New Mexico @ Nevada
Regular Season Records: New Mexico 13-18; Nevada 12-17
What to Know
The New Mexico Lobos haven’t won a game against the Nevada Wolf Pack since Jan. 5 of 2019, but they’ll be looking to end the drought on Wednesday. The Lobos and Nevada are set to clash at 2 p.m. ET March 9 at Thomas & Mack Center in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament. New Mexico should still be feeling good after a victory, while Nevada will be looking to right the ship.
New Mexico netted a 76-67 win over the UNLV Rebels this past Saturday. It was another big night for New Mexico’s guard Jaelen House, who had 27 points and five assists in addition to six boards.
Meanwhile, the Wolf Pack were just a bucket shy of a victory this past Saturday and fell 79-78 to the San Diego State Aztecs. The defeat was just more heartbreak for Nevada, who fell 65-63 when the teams previously met in February. Guard Kenan Blackshear wasn’t much of a difference maker for Nevada; Blackshear played for 34 minutes but put up just eight points on 2-for-11 shooting.
Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: New Mexico is stumbling into the matchup with the 32nd most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 75.2 on average. Nevada has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 53rd worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 73.8 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
When: Wednesday at 2 p.m. ETWhere: Thomas & Mack Center — Las Vegas, NevadaFollow: CBS Sports App
Nevada have won ten out of their last 13 games against New Mexico.
Jan 01, 2022 – Nevada 79 vs. New Mexico 70Jan 02, 2021 – Nevada 84 vs. New Mexico 74Dec 31, 2020 – Nevada 68 vs. New Mexico 54Feb 18, 2020 – Nevada 88 vs. New Mexico 74Jan 25, 2020 – Nevada 96 vs. New Mexico 74Feb 09, 2019 – Nevada…..