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Tarkanian painting to be unveiled at UNLV game

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Former University of Nevada, Las Vegas men's basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is getting one colorful honor Thursday.

During the Runnin' Rebels game against Wyoming, a painting of "Tark The Shark" will be unveiled as part of the NCAA and National Association of Basketball Coaches' honoring 75 years of March Madness.

Tarkanian was at the helm of the 1990 UNLV team that won the national championship that year.

The art piece, painted by Opie Otterstad, will be showcased between Portal 4 by Suite 26 at Thomas and Mack Center.

Following the unveiling, Tarkanian's portrait and 74 others will be auctioned at ncaa.com/Art.

A portion of the proceeds goes to the NABC Foundation and its many programs.

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