2019-20 UNLV SCHEDULE/RESULTS WOMEN¢â‚¬â„¢S ... 2020/02/14 ¢  best in the nation, and the Lady Rebels returned

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  • WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 2019-20 GAME NOTES

    LADY REBELS HOST NEW MEXICO IN PLAY4KAY GAME ... ♦ Saturday is the Lady Rebels’ Play4Kay game, and the Lady Rebels will be wearing pink as UNLV is honoring the effort to raise breast cancer awareness ♦ UNLV is back on its home court Saturday against New Mexico after its last two-game road trip of the season where it lost a pair of games to fall to fourth place in the MW standings. ♦ Despite the two straight losses, the Lady Rebels do control their own fate in regards to claiming a top-three seed. They are just half a game behind third place Boise State and one game behind second-place San Jose State, and will face both squads over the final five games of the season. ♦ UNLV has dominated the series of late with the Lobos, having won seven of the past eight games, and have not lost to New Mexico in Las Vegas since the 2013 MW Tournament quarterfinals. ♦ UNLV is winning off defense, as the Lady Rebels are currently first in the MW in scoring defense, field goal percentage defense and rebound margin, as well as No. 2 in the nation in three- point field goal defense at 23.3%. The Lady Rebels have never finished the season first in the MW in either scoring defense or field goal defense, while they are leading the league in rebound margin for the fifth straight season. ♦ The 2019-20 UNLV Lady Rebel squad are one of the youngest and least experienced teams in the Mountain West this season after graduating four senior starters. UNLV has 10 underclassmen on this year’s squad, with seven freshmen and three sophomores, while the four-member senior class had a total of two career starts (as a Lady Rebel) entering the season.

    GAME 25 - Saturday, February 15, 3 pm Play4Kay Game UNLV (12-12, 8-5 MW) Head coach: Kathy Olivier (181-188, 12th year) Leading scorer: Sr./F Rodjanae Wade (14.0 ppg)

    vs

    New Mexico (13-13, 4-9 MW) Head coach: Mike Bradbury (77-46, 4th year) Leading scorer: So./G Ahlise Hurst (13.5 ppg)

    Cox Pavilion (2,500) Las Vegas Video: MW Network-UNLVRebels.com (Ben Wilson/Amie Callaway) Radio: KBAD 920 AM (Wyatt Tomchek) Live Stats: UNLVRebels.com

    MARK WASIK • UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SID Office - (702) 895-3208 • Cell - (702) 528-0289 • @UNLVSIDWasik

    Press row phone - (702) 895-3005 • mark.wasik@unlv.edu

    UNLV PROBABLE STARTERS (BASED ON LAST GAME)

    KAVIONNIAKAVIONNIA BROWNBROWN

    #1 • G • SO.

    PTS ..............2.6 REBS ...........2.2 FG% ..........28.8 FT% ..........71.4

    LATECIALATECIA SMITHSMITH

    #0 • G • SR.

    PTS ............13.0 REBS ...........3.8 FG% ..........40.8 FT% ..........83.6

    BAILEYBAILEY THOMASTHOMAS

    #14 • G • JR.

    PTS ..............4.5 REBS ...........2.5 FG% ..........28.0 FT% ..........75.0

    RODJANAERODJANAE WADEWADE

    #24 • F • SR.

    PTS ............14.0 REBS .........10.6 FG% ..........39.2 FT% ..........72.0

    HALEYHALEY RYDALCHRYDALCH

    #43 • C • SR.

    PTS ..............5.4 REBS ...........3.1 FG% ..........39.0 FT% ..........50.0

    2019-20 UNLV SCHEDULE/RESULTS Nov. 9 .......... CSU Fullerton .....................L, 64-58 Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas

    Nov. 14 ........ Duke .....................................L, 57-45 Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas

    Nov. 19 ........ at Southern Utah ..........L, 72-68 (OT) America First Event Center Cedar City, Utah

    Nov. 23 ........ South Carolina State .........W, 66-57 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Nov. 30-Dec. 1 • Lady Rebel Round-Up

    Nov. 30 ........ Elon ......................................L, 50-44 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Dec. 1 .......... St. John’s .................. W, 79-75 (OT) Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Dec. 3 .......... Fresno State*. ......................L, 72-66 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Dec. 8 .......... at Pepperdine .......................W, 69-44 Firestone Fieldhouse Malibu, California

    Dec. 14 ........ at USC ..................................L, 75-54 Galen Center Los Angeles, California

    Dec. 16 ........ at Grand Canyon ...................L, 53-51 GCU Arena Phoenix, Arizona

    Dec. 20-22 • Duel In The Desert

    Dec. 20 ........ Virginia ................................L, 63-55 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Dec. 21 ........ South Florida .....................W, 61-51 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Jan. 1 ........... at Utah State* ......................W, 60-46 Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Logan, Utah

    Jan. 4 ........... at Air Force* ........................W, 67-60 Clune Arena Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Jan. 8 ..........Boise State* ........................W, 66-65 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Jan. 11.........Wyoming* ..........................W, 65-53 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Jan. 15 ......... at San Jose State* .................L, 62-60 The Event Center San Jose, Calif.

    Jan. 18 ......... at New Mexico* ..................W, 68-51 The Pit Albuquerque, N.M.

    Jan. 22 ........UNR* ..................................W, 66-64 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Jan. 25 ......... at San Diego State* ...............L,48-39 Viejas Arena San Diego, Calif.

    Feb. 1 .......... Colorado State* ................W, 56-52 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Feb. 5 .......... Utah State* .........................W, 69-45 Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Feb. 8........... Fresno State* ........................L, 72-58 Save Mart Center Fresno, California

    Feb. 12......... at UNR* ................................L, 62-59 Lawlor Events Center Reno, Nev.

    Feb. 15 ........ New Mexico* ............................3 pm Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Feb. 19 ........ at Colorado State* ..................... 6 pm Moby Arena Fort Collins, Colo.

    Feb. 22 ........ San Diego State* ......................3 pm Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    Feb. 24......... at Boise State* ........................... 6 pm Taco Bell Arena Boise, Idaho

    Feb. 27 ........ San Jose State* .........................6 pm Cox Pavilion Las Vegas

    March 10-13 • 2018 MW Tournament

    March 10 ... First Round ...............................TBA Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas

  • GAME NOTES - UNLV VS NEW MEXICO • FEBRUARY 15 • COX PAVILION LADY REBEL BASKETBALLLADY REBEL BASKETBALL

    HEAD COACH KATHY OLIVIER

    When UNLV was searching for its next women’s basketball coach -- a person that could return the proud program to its place

    among the nation’s best -- it didn’t have to look far. The school turned to one of its own by hiring former Lady Rebel All-American Kathy Olivier as the eighth full-time head coach in UNLV women’s basketball history on April 22, 2008. The Lady Rebels immediately showed their renewed enthusiasm for their new coach, and the team was the talk of the conference after an inspiring run to the Mountain West Conference Tournament semifinals as the seven- seed. Olivier’s first recruit to the program, Jamie Smith, would 10 months later become the first- ever Lady Rebel to be named MWC Freshman of the Year. In 2009-10 the Lady Rebels continued their climb back to prominence under Olivier, and posted several impressive upsets, including road wins at Utah and New Mexico and a home victory over eventual Sweet 16 participant San Diego State. Olivier’s best season would come in 2011-12, as UNLV finished the campaign with a 22-10 record, an 11-win improvement over the previous year that ranked as the sixth- best in the nation, and the Lady Rebels returned to the postseason for the first time since 2005-06 with a trip to the WNIT. The 2015-18 seasons were the best stretch of her time on the UNLV bench, as the Lady Rebels averaged 20 wins per season over the three years, played in back-to-back WNIT Tournaments, and won their first-ever Mountain West regular season championship title thanks to a 14-4 mark (19-12 overall). Olivier came to UNLV after serving as head coach at UCLA for 15 years (from May 3, 1993, to March 11, 2008). While head coach of the Bruins she helped produce two Pac-10 Players of the Year, three Pac-10 Freshmen of the Year, a Pac-10 team championship, a Pac- 10 Tournament Championship and a trip to the 1999 Elite Eight. The former Kathy Ricks, Olivier was a standout player at Cal State Fullerton and then at UNLV, where she earned All-America honors while averaging a team-high 16.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in the 1979-80 season. She still ranks on several all-time lists at UNLV, as her career 18.1 ppg average is the second-highest in team history.

    Coaching Career Conference Overall UCLA (15 yrs) 142-128 232-208 UNLV (12 yrs) 108-94 181-188 Total 250-222 413-396

    A LOOK AT UNLV VS. NEW MEXICO... UNLV 2019-20 Stats New Mexico 12-12, 8-5 Overall Record 13-13, 4-9 179 RPI 208 60.4 Points per game 76.1 58.9.................................................. Points Allowed per game ...............................................71.2 37.4...........................................................FG Percentage ........................................................40.0 37.9.................................................. Opponent FG Percentage ...............................................41.4 27.2.......................................................3-pt FG Percentage ....................................................31.0 23.3...............................................Opponent 3-pt FG Percentage ............................................37.6 70.4....................................................Free Throw Percentage .................................................74.3 40.6......................................................Rebounding Average ............................