MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. The University of Nevada women's basketball team lost a close Subway Classic consolation game to Binghamton 58-52 Sunday night.
With the loss, Nevada drops to 1-2 on the season, while Binghamton improves to 3-1.
Nevada started the first half with a lot of energy, jumping to a quick 5-0 lead over the Bearcats. Senior Kate Kevorken lead the first half attack, shooting 3-4 from the three point line. Nevada was also active on the boards, holding a 21-15 rebounding advantage over Binghamton. The two teams went back and forth in the last four minutes of the half, with Binghamton taking a two point lead over Nevada going into half time.
In the second half the teams remained close. Binghamton was able to stretch their lead to eight points at the nine minute mark due to some untimely turnovers from Nevada. Nevada got back in the game with solid interior defense and continuing to control the rebounding battle. The Pack showed tenacity late in the second half, getting the game within reach down one point with a minute left. The Bearcats were solid from the free-throw line to end the game and put Nevada away.
Nevada will return home this week to host the annual John Ascuaga's Nugget Classic. The tournament will take place November 25-26 at Lawlor Events Center with the Wolf Pack facing Butler Friday at 2 p.m. Penn State and Iowa State will square off in the second game at 4 p.m. The consolation game will be played Saturday at 5 p.m., and the championship game will take place at 7 p.m.