UNLV Basketball: Rebels Ahead of Schedule, Kansas State Coming to Town

Posted by Chris Golightly on December-11-2009 Add Comments

After notching hardfought road victories over Arizona and Santa Clara last week, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels moved up to No. 17 in coaches poll and No. 18 in the AP poll. The Rebels are ranked in the top 20 in both polls for the first time since the final week of the 2007 season after being eliminated from the NCAA tournament in the Sweet 16.

UNLV’s 7-0 start is their best in nearly two decades. Their RPI is 11.

Washington, one spot above of the Rebels in both polls, is the only team west of Texas ranked ahead of UNLV.

Lon Kruger has built the Rebels into one of the best programs in the western United States.

Rebels fans who have followed the program ...

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