Nevada started the game offensively on fire as they made six of their first eight shots and was up by seven early in the game against the visiting San Diego State Aztecs, but the hot shooting did not last as the Wolf Pack went cold toward the end of the half and the Aztecs were leading 30-28 at intermission.
The Aztecs actually extended their lead on the Wolf Pack by ten points at 43-33. But the Wolf Pack were able to cut the Aztecs lead and eventually tied the game at 61-61 with 1:04 left in the game after Michael Perez forced a turn over and made a layup.
After a San Diego State timeout, J.J O'Brien converted a three point play after Ronnie Stevens Jr., fouled O'Brien after O'Brien made a jumper which made the score 64-61 SDSU. An AJ West layup cut the lead to one at 64-63 and after Trey Kell went one for two at the free throw line, Nevada had two chances to take the lead or tie the game but failed to convert after Michael Perez three point shot attempt was no good and AJ West missed his layup attempt.
For the Wolf Pack, they fought hard and was able to tie the game after being down by as many as ten points but it was not enough as Nevada has dropped their seventh straight game and according to Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette Journal, this is the first time in the program's 102 year history that the Wolf Pack have had two separate seven plus game losing streaks in the same season.
The loss drops the Wolf Pack's record to 6-15 and 2-7 in the Mountain West while the Aztecs improve to 18-5 and 8-2 in conference play. The Wolf Pack's best chance to end their seven game losing streak is on Saturday afternoon as they travel to face the San Jose State Spartans on Saturday.
Recap: Wolf Pack's comeback bid falls short against Aztecs
The Wolf Pack almost came back from a ten point deficit at home but the comeback bid fell short as the Wolf Pack's last second shot is a miss as the Wolf Pack drop their seventh straight game.