1989–90 UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team

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1989–90 UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball
Conference Big West Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1989–90 record 35–5 (16–2 Big West)
Head coach Jerry Tarkanian
Assistant coach Tim Grgurich
Assistant coach Ron Ganulin
Assistant coach Cleveland Edwards
Home arena Thomas & Mack Center
Seasons
« 1988–89 1990–91 »
1989–90 Big West basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 UNLV 16 2   .889     35 5   .875
#24 New Mexico State 16 2   .889     26 5   .839
UC Santa Barbara 13 5   .722     21 9   .700
Long Beach State 12 6   .667     23 9   .719
Utah State 8 10   .444     14 16   .467
Pacific 7 11   .389     15 14   .517
Cal State Fullerton 6 12   .333     13 16   .448
San Jose State 5 13   .278     8 20   .286
Fresno State 4 14   .222     10 19   .345
UC Irvine 3 15   .167     5 23   .179
Big West Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989–90 UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team represented the University of Nevada Las Vegas in NCAA Division I men's competition in the 1989–90 season, and won the NCAA title under head coach Jerry Tarkanian. 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. As of the present, they are the last team from any of the non-big six conferences (ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10, and SEC) to win the national championship.

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".

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • West
    • UNLV 102, Arkansas-Little Rock 72
    • UNLV 76, Ohio State 65
    • UNLV 69, Ball State 67
    • UNLV 131, Loyola Marymount 101
  • Final Four
    • UNLV 90, Georgia Tech 81
  • National Championship
    • UNLV 103, Duke 73

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1991 1 1 Larry Johnson Charlotte Hornets
1991 1 9 Stacey Augmon Atlanta Hawks
1991 1 12 Greg Anthony New York Knicks
1991 2 29 George Ackles Miami Heat

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1990
  2. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". cbs.sportsline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "1991 NBA Draft on Basketballreference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-04.