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Preview: Nevada and Utah State Both Looking to Get Back in Win Column

Utah State and Nevada face off in their second matchup of the season

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah State Aggies travel to Reno to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack tonight at 10pm EST.

Both teams are looking to get back in the win column, with Utah State (13-12, 5-9 MWC) coming off a loss to Fresno State, while Nevada (16-10, 9-6 MWC) lost a heart-breaker to UNLV. It will be the second time these two teams face off, with Nevada taking the previous matchup in Loganm, 89-84.

Nevada has excelled in games after losing, amassing a 6-1 record. They are led by senior guard Marqueze Coleman in the backcourt and freshman Cameron Oliver in the frontcourt. Last game against UNLV, Coleman hit a go-ahead three-pointe, but the Rebels would tie it with a three of their own as time expired. Oliver, meanwhile, is two games removed from a career night against Fresno State, where he scored 20 points and grabbed 24 rebounds.

Utah State is led by senior guard Chris Smith and junior forward Jalen Moore. The Aggies have struggled in conference play, as they sit four games below .500 and third-to-last in the conference. Utah State has struggled to shoot the ball this season, with only 49% of shots going in so far. However, USU is strong on the glass, as they average around 35 rebounds per game, with Jalen Moore leading the team with 5.8 rebounds per game.


This season, Nevada is 8-1 following a loss. Combined with a 9-2 record at home, I think the Wolf Pack will be too much to handle for Utah State.

Nevada 76, Utah 68