RED OUT For Lady Rebels Wednesday vs UNR|
Feb. 6, 2018
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
UNLV HOSTS HOSTS UNR IN FIRST OF TWO MEETINGS...
The UNLV Lady Rebels are the hottest team in the Mountain West, and thanks to wins in eight of their last games, have taken over sole possession of first place in the conference for the first time in team history at 8-2. UNLV will now put its first place standing on the line Wednesday night when it hosts in-state rival UNR in the first of two meetings between the two teams this month at 6 pm in the Cox Pavilion.
Wednesday is a RED OUT, and all fans wearing red to the game will receive $3 admission, while the first 100 fans will also get a free red UNLR rally towel.
Single game ticket prices for the Lady Rebels this season are $8 for adults, $5 if bought online at UNLVTickets.com, while kids 12 and under are free at all UNLV Lady Rebel home contests.
The game will be live streamed on the Mountain West featuring Wyatt Tomchek and Caleb Herring, and there will also be a radio broadcast on 920 AM The Game with the call of Adam Candee and Kevaney Martin, with both available through UNLVRebels.com.
Wednesday’s contest is part of the Governor’s Series, the all-sports competition between the two schools sponsored by NV Energy and Barrick Gold.
The Lady Rebels have dominated the all-time series by a 33-8 margin, while head coach Kathy Olivier, a former UNLV All-American, is 12-2 against UNR at the helm of her alma mater. UNLV is a perfect 18-0 all-time against the Wolf Pack in Las Vegas.
UNLV’s 8-2 start in the MW is the best in school history, and its’ best in any conference since an 11-1 start to the 1993-94 Big West campaign.
The Lady Rebels’ success in the conference this season has been fueled by its outstanding post play. UNLV has outscored its past nine opponents 282-140 on points in the paint while holding a +10.5 rebound margin for the eight contests. That size shows up even more on the offensive boards, where UNLV is rebounding an impressive 40.5% of its missed shots in MW play. The Lady Rebels are also finding their way to the free throw line, and are currently tied for 26th in the nation with 335 made free throws this season.