The Nevada Wolf Pack are in the middle of a five-game road trip as they face the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks out of the Summit League on Saturday (2 p.m. ET, live stream).
The Wolf Pack are playing their first game since losing their third straight game in the Paradise Jam tournament to Weber State on Monday that sent their overall season record to 2-3 after a 2-0 start to the season.
Nevada is still looking to find consistent production from its offense and maintain that consistency for the full 40 minutes. In the games against Seton Hall and Clemson at the Paradise Jam Tournament, the Wolf Pack had slow starts on offensive which led to large scoring runs by the opposition in both of those games. The defense and rebounding has been solid for Nevada this season, but the offense has been lagging in the three game losing streak.
The Wolf Pack are going to have their hands full against a Nebraska-Omaha team that averages 86 points per game and has two guards who average in double figures in points per game. Senior guard CJ Carter averages 19 points per game while his back-court running mate Devin Patterson averages 18 points per game. And this Mavs team will not be intimidated easily as the Mavericks defeated Marquette on the road last Saturday 97-89. Nevada head coach David Carter describes the Mavs as a "very quick team, up-tempo" and also" they've got really good guards and they shoot quick".
The Wolf Pack have four players averaging double figures DJ Fenner leads all Wolf Pack scorers with 11.8 points per game, Marqueze Coleman averages 11 points as well and guard Michael Perez and forward AJ West both average ten points a game respectively. West has two double-doubles this season for the Wolf Pack.
This will be the third match between the two schools all time. Nevada one the first ever meeting back in 2012 in Reno 81-69 but the Mavericks won the last meeting in Reno last year, 82-80.