The Nevada Wolf Pack's offense once again went through its usual struggles as they were down early in the game 14-2 to the Cal State Fullerton Titans at home before going on a little offensive run to get back into the game early in the first half but on Saturday Night, it was the Wolf Pack defense, an apparent strength of this team, that was the disappointment throughout the game as the Pack dropped their seventh straight contest by a score of 65-55 to the Titans in front of 4,858 people who were in attendance at Lawlor Events Center.
The Titans shot 41% from the field but went 5 for 13 from three point range and were aggressive in taking the ball to the paint and drawing fouls as the Titans shot 72% (18 for 25) from the free throw line. In the rebounding department, another apparent strength of this Wolf Pack team, the Pack were out-rebounded 40-30 by the Titans, who also grabbed 15 offensive rebounds. The Pack could not stop Alex Harris as the Titans guard scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Moses Morgan was the second leading scorer for the Titans contributing 16 points.
The Pack has another rough offensive shooting night as the shot only 37% from the field but did go 10-12 from the free throw line. Wolf Pack guard DJ Fenner scored 12 points and despite going 3-7 from the field, did go 4 for 4 from the free throw line. Fenner's fellow teammates, Marqueze Coleman and Michael Perez, who started in his 41st career game, both scored 11 points for the Pack.
It has been noted that the Pack have had problems so far this season in scoring points but they could always count on their defense and rebounding as strengths and despite the losing streak, those aforementioned strengths have kept them in those games but tonight against a team that had not won a single road game, the Pack's defense had problems stopping Fullerton's offense and Fullerton outworked them on the glass. If the Pack do not address shore up their defense and rebounding while improving their offensive production, this could be a long season for the Pack.
The Pack's next game will be on Thursday night at home against the Pacific Tigers at 7pm PT.
Nevada 55 CS Fullerton 65, Wolf Pack losing streak extends to seven games
The Wolf Pack struggled on offense (stop reading if you heard that statement before) and also on defense as they dropped their seventh straight game at home 65-55 to Cal State Fullerton.