Nevada women's basketball preview box

NEVADA (12-4, 3-0) AT BOISE STATE (10-6, 2-2)

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Taco Bell Arena

TV/Radio: None/1450AM, pre-game at 5:45 p.m.

Coaches: Nevada's Kim Gervasoni (53-84) is in her 5th season; Boise State's Gordy Presnell (49-30) is in his 3rd season

Projected starters: NEVADA - F Cherlanda Franklin (5.1, 5.1), Brandi Fitzgerald (8.3, 4.4); C Andrea Sitton (0.6, 0.8) or Marianne Lombardi (4.7, 3.5); G Dellena Criner (17.2, 3.6), Mikail Price (10.6, 2.8); BSU - F Jackie Lee (8.2, 4.9), Jenna Galassi (4.6, 3.3); C Amanda Stewart (5.3, 6.1); G Tasha Harris (16.8, 4.1), Jessica Thompson (15.9, 4.4)

About Nevada: The Pack is coming off an easy 76-53 win over Idaho on Thursday, their third straight victory and seventh in the last eight games ... Nevada is 3-0 in conference for the first time since joining the WAC... Nevada is No. 1 in scoring defense at 61.5 per game, and Nevada is 12-2 when holding opponents to less than 70 points ... Nevada still hasn't released any news on the outcome of the MRI [performed on S havon Moore's right knee ... Criner is coming off a 29-point performance, which saw her go 10-for-10 from the foul line. Criner is No. 1 in scoring (17.2), No. 5 in free throw percentage (75.8), No. 4 in assists per game (3.06), No. 5 in steals per game (2.19) and second in 3-point percentage (42.9), No. 6 in 3-pointers made (24) and No. 3 in minutes played per game (32) ... Two other teams in the WAC are unbeaten thus far - Fresno State, 4-0, and New Mexico State, 3-0 ... Next Thursday's Pack-New Mexico State game will be televised on KAME on a tape-delayed basis starting at 8 p.m.

About Boise State: When the Broncos beat Utah State Thursday night, it was their first home game in 33 days, and the team only played four games in that span (2-2) ... Boise State has already beaten Louisiana Tech, the only WAC team to beat the Lady Techsters two straight years in Ruston ... The key for Nevada will be slowing down Tasha Harris and Jessica Thompson, the Broncos' top two scorers. They combined for 33 points a game ... The Broncos lead the conference in scoring offense at 72.6 an outing.

• Compiled by Darrell Moody


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