How we all feeling after that opening win against McNeese State yesterday? Getting excited for turkey very soon as well (or duck in the case of my home as we ditched turkey last year for a port wine seared duck breast)? Make sure you’ve got time today, or set your DVR to record if opting for my Detroit Lions inevitable loss to the Houston Texans and watch later, for the Nebraska Cornhuskers game two of the season against the Nevada Wolf Pack!
2 PM ET/1 CT
Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
IMG College Sports Network
1400 AM in Lincoln, 590 AM in Omaha, 880 AM in Lexington
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The Wolf Pack went 19-12 last season under Steve Alford, finishing second in the Mountain West Conference. Nevada returns one starter from last season’s Mountain West Conference runner-up and was picked sixth in the Mountain West preseason poll.
Nevada’s top returning scorer is sophomore Zane Meeks, who averaged 6.4 points per game. Similar to Nebraska, the Wolf Pack add a trio of transfers in Warren Washington (Oregon State), Grant Sherfield (Wichita State), and Desmond Cambridge (Brown).
The Huskers lead the all-time series, 3-1. The teams have not met since Nebraska’s 78-68 win over the Wolf Pack in the 1997 NIT in Reno, NV.
Nevada turned in an impressive defensive performance yesterday in their win over North Dakota State. The Wolf Pack held the Bison to just 29.1-percent shooting. Freshman Tre Coleman came off the bench and scored 13 points on 100-percent shooting from the floor. Coleman managed to go 3-3 from three-point range and 2-2 inside the arc, but managed to miss the front end of a one-and-one from the charity stripe. The forward also added a rebound, an assist, a block, and three steals.
KJ Hymes and Grant Sherfield also broke double-digits in scoring, with Hymes scoring 11 and Sherfield 14. Huskers will need to worry about boxing out Robby Robinson as the Wolf Pack forward came off the bench to grab a team high 10 boards.