USU vs UNLV — MWC Tournament, second round Tuesday, march 7, 2017

The Aggies struggled in Las Vegas Tuesday night, losing 68-43 to the Lady Rebels. The story of the game was UNLV's 3-point shooting, as the home team knocked down 10 of 22.

"They saw where our weakness was and went after our ball handlers, and we just couldn't handle the pressure." — Coach Jerry Finkbeiner

Dakota Gonzalez and Brooke Johnson each paced UNLV with 17 points, while two other Rebels also scored in double-figures. Johnson did most of her damage from behind the arc, putting in five of her six attempts.

"We didn't have our quarterback," Finkbeiner said, referring to freshman guard Eliza West, who missed the second half after re-aggravating a broken hand.

Rachel Brewster started strong for USU with seven first-quarter points, finishing with 11 points to lead the team. The team struggled as a whole, shooting just 34 percent for the game.

"I'm proud of our team. We had a good year, we thought we were going to win tonight. But we were severely handicapped, we couldn't handle the ball. A good team will seize upon a weakness and exploit it. And UNLV did a very good job with the pressure on our ball handlers." — Coach Jerry Finkbeiner

The Aggies finished 17-14 on the season and sixth in the Mountain West, the highest MW finish in school history.

Photos by Mark Bell and Matt Halton


Mark Bell, Matt Halton

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