The Nevada Wolf Pack (18-4, 7-2) will hit the road on Wednesday as they’ll face the Utah State Aggies who are currently 9-11 with a conference record of 3-6 so far this season.
The Wolf Pack are coming off a victory at home over New Mexico on Saturday by a score of 82-65 and currently are in first place in the Mountain West by one game. They’re facing a Utah State team that despite their sub-.500 record and current last place standing are coming off an impressive victory over Fresno State on Saturday by a score of 78-65.
The Wolf Pack, as they head to Utah, understand they cannot get caught looking ahead. “We definitely have to bring our “A” game with these guys because they just beat the team we couldn’t beat, said Wolf Pack forward Cameron Oliver. “We have to really focus on them”.
They’ll need complete focus against an Aggies team that is currently 7-4 at home this season and are led by the talents of Jalen Moore, Shane Rector and Koby McEwen. McEwen is an immense talent who leads the Mountain West in points, rebounds, assists, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage. The Aggies are a team that on offense can score with anyone in the conference.
“They’re perfectly capable of beating anybody whether it’s today, tomorrow or in the conference tournament”, said Nevada head coach Eric Musselman. He also went on to say that “We’re going to have to play a really good game to win there”.
For Nevada to win on the road, they need their offense to attack an Aggies defense that is one of the worst defenses in the Mountain West. Utah State also struggles in defensive rebounding and are second to last in the conference in creating turnovers. It will take a team effort on offense from Marcus Marshall, DJ Fenner, Cameron Oliver and Jordan Caroline for the Wolf Pack to get the win in Logan on Wednesday night.
When: Wednesday 6pm
Where: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
Online: ESPN 3