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Robinson Named MVP of Chengdu Section of USA All-Stars China Tour


China0613WomenRobinson.jpgNetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars guard and former Nevada women's basketball player Tahnee Robinson was named MVP of the Chengdu section of the NetScouts Basketball Women's China Tour yesterday. Robinson and the USA team concluded the Chengdu section undefeated at 6-0.

 In the three games in Chengdu, Robinson averaged 10.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Robinson came through with 15 points and seven rebounds in the USA's second consecutive close win over China 75-72. She made the final free throw to provide the final margin of victory.



Robinson Leads the USA Women's All Star Team to Victory Over China

Tahnee.jpgFormer University of Nevada women's basketball player Tahnee Robinson led the NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars team with a team-high 15 points in a close 75-72 win over China yesterday. Robinson added seven rebounds and made a key free throw late to seal the win for the Americans who are 6-0 in tournament play.

The USA team has a two-game lead on the competition with China (4-2) and Australia and Hungary both 1-5.

Robinson and the team headed out on a flight to Shanghai this morning and will then bus to Changshu for the next three games which begin tonight.

For more information on the win click here.

Tahnee Robinson Heads to China With the USA Women's All-Star Team

Former University of Nevada women's basketball player Tahnee Robinson will join the USA All-Star Women's team in Beijing this week to compete in the Four Nations tournament.

The Four Nations tournament features the Chinese National "B" team, the Australia Rising Opals and the National team of Hungary in addition to the USA. The team, organized and coached by NetScoutsBasketball, will play a round-robin format in three cities for a total of nine games. The team will play six games in Jiangxi Province then play three games in Changshu, in Jiangsu Province. From there the team will head to Beijing to play two games against the China U19 National team. The team will return to the United States on July 1st.

Robinson was among the nation's scoring leaders with 22.1 ppg at Nevada in her senior year. She was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2011 WNBA Draft, becoming just the second Native American to play at that level. The guard averaged 16.5 ppg in Bulgaria this season.

For more information on the USA All-Star Women's team and Four Nations tournament click here.



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The Nevada women's basketball team will hold its second "Pack Gives Back" free clinic on May 11 at Lawlor Events Center. 20 spots remain for the clinic, which will go from 9 a.m.- Noon on Saturday. The free clinic is offered to girls aged kindergarten through eighth grade as a way of thanking the Northern Nevada community for its support during the season.

Registration will take place at the Virginia Street level entrance at 8:30 a.m. Participants will receive a free Nevada women's basketball t-shirt. Parents or guardians of interested girls are asked to call Nevada assistant coach Jacie Capra at (775) 682-6924 to register. 

All 16 Games Of The MW Tournament To Be Broadcast

All 16 games of the 2013 Reese's Mountain West Championships will be broadcast live from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., March 12-16.  A live webstream of the men's and women's first round games on Tuesday, March 12, will begin at 5 p.m. PT and will be available on the Mountain West Network through TheMWC.com.

The Nevada men play Wyoming on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and the Wolf Pack women take on Air Force at 7:30 p.m.

The men's quarterfinals and semifinals will be shown on CBS Sports Network and the March 16 championship game will be on CBS.

The women's quarterfinals and semifinals will be streamed on the Mountain West Network with the title game airing on the CBS Sports Network.

Link to the Mountain West Network

Full Broadcast Schedule (all times are PT)

Tuesday, March 12

5 p.m.         Men's Game 1: No. 8 Wyoming vs. No. 9 Nevada                      
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7:30 p.m.    Women's Game 1: No. 8 Air Force vs. No. 9 Nevada                  
Mountain West Network

 

Wednesday, March 13 (Men's Quarterfinals)

Noon          Men's Game 2: No. 3 UNLV vs. No. 6 Air Force                         
CBS Sports Network

2:30 p.m.    Men's Game 3: No. 2 Colorado State vs. No. 7 Fresno State      
CBS Sports Network

6:30 p.m.    Men's Game 4: No. 1 New Mexico vs. Winner of 8 vs. 9             
CBS Sports Network

9 p.m.         Men's Game 5: No. 4 San Diego State vs. No. 5 Boise State      
CBS Sports Network

 

Thursday, March 14 (Women's Quarterfinals)

Noon          Women's Game 2: No. 1 San Diego State vs. Winner of 8 vs. 9  
Mountain West Network

2:30 p.m.    Women's Game 3: No. 4 UNLV vs. No. 5 New Mexico                
Mountain West Network

6 p.m.         Women's Game 4: No. 2 Fresno State vs. No. 7 Boise State      
Mountain West Network

8:30 p.m.    Women's Game 5: No. 3 Wyoming vs. No. 6 Colorado State      
Mountain West Network

 

Friday, March 15 (Semifinals)

Noon          Women's Game 6: Winners of Women's Game 2 & Game 3        
Mountain West Network

2:30 p.m.    Women's Game 7: Winners of Women's Game 4 & Game 5        
Mountain West Network

6 p.m.         Men's Game 6: Winners of Men's Game 4 & Game 5                  
CBS Sports Network

8:30 p.m.    Men's Game 7: Winners of Men's Game 2 & Game 3                  
CBS Sports Network

 

Saturday, March 16 (Championships)

3 p.m.         Men's Championship: Winners of Men's Game 6 & 7                  
CBS

7 p.m.         Women's Championship: Winners of Women's Game 6 & 7        
CBS Sports Network

 



af.jpgAir Force Captain Katie Jannazo guided the Nevada women's basketball team on a tour of the academy Thursday before an afternoon practice. The team got a chance to walk inside the Air Force chapel and also got an inside look of the dorms that the cadets live in.Jannazo filled the team in on some of the daily routines the cadets go through and provided a lot of history of the academy. Nevada will face Air Force Saturday afternoon at Clune Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.

The team visited the U.S.A Olympic training center in Colorado Springs after practice on Friday. The squad ate lunch on site and toured the facilities used by our U.S Olympic athletes.

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Danika Sharp Honored

Danika1.jpgWolf Pack women's basketball guard Danika Sharp currently holds the Nevada high school girls basketball state record for points scored at 2,803. Sharp broke the record as a member of the West Wendover High School team and was honored during halftime of a boys varsity game. The junior's jersey number was retired and the banner pictured above was hung in the rafters to commemorate her achievement. Sharp is currently second in scoring for Nevada this season at 13.4 ppg. The West Wendover native has scored in double figures in 15 out of Nevada's 20 games and recorded a career high 28 points in a win over Cal State Los Angeles earlier this season. Sharp and the team are currently on the road for two games, facing Colorado State Wednesday night and Air Force on Saturday.

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Governor's Series Points on the Line This Week

It's Rivalry Week for both the Wolf Pack men's and women's basketball teams as they take on the UNLV Rebels, and more than just state pride is on the line.

With victories over the Rebels, the Wolf Pack could earn up to three points in the Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy. As Governor Brian Sandoval announced in October, the Governor's Series is a head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between the longtime Silver State rivals. More information on the Governor's Series, including how the scores are tallied, can be found here.

Nevada currently holds a 7.5 to 4.5 lead over UNLV in the series heading into this week's games, and each contest will be worth 1.5 points in the Governor's Series for the winner. The Wolf Pack took the lead with its 42-37 football victory in October (three points), the team's scoreless tie in soccer (1.5 points) and its finish at the Mountain West Cross Country Championship (fifth to UNLV's ninth for three points).

The Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy, also features an academic component with a sport-by-sport comparison of each school's Academic Progress Rate scores worth three points.

The school with the most points at the end of the school year will be crowned the winner of the Governor's Series and will get the opportunity to keep the trophy on its campus for the following year.

The Wolf Pack men's basketball team plays at UNLV tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. and the game will be televised by CBS College Sports, while the women's basketball squad takes on the Rebels at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center. Tickets are just $7 for adults and $4 for youth/seniors and can be purchased by calling 775-348-PACK, online by clicking here or by visiting the Legacy Hall or Lawlor Events Center box offices.

We hope you will tune in to watch the men tonight and come out to Lawlor to support the women tomorrow night as we continue our quest to win the Governor's Series!

Wolf Pack and Wolfpack

wpwp.jpgFormer NC State national champion and NBA player Tom Burleson visited with the Nevada women's basketball team over the weekend. Burleson, who is 7'2 (NC State listed him as 7'4), helped lift the Wolfpack to a 1974 NCAA Championship win over John Wooden's UCLA team. The center was drafted third by the Seattle Supersonics in the 1974 NBA Draft and was also a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team that lost an epic and controversial gold medal game to the Soviet Union. The entire 1972 Olympic Basketball team believed they had been cheated and voted unanimously to not accept the silver. In 2002, Burleson was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team honoring the fifty greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history.

Wolf Pack head coach Jane Albright's cousin Andy Albright (pictured in red), is also an NC State alum and set up the visit with his friend. Tom and Andy shared their past experiences and stories with the team as they get ready to face Wake Forest Monday afternoon.

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Wolf Pack Visits Assisted Living Home in North Carolina

PackNC.jpgResidents of the Edgewood Assisted Living Home in Burlington, North Carolina received a visit from the Nevada women's basketball team today. Head coach Jane Albright's aunt Amy Buckner lives at the home, where the team posed for pictures and sang Christmas carols with the residents. The team is in town preparing for a game Monday at Wake Forest.

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