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Fans proud of Lady Rebels in hard-fought NCAA Tournament appearance

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Posted at 10:07 PM, Mar 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-21 13:30:45-04

HENDERSON (KTNV) — Despite the loss by the Lady Rebels in Arizona, fans in the Las Vegas valley are proud of their efforts and believe the basketball team will help inspire valley girls to think about playing for UNLV.

At PKWY Tavern in Henderson, Lady Rebs fans filled the seats in a sea of red and white trying to will them to a win for their first tournament appearance in two decades against Arizona.

Longtime fan LaTanya Hill said seeing the team in the big dance was worth it.

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“I’ve been supporting them for a long time and I’m just happy for them," Hill said. "It took us a long time to get back here, but we here now."

Hill says the girls played hard despite the close loss against Arizona and believes the Lady Rebels remain a formidable force.

“I find that they’re gelling, they work together. They play together," Hill said. "They’re hard workers and they fight."

She believes the squad’s accomplishment’s this season will inspire local girls to think about hooping it up for UNLV.

“A lot of local girls should try to come to the home school and try to play,” Hill said.

The Lady Rebels wrap up one of their best seasons in school history and hope to run it back next year.