Nevada women’s basketball preview box
UNLV (4-7) AT NEVADA (7-3)
WHEN: Today, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Lawlor Events Center
TV /RADIO: None/1450 AM, pre-game at 6:45 p.m.
COACHES: Kim Gervasoni (Nevada); Regina Miller (UNLV)
PROBABLE STARTERS: UNLV – F Sequoia Holmes (21.5, 6.7), Raquel Jupiter (1.3, 1.5); C Shamela Hampton (11.8, 6.5); G Brittany Hallberg (5.9, 1.8), Dominique Harris (8.0, 4.5). NEVADA – F Brandi Fitzgerald (6.7, 4.4), Cherlanda Franklin (4.4, 3.8); C Shavon Moore (7.2, 4.2); G Mikail Price (11.7, 2.6), Dellena Criner (16.4, 3.6).
About Nevada: Nevada continues its three-game homestand with a game against in-state rival UNLV. The Pack, off to a 7-3 start, will be looking for its first win over the Rebels in coach Kim Gervasoni’s tenure … With a win tonight, Nevada could match the program’s best start ever. The 1985-86 team and the 1999-2000 squads both started the season 8-3 … Nevada has scored 60 or more points in nine of its 10 games this season, including a season-high 82 in a win over Cal-State Fullerton on Dec. 16 … Point guard Dellena Criner has scored in double-figures in eight consecutive games this season, and has led the team in scoring six times this season … Freshman Johnna Ward tops the Wolf Pack in 3-point shooting at 35 percent.
About UNLV: The Rebels lost in the finals of their own Lady Rebel Christmas Classic to Liberty, 70-68. The Rebels knocked off Austin Peay in the opening round … The Rebels have been outscored by less than a point a game this year … UNLV has struggled from long distance, making just 29 percent of its 3-point shots … UNLV is 1-2 away from home … The Rebels and Nevada have two common opponents – UC Riverside and UC Irvine. Nevada beat UC Riverside and lost to UC Irvine, while UNLV beat Irvine and lost to Riverside.
The pick: Nevada by 6