Nevada Wolf Pack takes on Southern Illinois in Las Vegas
December 21, 2017
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.
NEVADA (10-2) VS. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (7-4)
What: Continental Tires Classic
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: Orleans Arena
TV-Radio: Fox Sports 1/630 AM or 94.3 FM
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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.