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
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.