Nevada women’s basketball travels to Wyoming on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Larry Burnett will call the game on 630 AM KPLY, and he will broadcast a 20-minute pregame show before the game. The Varsity Network allows fans to watch the game live online as well. Live stats can be accessed through Stat Broadcast, and the game can be watched on the Mountain West Network.
Ashley Elliott, a Nevada assistant coach, returns to her alma mater. Elliott had a Hall of Fame-caliber collegiate career as a player at Wyoming in the early 2000s, where she was honored with a Kodak/WBCA All-American award in 2005. She made First Team All-Mountain West twice and finished her career in the top 10 at Wyoming for three-point field goals, assists, free throws, steals, and other stats. In 2015, she was included in the Wyoming Hall of Fame.
The College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team included Megan Ormiston. Ormiston graduated from the University of Nevada with a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and a grade point average of 3.84. She was named to the All-Mountain West Academic Team twice. She is one of 40 students enrolled in the program and the first student-athlete in 30 years to complete her master’s degree in speech pathology.
Numerous Pack players have reached the 500-point milestone in their careers. On January 21, Lexie Givens scored 500 career points against Fresno State. On February 2, Audrey Roden scored more than 500 career points against Boise State. She is the only sophomore under Nevada head coach Amanda Levens to score 500 points by their sophomore year. Ormiston and Alyssa Jimenez also reached the milestone of 500 career points earlier this season.
Wyoming wants to get to No. the Mountain West Tournament’s No. 2 seed. With an 11-5 record in conference play, the Cowgirls are tied for second place and have won three of their last four games heading into Thursday.
Wyoming is led by this week’s Mountain West Player of the Week, Allyson Fertig, who scores an average of 64.6 points per game for the team. In Wyoming’s first meeting with Nevada on Jan. 16, Fertig, who averages 14.5 points per game in conference play, scored 16 points and blocked two shots. Quinn Weidmann and Malene Pedersen are additionally hostile weapons, both averaging in twofold figures in scoring.