Lady Rebels Ready For First-Place Match Up Hosting Wyoming



UNLV and Wyoming will tip-off on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. PT at the Cox Pavilion

The UNLV women’s basketball team is ready to face off in a first-place battle as Wyoming comes to Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 31. Both squads head into the evening game with a 7-1 Mountain West record and the winner will take sole possession of first-place in the league’s standings.


ABOUT THE OPPONENT: UNLV is 29-28 all-time versus Wyoming. Last season, the Lady Rebels earned three wins over the Cowgirls including the MW Championship game. Wyoming is coming off a dominant win over Fresno State, 69-47, on Saturday, and has currently won three straight MW games. The Cowgirls are led by Allyson Fertig who averages 14.3 points per game and 8.0 rebounds per game. Fertig also leads the MW and ranks 11th in the nation with a 62.4 shooting percentage. As a squad, Wyoming leads the conference in shooting percentage 46.0 and in MW play, the Cowgirls are shooting 49.3%.



  • March 8, 2023 – UNLV won 71-60 in the Mountain West Championship game in Las Vegas
  • Jan. 19, 2023 – UNLV won 71-57 in Laramie
  • Dec. 29, 2022 – UNLV won 73-67 in Las Vegas
  • Feb. 24, 2022 – Wyoming won 77-73 in Laramie
  • Dec. 31, 2021 – UNLV won 66-60 in Las Vegas


WEDNESDAY’S PROMOTIONS: The first 1,000 fans inside the Cox Pavilion will be able to pick up a free Lady Rebels rally towel. Fans in attendance additionally will receive Lady Rebels’ jersey stickers and also have the opportunity to take a picture with the Las Vegas Aces’ Championship trophy! Additionally, the concession stand in the Cox Pavilion will be offering $1 popcorn.


TICKETS: Tickets are $6 when purchased in advance online at General admission tickets at the door are $10 ($8 for seniors, UNLV faculty/staff and alumni). UNLV students and Nevada high school students (presenting student ID) as well as all children 12 and under enter free.


BROADCAST INFO: The game will air live locally on the Silver State Sports and Entertainment Network (KVVU 5.2, Cox 125) and stream online on the Mountain West Network ( Play-by-play announcer Wyatt Tomchek and color analyst Kevaney Martin have the call.


SQUAD LEADERS: Desi-Rae Young leads the Lady Rebels in scoring, averaging 19.7 points per game and is the leading rebounder (9.3 rebounds per game). Kiara Jackson leads UNLV in assists per game (5.1) and is the second-leading scorer averaging 11.7 points per game. Alyssa Durazo-Frescas is the third leading scorer on the squad, averaging 9.1 points and Alyssa Brown is the second leading rebounder, bringing down 8.1 boards per game, respectively.


LAST TIME ON THE COURT: The UNLV women’s basketball team cruised to a 92-47 victory over intrastate rival UNR on Saturday afternoon at the Thomas & Mack Center. This game was part of the Silver State Series, which is presented by America First Credit Union. The Lady Rebels had four players in double-figures for the second straight game. Amarachi Kimpson and Desi-Rae Young were tied as the leading scorers, both having put up 16 points each. Kimpson’s 16 points tied her season/career-high, she was the assists leader with a career-high four assists, and brought down five rebounds which tied her career-high as well. Young shot 8-for-12 from the field and had seven rebounds on the day. Macie James came off the bench and scored a season-high 12 points by shooting 4-for-8 from the field and a career-high nine rebounds. James was tied for the leading rebounder on the squad with Kiara Jackson who also had a career-high nine boards. Jackson drained 14 points by shooting 6-for-7 from the field and was 2-for-2 from the three-point line.


SQUAD UP: The Lady Rebels return nine of the 12 players from its 2023 championship squad, including three starters and Mountain West Sixth Player of the Year Kiara Jackson. UNLV added four freshmen, forward McKinna Brackens, point guard Amarachi Kimpson, guard Macy Spencer and forward Meadow Roland, and junior transfer Macie James, a forward from Oklahoma State.

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Lady Rebels Ready For First-Place Match Up Hosting Wyoming
Lady Rebels Ready For First-Place Match Up Hosting Wyoming