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Nevada vs Colorado State game preview: Wolf Pack looking for a bounce back win on the road.

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Nevada travels to Fort Collins to face the Colorado State Rams in the Wolf Pack's only game of the week.

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The Nevada Wolf Pack return to the court on Wednesday as they travel on the road to face Colorado State in Nevada's only game of the week.

The Wolf Pack are looking to get back on the winning track after seeing their four game winning streak snapped on Saturday afternoon when the Wolf Pack lost  to Fresno State 69-66. It was a game where the Wolf Pack came back from a double digit deficit  after  Marqueze Coleman completed a three point play in the final seconds of the game to cut the Bulldog lead to one point but Nevada could not finish the comeback.

Nevada will face a Rams team, who snapped a two game losing streak on Saturday, with a 92-87 victory over Air Force but the win came with a price as the Rams lost  forward JJ Avila as he was suspended for this game as he got into a physical confrontation with Air Force guard Matt Mooney. The one game suspension for Avila means the Rams will be without their leading scorer (15.2 ppg), rebounder (7.5 rpg), assist leader(3.3 apg) and steals leader(1.2). The Rams will have to depend on forward Stanton Kidd (11.5ppg) and guard Daniel Bejarano (10.8 ppg) to pick up the slack while Avila is suspended.

For Nevada to have a chance to win on the road, they need to have Michael Perez and DJ Fenner to perform better than they did on Saturday.  While AJ West earned another double double and Marqueze Coleman scored 19 points in the losing effort on Saturday, Fenner only scored eight points and Perez went scoreless and the two guards combined to go 3 for 13 from the field against Fresno State. Those numbers have to improve in order for the Wolf Pack to have a chance to defeat the Rams.

If the Wolf Pack can get better production from Perez and Fenner and if AJ West and Coleman perform as well as they did on Saturday, the Wolf Pack stand a good chance of beating a short handed Rams team on the road and keep pace in the competitive Mountain West conference.