Nevada Heads To Cancun For Caribbean Classic

Nevada is on a two-game win streak

Dec. 19, 2012

RENO, Nev. -

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The University of Nevada women's basketball team (5-4, 0-0 MW) will head to Cancun, Mexico to participate in the Caribbean Classic Friday and Saturday. The Wolf Pack will open the event Friday 10 a.m., against the USF Bulls (8-1, 0-0 Big East), before taking on Miami-Ohio (6-4, 0-0 MAC) on Saturday at 10 a.m. The Caribbean Classic is put on by Triple Crown Sports, the same company that runs the WNIT each year and will be held at the Aventura Palace Resort. Nevada was a participant in the event during the 2010-11 season, collecting wins over Ball State and Illinois State. Tahnee Robinson and Shavon Moore were named to the all-tournament team. Robinson was named Caribbean Classic MVP.

Nevada will face USF and Miami-Ohio for the first time in the program's history. The Bulls opened the 2012-13 season on an eight game winning streak, before losing its last contest at home Sunday to Nebraska 62-52.  USF is led by Andrell Smith's 15.6 ppg. and 6.0 rpg. Courtney Osborn leads Miami-Ohio at 17.8 ppg on the year. The RedHawks are on the front end of a seven-game road trip, defeating Chicago State 71-37 on Sunday after losing to Cleveland State 87-75.

Four double-digit scorers and a pair of career bests led Nevada to a come from behind 91-81 win over Cal State Los Angeles last Wednesday afternoon at Lawlor Events Center. Cal State Los Angeles jumped out to an early 7-3 lead to begin the game. A basket by Nevada forward Amber Smith tied the game 15-15 at the 11:30 mark. The Golden Eagles extended its lead to 15, shooting an impressive 60 percent from the field in the opening half. The Wolf Pack trailed 48-34 at halftime. Nevada picked up its defensive intensity out of the break. The team went on a13-2 run to pull within three at 50-47. Sharp had the hot hand for the Pack, hitting five shots from downtown in the second half. Senior Chanelle Brennan and freshman Nyasha LeSure carved up the Eagles interior defense with multiple points in the paint to seal a 91-81 win.



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