Women's Hoops to Face La Tech in WAC Tournament Semifinals Friday Afternoon

Third-seeded Nevada will face the second-seed La Tech Lady Techsters Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the semifinals of the 2009 WAC Tournament.  The winner of the La Tech/Nevada game will face the winner of the Fresno State/Utah State game on Saturday in teh championship game with the winner advancing to the NCAA Tournament.   

-          Nevada advanced to its first WAC semifinal appearance since the 2007 season with a 73-65 win over Boise State Wednesday night.  Nevada is 0-3 in WAC Tournament semifinal appearances.


-          With the win Wednesday night Nevada improved to 4-8 overall in WAC Tournament play.


-          Nevada has a 5-4 record in the WAC Tournament when the tournament is hosted by Nevada (2-2 in 2005, 2-2 in 2006 and 1-0 in 2009).


-          Nevada is 0-2 against La Tech in the WAC Tournament, losing to the Lady Techsters 82-56 in the quarterfinals in 2008 and falling 69-60 to La Tech in the semifinals in 2006.


-     Nevada is 3-16 all-time versus La Tech but has won the last two meetings over La Tech that were played in Reno, a 74-70 win last season and a 64-57 win at home this season.


-          Johnna Ward scored a season-high 21 points against Boise State, one point off her career high of 22 set last season against Boise State.


-          Ward also tied her career high with five three pointers made against Boise State.


-          With the win over Boise State, Nevada improved to 12-3 at home this season and is 24-6 at Lawlor Events Center since the start of the 2007-08 season.


-          Shavon Moore recorded her fourth career double-double and third of the season against Boise State with 11 points and 10 rebounds.  She has the most double-doubles of any active Nevada player.


-          Dellena Criner became Nevada’s all-time leader in games played against Boise State.  She has played in 122 career games and passed Traci Graham (2003-07) who played in 121 games during her career.






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