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Nevada-Wyoming men’s basketball preview

NEVADA (10-7,2-3) AT WYOMING (10-9, 3-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Where: Arena-Auditorium

TV/Radio: None/630 AM or 94.5 FM

Coaches: Larry Shyatt (Wyoming); Eric Musselman (Nevada)

Probable starters: NEVADA — F: Cameron Oliver (10.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg) and D.J. Fenner (12.7, 4.6) G: Marqueze Coleman (17.9, 4.5), Tyron Criswell (10.5, 5.6), Lindsey Drew (5.4, 4.3). WYOMING — F: Hayden Dalton (4.3, 3.8) and Jonathan Barnes (2.2, 1.6); G: Josh Adams (24.7, 5.5), Jeremy Lieberman (2.8, 1.4) and Jason McManamen (12.2, 3.2).

Notes: The Pack is looking for back-to-back win for the first time in 17 meetings against the Cowboys …Coleman ranks fourth in the Mountain West with 4.1 assists a contest, and his eight assists against Bosie State is tied for third best in the league this season … Eric Cooper Jr. has scored three or more 3-pointers in seven games this season and has scored in double figures the last three games … Nevada is one of two teams in the MW (UNLV is the other) that ranks in the top three in blocked shots, steals and field goal percentage defense … Oliver leads the MW in blocked shots with 2.8 per game. He is ranked 22nd nationally … Fenner is playing 32 minutes a contest which ranks 10th in the conference … Adams was back to his old scoring ways against New Mexico with a career-best 38 points, including seven 3-point field goals. It was his fifth 30-point effort of the season. His 24.7 averaged leads the MW and is sixth in the nation… McManamen has scored in double figures in nine of the last 10 games for the Cowboys … Wyoming is on a two-game home winning streak (Air Force and UNLV)… G Alexander Gorski has played well since a shoulder injury. In his last two appearances, the Cowboys are a plus-34 when he is on the floor… Wyoming has won 65 percent of its games at Arena-Auditorium.