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UNLV garners first preseason top 25 rank since '92

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For the first time in 20 years, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas men's basketball team garnered a top-25 ranking in the preseason coaches' poll.

The school's athletic department announced Wednesday that the Runnin' Rebels were ranked No. 19 in the preseason USA Today Coaches' poll.

The school's previous preseason ranking was in 1992, when the team was ranked No. 23. The school also said this year's ranking is the highest since 1991, when the Runnin' Rebels were the top-ranked team in the nation.

San Diego State University was ranked No. 20 in the same preseason poll for the upcoming year.

UNLV will host a free Scarlet/Gray showcase for fans on Thursday at the Thomas and Mack Center. The event begins at 7 p.m.

UNLV will play Dixie State on Nov. 7 for a home exhibition game. The team's regular season opener is at home against Northern Arizona University on Nov. 12.

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