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Rice gets 2-year contract extension with Rebels

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Updated: 4/26/2014 7:23 am
LAS VEGAS — UNLV men's basketball head coach Dave Rice received a two-year contact extension Friday from the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.

Rice's contract has been extended through the 2018-19 basketball season, and includes an incentive package based upon academic and athletic success.

Rice had three years remaining on his previous contract, which was for five seasons and awarded to him after completing his first year at UNLV in September 2012.

Rice will enter his fourth season at UNLV in 2014-15. He has compiled a three-year record of 71-32. The 71 wins over his first three years ranks second all-time at UNLV; only Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian had more (73 wins in his first three seasons).

Rice led UNLV to three straight seasons with at least 20 wins, two NCAA Tournament appearances, and victories over seven ranked teams, including one over the nation's No. 1-ranked team (North Carolina in 2011).

The Rebels did not make the NCAA tourney this past season, and did not play in the National Invitational Tournament.

In addition, Rice and his staff have recruited elite talent to the program, including Anthony Bennett, who became the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

— From news release


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