UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SET FOR WEDNESDAY ROAD CONTEST AT COLORADO STATE
Lady Rebels looking for first win in Fort Collins since 2008
UNLV hopes to bounce back on Wednesday night and snap a three-game losing streak, as the Lady Rebels will face Colorado State in Fort Collins in a 6 pm tip. The Lady Rebels are also looking for a rare win on the road against the Rams, as they haven’t won on CSU’s home court since the 2007-08 season, a span of nine games.
There will be a live video stream available on the Mountain West Network, with the link also available on UNLVRebels.com. Wyatt Tomchek (play-by-play) will and Mark Wasik (color analyst) will handle the radio broadcast which can be accessed on UNLVRebels.com.
UNLV Game Notes
♦ Moby Arena is also the only road facility that UNLV head coach Kathy Olivier has never won in while leading the Lady Rebels, though the last two games came right down to the end, a pair of three-point losses in the 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons (UNLV did not play CSU in a road game in 2017-18).
♦ UNLV is currently tied fourth in the Mountain West, along with Wyoming, and both teams hold a game and a half lead over San Diego State with the top-five teams earning first round byes in next month’s Mountain West Tournament. With four games left in the regular season, UNLV would clinch an opening round bye with two more wins.
♦ UNLV is winning off defense, as the Lady Rebels are currently second in the MW in scoring defense, field goal percentage defense as well as No. 5 in the nation in three-point field goal defense at 23.3%. UNLV is also leading the league in rebound margin for the fifth straight season.
♦ UNLV senior forward Rodjanae Wade is currently third in the nation in both double-doubles (16) and offensive rebounds per game (4.9 rpg).
♦ 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.