Nevada-Utah State preview
NEVADA (12-8, 4-4) AT
UTAH STATE (11-8, 3-5)
When: Today, 6 p.m.
Where: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270)
TV/Radio: ROOT Sports/Nevada Wolfpack.tv and 630 AM
Coaches: Nevada’s Eric Musselman and Utah State’s Tim Duryea are both in their first year.
Probable starters: NEVADA — F: Cameron Oliver (11.0 ppg, 7.2 rpg) and Elijah Foster (2.3, 2.7); G: Marqueze Coleman (17.8, 4.6), D.J. Fenner (12.2, 4.5) and Lindsey Drew (5.2, 4.2). UTAH STATE: F — Jalen Moore (14.8, 6.1) and Lew Evans (9.2, 5.6); G — Darius Perkins (6.9, 2.3), Shane Rector (8.6, 2.2) and Chris Smith (14.0, 6.2).
NOTES: Nevada has attempted a total of 203 free throws, second-most in the Mountain West … The Pack’s 3-point stats are horrible. Nevada is connecting on just 27.2 percent of its 125 attempts, which is last in the conference … Nevada averaged 5.3 blocks and 7.4 steals per contest. Both stats are good for No. 2 in the conference … Nevada is 5-3 in games decided by five points or less … The Pack is 5-6 in games away from Lawlor Events Center. Nevada has seven home wins this year, matching its total win total at home in each of the last two seasons … Utah State leads the serie between the schools, 35-15, and has won the last three meetings between the schools … Perkins has started 50 straight games for the Aggies as has Chris Smith … Moore is 71 points away from reaching the 1,000-point plateau. He has played 30-plus minutes in 10 straight games and 14 of the last 15 … The Aggies are 4-0 when holding teams to less than 40 percent field goal percentage … The Aggies are 18-3 against Nevada at home.