UNLV vs. Pacific Preview & Score Prediction
Check out the UNLV vs. Pacific game preview and score prediction
UNLV (8-2) vs. Pacific (5-6) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, December 16th
Tip-off: 7:00pm PT
Venue: Alex G. Spanos Center, Stockton, California
Radio: ESPN Radio 1100/100.9 Las Vegas
Projected Runnin’ Rebels Line-up
G Jordan Johnson
G Jovan Mooring – Scored a game high 27 points in UNLVs win over Illinois.
F Kris Clyburn
F Shakur Juiston
C Brandon McCoy
Projected Pacific Line-up
G Kendall Small – Scored 17 points in the Tigers loss to Wyoming.
G Roberto Gallinat
F Jack Williams
F Anthony Townes
F Jahlil Tripp
Why UNLV Will Win
If the Tigers are considered small when compared to other D-I foes they have faced so far this season, then they are miniscule when compared to the roster that UNLV will be trotting out on Saturday night. The Tigers feature one 7 footer in Namdi Okonkwo, but he comes off the bench and only averages 14 minutes per game. Their tallest starter is Jack Williams coming in at 6’8″, and he averages 9.4 ppg. The Tigers undersized front court will have thier handsful with UNLV’s pair of star forwards in Brandon McCoy and Shakur Juiston. Both of whom are averaging double doubles on the season so far, with McCoy also checking in as the Mountain West Conference’s leading scorer so far during non-conference play at 20.2 points per game. McCoy has exceeded the lofty expectations so far this season, and look for another big night on Saturday.
UNLV -7, o/u 159
UNLV 90, Pacific 70