Dunk, 3-point contests highlight Runnin’ Rebel Madness

UNLV opens its 2015-16 basketball season with an exhibition against Whittier College in just 15 days. But Runnin’ Rebel fans who can’t wait until then to see head coach Dave Rice’s latest group of stars can get a sneak peek Thursday night under the stars at the school’s inaugural Runnin’ Rebel Madness event at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

The outdoors event, which starts at 7 p.m. and is expected to last until 9 p.m., will feature a dunk contest and a 3-point shooting contest and performances by the Rebel Girls and UNLV Cheer. The UNLV women’s team will also be on hand and introduced.

According to a school press release, special videos will also be shown and each Runnin’ Rebel player will have their own unique introduction. Fans will also be able to take photographs and get autographs from players.

The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is located at the corner of Third Street and Carson Avenue across from the D Las Vegas hotel. Parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience. Doors open at 6 p.m.

UNLV, which landed a top-five national recruiting class highlighted by former Bishop Gorman star and McDonald’s All-American Stephen Zimmerman, was recently picked to finish fourth in the Mountain West by conference media members.

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