Nov. 16, 2012
RENO, Nev. -
The University of Nevada women’s basketball team (1-1, 0-0 MW) will look for a split on its two-game California road trip with a game against UC Irvine (0-2, 0-0 Big West) Saturday 4 p.m. at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif.
The Anteaters lead the overall series 12-6 and will host the Wolf Pack in its home opener after losing two games on the road at Santa Clara and San Diego State. UC Irvine won the last contest 77-74 during the 2007-08 season in Irvine.
LAST TIME OUT
The University of Nevada women’s basketball team began a two-game California road trip with a 72-63 loss to Pacific Thursday evening at the Alex G. Spanos Center. The Wolf Pack and Tigers were slow out of the gate, combining for a total of eight points five minutes into the game. Nevada freshman Terilyn Moe continued her hot hand from the free throw line, knocking down two to give Nevada a 10-6 lead at the 13:55 mark. Pacific got into a groove offensively and went on a 13-0 run to pull ahead 19-10 midway through the half. The Tigers led 34-26 at the half. A lay-up and free throw by Wolf Pack sophomore Mimi Mungedi got Nevada within six points of Pacific early in the second half. The Tigers forced the Pack into several turnovers to build the team’s biggest lead of 13 at the 10:44 mark. Nevada’s junior guard Danika Sharp came on strong with an impressive second half, hitting timely shots from downtown to cut Pacific’s lead to 54-53 with six minutes to go. Nevada got down by four points at the two minute mark, before Pacific sealed a 72-63 win at the free throw line.