The Pacific Tigers and the Nevada Wolf Pack meet in college basketball action from the Lawlor Events Center on Wednesday night.
Pacific Takes Out Cal
The Pacific Tigers come into this one looking to build on their first win of the season, an 87-79 upset win over Cal last time out. Donovan Williams leads Pacific in scoring with 18.5 PPG along with 4.5 RPG while Judson Martindale has 11 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Pacific up to this point in the season. Tyler Beard has 8 PPG with 4 APG while Moe Odum has 7.5 PPG with a team-high 5 APG to lead the Tigers in the assist department and Greg Outlaw has 5.5 RPG to lead Pacific on the glass this season. As a team, Pacific is averaging 72 PPG on 43.1% shooting from the field, 34% from three and 80.8% from the foul line this season.
Nevada Takes Out Washington
The Nevada Wolf Pack come into this one fresh off of an 83-76 win over Washington in their last matchup. Kenan Blackshear leads Nevada in scoring with 22.5 PPG along with 6.5 RPG and a team-high 4 APG to lead Nevada in the assist department while Jarod Lucas has 15.5 PPG and Nick Davidson has 11.5 PPG with a team-high 7 RPG to lead Nevada on the glass. Hunter McIntosh has added 10 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for the Wolf Pack up to this point in the year while Tre Coleman’s added 6 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 3 APG as well this season. As a team, Nevada is averaging 80 PPG on 45.2% shooting from the field, 20.7% from three and 79.2% from the foul line this season.
I’m leaning towards Nevada here. I’ll give Pacific their flowers for taking out Cal, but this is still a Pacific team with not much scoring depth and the offense isn’t great when you dive into the numbers a bit more. Nevada on the other hand is solid across the board, and they get to the foul line a lot which is good for them considering how well they shoot their free throws. All in all, I just think Nevada finds a way to get it done here so I’ll lay the points with the Wolf Pack in this one.