Nevada vs. Arizona State: Game Preview, TV & Radio Schedule, Livestream, Odds, More
The sixth ranked Nevada Wolf Pack return to action on Friday as they will play against the #20 Arizona State Sun Devils in Los Angeles.
Can the Wolf Pack Defeat Another Pac-12 Team As The Face Off Against #20 Arizona State?
The Nevada Wolf Pack will return back to the City of Angels on Friday night as they take on the #20 Arizona State Sun Devils, who like the Wolf Pack, are undefeated with a 7-0 record.
The Wolf Pack/Sun Devils contest is a part of the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Classic that is being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The other teams participating in this classic are Texas Christian University, USC, Saint Mary’s and New Mexico.
For the Wolf Pack, this game against the Sun Devils is a chance to earn a victory over a high quality opponent that could bolster the Wolf Pack’s resume come Selection Sunday.
“With us being a mid-major school and not being able to play those big-time schools in conference, it’s really important we take every game seriously,” said Wolf Pack guard Jazz Johnson about their contest against Arizona State. Johnson went on to say that “we have to win every single game so when it comes down to it in March, we’re highly considered and we can get the respect that we hopefully deserve.”
Despite a slow start against USC last Saturday, the Wolf Pack were able to pick it up in the second half with contributions from Jordan Caroline (24 points 11 rebounds) and Tre’Shawn Thurman (14 points , nine rebounds) and Nevada was able to come away with the win over the Trojans.
The Wolf Pack will face a team in Arizona State that has plenty of talent. The Sun Devils boast some talent on their team with players such as Luguentz Dort, Kimani Lawrence, Romello White and Remy White.
The Sun Devils also have a player that the Wolf Pack are familiar with in former San Diego State Aztec big man Zylan Cheatham who is averaging 12 points and nine rebounds for Arizona State.
The Wolf Pack will have a tough task on their hands against this talented Arizona State team and this is a big chance for Nevada to notch a big win against a quality opponent as the chances are going to be rare for the Wolf Pack in non-conference play.
Let’s see if the Wolf Pack can get that high-quality win on Friday night in Los Angeles.
WHO: #6 Nevada Wolf Pack (8-0) vs. #20 Arizona State Sun Devils (7-0)
WHERE: Staples Center; Los Angeles, California (19.097)
SERIES RECORD: Nevada leads series 4-2
ODDS: Nevada -8
KENPOM: Nevada -10