These Rebels Really Up and Runnin'

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As you enter the Thomas & Mack Center a few miles off the Las Vegas Strip, a giant sign welcomes you to a new era in UNLV basketball that looks a lot like an old era: “LET’S RUN,” it says.

That’s the slogan first-year head coach Dave Rice adopted after he was announced as the man to reignite UNLV basketball and bring the Runnin’ Rebels back to their glory years.

All around this year’s team is the aura of what this program did two decades ago, when it fielded some of the finest teams in NCAA history. Hanging near the locker room are framed photographs of All-Americans from the 1990 national championship team, names such as Larry Johnson and...

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