The Nevada men’s basketball team released its full 27-game schedule Tuesday. It includes an updated 20-game Mountain West Conference schedule and seven non-conference games.
Nevada will open with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Wednesday, Nov. 25 — the earliest eligible start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season — in the Grand Window Classic in Lincoln, Neb. Western Kentucky is coming off its third straight 20-win season while finishing T-2 in the Conference USA standings with a 13-5 conference record.
The Wolf Pack will play a total of two games in the Grand Window Classic. Their final game that will be played on Thursday, which has not been announced yet.
Nevada will come home for a pair of games the following week: Nov. 30 against Pacific and Dec. 2 against San Francisco. Its final three non-conference contests are on the road. The second leg of Nevada’s home-road series versus San Francisco will be on Dec. 6. The Pack conclude its non-conference schedule with Grand Canyon on Dec. 11 and San Diego on Dec. 14.
In the 20-game Mountain West schedule, each team will play back-to-back games in the same location. Each program will have five home and five road series.
Nevada’s opening conference series will be at home versus Air Force, beginning on Dec. 18. Its final series of the season will be on the road versus Utah State on Feb. 25-27.
In total, the Pack will host Air Force, Fresno State, UNLV, Boise State and Colorado State among Mountain West foes. In turn, they will travel to New Mexico, San Diego State, San Jose State, Wyoming and Utah State.
League play will determine the seeding for the 2021 Mountain West Tournament, played from March 10-13 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Tuesday’s conference schedule announcement is the base schedule. Mountain West national television partners CBS Sports and FOX Sports will now initiate a selection procedure, which will include the shifting of some games from their current dates. Additional announcements on television selections will be made in the coming weeks.
With reduced capacity measures, Nevada isn’t anticipating fans until 2021 at the earliest. The decision to continue with the reduced capacity was made in alignment with the University’s ongoing mitigation efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community.
Tickets won’t be sold for the Wolf Pack’s non-conference games through the end of December. Family members and guests of the student-athletes, coaches and department will be accommodated first within the allotted capacity.
Here is Nevada’s full schedule below:
Nevada men’s basketball 2020-21 schedule
|Wed-Sat.||Nov. 25-28||Golden Window Classic (Lincoln, Neb.)||TBD||TBD|
|Wednesday||Nov. 25||vs. North Dakota State||12:00 p.m.||None|
|Thursday||Nov. 26||Nebraska||11:00 a.m.||Big Ten Network|
|Monday||Nov. 30||vs. Pacific||TBD||TBD|
|Wednesday||Dec. 2||vs. San Francisco||TBD||TBD|
|Sunday||Dec. 6||at San Francisco||TBD||TBD|
|Friday||Dec. 11||at Grand Canyon||TBD||TBD|
|Monday||Dec. 14||at San Diego||TBD||TBD|
|Friday||Dec. 18||vs. Air Force||TBD||TBD|
|Sunday||Dec. 20||vs. Air Force||TBD||TBD|
|Thursday||Dec. 31||at New Mexico||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday||Jan. 2||at New Mexico||TBD||TBD|
|Thursday||Jan. 7||at San Diego State||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday||Jan. 9||at San Diego State||TBD||TBD|
|Thursday||Jan. 14||vs. Fresno State||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday||Jan. 16||vs. Fresno State||TBD||TBD|
|Friday||Jan. 22||at Wyoming||TBD||TBD|
|Sunday||Jan. 24||at Wyoming||TBD||TBD|
|Sunday||Jan. 31||vs. UNLV||TBD||TBD|
|Tuesday||Feb. 2||vs. UNLV||TBD||TBD|
|Friday||Feb. 5||vs. Boise State||TBD||TBD|
|Sunday||Feb. 7||vs. Boise State||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday||Feb. 13||at San Jose State||TBD||TBD|
|Monday||Feb. 15||at San Jose State||TBD||TBD|
|Friday||Feb. 19||vs. Colorado State||TBD||TBD|
|Sunday||Feb. 21||vs. Colorado State||TBD||TBD|
|Thursday||Feb. 25||at Utah State||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday||Feb. 27||at Utah State||TBD||TBD|