Top-seeded Lady Rebels earned their 21st-straight win, knocking off San Diego State 71-68 and advancing to the Mountain West Conference Championship game for the second year in a row.
It was a riveting game. And now, the team will face the Colorado State–Wyoming winner on Wednesday.
It was a huge night for our hometown trio Justice Ethridge, Essence Booker and Desi-Rae Young. This group combined for the 57 of the team’s 71 points. Booker was 13 for 14 from the free throw line, and Young was able to hit another double double, which helped the team score 20 points and 13 boards.
The UNLV Lady Rebels are back in action on Thursday March 9 for the championship game inside the Thomas & Mack Center at 7 p.m. as they await the winner of Wyoming and Colorado State.
An 11-point lead early in the fourth quarter was secured by the Lady Rebels. However, the Aztecs pulled to 60-59 with 1:15 remaining. Booker scored six of the Rebels’ next nine points and pushed the lead to 69-62 with 22 seconds left.
Sophia Ramos and Abby Prohaska hit back-to-back 3-pointers to get the Aztecs within one before Booker’s two free throws capped the scoring with six seconds remaining.
Young was 7-of-15 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds. Justice Ethridge added 15 points for the top-seeded Rebels.
Ramos scored 17 points to lead fifth-seeded San Diego State (23-10). Abby Prohaska added 15 points, Yummy Morris had 14 and Kim Villalobos 10.
UNLV held an 11-point lead with 8 minutes to play but watch the lead slowly disappear as the Aztecs heated up from long range.
San Diego State hit five of six 3-point attempts to close within 1 late in the game. But a little too late Kiara Jackson blocked Ramos’ 3-point attempt to seal the victory.
The Rebels advanced to the semi finals by making a strong statement, Blowing out their in-state rivals UNR 84-47 out scoring UNR’s bench 25-4 also forcing 17 turn overs. Las Vegas will get to watch their native daughters play on their home court one more time.
Congratulations to our UNLV Lady Rebels!
Top 7 HBCU Colleges In The Country
A lot of our Las Vegas Students are getting ready for graduation and the next chapter in their lives. Some will go to the military and some will attend a 4 year University.
If your child is undecided on what college he/she should attend perhaps the experience of an HBCU (Historically Black College and University) would be a thought.
Historically Black colleges and universities, more commonly known as HBCUs, are institutions of higher education founded to educate Black students. In the 19th century, when many colleges and universities refused to admit Black applicants, HBCUs offered them a route to higher education.
Most HBCUs are in the South. Some of the most well-known HBCUs include Howard University, Spelman College, Fisk University, and Tuskegee University.
Not all HBCUs are private schools, though many are. Florida A&M University, a public institution in Tallahassee, and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro hold the spots for the best public HBCUs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings.
In total, the National Center for Education Statistics counts just over 100 HBCUs in the U.S., split nearly equally between public and private schools.
Many HBCUs rank among the most elite educational institutions in the country. For example, the so-called “Black Ivy League” includes colleges like Howard University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Tuskegee University, and Hampton University. These Black Ivies educate exceptional students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
While HBCUs were initially established to educate Black students, today HBCUs enroll diverse student bodies. In 2018, non-Black students made up about a quarter of the student population at HBCUs. They also offer more diverse faculty and staff than other colleges and universities.
according to usnews.com HBCUs are some of the country’s top producers of Black doctors, scientists and engineers.
Local Pastor, Kelcey West of Nehemiah Ministries says “he will be holding his 26th Annual HBCU tour with over 2,500 students that have attended and 154students will attend this year. If you would like your child to take advantage of this tour visit www.32ndst.us for more information.
Here’s a list of the top 10 HBCU’s in the country.