UNLV has not made a three pointer in every game

UNLV has the streak. Since the NCAA introduced the three-point line in the 1986-87 season, the Runnin’ Rebels have made a three in every single game.

All 1,129 of them. 

But UNLV has not made a three in every game they have played with the three-point line. 

Before the NCAA officially adopted the three-point line, individual conferences had experimental runs with the three. From the 1982-83 season until the NCAA’s adoption, UNLV played in 64 games with a three-point line. And they made a three in 53 of those games. 

Meaning, UNLV has played 11 games with a three-point line and failed to make a three-pointer. 

This was all inspired by Dan Wickizer, who asked on Twitter which player made the first three to start the streak. 

Mark Wade was the Rebel that started the streak. He buried a three just over three minutes into UNLV’s season opener against Arizona. 

But Mark Wade was not the first Rebel to make a three. In the 1982-83 season Sidney Green took all 12 of UNLV’s three point attempts on the season. He made four of them, making him the first Rebel to knock down a three. 

Caleb Grill is the most recent Rebel to hit a streak extending three, as he made the first triple in the Rebels final game of the 2020-21 season. 

UNLV still has the longest streak in the nation, with a three in 1,129 straight games. But the streak is a tad misleading, as the Rebels have failed to make a three in 11 games played with the three-point line.

3 thoughts on “UNLV has not made a three pointer in every game

  1. Is this Tyler’s way of reclaiming the “Mr Negative award of negative spin”? Probably

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