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Lady Rebels Back on Court Saturday Night

LADY REBELS BACK ON COURT SATURDAY NIGHT

UNLV visits Utah State for Rebel doubleheader in Logan

UNLV women’s basketball returns to the court after a week of rest. The Lady Rebels visits Utah State in a Scarlet & Gray doubleheader as they’ll tip off Saturday at 8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT following a UNLV-Utah State men’s basketball matchup earlier that afternoon.

The Lady Rebels have won seven straight games, a streak that leads the Mountain West and ranks 12th in NCAA Division I. It’s UNLV’s longest win streak since 10 straight wins in 2003-04.

A live video stream is available on the Mountain West Network. Live audio, featuring Wyatt Tomchek on play-by-play, can be heard at UNLVRebels.com.

  • All-time series: UNLV leads 28-4.
  • Streak: Won 9.
  • First meeting: Jan. 30, 1975. Utah State won 70-63 at Logan, Utah.
  • Last meeting: Jan. 15, 2022. UNLV won 86-68 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Scouting Utah State

  • Utah State has struggled since entering conference play but have improved statistically since their last meeting with UNLV and are 2-3 in the span.
  • Utah State lost, 68-67, Wednesday after San Diego State’s Mercedes Staples made a layup with 0.6 seconds to play.
  • Senior guard Kaylin Randhawa leads the Aggies in scoring at 13.0 points per game.
  • Junior forward Adryana Quezada, who counts one of her three double-doubles against UNLV, averages 12.9 points and 7.8 rebounds.
  • Utah State trails only New Mexico in 3-pointers attempts among Mountain West teams.

Lady Rebels’ last time out: UNLV 72, Air Force 54

  • UNLV captured its 19th consecutive victory against Air Force.
  • Desi-Rae Young and Essence Booker scored 16 points to lead the Lady Rebels.
  • UNLV freshman forward Alyssa Brown grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds after playing 20-plus minutes in absence of senior Khayla Rooks, who sat out with a foot injury.
  • UNLV led 29-23 at halftime.
  • Obiazor finished with eight points and four rebounds.
  • The Falcons who fouled 23 times.
  • Kiara Jackson drew six fouls and scored 4 of her 13 points at the free throw line.
  • Four Falcons scored in double figures, led by 11 from Cierra Winters.
  • UNLV shot 47 percent and held Air Force to 29 percent from the field.
  • The Lady Rebels outrebounded Air Force 50-34.

24 for 31
Essence Booker’s 31 points scored against New Mexico on Jan. 27 were the most by a Lady Rebel since Dakota Gonzalez also scored 31 in a 63-55 at San Jose State on Feb. 11, 2017.
Booker crossed the 1,000 career points scored milestone  in the game.

Start me up

  • UNLV’s 17-4 start is the program’s best in 18 seasons.
  • The 2003-04 Lady Rebels (26-8, 10-4 MW) reached 18 wins before suffering a fifth loss.
  • The 2001-02 Lady Rebels (23-8, 9-5 MW) reached 21 wins before suffering a fifth loss.

Free range

  • Essence Booker ranks sixth among Division I players with a .923 free throw percentage.
  • Booker’s 14-for-14 free throw shooting against Boise State set a UNLV record.
  • UNLV’s single-season free throw percentage record is .889 set by Shari Netzel in 1988-89.
  • Booker has an active streak of 25 consecutive made free throws (and 50 of her last 51), matching the longest such streak of her career set earlier this season.
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