Nevada women’s basketball preview box
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: NEVADA (12-11, 6-4) AT UTAH STATE (9-13, 5-5)
When: Tonight, 7:05 p.m.
Where: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
TV-Radio: None/ESPN Radio 630 AM
Coaches: Kim Gervasoni (Nevada); Raegan Pebley (Utah State)
Series standing: 2-2
Probable starters: NEVADA – F Breanna Henry (3.3, 2.5), Marianne Lombardi (5.3, 5.0); C Andrea Sitton (3.0, 1.9); G Dellena Criner (14.7, 3.3), Traci Graham (13.0, 2.4); UTAH STATE – F Brittany Phillips (11, 5.6), Jenny Gross (8.6, 5.2 ); G Brittany Hagen (4.1, 2.8), Taylor Richards (11.6, 3.8), Danyelle Snelgro (8.3, 5.6)
GAME NOTES: Nevada seeks to end a three-game losing skid, having lost gome games to Louisiana Tech and Fresno State, and then dropping a game at Hawai’i … Nevada is struggling defensively, having given up 86, 74 and 73 points, respectively, in the three setbacks. In two of the losses, Hawai’i and Louisiana Tech, the Wolf Pack have shot poorly. Against the Lady Techsters, Nevada shot 17 of 47 from the floor, and against Hawai’i, Nevada went 24 for 59 … Dellenas Criner has scored 21, 16 and 15 the past three games, but is shooting only 11-for-35 from the floor. She has been able to get to the basket often, and is 26-for-33 from the free-throw line … Bre’Anna Henry makes her second start for the Pack. She scored five points and pulled down seven rebounds in the 86-81 loss to Fresno State … Graham will tie Ashley Bastian and April Bankston for second place in career games played tonight at 113… Jessica Preslar needs 17 more rebounds to move into sixth place on Nevada’s all-time career list. Preslar has 555 rebounds.
Compiled by Darrell Moody