Road Week For Lady Rebels

Feb. 21, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -

With the race heating up for second place in the Mountain West, the UNLV women's basketball team faces a key stretch this week with two straight road games, beginning with Wednesday’s contest at Boise State, tip time at 6 pm (PST) at Taco Bell Arena. That will be followed by a Saturday afternoon game at Air Force. UNLV will come into the matchup with Boise State alone in third place, and just one game behind Colorado State.

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UNLV is looking to record a third consecutive sweep of a conference opponent, after successfully completing sweeps over TCU and New Mexico. The Lady Rebels won the first meeting against the Broncos by a 66-50 score in Las Vegas, and that was without the services of senior forward Lenita Sanford, the current MW Player of the Week.

A win on Wednesday would also give the Lady Rebels the 18th 20-win season in school history, but only the third in the last 20 years. UNLV won 23 games in 2001-02, and 26 games in the 2003-04 campaign. Senior forward Jamie Smith will also set a new UNLV record for most career starts with 120 with a start on Wednesday against the Broncos.
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GAME 28 - Wednesday, February 22 • 6 pm (PT)
 
UNLV (19-8, 7-4 MW)
Head coach:
Kathy Olivier (57-64, 4th year)
Leading scorer: Jr./G Kelli Thompson (12.8 ppg)
 
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Boise State (13-13, 4-7 MW)
Head coach:
Gordy Presnell (123-91, 9th year)
Leading scorer:  Sr./G Kati Isham (14.8 ppg)
  
Taco Bell Arena (12,480)
Boise, Idaho
TV:
None
Radio: KSHP 1400 AM (Adam Candee)
Live Stats: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com
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