UNLV women's basketball begins the 2014-15 campaign with a 77-65 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Check in with our last returning starter, Briana Charles.
UNLV's 44-point win margin largest-ever in Mountain West play.
UNLV takes second place Boise State to the wire, Danielle Miller scores 18 points in the loss.
UNLV cuts 12-point deficit to one in final minute before falling 80-75 to Charlotte.
A very active point guard with quickness and the ability to explode to the basket ... One of the best on-the-ball defenders on the team, and is also very good in transition.
(2013-14 - Junior): Appeared in all 32 games and made a pair of starts at point guard ... Her best game came against Charlotte in which she tied her career-high with 16 points and added four assists ... Also reached double-figures against Boise State (2/22) and Air Force (3/1) ... Was a key player in UNLV's MW first round win over San Jose State (3/10), posting eight points, six steals and the clinching free throws ... Averaged 3.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists pre game.
(2012-13 - Sophomore): Was plagued by injuries for half of the season, as she first had her left hand broken in the season opener against UC Santa Barbara (11/9) ... Returned to the court on Dec. 19 against Old Dominion, and played in the next 15 games before having her right hand broken in the win over Air Force (2/13), after which she was lost for the season ... Her career-best performance came in the win over Colorado State (1/20), in which she reached double-figures for the first time off 6-of-6 shooting, including 4-of-4 from three-point range for 16 points ... For the year, averaged 3.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.0 apg and 0.9 spg.
(2011-12 - Freshman): Appeared in 13 games as a freshman while backing up at the one and two spots ... Scored in five games during the season, including five points twice, against San Jose State (11/19) and at Air Force (2/25) ... Finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Averaged 3.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game her senior year while leading St. Francis High to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Sectional Championship and a 26-7 overall record ... Delta River League Player of the Year after leading her team to the conference championship title ... A four-time first-team All-Delta River League member ... Named All-Metro all four years, twice to the second team and to the first team her senior year ... Selected to the ESPN Rise 2011 Cal-Hi Sports CIF All-State Team, and was runner-up for Sacramento All-Metro Player of the Year ... Played the last two years for Just Believe Sports club team in Sacramento ... Was also a member of the track team at St. Francis, and helped the squad to the sectional championship in 2010 while running on the first place 4x100m relay team at the sectional meet ... Competed on the 4x400m relay and in the high jump as well ... Lettered on the softball team as an outfielder her freshman season.
Briana Annice Charles ... Born on March 26, 1993, in Stockton, Calif. ... Daughter of Mark and Colette Charles ... Has three sisters, Elizabeth (25), Eliza (25) and Lauren (22) ... Sister Lauren is on the volleyball team at CSU Stanislasu ... Has three sisters, Elizabeth (26), Eliza (26) and Lauren (23) ... Sister Lauren played volleyball team at CSU Stanislasu, and is now currently the administrative coordinator for the Lady Rebels ... Has two older cousins that played professional sports ... Marvin Montgomery played in the NFL for eight years as an offensive tackle, with the Denver Broncos (1971-76), the New Orleans Saints (1976-77) and the Atlanta Falcons (1978) ... Cousin Joe Caldwell played in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons (1965-70), the Atlanta Hawks (1970-74) and the Carolina Cougars in the ABA (1970-74), and was also on the 1964 USA Olympic Gold Medal team ... Did community service work for Meg Whitman during the 2010 California Governor elections, and worked as staff member with the Dan Lungren for Congress campaign during the Nov. 2010 elections ... In 2008, placed third in the lamb raising competition at the Pleasant Grove Future Farmers of America ... Choose UNLV over Hawaii ...Majoring in political science.
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