Eric Mussleman

Eric Mussleman

Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:19

White Out Saturday Night

With just three games at Lawlor left this season, we are excited to announce our "White Out" against Fresno State this Saturday. 

Students will recieve white "We Are Nevada" shirts at the door and the first 500 non-student fans can stop by the basketball office to pick up white Muss Bus shirts with proof of a game ticket. 

The strength of our fans at Lawlor each and eveyr game this season has been so important for our success and our undefeated record at home. 

The Wolf Pack won the first match against the Bulldogs earlier this season 74-64. We are anticipated an exciting rematch based on the history of this match up. 

We are excited to return to Reno and defend Lawlor against a talented Fresno State team. Go Pack!

 

In an effort to raise awareness for the disease that Mark Fisher, son of longtime SDSU Head coach Steve Fisher, was diagnosed with in 2013, the Nevada Wolf Pack will join the fight against ALS tomorrow night by wearing customized Nevada/ALS Shooting Shirts.

"As we started our preparation for San Diego State, one of the first ideas that was discussed was doing something unique for Mark Fisher and the Fisher family. In the past, we have worn ALS pins to bring awareness to this debilitating disease. This year we wanted to put a bigger spotlight on the cause to fight ALS by having our players wear a shooting shirt that would put a spotlight on ALS. Our coaching staff has incredible respect and admiration for both Steve and Mark Fisher. We hope fans in both programs help join in the fight against ALS.", Eric Musselman. 

Musselman continued, "Whenever you discuss San Diego State, you automatically think about Coach Fisher and the impact he had on our conference and all of college basketball. For many years, his team was the flagship program of the Mountain West. Our staff and players wanted to let him know that we admire his leadership and are thinking about him and his son as we get ready to play the Aztecs. We have people in the program that have been affected by the disease and know the day to day struggles that you go through. We hope this game sheds light on that and helps raise awareness for those that have ALS or know someone who is."

To learn more about ALS and to find ways that you can help contribute to fighting the disease you can go to www.alsa.org

Monday, 18 February 2019 17:31

Defense Fuels Double Digit Wins

With the win against Wyoming on Saturday, the #6 Wolf Pack improve to 24-1 on the season.

Of those 24 wins thus far, 19 of those have been double digit victories. The Pack's defense is what is allowing us to win by double digits night in and night out.

We are holding our opponents to only 65.9 points per game, which is an great improvement from last season when we gave up 73.1 points per game. This is a result of our players attention to detail, preparation and buy in on the defensive end.

Last year, the Pack's defensive efficiency rating ranked 108th in the country. This year, we are currently sitting at the 26th best defensive team in college basketball. Defense has been emphasized since summer workouts and we understand that it is what is going to allow us to make a run in March. 

CBS Sports held a college hoops virtual All-Star draft on their show yesterday. The teams were drafted by Seth Davis and NBA great Wally Szczerbiak. 

They had the choice to draft any player in college basketball they wanted and one of our very own, Jordan Caroline, was selected by Team Davis. 

Caroline was selected to play the power forward position as Davis said he wanted someone who could play on both ends of the floor. Davis loves his abiity to gaurd positions 1-5, the fact that he is a "walking double-double" and how he is a threat from three point range this season. 

Team Davis was rounded out with Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, Grant Williams and Cassius Winston. 

Team Wally consisted of RJ Barrett, Markus Howard, Rui Hachimura, De'Andre Hunter and Dedric Lawson. 

Caroline being selected by CBS Sports for this segment shows the improvements that Caroline has made since arriving in Reno and how he has helped bring #7 Nevada Basketball to a national stage at 24-1 so far this season. Not only was it great to see Jordan selected but also great to see 70% of voters thought his team would win the game.

Friday, 15 February 2019 17:35

"The Muss Buss" - Student Section

From the "Jumbo Jack" chants to the "Sweet Caroline" ballads, the students of University of Nevada make Lawlor Events Center a true home court advantage. Check out this video to see what we mean:

Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:51

Nevada Great Mo Charlo Visits the Pack

Former Wolf Pack star, Mo Charlo visited the Pack last week on their road trip to Colorado State. Charlo played for the Pack from 2004-2006 and was one of the team's stars. 

After arriving in Reno, he quickly made an impact on the program and was named 2005 WAC All-Newcomer Team. The following year he was honored with the awards WAC All-Defensive Team, WAC All-Tournament Team and was named the Wolf Pack's Sixth Man of the Year. 

It is always great to have former players stop by and speak to our current team. It is even better when they have had the success that Mo has had in his career. 

His is still playing professional basketball today, this being his 11th year as a pro. In 2014 he was named to the NBA D-League All-Defensive 1st Team and was a NBA D-League All Star. 

We want to thank Mo for stopping by and giving our team words of encouragement moving forward!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 04:47

Campus Tour

Our athletes are fortunate to play in the finest facilities, live in luxurious apartments and be on such an amazing campus. Check out our beautiful campus below... This is the beauty of Northern Nevada!

 

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 03:59

Apartment Tour

Nevada Basketball players live in the luxurious Republic Apartments just a block East of campus and walking distance to any part of campus. Check out "How we Live!"

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:38

Pack Leads the Nation in 1,000 Point Scorers

With the win against New Mexico on Saturday, the Pack moved into a unprecedented category in college basketball. The Pack now hold 7 players who have 1,000 career points. 

Those players consist of Caleb Martin, Cody Martin, Jordan Caroline, Tre Thurman, Corey Henson, Jazz Johnson and NIsre Zouzoua. 

This is quite an impressive stat considering that no other team in college basketball has more than three players with 1,000 or more career points. Also, this proves the veteran team that we consist of and the success that everyone has had at Nevada and prior to joining the Wolf Pack. 

Trey Porter is less than 100 points away from joining the 1,000 point club which would put us at 8 players with the career milestone. 

As we focus on winning championships here and raising banners, we still want to honor each of our players individually and we realize that having this many players having scored over 1,000 career points might never be done again for years to come. 

Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:31

Pack Gets Revenge In Win Against New Mexico

The Pack had one thing on their mind going into the game against New Mexico and that was the feeling they were left with after playing New Mexico after losing to New Mexico on January 5th earlier this year. The only loss of the season for the Pack left our guys with a feeling they did not want to have again after a game. 

From the opening tip, our players did everything to make sure the result of this rematch would be much different than the last. Our aggressive defense fueled a high powered offensive as we jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. 

It was a group effort that led to a 91-62 victory in front of nearly 12,000 energetic fans in Lawlor Events Center. It was evident that te fans had the last game agianst New Mexico on their minds as well from the enegry they brought from the start of the game. 

Jazz Johnson finished the game with 13 points and surpassed 1,000 points for his career. We want to congragulate Jazz on the accomplish as we have witness first hand all of the hard work he has put into his game in order to reach this milestone. 

We want to thank our fans for coming out and supporting us in a game that meant a lot to us! 

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