This can’t be the way this year’s edition of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team expected to play Tuesday night against Wasburn at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The crowd gathered to honor former coach Jerry Tarkanian and the 1990 NCAA Championship team led by Larry Johnson (a surprising no-show.)
This year’s team looked more fatigued than Tark, who is in his 70s and suffers from a variety of medical maladies.
The crowd was warm for the team and Tark, who made the place famous for bruising defense, explosive offense, and high scoring games.
Final score Tuesday night: UNLV 62, Washburn 52.