Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WAC Tournament Women's Game No. 4 - No. 3 Nevada vs. No. 6 Boise State

The game has tipped off ... Nevada is wearing whites, Boise State is in blue with orange and white trim ...

(14:50) Five minutes into the game, Nevada has taken a five point lead to go up 10-5. 

The Boise State band, fans and cheer squad have all made the trip to Reno.

(8:20) Boise State takes the lead on a Melissa Rima three-pointer, 19-16. Boise State is currently 3-for-4 on shots from beyond the arc. Nevada seems to be effective on the inside as it has shot ten free throws in the early going, connecting on seven of them. 

(5:00) After the Broncos went up eight, Nevada's Johnna Ward hit back-to-back threes to bring the Wolf Pack within two. Ward is 3-for-4 from the three-point line in the game.

The always entertaining "Verizon Wireless Dance Off" produced a winner out of "Steve" from Nevada. Steve won a brand new LG Voyager... The crowd enjoyed his dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

At the half, Boise State leads Nevada on the Wolf Pack's home court.

During the regular season, the two teams split 1-1, each garnering a win on their respective home courts. Nevada defeated Boise State 77-45 in a late-January game, while the Broncos earned their victory in a 75-74 win in February.

Ladies and gentleman, we just saw the best live rendition of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" dance. A male band member from Nevada just killed it. He would have made Mrs. Knowles jealous. 

Play has resumed...

18:10 mark - Boise State 38, Nevada 35

This game may come down to free throws, the women just seem like they do it much better than the men this tournament... that's how we do it at the WAC.

The Jiffy Lube Cheetah attempts to break his losing streak in the scooter ride...
... Nope, maybe next time.

(15:03) Nevada pulls within three on a Shavon Moore lay-up... current score: BSU 45, NEV 42.

(13:40) Nevada takes its first lead after Brandi Jones hit a lay-up with contact, 47-45. The crowd is getting restless/anxious/all of the above (insert appropriate word here) as neither team can pull away.

Boise State went up two, 49-47, but the Wolf Pack used its homecourt advantage to pull ahead, 52-49 with a two three-pointers with 12 minutes left.

Score update: knotted up at 54 with less than nine minutes to go in the game. 

And here we are... The Mascot Dance-Off... The Bronco of Boise State is showing his moves with the breakdancing moves, but "Wolfie" of Nevada broke out the worm that won the crowd over. They definitely showed their dance skills off, but they may need to hit the gym before taking on the Summit League Mascots

As we check back to the game, it looks like we have ourselves a ballgame. A lot of back-and-forth up-and-down play as the final minutes tick away. 

(5:39) The two teams are trading baskets with the score at 61-59 in favor of Boise State.

Stat update: Nevada guard Johnna Ward has a game-high 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including five three-pointers.

(2:05) Nevada's Shavon Moore just put the Wolf Pack up 64-63 on a lay-up that came as the shot clock was expired. 

(1:35) Boise State's Heather Pilcher responds with a hard drive to the basket to cut Nevada's lead to one, 65-66.

A late game steal sealed it for the home team, Nevada wins it, 73-65. The Wolf Pack will move on to the semifinals to play the winner of New Mexico State/Louisiana Tech.

Final Score: Nev 73, Boise State 65

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