Fittingly, the first-ever college basketball game at T-Mobile Arena will showcase the fiercest rivalry in UNLV’s history. No, we’re not talking about BYU, San Diego State or Reno. The Rebels’ December 10 Strip-side opponent will be none other than Duke, hated here as much for simply being Duke (rhyming word: puke) as for toppling UNLV’s gloriously unbeaten squad in the 1991 Final Four. Fans who’ve waited 25 years for revenge might have to wait a bit longer—the Rebs’ decent early-season showing notwithstanding, the 9-1 Blue Devils are expected to be at least 15-point favorites on the road, behind a gaggle (root word: gag) of talented players like All-American guard Grayson Allen—but stranger upsets have certainly been pulled off … like that two-point win by Duke back in ’91. Sigh.
Organizers praise "an amazing event" for the Sin City 8 weekender despite multiple venue changes, vow to try again in 2019.
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The event was previously scheduled to take place at Embassy Suites during the Sin City 8 weekend.
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