Nevada vs. UC Irvine: Preview, Score Prediction

Nevada vs. UC Irvine: Preview, Score Prediction

Mountain West Basketball

Nevada vs. UC Irvine: Preview, Score Prediction


Nevada vs. UC Irvine Preview & Score Prediction

Check out the Nevada vs. UC Irvine game preview and score prediction

Contact/Follow @boettger_eli & @MWCwire

Nevada (7-0) vs. UC Irvine (4-5) Game Preview

Game Info

Date: Saturday, December 2nd
Tip-off: 7:00pm PT
Venue: Bren Events Center, Irvine, California
Radio: TBD
TV/stream: TBD

Projected Nevada Lineup

Lindsey Drew
Kendall Stephens
Cody Martin
Caleb Martin
– team-high 19.6 PPG, 56.8% FG this season
Elijah Foster

Projected UC Irvine Lineup

Max Hazzard – 18 points in 27 minutes against UCLA
Evan Leonard
Brandon Smith
Tommy Rutherford
Jonathan Galloway

Why Nevada Will Win

The Wolf Pack is back on the road Saturday, taking on Big West member UC Irvine. Russell Turner’s Anteaters expect to be a force again this season, having last reached the NCAA Tournament in 2015. Irvine has had a bit of a rough start to the season, dropping five of its nine games to this point and only two wins over D-I programs. Irvine now plays its toughest opponent to date in Nevada, one of the nation’s final undefeated teams. Irvine ranks just 270th in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency, so it will have to have an excellent shooting night to contend with Nevada, one of the best scoring attacks in college basketball. Look for the Wolf Pack to close this one out late with a double-digit victory.

KenPom Line

Nevada -10, o/u: 166

Score Prediction

Nevada 88, UC Irvine 72


More MWWire