After losing to BYU on Thursday and watching Air Force get pummeled by Utah 97-54, don't be surprised if the UNLV women just don't show up for this afternoon's game against the No. 14-ranked Utes.
The game, which begins at 3 p.m. at the Huntsman Center, matches two teams on opposite ends of the spectrum. Utah is 15-0 and ranks at or near the top of every meaningful statistical category in the WAC. The Rebels, with their 2-15 record, are counting down to the end of the season.In Vegas terms, the Utes are the MGM Grand Casino, the Rebels are the slot machine inside Denny's.
It's really not that fair a match-up; still, the Utes will be wary of the Rebels.
"We can't afford a letdown against anybody," said Alli Bills after the Air Force win. "Everybody wants to knock us off now. We're going to get everybody's best games."
UNLV loses by an average of 16.2 a game, with its only victory coming over the other WAC weak link, Air Force, 88-74.