Former UNLV stars get tattoos to honor Jerry Tarkanian

It’s been almost 25 years since UNLV beat Duke 103-73 in the 1990 NCAA men’s basketball championship game in Denver, setting still-standing records for most points and largest margin of victory in a title game.

It’s been one week since the Runnin' Rebels coach in that game, Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian, passed away at age 84.

As a way of honoring both their quarter-of-a-century accomplishment and their late father figure, several members of that Rebels team got together Tuesday night in a Las Vegas tattoo parlor to ink themselves in remembrance. Here are some pictures tweeted out by Larry Johnson and Stacey Augmon:

As NBA rookies in 1991, Johnson, Augmon and Greg Anthony all wore No. 2 to honor Tarkanian.

Also, Wednesday night at 10:30 p.m. PT, following the UNLV-Boise State game at the Thomas & Mack Center, the Las Vegas Strip will go dark for three minutes to honor Tarkanian -- a Sin City honor previously bestowed upon the likes of U.S. presidents (John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan) and Las Vegas icons (Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley) -- after a social-media campaign by UNLV alumni Scott Gulbransen and Tony Cordasco.