We have seen this type of game twice this season from Nevada. Just like when they were on the road at Wichita State and at New Mexico, the Nevada Wolf Pack got off to a rough start in the first half and could never recover. Tonight was a similar story as the Wolf Pack were blasted by the Fresno State Bulldogs 85-63. The loss drops Nevada's overall record to 9-6 and 1-2 in the Mountain West while the Bulldogs improve their overall record to 11-5 and 2-1 in the Mountain West.
From the start, Fresno State was cooking on offense as they lead Nevada 12-0 to start the game and bumped the lead up to 33-15 at the 4:58 mark of the first half. Nevada did chip away at the lead a little bit before the half as the Bulldogs were up 44-27 after the first half of play. A Marqueze Coleman layup to start the second half cut the Bulldog lead to 44-29 but that is as close as the Wolf Pack got as Fresno State's offense tonight was too much for Nevada. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 53 percent from the field and shot 60 percent from the three-point line.
For Fresno State, guard Marvelle Harris was the leading score for the Bulldogs as he scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Forward Karachi Edo and guard Cezar Guerrero scored 15 and 13 points respectively. The Wolf Pack had a rough night shooting the ball tonight as the team only shot 35 percent from the field and went 1 for 13 from the three-point line. Marqueze Coleman was the team's leading scorer with 22 points and Cam Oliver scored 13 points while Eric Cooper Jr., scored ten points.
The loss tonight drops Nevada to a record of 1-6 in true road games this season and according to the Reno Gazette-Journal's Chris Murray, the Wolf Pack have lost the last ten midweek games in the last two years. The record in that time period is 1-10 in midweek games and 5-5 in conference games that are played on Saturday.
I've had time to research. Interesting nugget: Pack has lost last 10 mid-week MW games. In last two years, 1-10 mid-week, 5-5 on Saturday.— Chris Murray (@MurrayRGJ) January 7, 2016
On a related note, Nevada's next game is on the road against Air Force on Saturday afternoon. Going by that stat provided by Chris Murray via Twitter, I say the Wolf Pack's chances of winning this Saturday on the road is about fifty-fifty.