Feb. 20, 2014
NEVADA WOLF PACK (14-11, 9-5 MW) VS. AIR FORCE FALCONS (1-22, 0-13 MW)
FEB. 22, 2014 LAWLOR EVENTS CENTER RENO, NEV. 4 P.M. PT
INTERNET BROADCAST: The game will be streamed live on the Mountain West Network at www.NevadaWolfPack.TV (web/mobile). An audio-only broadcast, featuring the Wolf Pack Radio Network call, is available at NevadaWolfPack.com/audio. RADIO: Don Marchand (play-by-play) has the call in Northern Nevada on NBC Sports Radio 1060 AM. Pregame show starts 15 minutes before tip-off. The broadcast is available online at NevadaWolfPack.com/audio.
SERIES: The Wolf Pack lead a short all-time series against the Falcons with six wins in nine previous meetings. Nevada is in search of its seventh win over Air Force in its last eight contests. Its most recent loss came last year, a 63-56 road loss.
LAST MEETING: Nevada came out ahead during an 84-74 overtime road win.
THE SKINNY: Nevada hopes to build upon its most recent game, a 99-point performance at San Jose State, and capture its third win in a row ... The Wolf Pack will play an Air Force team that is 1-22 overall and 0-13 in the Mountain West, but who took them to overtime just a few weeks ago ... Nevada has won five of its previous six games and have strung together five consecutive home wins ... Nevada is currently tied for third in the Mountain West standings and could gain sole possession of second with a win and losses by Boise State and Fresno State ... If the season ended today, Nevada would have a first-round bye in the MW tournament ... At San Jose State, Danica Sharpjumped to third all-time at Nevada in 3-point shots with 151 total.
WE BACK PAT: Saturday afternoon's contest marks the third annual `We Back Pat' game for the Nevada women's basketball team. The Wolf Pack are one of numerous women's basketball teams (college and high school) in the nation who play for the Pat Summitt Foundation, and hope to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease.
The foundation began in August 2011, shortly after longtime University of Tennessee head women's basketball coach, Pat Summitt, was diagnosed with the disease. A `Pass the Bucket' promotion will be going on during the game with proceeds going towards the foundation. With Hometown Health and Senior Care Plus as sponsors, Nevada will give away purple shirts to the first 500 fans at Lawlor. Fans in attendance are asked to wear purple to the game.