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 No. 2
AP No. 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
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".

Roster[edit]

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Player Name Jersey # Position Year
Larry Johnson 4 Forward Junior
David Butler 00 Center Senior
Anderson Hunt 12 Guard Sophomore
Stacey Augmon 32 Forward Junior
Greg Anthony 50 Guard Junior
Moses Scurry 35 Forward Senior
Travis Bice 13 Guard Sophomore
Barry Young 33 Forward Junior
James Jones 34 Center Senior
Stacey Cvijanovich 5 Guard Senior
Sean Watkins -- Guard Freshman
Chris Jeter 53 Forward Junior
Dave Rice 30 Guard Junior
Bryan Emerzian 15 Guard Sophomore
Byron Wesley -- Forward Junior
Dan Bisek -- Guard Junior

Regular season[edit]

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Date Opponent Score W/L Home/Away
11/15/89 Loyola Marymount 102-91 W Home
11/17/89 California 101-81 W Home
11/18/89 DePaul 88-53 W Away
11/22/89 Kansas 77-91 L Away
12/9/89 Oklahoma 81-89 L Away
12/16/89 Pacific 79-65 W Away
12/23/89 Iowa 97-80 W Home
12/26/89 Long Beach State 78-58 W Home
1/1/90 Arkansas 101-93 W Home
1/3/90 Cal State Fullerton 94-66 W Home
1/6/90 San Jose State 100-80 W Away
1/8/90 New Mexico State 82-83 L Away
1/13/90 Temple 82-76 W Away
1/15/90 Fresno State 84-75 W Away
1/18/90 UC-Irvine 103-67 W Home
1/22/90 Long Beach State 86-77 W Away
1/25/90 UC-Santa Barbara 69-67 W Home
1/28/90 Louisiana State 105-107 L Away
2/1/90 Utah State 124-90 W Home
2/3/90 North Carolina State 88-82 W Home
2/5/90 San Jose State 105-69 W Home
2/8/90 Pacific 116-76 W Home
2/10/90 Oklahoma State 100-84 W Home
2/12/90 Fresno State 69-64 W Home
2/15/90 New Mexico State 109-86 W Home
2/18/90 Arizona 95-87 W Home
2/22/90 UC-Irvine 99-77 W Away
2/24/90 Louisville 91-81 W Home
2/26/90 UC-Santa Barbara 70-78 L Away
3/1/90 Utah State 84-82 W Away
3/3/90 Cal State Fullerton 103-85 W Away

Post-season[edit]

Conference Tournament[edit]

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Date Opponent Score W/L Venue
3/8/90 Cal State Fullerton 115-93 W Long Beach Arena
3/9/90 Pacific 99-72 W Long Beach Arena
3/10/90 Long Beach State 92-74 W Long Beach Arena

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

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  • 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

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. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "1991 NBA Draft on Basketballreference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2009-07-04.