vs. SACRAMENTO STATE (2-4)
GAME 7 ~ Non-Conference play
Wed. Dec. 2, 2009 ~ Noon (PT) ~ Lawlor Events Center ~ Reno, Nev.
RADIO: Fox Sports Radio 1450 AM; Don Marchand, pregame 15 minutes before tip off
INTERNET: Live stats/streaming audio and video (www.nevadawolfpack.com)
SERIES HISTORY: Nevada leads the all-time series, 17-11.
LAST MEETING: Nevada beat Sacramento State, 75-42, in Sacramento, Calif. on December 8, 2006.
About this Game
The Pack will host Sacramento State on Wednesday at noon for "Partner with the Pack" day. Nevada holds a 17-11 advantage in the series between the two schools including an 11-4 advantage in games in Reno. Nevada has won the last eight meetings between the two schools and has won 10 of the last 11 meetings dating back to the 1994-95 season.
About the Nevada Wolf Pack
Nevada is coming off a 66-41 loss to West Virginia in the final of the Nugget Classic. Amanda Johnson scored a career-high 11 points while Nicole Williams and Johnna Ward each added eight points. Shavon Moore led the Pack in rebounding with seven.
As a team, the Pack is shooting 33.7 percent from the floor, 25.9 from three-point range and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. Nevada is averaging 54.8 points per game while its opponents are averaging 49.7 points per game. The Pack is outrebounding its opponents by an average of 2.0 boards per game and Nevada is averaging 11.7 steals per game
The Pack is led in scoring by Ward who is averaging 12.2 points per game and Nicole Williams who is averaging 8.7 points per game. Shavon Moore leads the team in rebounding averaging 7.2 boards per game while Kayla Williams is averaging 5.7 rebounds per game.
The Wolf Pack is coached by second-year head coach Jane Albright who has an 22-16 record at Nevada.
Follow the Pack
On the Air (Fox Sports Radio 1450 AM): All 30 of Nevada's regular-season games can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 1450 AM. Twenty-eight of Nevada's games this season will be called by Don Marchand while two, the Nugget Classic games, will be called by Johnny Doskow.
Live Stats: All of Nevada's home games this season and select road games will have live stats and be available online at the following link.
Live Streaming Audio: All of Nevada's home games this season and select road games will have live streaming audio and can be found at the link below.
Live Streaming Video: All of Nevada's home games this season and select road games will have live streaming video and can be found at the link below.
Promotions for Wednesday
The Nevada/Sacramento State game is "Partner with the Pack" day and all elementary/middle school students and staff of all Northern Nevada youth organizations can attend the game for free.
The field trip will have an educational emphasis on math with each student receiving a packet of activities for them to complete throughout the game. All participating students and staff will receive free admission to the game and will also be allowed to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while they watch the game. Each student at the game will also have a chance to win one of five go-peds.
If you are interested in participating please Darron Pinkney at (775) 682-6963 or email email@example.com at your earliest convenience.
Also, 2009 Play Up Tour comes to Reno on Wednesday. The first 200 fans in attendance will receive a pom-pom and fans will have the opportunity to register for a WAC prize pack.
About Sacramento State
Sacramento State is 2-4 on the year and is coming off a 74-71 road win at Washington State on Sunday. The Hornets other win was over Seattle and they have lost to Cal State Fullerton, Portland and Memphis.
Sacramento State is led by Charday Hunt (18.2 ppg) who leads four players in double figures. Erika Edwards averages 12.7 ppg, Emily Christensen averages 11.2 ppg and Jasmine Cannady averages 10.7 ppg. Hunt also leads the team in rebounding with 6.7 rebound per game.
As a team the Hornets are averaging 76.7 ppg to its opponents 87.0 ppg. Sacramento State is shooting 37.0 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from three-point range and 66.9 percent from the free throw line.
The Hornets are coached by Jamie Craighead who is in her second year and at 29 years of age is the youngest Division I women's basketball coach in the country.
Nevada News and Notes
- Junior Nicole Williams recorded a career-high 14 points against Columbia in the Nugget Classic. Her previous career high was 12 points set twice this season.
- Shavon Moore and Nicole Williams were each named to the Nugget Classic All-Tournament team.
- Sophomore Amanda Johnson scored a career-high 11 points against West Virginia and led the team in scoring for the first time in her career.
- A season-high 1,043 fans watch the Nugget Classic final between Nevada and West Virginia.
- Since the beginning of the 2007-08 season, Nevada has recorded a 29-8 record at Lawlor Events Center.
- Marissa Hammond leads the team in free throws attempted (20) and free throws made with 14.
- Nevada's bench has outscored or tied its opponents bench in scoring in each of the Pack's six games this season.
Lombardi Closing in on 100th Career Game
Senior Marianne Lombardi is two games away from her 100th career game. Lombardi has played in all six games this year and is on track to play her 100th game at Arizona on Friday. Lombardi would become the 10th player in program history to have played in at least 100 career games and she would be tied for 10th all-time in career games played with 100.
Ward Nears 100th Career Three Pointer Made
Junior Johnna Ward has made 95 three pointers during her career at Nevada and is the active leader in three pointers made at Nevada. Ward, who has made a team-leading 10 three pointers this year in six games, would become the fifth player in program history to record at least 100 career three pointers. Nevada's career leader in three pointers made is Ashley Bastian who made 212 during her career at Nevada from 1999-03.
Johnson Records Career High Against West Virginia
Sophomore Amanda Johnson recorded a career-high 11 points against West Virginia. The game marked the first time in her career she led the Pack in scoring and also the first time she has scored in double figures.
Women's Basketball Timeout Luncheons
University of Nevada women's basketball coach Jane Albright will hold two timeout luncheons this season on January 18 and February 25 at the Nugget. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $16 at the door.
The luncheon will feature a gourmet buffet prepared by the Nugget and the program includes game recaps and previews by Albright as well as appearances by other Wolf Pack coaches and staff. The room will be announced on the day of the luncheon.
For more information, call the Wolf Pack Athletics Department at 775-784-6900.
The Pack Successful at Home
Since the beginning of the 2007-08 season, Nevada has recorded a 29-8 record at Lawlor Events Center. Last season the Pack finished the year 13-4 at home while the team recorded a 12-3 record at Lawlor Events Center during the 2007-08 season. This season, Nevada is 4-1 at Lawlor Events Center.
Nevada will play at Arizona on Friday at 6 p.m. PT before hosting UNLV on Sunday at 2 p.m.