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Lady Rebels defeat Colorado State for their first-ever Mountain West title

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 08:54:44-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — After a history-making season, the UNLV Lady Rebels took home their first Mountain West Conference championship title on Wednesday.

The team took home the trophy after a 75-65 victory over sixth-seeded Colorado State University at Thomas & Mack Center.

This is the first time the Lady Rebs made it to the conference tournament championship game since 2002.

Head Coach Lindy La Rocque spoke to 13 Action News sports reporter Tina Nguyen about what it means to her and the team to represent Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.

"To be born and raised here in Las Vegas and to be doing it for UNLV, it definitely means a little more," La Rocque said. "We carry that with us. Through the hard days or when you want to take a playoff, I think those are the things they think about and I'm really proud of them."

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"To be here and be representing our community, it's a privilege, and the biggest thing we want to do is we want to make y'all proud," she added. "So, I think we are on our way to do that."

The game between the Lady Rebels and Colorado State tipped off at 7 p.m. inside the Thomas & Mack Center.