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The Rebels are off to their best start since the 1992-93 season, The Runnin' Rebels are 15-2 and have knocked off previously No.1-ranked North Carolina this season.
UNLV won two games last week, routing Central Arkansas 124-75 at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday night and outlasting Hawaii 74-69 in Honolulu on New Year's Eve.
UNLV has out-grown the mid-major title and have been a tournament regular the past few seasons.
Chace Stanback is a stud and has averaged 22 points a game in the past week.
Stanback made eight three-pointers in a recent win against Louisiana-Monroe and topped that by making nine three-pointers against Central Arkansas on Dec. 28. He scored a career-best 29 points in both games
Remember the Jerry Tarkanian era when UNLV scored points at will and seemingly scored 100 points all the time?
The Rebels brought back memories of that high-scoring era with the 124 points against Central Arkansas and showed how explosive of an offense they have.
UNLV is a multi-dimensional team that can beat you by out-scoring you or shutting you down on defense.