RUNNIN’ REBEL SCARLET & GRAY SHOWCASE SET FOR OCT. 16
Free fan event to feature skills challenges, Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage, Legends game, autographs and more; Special season-ticket holder event also scheduled for earlier in the evening
The UNLV men’s basketball team will hold its annual free fan event on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. All fans are invited to the Runnin’ Rebel Scarlet & Gray Showcase, which will include skills challenges, the Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage, Legends game, the opportunity to get autographs and more.
In addition, a special season-ticket holder event will take place earlier in the evening at Cox Pavilion. Season-ticket holders can expect to be sent information regarding that event in the near future.
“We are excited to begin the 2014-15 season and also for the opportunity to be in front of our fans again,” said head coach Dave Rice. “This is a very important event for our program and we know Runnin’ Rebel fans look forward to it each year. It is a great opportunity for our players to be in front of a crowd as we continue to prepare for games to begin in November.”
Rice is entering his fourth season at the helm of the Runnin’ Rebel program. He has led UNLV to 71 wins over his first three years, which ranks second all-time at UNLV only to Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian (73 wins in his first three seasons in Las Vegas).
Under Rice, UNLV has won at least 20 games all three seasons and has played in two NCAA Tournaments (including earning its highest seed in 22 years). In addition, his teams have recorded seven victories over ranked teams, including one over the nation’s No. 1-ranked squad (North Carolina). The Runnin’ Rebels recorded an overall mark of 20-13 last season and have a streak of 20 or more wins in each of the last eight years.
This year’s team welcomes back seven familiar faces and has added eight new players to the roster. The team’s 2014 recruiting class is ranked as the fifth-best in the country by Rivals.com, only behind Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Arizona, and ahead of North Carolina, Louisville, UCLA, Georgetown and Florida.
A limited number of season tickets in the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center for the 2014-15 UNLV men’s basketball season are on sale now. Seats are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis and may be purchased in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or online at UNLVtickets.com. Mini-plan tickets go on sale Oct. 16, while single-game tickets will be available via an online pre-sale Oct. 23.