Season Opener Friday For Lady Rebels|
Nov. 9, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
UNLV Opens 2017-18 Campaign Against Portland State......
For the third straight year, the UNLV Lady Rebels will open their season with a month long schedule of home games, starting with the season opener Friday against Portland State. The game will tip-off at 6 pm in the Cox Pavilion.
UNLV brings back four starters from last year’s squad that finished 22-11 and received an at-large bid to the Postseason WNIT. Highlighting the returnees is senior guard Brooke Johnson while junior guard Nikki Wheatley returns to the court after suffering a knee injury in the 2016-17 non-conference schedule. Also back are from last year’s starting lineup are juniors Paris Strawther and Katie Powell.
Friday will be the first-ever meeting between UNLV and Portland State in women’s basketball. The Vikings went 16-17 a year ago, which was a 12-win improvement from the previous year.
There will be a pair of giveaways at Friday’s game, as the first 150 fans will receive a free UNLV smartphone stands, while the first 100 UNLV students (with a student ID) will receive a free UNLV T-Shirt.
All Lady Rebel games this year will have an audio broadcast, with five games on NBC AM 920 AM “The Game”, while the rest can be accessed either online though Stretch Internet on UNLVRebels.com, or by using the new UNLV Gameday App, including Friday’s contest.
UNLV 2017-18 SEASON TICKET INFO: Season tickets for the Lady Rebels this season are $65 for adults and $50 for seniors and UNLV Faculty/Staff. Single game tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors and faculty/staff, while all tickets bought online up to three hours before tip-off are just $5. Kids 12 and under are always free at UNLV Lady Rebel contests.