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Wolf Pack Basketball: A preview of Nevada's matchup with Boise State

The Wolf Pack welcome a Boise State team that is one of the best offenses in the conference. Can the Wolf Pack stop the Broncos to keep their home win streak in tact?

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The Nevada Wolf Pack (10-6, 2-2 MW) will have a challenge on their hands as they face the Boise State Broncos (12-4, 3-0 MW) on Wednesday night in Reno. The Wolf Pack are coming off one of their best performances of the season as they trounced Air Force 86-63 on Saturday. It was an impressive performance as the Wolf Pack as they had five players score in double figures and their defense forced 17 turnovers.

Nevada is going to need a similar type of performance in order to pull off the victory because Boise State is one of the best offensive teams in the Mountain West. The Wolf Pack will need to bring their defense to contain Boise State as they are second in the conference in points per game at 78.9 points. The Broncos are also second in the conference in field goal percentage as they are shooting 47 percent a game. The Broncos are also a good three point shooting team as they shoot close to 35 percent from the three-point line. Nevada must stop the Broncos top scorer in James Webb III as he leads the team in points averaging 16.6 points per game. Anthony Dermic is the team's second leading scorer averaging 13.8 points per game and Mikey Thompson leads the team in assist averaging 4.6 assists a game.

The Broncos are not only an excellent offensive team, they are one of the best defensive rebounding teams in the conference and they hardly turn the ball over. This is going to be a tough task for Nevada going up against a well-rounded team like Boise State. I predict that Nevada will put up a good fight at home but Boise State is just a better team right now than Nevada. Prediction: Boise State 84 Nevada 74.