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Nevada women’s basketball preview box

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: IDAHO (5-19, 2-11) AT NEVADA (13-12, 7-5)

When: Tonight, 7:05 p.m.

Where: Lawlor Events Center

TV-Radio: http://www.wac.tv/KXTO 1550 AM

Coaches: Kim Gervasoni (Nevada); Mike Divilbiss (Idaho)

Probable starters: IDAHO – F Sara Dennehy (11.2, 6.2), Lindsey Koppen (5.3, 2.0); C Katie Madison (19.3, 8.8); G Liz Witte (11.0, 2.2), Charlotte Otero (4.5, 2.8); NEVADA – F Marianne Lombardi (5.2, 4.8), Brandi Fitzgerald (8.9, 4.3); C Andrea Sitton (3.0, 2.1); G Dellena Criner (14.3, 3.6), Traci Graham (13.2, 2.4)

GAME NOTES – Nevada snapped a four-game losing streak with its win over San Jose State, and currently sits in fourth place in the WAC heading into the last two weeks of the regular season … Nevada beat Idaho 78-68 back on Jan.6 in Moscow, Idaho … Nevada averages 12.4 steals and is ranked ninth in the country. Three players, led by Criner, are ranked in the top six in the WAC. Criner, the team’s top defender, averages 2.7 steals … Defense is critical to Nevada’s success. The Pack is 11-3 when holding teams to 69 points or less … The current starting line-up of Sitton, Fitzgerald, Criner, Graham and Lombardi has posted a 7-3 win-loss record … Graham will tie Kate Smith in career games played at 115 … The Vandals are on a four-game losing streak, including last weekend’s heartbreaking 74-71 loss at Louisiana Tech … Madison needs 63 points to surpass Mary Westerwelle for 10th all-time for a single season. She also needs 36 rebounds to move into the top 10 for a single season. She currently has 211. Madison’s nien double-doubles equals the total for the entire team last season.

Compiled by Darrell Moody