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    The Seven Most Underrated Players in UNLV History

    By Sean DeFrank

    In sports, the record book is a great purveyor of historical memory. But statistics alone can’t capture the small but game-changing things players do-and the context in which they do them. And sometimes even big numbers fade in our imaginations with the passing years. Here are seven Rebels whose contributions are often overlooked, but who […]

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    The Seven Most Beloved Benchwarmers in Rebel History

    By Sean DeFrank

    It’s always the stars that get the glory, but some of the most popular players in UNLV history were guys who rarely left the bench. Here’s a look at some of our favorites: 1. Dave Rice – Even before becoming UNLV’s head coach in 2011, Rice was a source of pride for Rebel fans. The […]

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    Top Seven Freshmen in Rebel History

    By Sean DeFrank

    UNLV has had freshmen make an immediate impact on the basketball court prior to this season, but there's never been a group with the potential of this year's class. The 2012-13 Rebels' roster includes three highly recruited freshmen in Anthony Bennett, Katin Reinhardt and Savon Goodman (as well as redshirts Daquan Cook and Demetris Morant), players expected to be key contributors in their first season. But who have been the best freshmen to wear a Rebel uniform?

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    Top Seven Blue-Collar Heroes in Rebel History

    By Sean DeFrank

    They're not necessarily the guys who gain the headlines, but their presence on the court is essential to their team's success. They are the blue-collar heroes—the players whose worth isn't necessarily measured by statistics, but instead by their inspirational playing style, their physicality and their willingness to sacrifice personal glory (and their body) for the team. Here we take a look at the seven Rebels who exemplified those working-class virtues.

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    Top Seven Passers in Rebel History

    By Sean DeFrank

    UNLV has had a lot of players who could put the ball in the basket. But more often than not, someone had to get them the ball in the right spot, at the right time to put the points on the scoreboard. Here we salute the Rebels who took as much pride in making the perfect pass as they did in scoring:

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    Top Seven Dunkers in Rebel History

    By Sean DeFrank

    Everyone knows the Rebels run. And that running had led to a lot of fast-break opportunities. And those fast-break opportunities have led to a lot of dunks. But who exactly are the most prestigious dunkers in UNLV's history? The list might not be as obvious as you think. Limiting the number to sevenmeans no Larry Johnson, no Anderson Hunt, no Keon Clark. Blasphemy, you say? Well, here's the rundown:

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    Top Seven Upsets in Rebel History

    There weren't many upsets pulled off by the Rebels in their glory years—after all, they were usually favored to beat their opponents. But in the wake of UNLV's defeat of top-ranked North Carolina last weekend, here are the top seven upsets in the history of the program:1. UNLV 121, San Francisco 95 March 12, 1977

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