#25 UNLV Rebels: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

First year head coach Dave Rice inherits a veteran UNLV team that should compete for the Mountain West Championship this season.  With seven of their nine rotation players back from a year ago, the Rebels have plenty of experience on their roster.  Add in the return of an injured player and a pair of transfers and the depth of this team will be their strength.

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99 in 99: #44 UNLV Rebels

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UNLV was supposed to return their top eight scorers from last season and be a Top 25 caliber team this season.  However, off-the-court issues and a season-ending injury have slightly cooled off the hype surrounding the Rebels this season.  Still, they should be bound for the NCAA Tournament for a second straight year.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Our countdown will lead right up to the start of the season and provide you will all the in-depth information about the top teams in the game.  Click here if you missed #45-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #54 UCLA Bruins

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It is hard to believe that a coach who led his team to three straight Final Four appearances from 2006-2008 could already be on the hot seat.  But after an incredibly disappointing 2009-2010 season, Ben Howland’s rear end might be heating up a little bit as UCLA looks to bounce back in the Pac-10.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” runs down the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  Click here if you missed teams #55-#99.

By: David Kay
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