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Game Preview: Air Force Looks to Stay Above .500 Against Nevada

After losing to Colorado State in their last game, Nevada looks to bounce back against the struggling Air Force Falcons

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Air Force Falcons will travel to Lawlor Events Center to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Military Appreciation Night in Reno.

Nevada is off to their best start (13-9) since joining the Mountain West back in 2012. They are lead by senior guard Marqueze Coleman, who has been fantastic for the Wolf Pack this season. He is 28 points away from becoming just the 25th player in Nevada history to surpass 1,000 career points. Coleman has scored 20+ points ten times this season, and currently leads the Mountain West in assists per game (4.3) in conference play. Forward Cameron Oliver has also been fantastic this year, as he is the best shot-blocker in the Mountain West with 2.5 blocks per game, and has blocked a shot in all but one game this season. The Pack currently sit tied for fifth in the conference at 5-5, but remain in striking distance of second place with a weak stretch of the schedule coming up.

Air Force, on the other hand, has struggled as they usually do. They are 12-12 on the year, but are towards the bottom of the conference with a 3-8 record in Mountain West play. The Falcons only average two player in double figures: forward Hayden Graham and guard Trevor Lyons. The duo are also the top two players in assists, steals and free throws attempted per game. Air Force has a deep team, usually playing ten or eleven deep, but do not have enough talent as a service academy.


Nevada has been great at home this season, and they are simply the better team over Air Force.

Nevada 79, Air Force 68