UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL RETURNS TO THE COURT FOR FIRST TIME IN 2021 THURSDAY AGAINST CSU
Lady Rebels will host the Rams in a two-game series with the second game set for Saturday, both will be played in the Cox Pavilion
After an unexpected 16-day break, the UNLV women’s basketball team will return to the court for the first time in 2021 when it hosts the Colorado State Rams in a Mountain West series Thursday and Saturday. Both games will be held in the Cox Pavilion, with Thursday’s game tipping off at 5 pm while Saturday’s will have a 12 pm start.
Because of the region’s COVID-19 situation, fans are not allowed to attend. There will be a live video stream available on the Mountain West Network, featuring the call of Ben Wilson and Ashly Dickinson (color analyst) on Thursday, while Jeremy Roach will serve as color analyst on Saturday’s broadcast. Wyatt Tomchek will provide play-by-play for the Lady Rebels’ radio broadcast, and will be joined by Kevaney Martin as color analyst. Both the video stream and the radio broadcast can be accessed at UNLVRebels.com.
UNLV Game Notes
♦ UNLV was scheduled to play its first MW road games of the season on Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 at San Diego State, but those games were postponed due to COVID-19 positives in the Aztec program. The MW will announce the rescheduled dates at a later time.
♦ UNLV will be just the Rams’ fourth Division I opponent of the season, as CSU has played two game-series with conference opponents Fresno State (1-1) and San Diego State (2-0), as well as a non-conference home-and-away two-game set with Denver (2-0).
♦ The Lady Rebels finished the non-conference slate with a pair of strong games, just narrowly falling to Pacific 77-75 in double-overtime, before coming back less than 24 hours later to rout Loyola Marymount 94-59.
♦ This series will match up two teams that love to shoot the three-ball. CSU ranks second (10.1 pg) and UNLV fourth (8.4 pg) in three-point field goals per game, while the Lady Rebels are coming off a school-record performance of 15 made against LMU on Dec. 21.
♦ UNLV is one of the youngest and most inexperienced teams in the nation. The 11-player Lady Rebels roster is the sixth-youngest team in the nation with an average age of 19.5, while they are the only team in the nation with at least 90% of its roster that started the season with just one career total Division I start.