1990-91 UNLV Runnin' Rebels Basketball Team
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1990%E2%80%9391 UNLV Runnin' Rebels Basketball Team
1990-91 UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball
UNLV Rebels wordmark.svg
Big West Tournament Champions
Big West Regular Season Champions
ConferenceBig West Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
1990-91 record34-1 (18-0 Big West)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaThomas and Mack Center
Seasons
← 1989-90
1991-92 →
1990-91 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 UNLV 18 0   1.000     34 1   .971
No. 15 New Mexico State 15 3   .833     23 6   .793
Pacific 9 9   .500     14 15   .483
UC Santa Barbara 8 10   .444     14 15   .483
Utah State 8 10   .444     11 17   .393
Cal State Fullerton 7 11   .389     14 14   .500
Fresno State 7 11   .389     14 16   .467
Long Beach State 7 11   .389     11 17   .393
UC Irvine 6 12   .333     11 19   .367
San Jose State 5 13   .278     7 20   .259
+ 1991 Big West Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990-91 UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team represented the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in NCAA Division I men's competition in the 1990-91 season. The Runnin' Rebels, coached by Jerry Tarkanian, entered the season as defending national champions and entered the 1991 NCAA tournament unbeaten, but lost in the national semifinal to eventual champions Duke when Anderson Hunt's desperation three in the final seconds bounced off the backboard and into the hands of a Duke player, Bobby Hurley, ending a 45-game winning streak that dated back to the previous season. They had been the last team to finish the regular season unbeaten before St. Joseph's did it in 2004. They were the last team to enter the NCAA tournament unbeaten until Wichita State did it in 2014 and Kentucky in 2015.

The team played its home games in the Thomas & Mack Center, and was a member of the Big West Conference; it would join the Western Athletic Conference in 1996 and become a charter member of its current conference, the Mountain West Conference, in 1999.

The nickname "Runnin' Rebels" is unique to men's basketball at UNLV. The default nickname for men's sports teams at the school is simply "Rebels", while all women's teams are known as "Lady Rebels".

Roster

[1]

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
*
W   1-0
 26-    -    -   
*
W   2-0
  -    -    -   
*
W   3-0
 35-    -    -   
*
W   4-0
  -    -    -   
*
W   5-0
  -    -    -   

W   6-0
(1-0)
  -    -    -   
*
W   7-0
  -    -    -   

W   8-0
(2-0)
  -    -    -   

W   9-0
(3-0)
  -    -    -   

W   10-0
(4-0)
  -    -    -   

W   11-0
(5-0)
  -    -    -   

W   12-0
(6-0)
  -    -    -   

W   13-0
(7-0)
  -    -    -   

W   14-0
(8-0)
  -    -    -   
*
W   15-0
  -    -    -   

W   16-0
(9-0)
  -    -    -   

W   17-0
(10-0)
  -    -    -   
*
W   18-0
  -    -    -   

W   19-0
(11-0)
  -    -    -   
*
W   20-0
 31-   14-   10-   (9,640)

W   21-0
(12-0)
  -    -    -   

W   22-0
(13-0)
  -    -    -   

W   23-0
(14-0)
  -    -    -   

W   24-0
(15-0)
  -    -    -   

W   25-0
(16-0)
  -    -    -   

W   26-0
(17-0)
 24-    -    -   

W   27-0
(18-0)
  -    -    -   
Big West Tournament
*

W   28-0
  -    -    -   
*

W   29-0
  -    -    -   
*

W   30-0
  -    -    -   
NCAA Tournament
*

W   31-0
 23-   9-   9-   
*

W   32-0
 20-   10-   4-   
*

W   33-0
 23-   13-   10-   
*

W   34-0
 30-   6-   11-   
*

L   34-1
 29-   13-   6-   
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West.

Sources [2]

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final
AP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Coaches 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

[6][7]

Awards and honors

Team players drafted into the NBA

[11]

References

  1. ^ "U.N.L.V. Perks Up To Pass a Big Test". The New York Times. February 11, 1991. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Streak Reaches 37 as UNLV Cruises By New Mexico State". Deseret News. February 26, 1991. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "UNLV takes slow road past Hoyas Runnin' Rebels win, 62-54, but fast break is missing". The Baltimore Sun. March 18, 1991. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Rebels Run By Seton Hall to Final Four". Los Angeles Times. March 24, 1991. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Duke Exacts Revenge on UNLV, 79-77". The Washington Post. March 31, 1991. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ *ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House. 2009. pp. 987-988. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
  7. ^ "1990-91 College Basketball Polls". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-02. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-13. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "1991 NBA Draft on Basketballreference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-07-22. Retrieved .

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