Nevada Vs New Mexico: Game Preview, TV Schedule, Livestream, Odds
Nevada is hosting the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday as Wolf Pack head coach Steve Alford is looking for his 600th win against his former school
WHO: Nevada (12-8, 5-3 Mountain West) vs. New Mexico (16-5, 5-3 Mountain West)
WHEN: Saturday, January 25th — 5:00 PM PT
WHERE: Lawlor Events Center-Reno, Nevada
TV: CBS Sports Network
STREAM: Get a one-week trial of FuboTV.
SERIES RECORD: New Mexico leads 7-6
ODDS: Nevada -8.5 per Vegas Insider.com
The Nevada Wolf Pack return to action on Saturday afternoon as they host the New Mexico Lobos at Lawlor Events Center in Reno.
The Wolf Pack are coming into this contest against the Lobos fresh off of an impressive performance as they defeated UNLV 86-72 on Wednesday night. In that contest against the Rebels, the Wolf Pack shined on offense due to the stellar guard play of Jalen Harris, Lindsey Drew and Jazz Johnson.
In the game against UNLV, Harris led the Wolf Pack in scoring with 28 points in the winning effort. Jazz Johnson and Lindsey Drew also contributed with 19 and 15 points respectively in the win over the Rebels. Nevada played a stellar offensive game against UNLV as they made 11 three pointers and shot 42 percent from the three point line. On defense the Wolf Pack held the Rebels to just 35.9 percent from the field and put the clamps on UNLV defensively in the win on Wednesday night.
The Wolf Pack are facing a New Mexico Lobos team that is coming off a 86-59 win over San Jose State on Tuesday night that ended the Lobos two-game losing streak. The Lobos are a talented offensive team as they lead the Mountain West in scoring offense and are ranked third in KenPom’s advanced metrics as they are averaging 80.2 points per game and the Lobos lead the league in field goal percentage at 49.7 percent.
The Lobos have four players on the roster who are averaging 10 or more points per game this season. New Mexico guard JaQuan Lyle is the leading scorer as he is averaging 17.1 points per game and he also leads the Lobos in assists at 4.8 per game.
Along with Lyle, Corey Manigault (12ppg), Zane Martin (10.1 ppg) and Makuach Maluach ( ten points per game) are the other three players who average double figures in scoring for the Lobos. The Lobos scoring offense ( and their ability to get to the free throw line as they are averaging about 25 free throw attempts per game) will be a big challenge for Nevada on Saturday.
Between these two talented offenses and the fact that Nevada head coach Steve Alford is looking for his 600th win against the Lobos, a school he used to coach. This contest between Nevada and New Mexico looks to be a fun, high scoring contest.