Nevada Hosts MW Leading San Diego State Saturday
Feb. 21, 2013
RENO, Nev. -
The University of Nevada women’s basketball team (7-17, 2-9 MW) returns home to Lawlor Events Center to take on Mountain West leading San Diego State (20-5, 11-1 MW) Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.
The Aztecs are led by senior guards Courtney Clements 17.0 ppg., 5.1 rpg., and Chelsea Hopkins 13.7 ppg., 7.7 rpg. San Diego State leads the overall series with Nevada 4-3. The Aztecs defeated the Wolf Pack 69-57 at home on Jan. 23. Junior Danika Sharp just missed a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds in the loss. Sophomore Emily Burns was close as well, finishing the game with 12 points, nine rebounds, and six blocks.
“We have a lot of respect for Beth Burns’ coaching staff and her first place Aztecs,” head coach Jane Albright said. “We know it will be a tough game. We will have some momentum going into Saturday from a big win on the road at Fresno State. San Diego State has two stars in Clements and Hopkins who are both player of the year candidates. We competed with them well in our game on their home floor earlier this season. It is a very big game for us as the season begins to wind down. I hope our fans come out and provide a lift for the team.”
All Sports Clinic- Boys and girls are invited to attend an all sports pre-game clinic at Lawlor Events Center for free on Saturday. Participants will visit different sports stations hosted by Nevada student-athletes. Clinic check-in will begin at 2 p.m., on the upper concourse of section 22.
Ruthie Bolton Autograph Session- Former WNBA player and Olympic Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton will be on hand to sign autographs during the game at a courtside table.