The Nevada Wolf Pack (6-15, 2-7 MW) are coming off a close loss to San Diego State on Wednesday Night and now face the San Jose State Spartans (2-20, 0-10 MW) on Saturday afternoon.
Consider the following about the Spartans:
• The Spartans have been outscored by an average of 27 points per game in conference play.
• The Spartans are last in the Mountain West conference in field goal offense and field goal defense.
• The Spartans are down to only seven scholarship players due to the team dismissing several player.
• The last time the Spartans defeated a Division I program? A 66-64 victory over the Nevada Wolf Pack back on February 18th of 2014.
The question is this for Nevada. If they can't defeat the lowly Spartans, who can they beat ?
This is the best chance for a win for Nevada as this team has played well as of late despite losing their last four games by a combined score of 19 points. This is also a chance for Senior forward AJ West to have a really big game as the Spartans have only one starter that is taller than 6-6. West has had nine double doubles this season and is one of 18 players in Division I that is averaging a double double in scoring (12.5 ppg) and rebounds (10.1 rpg).
This is a game that the Wolf Pack should win convincingly but Wolf Pack head coach David Carter is not taking this game lightly. "They have shooters and if they get hot, it can be dangerous."
That being said about the Spartans, AJ West should dominate the paint and the continued solid play of Tyron Criswell should be enough for the Wolf Pack to win and end their seven-game losing streak.