New UNLV coach T.J. Otzelberger didn’t face the massive turnover that previous coach Marvin Menzies experienced in 2016.
Dearica Hamby missed a potential game-tying corner 3-pointer Tuesday night, and the Aces fell 94-90 to the Washington Mystics in Game 4 of the WNBA semifinals.
UNLV had its first official practice Tuesday under coach T.J. Otzelberger. He ran a fast-paced workout.
The Washington Mystics defeated the Aces on Thursday at Sports and Entertainment Arena to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five playoff series. Game 3 is Sunday in Las Vegas.
The Aces on Sunday clinched the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2014 with a 100-85 road win over the Chicago Sky at Wintrust Arena.
Dearica Hamby had 23 points and 16 rebounds to lead Las Vegas (17-9).
The WNBA team said that while announced attendance is down 16 percent from last season, actual attendance has increased in the franchise’s second year in Las Vegas.
The Aces returned to practice Monday for the first time since the All-Star break, and are focused on building on the positives of the first half of the season — and improving some of the negatives.
Liz Cambage had 22 points and 13 rebounds Sunday afternoon and Kayla McBride scored 20 to propel the Aces — sans injured All-Star A’ja Wilson — to a 79-74 win over the Minnesota Lynx at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Las Vegas Aces guards Sydney Colson and Sugar Rodgers hosted a basketball clinic for camp attendees at SkyView YMCA.