Robinson's Career High Lifts Nevada to WAC Semifinal
LAS Vegas, Nev. - The University of Nevada women's basketball team will advance to its third-straight WAC Tournament semifinal after defeating Idaho 75-61at The Orleans Arena. Nevada continues its record setting season, improving to 21-9 while Idaho drops to 15-15.
Nevada was down seven at the intermission as Idaho seemed to set a controlling pace from the opening tip. The Wolf Pack was getting out-worked down 22-18 in points in the paint and getting out-rebounded 19-15. The Pack was a whole new team in the second-half however and the Vandals struggled to keep up. While Nevada shot 49.1 percent for the game, the Pack was 65.2 percent in the second half and a perfect 3-3 from beyond the arc.
Overall, Nevada ended the game outscoring Idaho 40-34 in the paint, took the advantage on rebounds 33-31 and scored 14 points off Idaho's 15 turnovers.
Senior Tahnee Robinson was stellar in the game, setting a career-high scoring 35 points, scoring 22 in the second half alone. Robinson connected on 12-19 from the field with five threes, going 6-8 from the free throw line. Junior Kayla Williams added in 15 points with eight rebounds and tied a career high with three assists. Junior-transfer Kate Kevorken also scored in double-figures with 10 points, and set a career high with 11 boards for her first career double-double.
Nevada will now advance to Friday's semifinal matchup with the tournament's No. 1 seed Louisiana Tech. LA Tech and Nevada split the season series this year with Nevada breaking the Lady Techsters 14-game win streak on Feb. 28. The Wolf Pack was LA Tech's only conference loss of the season. The two teams will rematch in the first game of the day at 12 p.m.