Nevada Wolf Pack takes on Southern Illinois in Las Vegas |

Nevada Wolf Pack takes on Southern Illinois in Las Vegas

The Nevada bench reacts to UC Davis having 3 seconds left on the shot clock in the first half of a game on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 in Reno.
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The Nevada basketball team faces Southern Illinois on Friday in Las Vegas at the Continental Tires Classic. Here’s a breakdown of the game and notes.


What: Continental Tires Classic

When: Friday, 8 p.m.

Where: Orleans Arena

TV-Radio: Fox Sports 1/630 AM or 94.3 FM

Projected starters:

NEVADA F Jordan Caroline (18.3, 9.8) and Caleb Martin (18.5, 5.3) or Elijah Foster (2.0, 1.4) or Darien Williams (2.4, 2.3); G Lindsey Drew (6.2, 2.7), Cody Martin (14.3, 6.3) and Kendall Stephens (10.6, 1.3); SOUTHERN ILLINOIS C Kavion Pippen (12.4, 5.6); F Armon Fletcher (13.9, 4.7); G Marcus Bartley (6.6, 2.1), Sean Lloyd (12.6, 4.5) and Aaron Cox (9.8, 2.3)


Of the Pack’s 1,001 points this season 60 (604-of-1,001) percent is from first-year players. The Martin twins, Caleb (18.5) and Cody (14.3) have combined to score 32.8 points per game which is 39.2 percent of the Pack’s offense… After dropping two in a row Nevada has won two straight by 15 points each (Radford and UC Davis) … Jordan Caroline scored 20 points in the win over UC Davis giving him three consecutive 20-point games, five in the last six games, seven times on the season and 19 total in his career. In the last five games he has 57 rebounds … After missing the first six games of the season with a broken wrist, Saint Louis transfer G Marcus Bartley (6-5, 193, Jr.) has established himself in the starting lineup as the team’s point guard. He has 23 assists and 12 turnovers since returning … Kavion Pippen is the nephew of ex-Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen.