The ninth-seeded University of Nevada women's basketball team (8-22, 2-14 MW) will face the top-seeded San Diego State Aztecs (24-5, 15-1 MW) in the quarterfinal round of the 2013 MW Basketball Championships Thursday afternoon at the Thomas & Mack Center. Tip-off is scheduled for noon.
San Diego State claimed both wins in the two regular season meetings between the schools by single digit margins. Danika Sharp just missed a double-double in the Jan. 23 match-up, with 15 points and nine rebounds. Emily Burns was close as well, finishing the game with 12 points, nine rebounds, and six blocks. The Aztecs enter postseason play riding a 15-game winning streak. San Diego State's last defeat took place on a Jan. 9 home loss to Fresno State. Courtney Clements leads the team with 17.6 ppg. Nevada trails the overall series 3-5. The last time the Wolf Pack defeated the Aztecs came in a 63-61 decision in Reno during the 2010-11 season.
ALL 2013 REESE'S MW BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS GAMES TO BE BROADCAST
All 16 games of the 2013 Mountain West Basketball Championships will be broadcast live from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., March 12-16. A live webstream of the men's and women's first round games on Tuesday, March 12, will begin at 5 p.m. PT and will be available on the Mountain West Network through TheMWC.com.
Social media interaction, live stats, recaps, photo galleries and more information from the tournament will be available through the MW Championship Central page at http://www.themwc.com/champ/13-mwc-bb-tourney.html. For updates throughout tournament week, fans can follow @TheMWC, @MW_MHoops, @MW_WHoops on Twitter, as well as participate in the conversation on Facebook/com/MountainWestConference. Fans also can utilize #WeAreTheMW, the official Twitter and Instagram hashtag of the 2013 Reese's MW Basketball Championships.
From the University of Nevada