at PEPPERDINE (6-4)
GAME 10 ~ Non-Conference Play
Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 ~ 5 p.m. (PT) ~ Firestone Fieldhouse ~ Malibu, Calif.
RADIO: Fox Sports Radio 1450 AM; Don Marchand, pregame 15 minutes before tip off
INTERNET: Live stats (www.nevadawolfpack.com)
SERIES HISTORY: The all-time series is tied at 4-4
LAST MEETING: Nevada recorded a 93-92 win on the road during the 2000-01 season
About this Game
Nevada will play its first game in 11 days when the team travels to Pepperdine on December 18. Nevada has won the last two meetings between the two schools but the teams haven't played each other since the 2000-01 season. The Pack will be looking for its first road win of the year and will also be looking to snap a two-game losing streak.
About the Nevada Wolf Pack
Nevada is coming off a 74-63 loss to UNLV on December 6. Shavon Moore recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds while Johnna Ward scored a team-high 18 points. Marianne Lombardi added 10 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven assists.
As a team, the Pack is shooting 38.2 percent from the floor, 32.6 from three-point range and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. Nevada is averaging 61.1 points per game while its opponents are averaging 58.7 points per game. The Pack is outrebounding its opponents by an average of 4.4 boards per game. Nevada is averaging 10.9 steals per game and 12.9 assists per game.
The Pack is led in scoring by Johnna Ward who is averaging 13.3 points per game and Shavon Moore who is averaging 10.9 points per game. Shavon Moore leads the team in rebounding with 7.3 per game while Kayla Williams is second averaging 6.3 boards per game.
The Wolf Pack is coached by second-year head coach Jane Albright who has a 23-18 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 three, the Nugget Classic games and Washington State, 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.
About the Pepperdine Waves
Pepperdine is 6-4 on the year and has not played a game since December 8 when the team beat San Diego State on the road, 62-61, in overtime. The Waves have played two WAC team this season, San Jose State and Utah State, and won both games.
Miranda Ayim (15.3 ppg) leads the team in scoring while Jazmine Jackson is second averaging 12.4 points per game. Ayim also leads the team in rebounding (7.4 rpg) while Jackson and Skye Barnett are second with 5.3 rpg.
As a team Pepperdine shoots 36.4 percent from the floor, 26.8 percent from three point range and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Waves average 39.3 rebounds per game, 12.1 assists per game, 16.9 turnovers per game and 10.6 steals per game.
The Pepperdine is coached by fifth-year head coach Julie Rousseau. Rousseau is a former head coach of the WNBA's LA Sparks and a former assistant coach at Stanford.
Nevada News and Notes
- Johnna Ward has scored in double figures in seven of Nevada's nine games including two games in which she scored at least 15 points and one game in which she scored a season-high 21.
- Eight of the 11 players who have seen minutes for Nevada this season have recorded at least one double-digit scoring game this year.
- In each of the team's five wins this year the Pack is shooting 42.4 percent from the floor compared to the 32.6 percent Nevada is shooting from the floor in its four losses.
- Nevada's 74-63 loss to UNLV marks the first time this year Nevada outrebounded its opponent (46-to-37) but lost the game.
- Six different players have led Nevada in scoring this season with Shavon Moore leading the team three times and Johnna Ward leading the team twice.
- Four different players have led or been tied for the team lead in rebounding led by Kayla Williams with five games and Shavon Moore with four games.
- Since the beginning of the 2007-08 season, Nevada has recorded a 30-9 record at Lawlor Events Center.
- Nevada's bench has outscored or tied its opponents bench in scoring in eight of the Pack's nine games this season.
Moore Records Seventh Career Double-Double
Junior Shavon Moore recorded her seventh career double-double, and second of the season, with 16 points and 11 rebounds against UNLV. Moore recorded one double-double as a freshman, four as a sophomore and two this season.
Sharing the Ball
Through the first nine games of the year the Pack has recorded 116 assists on 198 field goals, an average of 12.9 assists per game. The Pack recorded a season-high 26 assists against Sacramento State, three shy of tying the program record of 29 set in both 2001 and 2006. Amanda Johnson leads the team in assists (20) followed by Jennifer Gross (18) and Holly Jones (17).
Lombardi Providing Good Production Off the Bench
Marianne Lombardi is averaging 4.4 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Pack off the bench this year. Lombardi, who is a team captain this year and has played in 102 career games, recorded her best game of the season against UNLV with 10 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven assists.
Hot From the Free Throw Line
Through nine games this season, Nevada is shooting 69.5 percent from the free throw line as a team. Three players are shooting 65 percent or better, one player is shooting 70 percent or better, two players are shooting 80 percent or better and one player, Johnna Ward who is 18-of-19 on the year, is shooting nearly 95 percent from the line. As a team, the Pack took a season-high 30 free throws and made a season-high 25 at Arizona where the team shot 83.3 percent from the line.
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.
Wolf Pack Rewards Program
As part of a grant from the WAC to increase attendance at women's basketball games, fans will be awarded points based on the number of women's basketball games they attend. Fans are encouraged to stop by the promotions table located by the band to swipe or pick up their Wolf Pack rewards card.
Fans are awarded one point per game and two points per game for the month of December.
Prize distribution levels:
3 points - Wolf Pack pom pom
6 points - Wolf Pack key chain
8 points - Wolf Pack mini ball
14 points - Wolf Pack bike bottle
20 points - Wolf Pack tote bag
Nevada will host Washington State on December 22 at 7 p.m. The Pack will travel to San Diego, Calif., on December 28 and 30 for games against the University of San Diego on December 28 and either Cal or Boston College on December 30. The Pack will close out non-conference play on January 2 at BYU.