Nevada Hosts CSU Bakersfield Saturday
Jan. 3, 2013
RENO, Nev. -
The University of Nevada women’s basketball team (5-7, 0-0 MW) will close out its non-conference slate with a home game against CSU Bakersfield (2-14, 0-0 Independent) Saturday 4 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center.
“After having three tough road games against opponents from the ACC, Big East, and a team picked to win their conference, we are looking forward to playing at home,” head coach Jane Albright said. “We’ve been focused this week in two-a-day practices, where we have looked to get better with our offensive execution and defensive effort. We are excited for the opportunity to close out our non-conference schedule at Lawlor, before starting Mountain West play next week.”
The Roadrunners are currently on a seven game skid, with their last win coming on a Dec. 9 71-64 victory at UC Irvine. Senior guard Amber Williams leads CSU Bakersfield with 12.1 ppg. Nevada won the previous meeting 85-76 during the 2011-12 season in Bakersfield, Calif. Wolf Pack sophomore Aja Johnson had a career night in the win, finishing with 17 points and eight rebounds. Senior Chanelle Brennan added 17 points and Arielle Wideman handed out a career best 12 assists.
Pup Club Day- Pup Club members are encouraged to get to the game early to participate in the high five tunnel when the team takes the court pregame. Members are asked to meet by the band at 3:30 p.m. to be on the court with the team for pregame introductions. Accompanying parents of Pup Club members receive a $5 discounted ticket to the game.
Freestyle Martial Arts- Freestyle Martial Arts Academy will perform a mixed martial arts exhibition during halftime.
LAST TIME OUT
The University of Nevada women’s basketball team ended its three-game road trip with a 77-54 loss to Wake Forest Monday afternoon at Joel Coliseum. Strong perimeter shooting by Nevada got the team out to a 12-7 lead over Wake Forest. The Wolf Pack knocked down its first three attempts from the three point line. Sophomore Emily Burns connected on two, while junior Danika Sharp hit one. Demon Deacons guard Lakevia Boykin gave her team a 20-19 lead with a made basket at the 12:19 mark. Nevada senior Chanelle Brennan began the second half with a made jump shot. Three consecutive made free throws by junior Danika Sharp got the Wolf Pack within 10 of the Deacons at 47-37. Turnovers plagued Nevada in the game, as the team recorded a season high 33. The Deacons built a 27 point lead with four minutes remaining in the game and shot 45 percent from the field on its way to a 77-54 win.