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Runnin' Rebels debut with Scarlet and Grey Scrimmage

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Fans got a look at the 2013-14 Runnin' Rebels squad during the Scarlet and Grey Scrimmage on Thursday night. (FOX5) Fans got a look at the 2013-14 Runnin' Rebels squad during the Scarlet and Grey Scrimmage on Thursday night. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

It was a coming out party for the 2013-14 edition of the Runnin' Rebels Thursday night at the Thomas & Mack Center for the annual Scarlet and Grey Scrimmage.

About 5,000 fans attended the free event for a first look at the revamped roster.

Of the 15 players on the team, nine of them are new, and basketball head coach Dave Rice said the event will definitely help prepare the team for the regular season.

"I told the guys we may not shoot the ball very well but I want make sure that we play hard and play together. All the other things in terms of offensive execution, that will all take care of itself as we practice more."

Junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones led all scorers with 12 points. Fellow junior Khem Birch scored 11 points as the Scarlet squad won 36-27.

"Been in the gym daily mostly with these guys," Dejean-Jones said. "We built a strong bond together. We have great team chemistry. Everybody can play with everybody, so it's real exciting."

The team will open the season at home Nov. 8 against Portland State.

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