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UNLV Basketball Tickets

Nowadays, it’s relatively easy to find cheap UNLV basketball tickets. However, in the history of college basketball, it’s hard to find more than a handful of programs that have accomplished more than the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. UNLV has one of the highest winning percentages in Division I history. The Rebels will always have a special place in the history of the game, which is why true fans will always jump at the chance to get their hands on last-minute UNLV basketball tickets.

The Shark

Leading the Runnin’ Rebels through their glory years was Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian, who coached UNLV from 1973 to 1992. Despite some trouble with NCAA violations along the way, Tarkanian led UNLV basketball to incredible heights. He led the Rebels to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1975 and ultimately turned them into a national program after joining the Pacific Coast Athletic Association in 1982. Under Tarkanian, the Rebels won 10 straight conference championships from 1983 to 1992. That stretch included six trips to the Sweet 16, the 1990 national championship, and a nearly perfect season during the 1990-91 campaign in which UNLV didn’t lose a game until bowing out in the Final Four. It was a 10-year stretch that few programs outside of John Wooden’s UCLA have ever come close to replicating.

The Aftermath

After reaching great heights under Tarkanian, UNLV basketball fell a long way after the Shark’s departure. Since 1992, the Runnin’ Rebels have won just one regular-season conference championship and made just one Sweet 16 appearance. Head coach Lon Kruger brought UNLV back to a respectable level but didn’t stay long enough to build something special. However, the Rebels continue to be a program with a proud history and plenty of potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does UNLV Basketball Play?

Since 1983, the Rebels have played their home games at the Thomas & Mack Center, which is located on campus in Paradise, Nevada, not far from the Las Vegas strip. The arena is nicknamed The Shark Tank after legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian. In addition to hosting UNLV basketball, the Thomas & Mack Center also hosts the NBA Summer League. It has also been the home arena of several arena football, indoor soccer, minor-league basketball, and hockey teams over the years. For basketball games, the Thomas & Mack Center has a capacity of nearly 18,000 fans.

When do UNLV tickets go on sale?

Cheap UNLV tickets to games played at Thomas & Mack Center are available months in advance, as are UNLV tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check UNLV’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy UNLV tickets in advance?

With UNLV tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to UNLV games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.

What’s the best way to buy cheap UNLV tickets?

The best way to buy cheap UNLV tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for UNLV tickets. Can you buy UNLV tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!  

Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?

Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap UNLV tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at Thomas & Mack Center will be before you buy those cheap UNLV tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap UNLV tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are UNLV Basketball tickets?

UNLV ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for UNLV tickets is around $51 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand. 

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