MATCHUP: Colorado Buffaloes (3-0) at Nevada Wolf Pack (1-2)
GAME TIME: Friday, 3 p.m. MT, at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev.
BROADCAST: Online – Cubuffs.com/watchwbb. Radio – KHOW 630 AM
COACHES: Colorado – JR Payne, 3rd season (35-32; 135-145 career). Nevada – Amanda Levens, 2nd season (20-19; 62-95 career)
KEY PLAYERS: Colorado – G Quinessa Caylao-Do, Jr., 9.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg; G/F Mya Hollingshed, So., 9.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg; F Annika Jank, So., 9.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg; G Kennedy Leonard, Sr., 20.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg; 6.0 apg, 3.0 spg; F Peanut Tuitele, Fr., 8.0 ppg, 8.7 rpg. Nevada – F Terae Briggs, Sr., 12.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg; G Da’Ja Hamilton, Fr., 8.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg; G Camariah King, Jr., 8.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg; G Jade Redmon, Sr., 13.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg.
NOTABLE: This is the first game of the Nevada Nugget Classic. CU will play Utah State on Saturday to conclude this event. … CU hits the road for the first time this season. The Buffs were 5-8 in true road games last season. … This is the first time since 1992 that CU is not playing in its own tournament over Thanksgiving weekend. The Coors/Omni Hotels Classic was a part of the CU schedule every year from 1987-2017, and almost always on Thanksgiving weekend. … The Buffs are coming off an 86-74 win against North Carolina. … CU and Nevada have split two previous meetings, but haven’t played since CU’s 80-60 win in Boulder on Nov. 24, 2006 – during the Coors Classic. … Leonard is seven steals away from 200 for her career.