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Member of UNLV’s 1987 Final Four team dies, school says

Updated April 4, 2024 - 1:10 pm

One of the members of UNLV’s 1987 Final Four team has died.

The school announced on X on Sunday that Jarvis Basnight died. The forward played for UNLV from 1985-88.

“With a heavy heart, we were saddened to learn that we lost a UNLV (legend) today,” the school said.

Basnight started 34 of UNLV’s 38 games during the 1986-87 season under Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian. The Rebels won the NCAA Tournament’s West Region before falling to Indiana in the national semifinals. Basnight also led the team in rebounds and blocked shots in 1987-88.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Basnight, who was 59. The page can be found at https://gofund.me/2eb623f1.

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