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March 18, 2019

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Rebels Down Under

Rebels Going Down Under

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The UNLV men’s basketball team is traveling to the other side of the world for a two-week, six-game exhibition tour in Australia. The Las Vegas Sun will document the Rebels’ journey with game updates and a blog from senior swingman René Rougeau.

Coach Lon Kruger, who has made previous trips to the continent with his teams at Florida and Illinois, said he hopes the trip offers good competition to go along with a team-bonding experience.

“Really, you want competition,” he said. “You want to win. But winning five or losing four isn’t significant. It will be a good experience, both on and off the court.”

Additional coverage at the the team’s official site, Runnin’ Down Under.


  • Thursday, June 26 vs. Sutherland Sharks L: 72-64
  • Friday, June 27 vs. Illawara Seahawks W: 77-75
  • Saturday, June 28 vs. West Sydney Razorbacks W: 77-71
  • Monday, June 30 vs. Queensland All-Stars W: 96-76
  • Tuesday, July 1 vs. South West Metro Pirates W: 97-55
  • Wednesday, July 2 vs. Cairns Marlins L: 86-84


Rebels Going Down Under
Rebels Going Down Under
Watch as the Rebels men's basketball team prepares for its 10-day training trip to Australia.


Rebels Down Under
The UNLV men's basketball team is spending 10 days in Australia on an exhibition tour

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