Nevada vs. SDSU: Game Series Preview, TV, Radio, Odds & More
The Aztecs bested Nevada 65-60 during Game 1, but can the Wolf Pack rally back to win Game 2? Tune in to find out. . .
Without The Show in Viejas Arena the Aztecs are missing their sixth man.
San Diego, CA- The Nevada Wolf Pack (8-4, 3-2 MWC) faced the San Diego State Aztecs (8-2, 2-1) 10 p.m. EST at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl in San Diego. The teams played on Thursday, January 7th, and the Aztecs came away with a 65-60 win. They play again on Saturday, January 9th.
WHO: Nevada (8-3, 3-1 MWC) at SDSU (7-2, 1-1 MWC)
WHEN: Thursday, January 7th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. PST | 10:00 p.m. EST (W Aztecs 65-60)
WHEN: Saturday, January 9th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. PST | 9:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl – San Diego, CA
WATCH: CBS Sports Network
LISTEN: 1360-AM, 101.5-FM
ALL-TIME RECORD: (UPDATED JANUARY 8TH) SDSU leads the all-time series against Nevada at 20-6. The Aztecs have a 10-1 home record against the Wolf Pack. San Diego State has won the last four meetings between the teams and seven of the last eight encounters.
ODDS: San Diego State -13.5
Nevada registered a 84-74 victory over New Mexico this past Saturday. Grant Sherfield averages 17.2 points and 5.4 assists while familiar face Desmond Cambridge Jr. manages 15.4 points and 4.1 rebounds. Sherfield has either made or assisted on 50 percent of all Nevada field goals over the last five games, and has pulled off 29 field goals and 30 assists in those games.
Yes: that guy. . . Cambridge Jr: is the 6-foot-4 redshirt junior from Nashville, Tenn., who came to Viejas in December 2018 with Brown University of the Ivy League. Cambridge scored 25 points on 7 of 11 shooting behind the 3-point arc, and the Bears left with a stunning 82-61 win— SDSU’s most devastating home loss in more than two decades.
The Wolf Pack are 8-0 when they hold opponents to a field goal percentage of 45.1 percent or worse, and 0-3 when opponents exceed that percentage, and this should help SDSU to strategize.
San Diego State’s Matt Mitchell has averaged 14.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while hot-handed Jordan Schakel has put up 14.6 points and 4.2 rebounds. In his last showing, Schakel scored 28 points and sank a near-record EIGHT three pointers.
The Aztecs have been more effective on assists with 47 on 76 field goals (61.8 percent) over its previous three matchups while Nevada has assists on 36 of 68 field goals (52.9 percent) during its past three games.
San Diego State has held opposing teams to 60.1 points per game, the lowest figure among all MWC teams.The Aztecs have the upper hand on defense, although they must be vigilant knowing Nevada has won four of the last five road games.
In this matchup, Nevada will likely find themselves outclassed by the powerful Aztecs who, despite a pair of disappointing losses, have outclassed UCLA, Arizona State and St. Mary’s already this season.
Aztecs 72, Wolf Pack 61