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Nevada women’s basketball takes on Cal Poly


image001-5749095-5167500The University of Nevada women’s basketball team (3-2, 0-0 MW) will conclude its three-game homestand Sunday 2 p.m. against Cal Poly (4-3, 0-0 Big West) at Lawlor Events Center. The Wolf Pack leads the overall series 7-2 and are undefeated at home when playing the Mustangs. Nevada won the previous meeting during the 2006-07 season, defeating Cal Poly 76-62 in Reno.

The Mustangs are coming off back-to-back Big West regular season championships, posting a 12-4 conference record both seasons and are led by sophomore Ariana Elegado’s 13.8 ppg. Elegado poured in a career high 31 points in the team’s 70-67 loss to Saint Mary’s on Wednesday. Cal Poly senior Brittany Woodard returns to Nevada after transferring from the program following her sophomore season. Woodard is averaging 9.9 ppg and 5.1 rpg on the year.

“It’s a another great opportunity for us to face an outstanding team who has been to the postseason the last two years,” head coach Jane Albright said. “They are extremely well coached by Faith Mimnaugh. It will be a great challenge for us and a good test as we prepare for the Mountain West.”

Autograph Signing- The team will be available for an autograph signing following the Cal Poly game. Fans are encouraged to stop by the Silver and Blue Room C after the game to meet the team and get an autograph.

The Wolf Pack held its annual John Ascuaga’s Nugget Classic last weekend, opening the event with an 86-79 win over Cleveland State. Emily Burns led the way with her third career double-double, finishing the game with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Nevada advanced to the championship game where the team fell 73-61 to Toledo. Danika sharp led the team with 15 points. Burns and Sharp were named to the All-Tournament team.


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