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Nevada vs Boise State Preview: The Wolf Pack face another tough test at Boise

The Wolf Pack are coming off a loss to Wyoming and now travel to Boise to face the Broncos in the only meeting between these teams in the regular season.

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Just when it seems like the Nevada Wolf Pack (8-17, 4-9 MW) have got it together and can deliver a consistent performance, the Wolf Pack fall apart and provides the exact opposite.

The Wolf Pack's 64-58 loss to Wyoming at home on Tuesday night was another example of the way things have gone for the Wolf Pack this season. After an excellent performance in a come from behind win over New Mexico last Saturday, the Wolf Pack had a poor performance the following game.

"It's kind of what our season been, a lack of consistency" said Wolf Pack coach head David Carter.

And outside of center AJ West, arguably the best big man in the Mountain West, no other Wolf Pack player has stepped up and provided the consistent offensive production needed to help West out on the offensive end.

Now the Wolf Pack travel to face a Boise State (19-7, 9-4 MW) squad that have won nine of their last ten games and are 1.5 games back of San Diego State for the first place in the Mountain West Standings.

The Wolf Pack back-court will have their hands full in dealing with the senior back-court led by Derrick Marks who is putting up nearly 20 points and five rebounds per game.

For Nevada to have a chance in this game, the Wolf Pack needs to slow the game down and AJ West needs multiple touches in the paint to take advantage against Boise State's questionable front court. Also, the Wolf Pack needs to be a lot better on defense than they did against Wyoming. Boise State uses a four guard lineup that does a lot of dribble penetration and if the Wolf Pack cannot shore up their defense, then it will be another long game for Nevada.