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

  • 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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Lady Rebels Back on Court Saturday Night
Lady Rebels Back on Court Saturday Night