 14 unanswered points against top-ranked North Carolina at the Orleans Arena to erase a four-point halftime deficit, and never trailed the rest of the game in a 90-80 program-building victory.
The game was televised nationally by ESPN2, showing the nation the new-look Rebels under the first-year Rice. The Rebels, like Rice’s back-to-back Final Four teams in the early 1990s, put on a show.
What really stinks for UNLV is that this game was not a sell out and they even played at the Orleans Arena which holds about 5000 people.
But congratulations to the Rebels for beating the number 1 team in pretty convincing fashion. This will help the program and now, if they can do something for the football team, then we would actually have a decent athletic program.
Ladies and gentlemen…
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