|WBB Looks to Rebound in Nevada|
MOSCOW, Idaho—The University of Idaho women’s basketball team will look to get back on track at the Lawlor Events Center Friday night in the first game of the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Classic. The Vandals will take on host Nevada at 5:00 p.m. PT.
“It is going to be a huge environment out there on Friday,” head coach Jon Newlee said. “We have been out there before for their Native American night and it is going to be packed and loud. They are a very physical team. They have a 6’8’’ post player that can play. They are going to be they are going to be huge inside like San Diego. We have to come ready to battle and play for 40 minutes.”
Idaho (3-2) leads the all-time series over the Wolfpack, 18-16. The schools have been members of four different conferences together. They have played in the old Mountain West Athletic Conference, the Big Sky Conference, the Big West Conference and the Western Athletic Conference.
Last time they two teams met on the basketball court in February of 2012. Alyssa Charlston led the Vandals to an 88-86 overtime win in Reno. Charlston posted a career-high 19 rebounds and scored 21 points.
Nevada is off to a 3-2 start in 2013-14. The Wolfpack women’s basketball team snapped a two-game skid with a 79-62 win over Cal State East Bay. Nyasha LeSure notched her first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds on a perfect 5-5 shooting from the field. Danika Sharp led all scorers with 19 points. Sharp connected on her 139th career three-pointer to move within two of passing Tahnee Robinson (2009-11) for fourth place on Nevada’s all-time list. Mimi Mungedi added 13 points.