Nevada women’s basketball preview box
December 29, 2007
USF (9-4) AT NEVADA (8-3)
When: Today, 2 p.m.
Where: Lawlor Events Center
TV/Radio: None/1450 AM, pregame at 1:45 p.m.
Coaches: USF’s Tanya Haave (19-25) is in her 2nd season; Nevada’s Kim Gervasoni (49-83) is in her 5th season
Projected starters: USF F Dominique Carter (21.0, 7.3); C Lisa Olden (6.6, 5.5); G Shay Rollins (12.4, 3.2), Heidi Heintz (10.5, 4.5), Nykia Peace (4.4, 4.2); NEVADA – F Cherlanda Franklin (4.6, 3.8), Brandi Fitzgerald (7.4, 4.4); C Shavon Moore (7.8, 4.5); G Dellena Criner (16.9, 3.4), Mikail Price (11.9, 2.6)
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About USF: The Dons have won six straight for the first time since the 2001-02 season. The Lady Dons are coming off an 81-72 victory over UC Davis … USF shoots a respectable 36 percent on 3-point attempts and averages 72.5 a contest … Carter, USF’s leading scorer, is shooting 57.5 from 3-point range … The Dons are coached by Tanya Haave, who played in three Final Fours under coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee. Haave scored 1,771 career points and averaged 13.8 in her career.
About Nevada: Nevada has won three straight, inlcluding Friday’s 84-63 victory over UNLV. It was Nevada’s first win over its in-state rival since the 1999-2000 season … Nevada is ranked fifth in the nation in steals, averaging 14.1 a contest. Morgan State averages 15.7 … Fitzgerald needs four steals to reach the 150 mark for her career, which would make her the second active Nevada player to accomplish that feat. Criner is the other … Nevada has scored 60 or more points in 10 of its 11 games this season … A win today would give Gervasoni 50 for her career. Ada Gee (1993-2003) is the only other Nevada coach to win 50 or more games.
Compiled by Darrell Moody
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