2013-14 Preview: UNLV Rebels
The Rebels' chemistry could dictate success (or failure) in 2013-14
- Derrick Tuskan/Icon SMIDave Rice will want to push the tempo as usual with the Runnin' Rebs.
2012-13: 25-10 (10-6 Mountain West)
In-conference offense: 0.99 points per possession (6th)
In-conference defense: 0.94 points allowed per possession (2nd)
It's tough for Dave Rice to be too disappointed with 25 wins and a fourth consecutive NCAA appearance. Still, there was a feeling the Runnin' Rebels underachieved last season with No. 1 NBA draft pick Anthony Bennett, and Rice learned some things. "Never underestimate the importance of role definition and chemistry," Rice said. "From day one, we're selling the importance of team chemistry and team goals."
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