Thursday, March 17, 2011

Nevada Wins Women's NIT Opener

By Jake Curtis
Special to Reno Gazette-Journal

MORAGA, Calif. -- Given the circumstances and the historical significance of Nevada's 65-62 women's basketball victory over St. Mary's on Thursday, this result might have been bigger than the Wolf Pack's victory over Louisiana Tech two weeks ago.

"It has to at least be comparable because this was our first postseason win," Nevada coach Jane Albright said, "and we did it without two starters."

Although the win over Louisiana Tech came when Tech was 13-0 in the WAC, the tense victory over the Gaels (19-13) in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament was the Nevada women's first postseason win in school history.