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Nevada Basketball: Wolf Pack fall to the Lobos in regular season finale

The Wolf Pack, on senior night, drop the regular season finale to the New Mexico Lobos 71-66.

Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Nevada Wolf Pack had their senior night celebration ruined by the New Mexico Lobos this evening. The Wolf Pack fell to the Lobos in the regular season finale 71-66. With the loss, the Wolf Pack finishes the regular season with an 18-12 overall record and a 10-8 record in the Mountain West. While the Lobos close the regular season with an 17-14 overall record and a 10-8 conference record.

Nevada honored the three seniors on the team, Tyron Criswell, Lucas Stivrins and Marqueze Coleman, but Criswell was the only one who played as Stivrins and Coleman were out with injuries. The Wolf Pack really needed Coleman tonight as the Wolf Pack struggled shooting the ball as they shot only 37 percent from the field and went a paltry 5 of 23 from the three-point line. The Wolf Pack did lead the Lobos 16-11 at the midway point of the first half but the Lobos went on a 17-3 scoring run and was up by as many as 20 points.The Wolf Pack did make a run towards the end of the game cutting the Lobos lead to single digits but the Wolf Pack could not get any closer than that.

Tyron Criswell led the Wolf Pack with 20 points while DJ Fenner chipped in with 17 points and Cameron Oliver finished with 13 points. For the Lobos, Elijah Brown led the team with 17 points while Cullen Neal scored 16 points and Obij Agjet scores 12 points.

Both of these teams will play again in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament as the Wolf Pack are the fifth seed and the Lobos are the fourth seed. Nevada has to hope that Marqueze Coleman is healthy and ready to play because their offense without him in the last two games has been terrible. If the Wolf Pack want to win and advance in the tournament, Coleman has to play. Tip off for this game will be Thursday at 2:30 pm at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.