UNLV comes up short against New Mexico 72-59 in MW Quarterfinals.
UNLV looking to avenge its 2012 tournament loss to New Mexico. (UNLV MW Quarterfinal notes)
Kelli Thompson earns First-Team Moutnain West honors as well.
Bulldogs knock down 15 treys in 90-64 win, UNLV opens up MW Tournament Thursday against New Mexico.
UNLV ends the regular season on the road at Fresno State. (UNLV game notes).
Excels at getting to the basket and finishing or drawing contact ... One of the top long-range threats in the Mountain West ... Possesses a very high basketball IQ, knows the game very well ... Has improved greatly on defense as well over her three seasons ... Ranks 13th all-time at UNLV in career scoring with 1,264 points.
(2010-11 - Sophomore):Earned Mountain West Honorable Mention honors after finishing eighth in the conference in scoring with a team-high 14.1 ppg ... Also ranked in the top 15 in the MW in steals (10th, 1.52 spg), free throw percentage (12th, 74.7%), three-point percentage, (15th, 28.3%) and three-pointers made per game (fourth, 2.06 pg) ... Set a career-high with 27 points in a win over Colorado State (2/19) ... Hit four three-pointers and added six rebounds, five assists and three steals in the win ... Notched 22 points and set a career-high with six three-pointers in the win over Columbia (12/29), which tied for the fourth-most three-pointers in a game in UNLV history.
(2009-10 - Freshman):Turned in an outstanding freshman season, as she was the second-highest first-year player in the MWC at 12.3 points per game, 13th-best in the league ... Also ranked among the league-leaders in free throw percentage (fifth, 78.2%), three-point percentage (31.9%) and three-pointers per game (fourth, 1.9 per game) ... Made two or more treys in 16 games ... Posted 22 points, hit 4-of-4 on three-pointers, and added seven rebounds and four steals at Wyoming (3/6) ... Broke a five-game scoring slump by posting 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting against Air Force (2/27), and added eight rebounds ... Tied her season high with nine rebounds at New Mexico (2/10) ... Scored 24 points, including seven in the final two minutes in UNLV's win at Air Force (1/26) ... Named Duel In The Desert All-Tournament after averaging 13.7 ppg over the three games ... Scored a game-high 22 points and hit the game-winning shot with two seconds left in UNLV's 68-66 win over VCU (12/19) ... That performance earned her MWC Player of the Week honors on Dec. 21 ... Converted a key three-point play and followed with a three-pointer in the final minutes on the way to 19 points to help UNLV win at Nevada, Reno (12/6) ... Hit four treys and scored 15 points against No. 4 North Carolina (11/22) ... Torched Sacramento State (11/19) for 26 points and hit 5-of-10 from three-point range ... In her first career game, scored 12 points in a three-minute stretch in a decisive second-half run at Southern Utah (11/13) ... All 12 points came off three three-pointers and a three-point play.
High School:Started all four years for Long Beach Poly High and helped them to a California record four-straight state championships ... Missed eight weeks during her senior year due to a broken left wrist but returned to lead the Jackrabbits to their run in the state tournament ... Earned first team All-Moore League honors in her junior season ... Was the 95th-ranked recruit in the nation by All-Star Girls Report and as the 19th-ranked wing player by ESPN/Hoopgurlz ... Is the only player (boys or girls) in the state of California to have been a member of four straight state championship teams.
Personal:Kelli JoDawn Thompson ... Born on May 6, 1991, in Compton, Calif. ... Daughter of Thomas and Liza Thompson ... Has one brother, Tyre (24), and one sister, Tionne (13) ... Chose UNLV over Louisville, UCLA and Washington State ... Majoring in human services counseling.
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