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Nevada women host 2nd round WNIT game
by Tribune Staff
Mar 19, 2011 | 689 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune photo by John Byrne - Reed High graduate Kayla Williams and the Nevada Women's basketball team take on Southern California in the second round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament at 2 p.m. today at Lawlor Events Center.
Tribune photo by John Byrne - Reed High graduate Kayla Williams and the Nevada Women's basketball team take on Southern California in the second round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament at 2 p.m. today at Lawlor Events Center.
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Even though the Nevada men’s basketball team fell short of fan expectations this year, that doesn’t mean college basketball fans around the Truckee Meadows are done cheering for the Silver and Blue.

The University of Nevada women’s basketball team won the first postseason tournament game in program history Thursday night at St. Mary’s (65-62). Now, the Wolf Pack will get a chance to host a second-round game in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament versus Southern California. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Lawlor Events Center.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Lawlor Events Center box office as early as 10 a.m. on Sunday. Prices are $9 for adults, $6 for youth eighth grade and under/seniors 65 and older and $5 for University of Nevada students with a college ID.

The Wolf Pack is in the midst of a historical season. At 22-10, Nevada is enjoying its first 20-win campaign. Today’s game will also be the first time the Lady Pack has hosted a postseason game. Nevada hopes to improve on its 11-4 home record this year.

The two team’s have met only once before. However, Nevada is much-improved since an 86-48 loss to the Trojans in 2001. Nevada will need to use its strength on the boards to have a chance to advance. The Wolf Pack is 17th in the nation in rebounding margin, outrebounding opponents by over seven boards per outing.

Senior Tahnee Robinson is currently eighth in the nation in scoring, pouring in 22.2 points per game. She also is in the top 20 nationally with 2.9 three-point field goals a game and just under 42 percent accuracy from behind the arc.
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