1. Jerry Tarkanian Statue

The Rebels honor the greatest coach in UNLV basketball history with a statue outside of the Thomas & Mack Center. Tarkanian took the Rebels to four Final Fours and won a national title at UNLV, so stop by the statue and pay tribute to this legendary coach.

2. Pregame Show

It should come as little surprise that UNLV is home to one of the most exhilarating pregame shows in college basketball. The show features all the pizazz of a Vegas show and will bring everyone to their feet, so arrive early and enjoy the incredible spectacle that is the UNLV pregame show.

3. Rebels Chop

One of UNLV’s signature cheers is the Rebels Chop. During the chant Rebels, fans chant Re-bels! while makes a chopping motion with their arm. The chant energizes the team and gives everyone up and chanting.

4. Battle of Nevada: UNLV-Nevada

There is no love lost between UNLV and instate rivals Nevada, as these two teams have had a profound hatred for each other since their first meeting. The Runnin’ Rebels have gotten the better of the Wolf Pack over the years, so you won’t want to miss it when Nevada comes to town.

5. Dick Calvert

Dick Calvert has been announcing UNLV games for over four decades and is a big part of any Runnin’ Rebels basketball game. Calvert’s voice is synonymous with the Rebels, so enjoy his calls when attending a UNLV game.

6. Hey Reb!

Hey Reb! has been a fixture at UNLV games since 1983 and makes quite the impression with his long mustache and musket. Hey Reb! is also known for being one of the best mascots in the NCAA having come in second in the 2004 Capital one Mascot of the Year competition.

7. Championship and Retired Number Banners

Hanging above the court are banners celebrating the Runnin’ Rebels many accomplishments over the years. The program’s 1990 NCAA Championship banner is the headliner although there are plenty more for you to see when attending a UNLV game.

8. UNLV-San Diego State Rivalry

The San Diego State Aztecs are one of the Rebels biggest rivals, and the two teams have been battling for conference championships for years. The rivalry has produced many memorable contests over the years and it’s a must-see matchup anytime these two Mountain West rivals meet.

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