The Nevada Wolf Pack won their first-ever Mountain West regular season title — their first in any league since they won the WAC outright in 2011-12 — as they pulled away late to defeat Colorado State 85-72 behind Cameron Oliver’s 29 and 17 performance.
The past few years have not been great for Nevada, but then came in Eric Musselman and he is celebrating like a champ by going shirtless for a bit before changing into his conference championship t-shirt.
In short, Musselman is the best.
Naked Musselman is becoming an annual March tradition at Lawlor. pic.twitter.com/BoRl4Lx6NI— Chris Murray (@MurrayRGJ) March 5, 2017
Shirtless Eric Musselman! pic.twitter.com/2sVOqdVpMb— Tyler Bischoff (@Bischoff_Tyler) March 5, 2017
In Muss we trust. @EricPMusselman #BattleBorn #champions #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/48jywaR2bj— J. Hannibal Smith (@CarsonCityKid) March 5, 2017
This is my favorite @EricPMusselman pic so far. pic.twitter.com/A1KObJT2NP pic.twitter.com/JMOSoUlnyw— MWCConnection.com (@MWCConnection) March 5, 2017
Here are a few more shots of the Wolf Pack celebrating.
MOUNTAIN. WEST. CHAMPS. pic.twitter.com/OqmRsSF97D— Wolf Pack Gameday (@WolfPackGameday) March 5, 2017
Cutting nets and stuff. pic.twitter.com/yL8IjZkTrc— Chris Murray (@MurrayRGJ) March 5, 2017
Coach Musselman with the final cut. pic.twitter.com/1Uxy804QWv— Chris Murray (@MurrayRGJ) March 5, 2017
Holding on tight to the trophy.
Cradling it like it's a baby. pic.twitter.com/kKuNESJ7Is— Chris Murray (@MurrayRGJ) March 5, 2017
Up next for Nevada is the Mountain West tournament where they will need to very, very likely win the tournament in Las Vegas to make it to the NCAA Tournament. They will play the winner between No. 8 Utah State and No. 9 San Jose State at 12 p.m. PT on Thursday.