Both Nevada and New Mexico will face-off in their final regular season game of season tonight at Lawlor Events Center. The Wolf Pack will honor their seniors Marqueze Coleman, Tyron Criswell and Lucas Stivrins before the game.
For Nevada, they will only be playing for pride and laundry in this game, as they are locked into the 4/5 game in the Mountain West tournament, likely against New Mexico. A win would make them the "home" team, while a loss would make them the "away" team. At this point, they will likely be looking to rest up and get point guard Marqueze Coleman healthy for the tournament. The senior has been dealing with an ankle injury that forced him to miss the last game against Boise State.
New Mexico is on the same boat as Nevada, as they will only be playing for pride. The Lobos are looking to right the ship, as they are currently on a four game slide. Their most recent loss was at the hands of San Diego State, where the Aztecs controlled most of the game and won in a blowout, 83-56. A win against Nevada on their home floor tonight would go a long way to boosting their confidence going into the tournament and in their next game against Nevada.
Nevada is 9-1 coming off a loss, and 12-1 when favored. Currently the Wolf Pack is a 4.5 favorite over the Lobos. These records, along with the emotions of senior night make me believe that Nevada will win the final game of their season.
Nevada 71, New Mexico 68