Jan. 28, 2013
RENO, Nev. -
The University of Nevada women's basketball team (6-12, 1-4 MW) will host in-state rival UNLV (6-13, 2-3 MW) in a "Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy" contest Wednesday evening at Lawlor Events Center. Tip-off is 6:30 p.m.
The Rebels lead the overall series between the two women's basketball programs 24-6 and have won the previous four meetings. Nevada's last victory came at home during the 2007-08 season in an 84-63 win. UNLV is led by senior guard Kelli Thompson's 17.4 ppg and 6.5 rpg.
"Everyone understands the significance of the Governor's Series ," head coach Jane Albright said. "You are playing for a little bit more than just the game. There is already a lot of motivation for our team as we are looking to get back in the win column. I believe the team has gotten better, but we have not been rewarded with a win. We will look to execute on both ends of the floor which is easier at home for a young team. It should be a great rivalry game."
On October 8, 2012 Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced the launch of the Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy. This historic, new competition establishes a formal head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between longtime rivals -- the UNLV Rebels and the Nevada Wolf Pack. The all-encompassing competition will annually crown one school the winner of the Governor's Series. The Wolf Pack currently lead the series 7.5-4.5. Nevada earned three points in football and cross country plus a split of the three points in soccer to total 7.5. The Rebels earned three points in volleyball and 1.5 in the soccer split.