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Freshman Demetris Morant goes up and over Hey Reb for a dunk during Thursday night's Runnin' Rebel Scarlet/Gray Showcase.

Freshman Demetris Morant goes up and over Hey Reb for a dunk during Thursday night's Runnin' Rebel Scarlet/Gray Showcase.

Oct. 19, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Single-game tickets for all 18 of the 2012-13 UNLV men's basketball games at the Thomas & Mack Center will go on sale Sunday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. online at UNLVTickets.com. Starting Monday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m., single-game tickets will be available via phone at 702-739-FANS (3267) and in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office.

Once again this season, fans will save money if they purchase tickets prior to the day of the game.

The Runnin' Rebels will play host to Dixie State in an exhibition game on Nov. 7, with tickets starting at $10. Opening Night vs. Northern Arizona on Monday, Nov. 12, is expected to draw a large crowd, possibly a sellout. Tickets start as low as $15 for the game.

"We are anticipating the largest Opening Night crowd in two decades for the Nov. 12 game and we are encouraging fans to get their tickets early if they plan to be a part of it," said D.J. Allen, UNLV Sr. Associate Athletics Director of Communications. "It should be a special night for Las Vegas and a special night for the Runnin' Rebels."

Pricing and promotion information is available to fans at UNLVTickets.com.

Season tickets are still available starting from as low as $125 and two eight-game mini-plans (Scarlet Mini-Plan and the Gray Mini-Plan) start as low as $86 and allow fans to save up to 43 percent on tickets.

The Runnin' Rebels are ranked No. 19 in the Preseason USA Today Coaches' Poll, which marks their first time in the preseason top 25 of that poll in 20 years and their highest ranking in the preseason poll since 1990-91 when they were the nation's top-ranked team. It is also the highest a Mountain West team has been ranked in the coaches' poll to start a season since 1999-2000.

The Runnin' Rebels went 26-9 in head coach Dave Rice's first year at the helm of the program. The 26 wins during the 2011-12 campaign were the most victories in a season by a first-year head coach in UNLV men's basketball history.

 

 

UNLV played in its third straight NCAA Tournament and defeated three top-25 teams last year, including a win over then-No. 1 North Carolina, marking the program's first victory over the nation's top-ranked team in 22 years and the first time a Mountain West school has ever defeated the No. 1 team in both polls.

The Runnin' Rebels were ranked for 13 straight weeks (14 overall), climbing as high as No. 11 in the country last season. UNLV was 17-1 at the Thomas & Mack Center last year, which included a perfect 16-0 mark during the regular season, its first undefeated home regular season in 20 years.

The team was second in the nation in assists per game last year (17.6) and also second in the country in percentage of field goals assisted at 65.4 percent.

The Runnin' Rebels return six letterwinners, including starters Mike Moser and Anthony Marshall. Moser, who is entering his junior season, was honorable mention Associated Press All-America and a unanimous First-Team All-Mountain West selection as a sophomore. Marshall, who is entering his senior campaign, was named to the All-MW Second Team. Both Moser and Marshall were selected to the league's all-defensive squad last year.

Also returning are seniors Justin Hawkins and Quintrell Thomas, along with junior Carlos Lopez-Sosa. The Runnin' Rebels have welcomed their six new scholarship players (Anthony Bennett, Daquan Cook, Savon Goodman, Demetris Morant, Katin Reinhardt and Roscoe Smith) to the roster for the 2012-13 season, plus Bryce Dejean-Jones, who redshirted in 2011-12 after transferring from USC, and Khem Birch, who sat out the Spring 2012 semester after transferring from Pittsburgh. Birch must also sit out fall 2012 before becoming eligible to play in games in December.

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