UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Host UNR Wolf PackWednesday Night In Silver State Series Contest

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS WOLF PACK IN SILVER STATE SERIES CONTEST WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 

First 100 fans to receive a free red light-up stick, all fans encouraged to wear Red to the game

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Wednesday is the first meeting of the season between in-state rivals UNLV and UNR and the first game for the two in the Silver State Series, the all-sports competition between the two schools sponsored by IBEW and Nevada Donor Network, as the teams will tip-off in Mountain West women’s basketball action at 6 pm in the Cox Pavilion.

 

It’s also a Code Red game for the Lady Rebels, and all fans are encouraged to wear Red, while the first 100 fans will receive a free red light-up stick. Tickets for UNLV women’s basketball are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and staff, while kids 17 and under are free at UNLV Lady Rebel contests. Tickets are also $3 off if bought online at UNLVRebels.com by the night before the game.

There will be a live video stream available on the Mountain West Network, with the link also available on UNLVRebels.com. Ben Wilson and Amie Callaway will provide the call, while Wyatt Tomchek (play-by-play) and Kevaney Martin (color analyst) will handle the radio broadcast, also on UNLVRebels.com.

 

UNLV Game Notes

♦  The Lady Rebels look to continue their hot streak as they have won six of their last seven games and currently stand in fourth in the Mountain West at 5-2, just half a game behind Boise State (6-2), who is idle on Wednesday.
♦  The two teams actually have identical overall records, but opposite league marks as UNR is 2-5 in the MW, and are looking for its first road win since Nov. 16. The Wolf Pack have struggled away from Reno this season, having dropped their past three road games by an average of 14.3 ppg.
♦ UNLV is 20-1 all-time against UNR in Las Vegas, and 20-0 in regular season action.
♦ The Lady Rebels currently rank at the top of the MW (conference play only) in several defensive categories including scoring defense, field goal defense and rebound margin.
♦ UNLV is 31-8 in league play at home (27-8 in the Cox Pavilion, 4-0 in the Thomas & Mack Center) over the past five seasons. That includes this year’s 2-1 mark.
♦  The 2019-20 UNLV Lady Rebel squad are one of the youngest and least experienced teams in the Mountain West this season after graduating four senior starters. UNLV has 10 underclassmen on this year’s squad, with seven freshmen and three sophomores, while the four-member senior class had a total of two career starts (as a Lady Rebel) entering the season.

 

 

Lady Rebels Host San Diego State Saturday On Play4Kay Day

UNLV LADY REBELS HOSTS SAN DIEGO STATE SATURDAY ON PLAY4KAY DAY

All fans wearing pink will receive $3 admission
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Matchup UNLV (15-9, 10-3 MW) vs San Diego State (10-13, 4-8 MW)
Date Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time 3 p.m.
Site Cox Pavilion (2,500), Las Vegas
Video Mountain West Network (Wyatt Tomchek, Mark Wasik)
Radio UNLV Radio (Adam Candee)
Audio UNLVRebels.com and UNLV Game Day App
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Twitter @UNLVLadyRebels

UNLV HOSTS AZTECS ON PLAY4KAY DAY…

Saturday is the annual Play4Kay Day at UNLV, and the Lady Rebels will be wearing pink jerseys to show their support for breast cancer awareness when they host San Diego State at 3 pm in the Cox Pavilion.

Fans that wear pink to the game will receive $3 admission, while the first 100 fans will also receive a free pink drink koozie.

Single game ticket prices for the Lady Rebels this season are $8 for adults, $5 if bought online at UNLVTickets.com, while kids 12 and under are free at all UNLV Lady Rebel home contests.

The game will be live streamed on the Mountain West with Wyatt Tomchek on the play by play, and there will also be a radio broadcast with the call of Adam Candee. Both will be available through UNLVRebels.com.

The race for the Mountain West regular season title could not be any closer, as five teams all have 10 wins each entering the final five games of the league schedule. UNLV and Wyoming have the advantage with 10-3 marks, ahead of Colorado State, Wyoming and Boise State, all at 10-4. That gives the Lady Rebels no room for error in their quest for the conference championship.

UNLV is looking for its second sweep of the Aztecs in the past three years, following a 75-64 victory at San Diego on Jan. 27. The Lady Rebels trailed by 18 points in the first half before reeling off a 23-0 run on the way to the victory. They have won the last four in Las Vegas against the Aztecs as well, with SDSU’s last road win in the series coming on Jan. 16, 2013. SDSU meanwhile is just 2-6 on the road this year, and 1-5 in league play.

The Lady Rebels’ success in the conference this season has been fueled by its outstanding post play. UNLV has outscored its past 11 opponents 384-214 on points in the paint while holding a +8.4 rebound margin for the 11 contests. That size shows up even more on the offensive boards, where UNLV is rebounding an impressive 38.9% of its missed shots in MW play. The Lady Rebels are also finding their way to the free throw line, and are currently tied for 18th in the nation with 389 made free throws this season.

Lady Rebels To Host National Girls And Women In Sports Day Saturday

UNLV TO HOST NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY SATURDAY

The Rebel athletic department will host a free sports clinic prior to the Lady Rebel home game versus Boise State

The UNLV Lady Rebels and the UNLV Athletic Department will be honoring the 32nd annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 3, by hosting a free sports clinic prior to the Lady Rebel home game later that afternoon against Boise State in the Thomas & Mack Center.

The day will start with the free sports clinic, as players and staff from several athletic teams at UNLV, including the women’s soccer, volleyball, and pom teams will be helping to run the event for kids (girls and boys) between 2nd and 8th grades at the Mendenhall Center. Doors open at 11:45 for registration while the clinic starts at 12:30 pm with different stations spread out over the Mendenhall Center and the practice courts at the Cox Pavilion. Following the clinic, all participants are invited to attend the UNLV Lady Rebels contest against Boise State for free, with the game starting at 3 pm in the Thomas & Mack Center. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and pizza after the completion of the clinic.
During the Lady Rebel game, several former UNLV female athletes will be in attendance and will be honored on the court at halftime as well, while Mariah Jefferson, of the newest Las Vegas professional team, WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, will be signing autographs pregame. The first 100 fans to the Boise State game will receive a free Like a Lady Rebel T-shirt.
Advance tickets bought online for the game at UNLVTickets.com are just $5, while kids 12 and under are always free at UNLV Lady Rebel contests. There is also a special $2 ticket price for all CCSD parents, with the code available from your local school.
NGWSD is celebrated in all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities honoring the achievements and encouraging participation of girls and women in sports, starting back in 1987. The national-wide celebration is jointly organized by the National Girls and Women in Sport Coalition, and the theme for 2018 is “Play Fair, Play IX.”.
For more information about the event you can contact Rachel Dunn, Lady Rebel Director of Operations, at 702-895-3041 or by email (rachel.dunn@unlv.edu). Space is limited in the pre-game clinic, so fans should sign up soon at UNLVwomensbasketballcamps.com.

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: UNLV Athletics To Host National Girls And Women In Sports Day On Jan. 28

UNLV TO HOST NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY ON JANUARY 28
The Rebel athletic department will host a free sports clinic prior to the Lady Rebel home game versus San José State

The UNLV Lady Rebels and the UNLV Athletic Department will be honoring the 31st annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, January 28, by hosting a free sports clinic prior to the Lady Rebel home game later that afternoon against San José State.

The day will start with the free sports clinic, as players and staff from several athletic teams at UNLV, including the women’s soccer, track and field, volleyball, softball and pom teams will be helping to run the event for kids (girls and boys) between 2nd and 8th grades at the Mendenhall Center. Doors open at 12:45 for registration while the clinic starts at 1:30 pm with different stations spread out over the Mendenhall Center and the practice courts at the Cox Pavilion. Following the clinic, all participants are invited to attend the UNLV Lady Rebels contest against San Jose State for free, with the game starting at 4 pm in the Cox Pavilion.

During the Lady Rebel game, UNLV will also have an on-court recognition for three of its four women’s teams that reached NCAA Tournament play in the 2016 calendar year: the Mountain West champion golf and soccer teams as well as the 2016 volleyball squad. The Rebel tennis team was also MW champions in 2016, but will be in competition that afternoon.

The first 200 fans to the San José State game will receive a free UNLV Rebel T-shirt, while all participants in the sports clinic will also all receive a free t-shirt and pizza after the clinic as well. Advance tickets bought online for the game at UNLVTickets.com are just $5, while kids 12 and under are always free at UNLV Lady Rebel contests. Other special events during the contest include a pair of in-game raffles for Lady Rebel Prize packs.

NGWSD is celebrated in all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities honoring the achievements and encouraging participation of girls and women in sports, starting back in 1987. The national-wide celebration is jointly organized by the National Girls and Women in Sport Coalition, and the theme for 2017 is “Expanding Opportunity”.

For more information about the event you can contact Rachel Dunn, Lady Rebel Director of Operations, at 702-895-3041 or by email (rachel.dunn@unlv.edu). Space is limited in the pre-game clinic, so fans should sign up soon at UNLVwomensbasketballcamps.com.

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Ticket Specials, Information Announced For Lady Rebels For MW Opener, Play4Kay Shootout

TICKET SPECIALS, INFORMATION ANNOUNCED FOR UNLV LADY REBELS FOR MW OPENER, PLAY4KAY SHOOTOUT

Lady Rebels will play their next four games in Las Vegas in the T-Mobile Arena and at the Cox Pavilion

 

The UNLV Lady Rebels, off to their best start in 15 years at 8-1, will play their next four games in Las Vegas, beginning with next week’s Play4Kay Shootout, an eight-team tournament running from Dec. 19-21 in the T-Mobile Arena. That will be followed by the Mountain West opener and a showdown between two of the top teams in the league as UNLV will host defending conference Colorado State on Thursday, Dec. 29 at 3 pm.

 

UNLV is running several promotions for the Dec. 29 contest against the Rams, as the first 100 fans will receive a free Go Rebels Foam Finger. It’s also Family Night in the Cox Pavilion, and all CCSD families can receive adult tickets for just $3 each with a special promo code. As a thank you to the UNLV Faculty and Staff during the Winter Break, they are also eligible to receive two free tickets to the contest as well.

 

Before that contest, UNLV will play in the inaugural Play4Kay Shootout, featuring an outstanding field highlighted by top-25 South Florida, Oregon State, Oklahoma State and the hometown Lady Rebels. UNLV opens play in the tournament on Monday, Dec. 19 at 8 pm, and then will face either New Mexico State or Quinnipiac on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at either 3 pm or 8 pm. The first, third, fifth and seventh place games are set for Wednesday, Dec. 21.

 

Ticket prices for the tournament are $25 for seats directly behind the teams, $15 for all other seats in the lower arena, or $50 for courtside seats. More information on how to order tickets can be found at at Play4Kayhoops.com

 

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Host Alaska Anchorage In Exhibition Contest Monday

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UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS ALASKA ANCHORAGE IN EXHIBITION CONTEST MONDAY

Lady Rebels open regular season Nov. 14 against Southern Utah

The UNLV women’s basketball team will play its lone exhibition of the preseason on Monday, Nov. 9, when it hosts Alaska Anchorage at 7 pm in the Cox Pavilion. UNLV has been picked to finish fifth in the Mountain West this season, while the Seawolves are ranked seventh in the Division II preseason top-25 rankings.

The Lady Rebels, under eighth-year head coach Kathy Olivier, bring back three starters from a year ago, including senior center Aley Rohde and sophomore guard Nikki Wheatley, an All-Freshman Mountain West selection a year ago. The Gonzalez twins, Dakota and Dylan, are also eligible this season after sitting out a year following a transfer from Kansas. The Lady Rebels also feature a three-player freshman class.
The regular season opener will be on Saturday, Nov. 14, against Southern Utah at 3 pm in the Thomas & Mack Center. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 if bought online at UNLVTickets.

UNLV ATHLETIC NEWS: UNLV To Host National Girls And Women In Sports Day Saturday

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UNLV TO HOST NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY ON SATURDAY

 
Event will host over 300 kids for a free multi-sport clinic prior to that day’s Lady Rebel game vs. Colorado State

The UNLV Lady Rebels and the UNLV Athletic Department will hosting over 300 kids at a free sports clinic on Saturday in the 29th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which will be held at UNLV on Saturday, Feb. 7 prior to the women’s basketball game against Colorado State. Space is limited for the event, so parents are encouraged to sign up their children early.

For this year’s NGWSD, players and staff from several women’s athletic teams at UNLV, including the basketball, volleyball, soccer, cheer and dance teams will be helping to run an all-sports clinic for kids (girls and boys) between 2nd and 8th grades at the Mendenhall Center. Doors open at 12:45 for registration while the clinic starts at 1:30 pm with different stations spread out over the Mendenhall Center and the practice courts at the Cox Pavilion. Following the clinic, all participants are invited to attend the UNLV Lady Rebels contest against Air Force for free, with the game starting at 4 pm in the Cox Pavilion.

NGWSD is celebrated in all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities honoring the achievements and encouraging participation of girls and women in sports, starting back in 1987. The national-wide celebration is jointly organized by the National Girls and Women in Sport Coalition, and the theme for 2015 is “Game On!”

For more information about the event you can contact Rachel Dunn, Lady Rebel Director of Operations, at 702-895-3041 or by email (rachel.dunn@unlv.edu). Sign-ups for the NGWSD are also available online at UNLVwomensbasketballcamps.com.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebel Scarlet & Gray Showcase Set For Oct. 16

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RUNNIN’ REBEL SCARLET & GRAY SHOWCASE SET FOR OCT. 16

Free fan event to feature skills challenges, Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage, Legends game, autographs and more; Special season-ticket holder event also scheduled for earlier in the evening

The UNLV men’s basketball team will hold its annual free fan event on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. All fans are invited to the Runnin’ Rebel Scarlet & Gray Showcase, which will include skills challenges, the Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage, Legends game, the opportunity to get autographs and more.

In addition, a special season-ticket holder event will take place earlier in the evening at Cox Pavilion. Season-ticket holders can expect to be sent information regarding that event in the near future.

“We are excited to begin the 2014-15 season and also for the opportunity to be in front of our fans again,” said head coach Dave Rice. “This is a very important event for our program and we know Runnin’ Rebel fans look forward to it each year. It is a great opportunity for our players to be in front of a crowd as we continue to prepare for games to begin in November.”

Rice is entering his fourth season at the helm of the Runnin’ Rebel program. He has led UNLV to 71 wins over his first three years, which ranks second all-time at UNLV only to Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian (73 wins in his first three seasons in Las Vegas).

Under Rice, UNLV has won at least 20 games all three seasons and has played in two NCAA Tournaments (including earning its highest seed in 22 years). In addition, his teams have recorded seven victories over ranked teams, including one over the nation’s No. 1-ranked squad (North Carolina). The Runnin’ Rebels recorded an overall mark of 20-13 last season and have a streak of 20 or more wins in each of the last eight years.

This year’s team welcomes back seven familiar faces and has added eight new players to the roster. The team’s 2014 recruiting class is ranked as the fifth-best in the country by Rivals.com, only behind Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Arizona, and ahead of North Carolina, Louisville, UCLA, Georgetown and Florida.

A limited number of season tickets in the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center for the 2014-15 UNLV men’s basketball season are on sale now. Seats are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis and may be purchased in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or online at UNLVtickets.com. Mini-plan tickets go on sale Oct. 16, while single-game tickets will be available via an online pre-sale Oct. 23.

Ball Up Streetball Championship in Las Vegas – Cox Pavilion August 21st through 23rd – MVP to be Awarded with $100K Contract

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BALL UP STREETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TIPS OFF IN LAS VEGAS
MVP TO BE AWARDED WITH CONTRACT WORTH $100,000

 

Championship Game on August 23 at Cox Pavilion

 

Ball Up streetball will crown the newest All-Star during the Ball Up “Search for the Next” championship game, sounding the buzzer on the 2014 nationwide summer tour. During the ultimate showdown of talent and skill, a champion MVP will be selected and rewarded with a spot on the 2015 Ball Up roster and a contract worth $100,000.  On August 23, the finalists will go head to head against the Ball Up All-Stars at 7:00 p.m. at Cox Pavilion (University of Nevada – 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154). Fans and families can take in the excitement including guest NBA all-star coaches, musical entertainment, and special guest appearances.

Hundreds of local untapped streetball talent across the country took their shot in open run tryouts throughout the nation. After being handpicked to represent their city by CEO of Ball Up Demetrius Spencer, NBA Veteran Gilbert Arenas along with guest NBA all-star coaches, including James Harden, Joakim Noah, and Metta World Peace among others, these local teams of 10 players took on the Ball Up All Star team in sold out large-scaled venues, providing family friendly, exciting entertainment for all. The best players from each city will be brought out to Las Vegas to participate in the final championship showdown to compete for a contract to join the Ball Up All-Stars, bringing electrifying competition to the entertainment capital of the world.

 

“Our Ball Up championship game is one of the most anticipated events in streetball, bringing out the best of the best talent from all over the country” said Demetrius Spencer, CEO of Ball Up. “The competition is intense, with the players hours away from realizing their dream of turning their passion into a profession.”

 

The 2014 Ball Up All-Stars roster includes: streetball legends The Professor, AO, Bone Collector, Sik Wit It, Violator, Baby Shaq, Air Up There, Special FX, Springs; rising stars G Smith, Mr. Afrika and Too Easy. NBA players, past and present that have participated in previous Ball Up events include: Nick Young, Derek Fisher, Julius “Dr. J.” Erving, Allen Iverson, Dennis Rodman, Tracy McGrady, Matt Barnes, George Hill, Rick Fox, DeMar Derozan, Rafer “Skip To My Lou” Alston and Eric Bledsoe to name a few.

 

Each of the local live events and open run tryouts were filmed along with the combine and championship game for the top rated television series, “Ball Up: Search for the Next” airing later this year on Fox Sports. For additional information please visit, www.BallUp.com.

24 TEAMS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SAMSUNG NBA SUMMER LEAGUE 2014 AT THE COX PAVILION AND THOMAS & MACK CENTER

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TWENTY-FOUR TEAMS  TO PARTICIPATE IN
SAMSUNG NBA SUMMER LEAGUE 2014
Utah Jazz to Make First Appearance –

 Twenty-four teams, including the Utah Jazz, which will be making its first appearance, will compete in this year’s Samsung NBA Summer League July 11-21, at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The Jazz will join 22 other NBA teams and a team of NBA Development League select players in a tournament-style format to crown the Samsung NBA Summer League Champion. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 11-15, before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 21. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.  

This summer, 10 of the 12 teams that own Lottery picks in the 2014 NBA Draft presented by State Farm will take the court at Samsung NBA Summer League, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, who are slated to make the top three picks in this year’s Draft. Each team is expected to choose from an impressive crop of prospects that includes Australia’s Dante Exum, Duke’s Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins from Kansas, and Kentucky’s Julius Randle. Samsung NBA Summer League will feature many of these top prospects in their first taste of NBA action, along with other recent high draft picks, as well as undrafted rookies and free agents hoping to make their mark.

The 2014 summer marks the event’s 10th anniversary and will feature four teams that have competed every summer in Las Vegas: Denver Nuggets (25-20, .556); Phoenix Suns (24-22, .522); Washington Wizards (22-24, .487) and Cleveland Cavaliers (21-25, .457).  

Last summer, both the Golden State Warriors (29-13, 0.690) and the Suns entered the inaugural NBA Summer League Championship game undefeated at 6-0. The Warriors, behind Ian Clark’s 33-point MVP performance, finished with a perfect 7-0 record and captured the inaugural Summer League Championship with a 91-77 victory over the Suns. Clark, who was not drafted by an NBA team in 2013, went on to sign with the Utah Jazz, and spent the entire 2013-14 season on the team’s roster.

NBA TV will televise Samsung NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas with a complete schedule of games and broadcast information to be released at a later date. Additionally, fans will once again be able to watch, via a subscription-based package, every Samsung NBA Summer League game live on NBA.com and on the NBA Summer League app.

Samsung, the official handset, tablet, and television provider of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and NBA D-League (NBA D-League), joins as the title partner of NBA Summer League for the first time this summer.

Tickets for the Samsung NBA Summer League will go on sale June 1, at 9 a.m. PDT. Fans can purchase tickets to the Samsung NBA Summer League by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center box office, online at www.UNLVtickets.com, by phone at 702-739-FANS, or at UNLVtickets outlets Town Square Las Vegas Concierge and La Bonita Supermarkets.

Below is a complete list of teams that will participate in the Samsung NBA Summer League this summer, along with their overall record at summer league and years of participation:

SAMSUNG NBA SUMMER LEAGUE 2014 PARTICIPANTS

                                Overall Record at Summer LeagueTeam                                Wins        Losses        Percent        Years Participated
Houston                         24        6        0.800                2006-10, 12*
Golden State                         29        13        0.690                2005-10, 12-13*
Atlanta                                 6        9        0.667                2010, 12-13*
Miami                                11        6        0.647                2010, 12-13*
Charlotte                        10        6        0.600                2008, 12-13*
Philadelphia                         6        4        0.600                2007-08
San Antonio                         17        12        0.583                2007-10, 12-13*
Milwaukee                         17        13        0.567                2007-10, 12-13
Denver                         25        20        0.556                2004-10, 12-13
Phoenix                         24        22        0.522                2004-10, 12-13
Minnesota                         18        18        0.500                2006-10, 12-13
NBA D-League Select                10        10        0.500                2009-10, 12-13
Portland                         21        21        0.500                2005-10, 12-13*
Toronto                        15        15        0.500                2006, 08-10, 12-13*
Dallas                                 20        21        0.488                2005-10, 12-13*
Sacramento                         20        21        0.488                2005-10, 12-13
New York                         19        20        0.487                2005-10, 12-13
Washington                         22        24        0.487                2004-10, 12-13*
Chicago                         12        13        0.480                2005, 09-10, 12-13*
Cleveland                         21        25        0.457                2004-10, 12-13
L.A. Lakers                         11        20        0.355                2007-10, 12-13
L.A. Clippers                         14        26        0.350                2005-10, 12-13*
New Orleans                         10        31        0.244                2005-10, 12-13
Utah Jazz                        First Time Participant

*Indicates 2013-14 NBA Playoff team

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Heartbreaking Loss For Lady Rebels, 64-63 At San Diego State

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HEARTBREAKING LOSS FOR UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, 64-63 AT SAN DIEGO STATE

Lady Rebels suffer road loss despite season-high 25 points from Mia Bell


Despite an amazing shooting performance from UNLV senior point guard Mia Bell who scored a season-high 25 points including a go-ahead three-pointer with 55 seconds left, the Lady Rebels left Viejas Arena with a heartbreaking loss after four points from San Diego State in the final 28 seconds led to a 64-63 Aztec victory on Tuesday night in Mountain West women’s basketball action. With the win, the Aztecs clinched the sixth spot in next week’s Mountain West Tournament, while the Lady Rebels will be the seventh seed, and will play the #10 seed (either New Mexico or San Jose State), on Monday, March 4 at 4:30 pm in the first round. This year’s tournament is being held at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus.

It was a game that featured big runs by each team all game long. San Diego State made five of its first six shots to open up a 10-5 edge. UNLV responded with a 13-2 spurt, the final five points from Bell putting the Lady Rebels ahead 18-12 at the 11:14 mark. UNLV built its largest lead of the game, 26-19 off a three-pointer from Rmanii Haynes, at the 6:58 mark.

In what was one of the keys that decided the game, that basket by Haynes was the last one of the first half for UNLV, who would miss its final six shots while turning the ball over twice. San Diego State took advantage of the drought, reeling off the final 16 points of the half to take a 35-26 lead into the break.

Though UNLV made a few runs in the opening part of the second half, after scoring the first six out of the break it came no closer then six points over the first 10 minutes. After Cierra Warren scored six straight for the Aztecs, it looked like the home team was in control, thanks to a layup and two free throws following a technical foul that made the score 53-40 with 10:56 to play. Bell had different ideas however, as she sandwiched a pair of treys around a banked in three-pointer from Haynes, a 9-0 run in just 1:26 to make it a four-point game.

Bell kept it up from downtown, hitting two more, the second of which completed a 17-2 run that put the Lady Rebels ahead 57-55 at the 6:22 mark. SDSU answered with four straight from Danesha Long, while Danielle Miller added a free throw for UNLV, cutting the SDSU lead to 59-58 at the 4:24 mark. Both teams then clamped down on defense, as the game was scoreless for the next 2:33.

Warren broke the drought by going one-of-two at the line with 1:51 to play, giving the hosts a 60-58 edge. UNLV missed its next shot but forced a turnover, and on the next possession, Bell drained a NBA range trey form the top of the key with 55 seconds to go, putting the Lady Rebels up 61-60. Needing one stop, UNLV forced SDSU late into the shot clock, but Deajanae Scurry would turn the corner from the right side and got to the basket, laying the ball in with 28 seconds to go for a 62-61 lead. UNLV missed a jumper on the other end, and was forced to foul. Khristina Hunter made both free throws at the line with five seconds to go for a 64-61 lead. Following a foul, UNLV inbounded the ball at midcourt with three seconds left, and got a long three-point try from Bell that was just off the mark. Amie Callaway grabbed the rebound and quickly laid it in but then the horn sounded, ending the game at 64-63 in favor of the Aztecs.

In addition to the scoring drought at the end of the first half, the other key in the loss for UNLV was the Aztecs’ free throw shooting. SDSU came into the night second-to-last in the league in free throw percentage at 63.4%, but would make 21-of-27 for 77.8%. UNLV meanwhile was limited to just eight total free throw attempts (5-of-8).

Bell finished the game hitting 9-of-13, including a career-high 6-of-9 from three-point range, for her game-high 25 points. Alana Cearz was the other Lady Rebel in double-figures with 16. UNLV shot 42.9% (24-of-56) for the game, was 10-of-22 from three-point range for 45.5%, and 5-of-8 at the line for 62.5%. The Lady Rebels were outrebounded by a 36-26 margin, leading to a 17-11 edge on second chance points for SDSU. UNLV made up for that by coming up with 10 steals and forcing 19 turnovers, leading to a 26-16 advantage on points off turnovers.

Warren paced the Aztecs with 17 on her Senior Night, while Hunter chipped in 11 and Deidra Smith 10. SDSU shot 40% (20-of-50) for the game, and was 3-of-7 from three-point range for 42.9%.

UNLV closes out the regular season on Friday, March 7, when it hosts Nevada, Reno at 5 pm on Senior Night at Cox Pavilion. That game is also part of the Governor’s Series, an all-sports challenge sponsored by NV Energy.

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UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Host Air Force Saturday On Rebel Kids Club Day

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UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS AIR FORCE SATURDAY ON REBEL KIDS CLUB DAY

Lady Rebels also recognizing Misfit MARCH Madness, both teams to wear mismatched socks during the game

The UNLV women’s basketball team plays the first of two home games in a week when it hosts Air Force on Saturday afternoon at 4 pm at the Cox Pavilion. Saturday is Rebel Kids Club Day, and there will be several activities for kids including a bounce house, face painting and a photo booth with Hey Reb, all starting at 2:30 pm. The game is Military Appreciation Day as well, and anyone showing a military ID will receive two for one tickets.

UNLV is the first collegiate team to participating in Misfit MARCH Madness, a program with the purpose of spreading the message to stand up against bullying, and all the Lady Rebel players, as well as the players off the Air Force squad, will be wearing mismatched socks during the contest. All fans are encouraged to do the same to show their support for the cause.

All-time UNLV is 17-0 against the Falcons in Las Vegas, and the average margin of victory is over 21 points, with only one win by less then double-digits. A win would give UNLV its second conference sweep of the season, along with Utah State.

There will be a live webcast of the game featured on the Mountain West Network at UNLVRebels.com, while the UNLV radio broadcast, featuring the call from Adam Candee, Jesse Vineyard and Dominique Harris is available on KSHP 1400 AM and also off a link at UNLVRebels.com

UNLV game notes vs. Air Force

GAME 28 – Saturday, March 1 • 4 pm

UNLV (10-17, 7-8 MW)
Head coach: Kathy Olivier (82-102, 6th year)
Leading scorer: Jr./F Alana Cesarz (14.0 ppg)

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Air Force (1-24, 0-15 MW)
Head coach: Andrea Williams (20-95, 4th year)
Leading scorer: Jr./G Jimi Blagowsky (11.1 ppg)

Cox Pavilion (2,500)
Las Vegas
TV: Live webcast on Mountain West Network (UNLVRebels.com)
Radio: KSHP 1400 AM (Adam Candee, Dominique Harris, Jesse Vineyard)
Live Stats: Gametracker

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Host Boise State Saturday

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UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS BOISE STATE ON SATURDAY

Lady Rebels looking to even season series with the Broncos

The UNLV women’s basketball team is entering the final stretch of the regular season, and have the advantage of playing three of its final five games at home in the Cox Pavilion, starting with Saturday’s contest against the Boise State Broncos that starts at 2 pm in the Cox Pavilion. The Lady Rebels will hope to take advantage of those home games to make a move into the top five of the Mountain West and earn a first-day bye in the conference tournament. They currently stand in sixth place at 7-6, but are just 1 1/2 games behind third-place Fresno State and Nevada, Reno.

There will be a live webcast of the game, thanks to the UNLV-TV student production group, that will be featured on the Mountain West Network at UNLVRebels.com. while the UNLV radio broadcast, featuring the call from Adam Candee, Jesse Vineyard and Dominique Harris is available on KSHP 1400 AM and also off a link at UNLVRebels.com.

UNLV game notes vs. Boise State

GAME 26 – Saturday, February 22 • 2 pm

UNLV (10-15, 7-6 MW)
Head coach: Kathy Olivier (82-97, 6th year)
Leading scorer: Jr./F Alana Cesarz (13.7 ppg)

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Boise State (14-10, 9-4 MW)
Head coach: Gordy Presnell (150-124, 10th year)
Leading scorer: Jr./G Deanna Weaver (13.6 ppg)

Cox Pavilion (2,500)
Las Vegas
TV: Live webcast on Mountain West Network (UNLVRebels.com)
Radio: KSHP 1400 AM (Adam Candee, Dominique Harris, Jesse Vineyard)
Live Stats: UNLVRebels.com

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Looking For Sweep Of Utah State

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UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LOOKS FOR SEASON SWEEP OF UTAH STATE

Lady Rebels host Aggies on Saturday on National Girls and Women In Sport Day

The UNLV women’s basketball team contest on Saturday against Utah State is also National Girls and Women in Sport Day at UNLV, with a free pre-game clinic to be held for kids in grades 2-8 from 1:30-3:30 pm, prior to the 4 pm contest between the Lady Rebels and Aggies in the Cox Pavilion. More information on registration for the clinic is available at unlvwomensbasketballcamps.com.

UNLV is also for its first sweep of the season after winning the first meeting with the Aggies by a 73-67 score in Logan, Utah, despite having four players foul out during the game. All-time UNLV is 10-0 against the Aggies in Las Vegas, though the first nine meetings were between 1975 and 1986. The 10th meeting came in the 2008-09 season, which was a 65-47 victory by UNLV in the Cox Pavilion.

There will be a live webcast of the game, thanks to the UNLV-TV student production group, that will be featured on the Mountain West Network at UNLVRebels.com. while the UNLV radio broadcast, featuring the call from Adam Candee, Jesse Vineyard and Jamie Smith is available on KSHP 1400 AM and also off a link at UNLVRebels.com.

UNLV game notes vs. Utah State

GAME 24 – Saturday, February 15 • 4 pm

UNLV (9-14, 6-5 MW)
Head coach: Kathy Olivier (81-96, 6th year)
Leading scorer: Jr./F Alana Cesarz (13.6 ppg)

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Utah State (10-13, 4-8 MW)
Head coach: Jerry Finkbeiner (28-27, 2nd year)
Leading scorer: Sr./G Jennifer Schlott (24.6 ppg)

Cox Pavilion (2,500)
Las Vegas
TV: Live webcast on Mountain West Network (UNLVRebels.com)
Radio: KSHP 1400 AM (Adam Candee, Jesse Vineyard, Jamie Smith)
Live Stats: Gametracker

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Shot Down By Wyoming 82-56

 

 

UNLVUNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SHOT DOWN BY WYOMING 82-56


Lady Rebels held to 15 field goals over final 36 minutes of the game.

UNLV was held to 32.8% shooting and outscored by a 22-6 margin on points off turnovers, leading to an 82-56 loss at Wyoming on Saturday afternoon in Mountain West women’s basketball action from Arena Auditorium. The Lady Rebels fell to 9-14 overall, and 6-5 in MW play with the setback, while the Cowgirls improved to 15-6, and 6-4 in the league.

UNLV was the team hot on offense at the start, knocking down five of its first seven shots while opening up an 11-7 edge four minutes into the game. Offensive rebounds by the home team sparked a run though, with the Cowgirls going on an 15-2 run over a 5:25 span. UNLV missed eight of nine shots during that stretch and turned the ball over three times. Wyoming meanwhile made all six of its shots from the floor during the run, several of which were layups in transition off defensive rebounds.

Five unanswered from UNLV closed the edge to 25-20 with 9:25 on the clock after Danielle Miller hit one of two at the line. Wyoming quickly took control with an 8-0 burst that included back-to-back treys to open up a 33-20 advantage with 6:27 to play in the half. The lead stayed at double-digits for the rest of the year, with the halftime score 43-31 in favor of the Cowgirls.

UNLV held Wyoming scoreless for the first 2:23 of the second half, and scored the first points out of the break on a Miller jumper to close within 19:33. The Lady Rebels then missed shots on its next two possessions, and Wyoming posted a 6-0 to push the edge to 49-33.

Following a three-point play from Alana Cesarz to make the score 65-47 with 6:41 on the clock, Wyoming scored 16 of the next 19 points, taking its largest lead of the afternoon at 81-50 with 2:49 to play.

Cesarz led the Lady Rebels with 16 points, while Mia Bell added 10 points. Aley Rohde posted five points and nine rebounds. UNLV finished the game shooting 20-of-61 from the floor for 32.8%, was 3-of-15 from behind the three-point line for 20%, and 13-of-23 at the charity stripe for 56.5%. The Lady Rebels did hold a 44-39 edge on the boards, but turned the ball over 17 times, while forcing only 11 by the Cowgirls.

Wyoming had three in double-figures, led by Marquelle Dent’s 18 points. Kaitlyn Mileto was next with 16, and Fallon Lewis had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Cowgirls shot 47.3% (26-of-55) from the field, 9-of-20 from downtown for 45%, and 21-of-31 at the line for 67.7%.

The Lady Rebels are off until next Saturday, Feb. 15, when they host Utah State at 4 pm in the Cox Pavilion. That is also National Girls and Women in Sport Day at UNLV, and an all-sports clinic will be held prior to the game, more information is available at UNLVRebels.com.

Alana Cesarz had a team-high 16 points for UNLV.
Alana Cesarz had a team-high 16 points for UNLV.

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Handed 66-48 Loss By Colorado State

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UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HANDED 66-48 LOSS BY COLORADO STATE

Lady Rebels held to 31.7% shooting on the night

UNLV fell behind by 15 points at halftime and couldn’t make up any ground in the second half, falling by a 66-48 score to the conference leading Colorado State Rams on Wednesday night in Mountain West women’s basketball action from the Cox Pavilion. Suffering consecutive losses for the first time in MW play this season, the Lady Rebels fell to 9-13 overall, 6-4 in the league, while the Rams improved to 17-4, 9-1 in the MW.

“Tonight we wanted to be pro-active and not reactive, but I felt in the game we were a little reactive,” said UNLV head coach Kathy Olivier. “Colorado State is the first place team for a reason. They are very long which allows them to cover a lot of ground with their zone. They have some good shooters which makes them really good offensively.”

The game was close for the first 12 minutes, as the Rams jumped out to a 13-7 lead but the Lady Rebels kept within striking distance. A three-pointer from Mia Bell cut the lead to 17-13 with 8:40 on the clock. The Rams then got hot on offense, knocking down four straight shots, including a three-pointer from Elin Gustavsson to begin the run, and a four-point play by Gritt Ryder at the 5:40 mark to complete an 11-2 spurt. That put CSU ahead by a 28-17 score, and UNLV would not come closer then nine points the rest of the game. The last time the edge was in single digits was with 1:47 left after Rejane Verin converted a layup. CSU ended the half on a 6-0 run to go ahead 36-21 at the break.

UNLV struggled against the Colorado State zone in the first half, ending the first 20 minutes with more turnovers (11) then field goals (nine). The Lady Rebels also couldn’t get to the line in the first half, while CSU was 7-of-9, and also shot 44.8% from the floor in the opening stanza.

The second half saw UNLV close to within 12 on a three-pointer by Bell with 17:40 to play, 38-26, and her third trey of the night made the deficit 46-33 with 12:26 on the clock. UNLV would then miss its next seven shots from the floor, and CSU took advantage with a 12-3 spurt, opening up a 58-36 edge with 6:31 to play, the Rams’ largest lead of the night.

“This is our second straight game where we haven’t scored much, and its hard to win when you’re not putting points up,” said Olivier. “I was happy with the leadership from Mia tonight while Rejane came off the bench and played really well. In the second half I thought we were more active, but we need that kind of energy in the first half as well.”

Verin led the Lady Rebels with 14 points off the bench. Also in double-figures was Bell with 13 and Alana Cesarz with 10. Danielle Miller, one of the Lady Rebels’ top scorers this season, was held to just two points on 1-of-14 shooting. As a team, UNLV shot 31.7% (19-of-60) from the floor, was 5-of-21 from three-point range for 23.8%, and made 5-of-8 at the line for 62.5%. The free throws made and attempts were both season lows for UNLV. The Lady Rebels did hold a 42-39 edge on the boards, but turned the ball over 19 times. More importantly, UNLV forced a season-low 10 turnovers by its opponent, after entering the night forcing 19 a game.

Gustavsson paced the Rams with a game-high 26 points on 12-of-21 shooting. Also in double-figures was Sam Martin and Gritt Ryder, both with 10 points each. CSU shot 38.6% (22-of-57) for the game, was 4-of-22 from three-point range for 18.2%, and made 18-of-24 at the line for 75%.

The Lady Rebels return to action on Saturday against the Wyoming Cowgirls at 1 pm (PT) in Laramie, Wyo.

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Lady Rebels Host Colorado State On Play 4Kay Night Wednesday

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UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS COLORADO STATE ON PLAY 4KAY NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY

Lady Rebels have won the last three meetings in Las Vegas against the current front-runners in the MW

The UNLV women’s basketball team is holding its annual breast cancer awareness night, Play 4Kay, on Wednesday night at 7 pm in what is also a matchup with the top team in the Mountain West, as Colorado State brings an 8-1 league record into the Cox Pavilion. UNLV will be wearing its pink jerseys for the game, while their pre-game shooting shirts are being raffled off during the contest to help raise money for the Kay Yow Foundation. All fans wearing pink to the game will receive $2 admission, while kids 12 and under are always free to Lady Rebel games.

The Lady Rebels are tied for third meanwhile at 6-3, and need a win to keep within distance of the Rams in the regular season race. This will also mark the second straight game UNLV is facing a team on a five-game win streak following this past Saturday’s loss at Boise State, who used the win to move into sole possession of second in the MW at 7-2. UNLV meanwhile hopes to avoid losing back-to-back games for the first time in conference play.

One advantage for the Lady Rebels is the location of the game, having won the previous three meetings in Las Vegas against the Rams. UNLV has also won three straight at home, by an average of 17 points a game. CSU meanwhile is 3-1 on the road this year in the MW, but two of the three wins were by a combined eight points.

There will be a live webcast of the game, thanks to the UNLV-TV student production group, that will be featured on the Mountain West Network at UNLVRebels.com. while the UNLV radio broadcast, featuring the call from Adam Candee, Dominique Harris and Jesse Vineyard, is available on KSHP 1400 AM and also off a link at UNLVRebels.com.

UNLV game notes vs. Colorado State

GAME 22 – Wednesday, February 5 • 7 pm
Play 4Kay Night
UNLV (9-12, 6-3 MW)
Head coach: Kathy Olivier (81-97, 6th year)
Leading scorer: Jr./F Alana Cesarz (13.6 ppg)

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Colorado State (16-4, 8-1 MW)
Head coach: Ryun Williams (27-23, 2nd year)
Leading scorer: Sr./F Sam Martin (12.1 ppg)

Cox Pavilion (2,500)
Las Vegas
TV: Live webcast on Mountain West Network (UNLVRebels.com)
Radio: KSHP 1400 AM (Adam Candee, Dominique Harris, Jesse Vineyard)
Live Stats: Gametracker

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS : Runnin’ Rebels Host Boise State Saturday At 5 PM

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RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST BOISE STATE SATURDAY AT 5 PM

Annual Kids Festival as part of Rebel Kids Club Day begins at 3:30 p.m. at Cox Pavilion

The UNLV men’s basketball team, which has won three straight games, four of its last five and 11 of its last 14, will host Boise State at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 5:05 p.m. It will also be the program’s annual Rebel Kids Club Day with a free Kids Festival taking place at Cox Pavilion starting at 3:30 p.m. It will also be Autism Awareness Day in college basketball with coaches around the country, including UNLV head coach Dave Rice, wearing blue “Autism Speaks” puzzle pins.

UNLV defeated Utah State (62-42) on Jan. 22 and Fresno State (75-73 in overtime) on Jan. 25, both at home, before winning at San José State (70-46) on Wednesday. Prior to its three-game win streak, the Runnin’ Rebels recorded a split in arguably their toughest road trip of the season: a 76-73 win at New Mexico on Jan. 15 at The Pit, and a 63-52 loss on Jan. 18 at No. 5 San Diego State.

Both UNLV and Boise State are tied for fourth in the Mountain West standings with league marks of 5-3, one game behind third-place Nevada, Reno. Saturday’s game against the Broncos will be shown on CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz and Bob Wenzel calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the radio call, which may be heard on ESPN Radio 1100/98.9 FM. A radio broadcast listen link along with Gametracker are available at UNLVRebels.com.

The Runnin’ Rebels lead the nation in 3-point field-goal defense, limiting their opponents to just 26.0 percent, and are sixth in the country in blocked shots per game at 6.8. Roscoe Smith leads the country in rebounding with 12.3 rpg and double-doubles with 14, while Khem Birch is third in the nation in blocked shots with 3.67 per outing. Bryce Dejean-Jones leads the team in scoring with 14.4 ppg.

GAME #22

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DATE: Saturday, February 1, 2014
TIME: 5:05 p.m. PST
SITE: Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Bob Wenzel)
RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
ONLINE: Radio (audio) & Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com