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Men’s college basketball: UNLV at Nevada
January 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nevada (11-8, 4-3 Mountain West Conference) hosts intrastate rival UNLV (11-9, 6-1 MW) on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center. The Wolf Pack has won its last 15 Mountain West home games and is 28-2 in its last 30 conference games at Lawlor Events Center.
The Rebels are currently alone in second place in the Mountain West standings with a 6-1 record. The Wolf Pack is tied for third place in the conference with New Mexico and Colorado State at 4-3.
UNLV has three players averaging double figures led by Amauri Hardy’s 14.8 points per game. Bryce Hamilton (12.9 ppg) and Donnie Tillman (11.3 ppg) are also scoring in double figures. Cheikh Mbacke Diong tops the team grabbing nine rebounds per game and Tillman is second at 5.3 boards per game.
The Pack are led by Jalen Harris who is second in the MW scoring 18.4 points per game. Harris is scoring 22.3 points per game in MW play to lead the conference. Jazz Johnson is scoring 16.9 points and Lindsey Drew 11.6 points per game. Johnson ranks sixth in the MW in scoring and tops the conference in 3-pointers made per game (3.3), 3-point percentage (43.1%) and 3-pointers made (62).
Harris’ tops the team in rebound (6.3 rpg) and is second in assists (3.8 apg). Drew is first on the squad dishing out 4.4 assists per game and second in rebounding at 6.1 per contest.
UNLV leads the series 60-29. The Pack has won the last four meetings and six of the last seven