Dec. 16, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
@UNLVLadyRebels | UNLV Box Score
UNLV fell behind 10-0 to start the game and could not find a way to solve 18th-ranked Stanford's (6-4) defensive effort, leading to a 74-33 road loss in Maples Pavilion Saturday in women's college basketball action.
The 33 points for the Lady Rebels (5-4) were tied for the lowest in school history, as UNLV finished the game hitting just 14-of-62 for 22.6%. That included a 3-of-19 performance from three-point range (15.8%), with all three treys coming from Brooke Johnson. The senior guard paced the Lady Rebels with 19 points off 8-of-19 shooting. However, the next highest scorer for UNLV was junior point guard Nikki Wheatley (six points), who suffered a foot injury in the final minute of the first half, and would not return to the contest.
After Stanford's early 10-point lead, Wheatley scored back-to-back layups to bring UNLV within six, and the Lady Rebels would finish the first quarter scoring 10 of the final 17 points to make it a 17-10 contest. Stanford took control over the next two quarters by outscoring UNLV 40-10.
STAT OF THE GAME: UNLV was 1-of-20 (5%) from the floor in the second quarter, and finished with just three-points, a Johnson trey. Stanford meanwhile shot 7-of-12 for 58.3% in the second 10 minutes, and outscored the Lady Rebels 18-3 over the 10 minutes.
LADY REBEL NOTES:
* UNLV's 33 total points tied for the lowest in school history. On Feb. 16, 1975, UNLV lost to UCLA 99-33 in Las Vegas.
* The 41-point loss was the largest for UNLV since an 87-39 loss at Wyoming on Jan. 23, 2008 in Laramie.
* UNLV is now 0-10 in its last 10 games against Top-25 opponents.
* Paris Strawther led UNLV in rebounding with nine.
* UNLV did force Stanford into 19 turnovers while coming up with 11 steals, paced by four from Wheatley.
NEXT FOR THE LADY REBELS: UNLV host the Duel In The Desert on Dec. 20-22 in the Cox Pavilion. The six-team field will include four top-25 teams, including the Lady Rebels' first opponent, No. 5 Mississippi State, who UNLV will face on Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Wednesday is also Hot Cocoa & Hoops Day, as the first 100 fans to the game will receive a voucher for FREE hot cocoa, while anyone with a ticket for the UNLV men's game that night will also receive free admission to Wednesday's contest. The first game on Wednesday will feature Texas A&M vs Hawaii at 12 pm.