#7 UNLV Rebels: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The UNLV Rebels experienced a scare in their lone exhibition game, needing overtime to get past Dixie State.  Dave Rice’s team opens their season tonight against Northern Arizona and have the talent to make a ton of noise on the national scene.

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#25 UNLV Rebels: College Basketball 111 in 111

unlv dance team

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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Reggie Smith Transferring From Marquette

Reggie Smith Marquette

According to a late Sunday night tweet from ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi, Marquette freshman point guard Reggie Smith is rumored to be transferring out of the program.  With the first semester wrapped up, this is when most mid-season transfers occur in college basketball.  If this rumor is indeed true, it really does not hurt Marquette that much with the start of Big East play on the horizon.

UPDATE (10:20 a.m.): Marquette has confirmed that Smith is transferring.

By: David Kay

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