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Tark’s Runnin’ Rebels deserve Jordan ‘Last Dance’ treatment, Yahoo says

The first four episodes of the ESPN and Netflix documentary “The Last Dance” have drawn large viewership, the 10-part series detailing the Chicago Bulls’ run to 1998 NBA championship.

So Yahoo Sports wondered what would happen if there was a college basketball version, and the website ranked the list of programs in order of most deserving.

No. 1? The 1990-91 UNLV team.

As Rebels fans know, that team was coming off a national championship, but was dogged all season by NCAA investigations while rolling through the competition. UNLV took a 34-0 record into the Final Four before being upset by Duke 79-77 in the national semifinals.

“Imagine all of that in the background of a team trying to become the first (and only) program since Indiana in 1976 to go undefeated for an entire season,” Yahoo’s Rob Dauster wrote.

“Imagine an inside look at what a powerhouse in Las Vegas had going on outside of basketball. That would almost be too good to be true. The Last Dance: UNLV.

“I can only imagine.”

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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