March 18, 2012
Nevada (28-6) went on a 10-1 run to lead 42-29 at halftime. The Wolf Pack take on the winner of the Stanford-Illinois State game.
Bucknell (25-10) cut the deficit to three points with 44.6 seconds left after Mike Muscala's two free throws, but the Bison couldn't get any closer.
Muscala led Bucknell with 25 points while Cameron Ayers scored 21.
The quarterfinals will pit the Wolf Pack against the winner of a Monday game between Stanford and Illinois State. If Stanford wins, the game will be at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif., while if Illinois State wins, Nevada will host at the Reno Events Center. That quarterfinals matchup is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time and will be televised by ESPN2. Click here for information about tickets.