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Nevada women’s basketball preview box

NEVADA (12-9, 6-2) at HAWAII (8-12, 2-6)

When: Tonight, 9 p.m.

Where: Sheriff Center

TV/Radio: www,wac.tv; none

Probable starters: NEVADA – F Marianne Lombardi (5.2, 4.8), Andrea Sitton (3.1, 2.0); G Brandi Fitzgerald (9.4, 4.5), Traci Graham (12.4, 2.3), Dellena Criner (14.7, 3.4). HAWAII – F – Tanya Smith (10.6, 8.8), Pam Tambini (12.7, 7.2); C Brittany Grice (8.1, 5.3); G Megan Tinnin (3.1, 0.9) or Janevia Taylor (11.8, 4.3) and Amy Kotani (1.3, 0.9).

Game notes: After going scoreless against Louisiana Tech, Graham is still chasing the 1,00-point mark. Six other players have accomplished that feat … Nevada has 11 players averaging double-figure in minutes played per game, a must-have in Nevada’s up-tempo style of play … Freshman Marissa Hammond is coming off a career-high 11-point effort in the 11-point loss to the Lady Techsters. All of her points came in the first half … After playing Hawai’i, Nevada will return home to face Fresno State Thursday night in a critical WAC match-up … Hawai’i has been plagued by turnovers all season. The Rainbow Wahine have turned it over 20-plus times in five of their last six games … Center Briitany Grice plays in her 100th game today, and she needs eight rebounds to crack the top 10 all-time. She has 179 career blocks, fifth-best in WAC history.

Compiled by Darrell Moody