The team no one expected to last this long in the Mountain West Conference women’s basketball tournament was making one final stab at sticking around for another day.
Returning to his hometown, Lorrenzo Wade said recently, was not a special occasion. He is revising that statement now, however, because winning in Las Vegas is becoming a big deal to him.
If Lorrenzo Wade could have come up with his dream scenario for his return home for the last time as a collegian, it might look something like this:
Top-seeded Brigham Young avoided calamity Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament.
What looked like a rebounding year for UNLV’s women’s basketball team could culminate in a way few thought possible when the week began.
Even on one of senior guard Wink Adams’ best days, UNLV was rocked with the worst possible result.
Seconds seemed to tick off like minutes for UNLV coach Kathy Olivier as another big lead began to shrink.