San Diego State vs. Nevada Preview & Score Prediction
San Diego State goes to Nevada to try to steal a victory.
San Diego State (13-9, 5-6) vs. 23 Nevada (20-5, 9-2) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, February 10th
Tip-off: 5:00pm PT
Venue: Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada
Radio: XTRA 1360AM
Projected Nevada Lineup
F Cody Martin
G/F Jordan Caroline – Scored 18 points against UNLV 2/7
G Lindsey Drew
G Josh Hall
G Kendall Stephens
Projected San Diego State Lineup
G Jalen McDaniels
G Devin Watson
G Jeremy Hemsley
F Malik Pope – Recorded a double-double against Fresno St 2/7
F Matt Mitchell
Why San Diego State Will Win
San Diego State catches Nevada at a downturn. Nevada recently lost to their in-state rival UNLV at home, but losing their star scorer Caleb Martin was bigger. Despite no given timetable, Martin is likely out until the MW tournament. The team’s leading scorer is going to cost Nevada seeding in the bracket, and on Saturday a young team like San Diego State could run the tables in Reno.
San Diego State was thoroughly handled in Fresno, but the silver lining of the loss? Malik Pope earning a double-double and freshman Matt Mitchell contributing 16 points in 34 minutes. Nevada held UNLV star Brandon McCoy under 10 points, but let Jovan Mooring over 30 points. If San Diego State plays loose and smart, they have shooters that go over 30 points too.
San Diego State 68, Nevada 74