March 5, 2014
NEVADA WOLF PACK (17-11, 12-5 MW)
UNLV LADY REBELS (11-18, 8-9 MW)
March 7, 2014
Las Vegas, Nev.
5 P.M. PT
INTERNET BROADCAST: The game will be streamed live on the Mountain West Network at www.NevadaWolfPack.TV (web/mobile). An audio-only broadcast, featuring the Wolf Pack Radio Network call, is available at NevadaWolfPack.com/audio.
RADIO: Don Marchand (play-by-play) has the call in Northern Nevada on NBC Sports Radio 1060 AM. Pregame show starts 15 minutes before tip-off. The broadcast is available online at NevadaWolfPack.com/audio.
SERIES: UNLV owns a 27-6 advantage in the all-time, in-state rivalry series. The Wolf Pack will be in search of their first ever road win at UNLV. The Lady Rebels enter Friday’s game with a seven-game win streak against Nevada.
LAST MEETING: UNLV held Nevada to its second lowest point total of the year in a 57-49 win.
THE SKINNY: Nevada looks to close out the regular season riding a season-high six-game win streak … A win over the Lady Rebels would secure at least the third seed in the upcoming Mountain West Tournament, a win and a loss by Fresno State would lock up the No. 2 seed ... Tuesday night, for the second straight game, the Wolf Pack used a comeback bid in the second half to capture the victory, trailing Boise State by 11 at the half … The 12 conference wins this season is the most in program history … Jane Albright captured her 486th career coaching win Tuesday and is now 14 wins from 500 ... Friday night is a Governor’s Series game with three points on the line for the winning team
LAYUPS: One of Nevada’s biggest strengths is its work on the glass, having outrebounded its opponents in 18 games this season … The Wolf Pack lead the league in offensive rebounds (15.6 orpg) and are tied for the league lead in defensive rebounds (28.6 drpg) ... The team looks to break their even 6-6 road record Friday at UNLV … Mungedi’s 47 blocks this season rank her first in the conference, seven ahead of Sam Martin (Colorado State) and Riana Byrd (San Jose State) ... Mungedi also ranks highly in the league in field goal percentage, currently second (.538)
‘SHARP’ CAREER: Senior guard Danika Sharp continues to etch her name into the Nevada career record book. She has moved into a sole possession of third place in career 3-pointers at Nevada, having drained 155 in her career. Nevada’s record for career three-pointers is 212, held by Ashley Bastian (1999-2003).
Sharp is also moving up the list of career free throws (257) at Nevada. She is sixth entering this game. With just 19 more points in her career, Sharp can become Nevada’s 10th all-time leading scorer. She currently trails Tahnee Robinson (1,072) by 18 points.
BLOCK PARTY: Juniors Mimi Mungedi and Emily Burns have proven to be two of the better shot-blockers in Nevada history during their careers. You’ll find both players on Nevada’s single-season and career charts as Burns is coming off a 37-block season in 2012-13 and Mungedi has tallied 47 blocks this year.