A rivalry will be renewed when UNLV plays Duke on Saturday, Dec. 10 in the first college basketball game to be played at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas as part of the fourth-annual MGM Grand Showcase, which benefits Coaches vs. Cancer.
The two iconic programs have not played since the programs battled in consecutive Final Fours in the early ‘90s.
The duel between the two teams is one that Runnin’ Rebel fans have waited to see for 25 years. UNLV captured the school’s lone national championship by beating Duke by a national title game-record 30 points in the 1990 Final Four.
The following season, the Runnin’ Rebels started the season 34-0 before facing Duke in the national semifinals in Indianapolis. In one of the most monumental upsets in NCAA Tournament history, the Blue Devils knocked off the Rebels 79-77 and then won the first national championship for Coach Mike Krzyzewski two days later.
Tickets will be available to the public starting Saturday, July 30 and can be purchased at the T-Mobile Arena box office, t-mobilearena.com, AXS.com, mgmgrandshowcase.com or by calling 888-AXS-TIX.