Eric Musselman

Eric Musselman

The Pack is ready to play in the NCAA Tournament for the 3rd consecutive year. Today the #7 seed with face off against the Florida Gators on TNT in Des Moines, Iowa

This will be the 3rd NCAA Tournament in their careers for the Martin Twins and Jordan Caroline and the first for the rest of our active roster. 

Our preperation began Sunday night directly after we found out who we were playing and we have been continuing the preparation every day since.

The Pack fans who made the trip to Des Moines have made this place feel like home with their energy and enthusiasm every time they see us leaving the hotel, on our bus or walking into the arena. We look forward to seeing the fans at the game and cheering on the Pack like they have all year. 

What a special time for our program to have all our hard work pay off all year and get the opportunity to be one of 68 teams to play in the NCAA Tournament. We are excited for tip-off today. Go Pack!

The Wolf Pack moved into an elite category after the win Saturday night against San Diego State for winning back to back to back Mountain West Regular Season Championships. 

With the 83-51 win, the Pack solidifies the #1 seed in the Mountain West Tournament. 

Coming into the season which such high expectations, it is impressive that our players stayed the course and battled through adversity to finish the regular season 28-3. One of our goals at the beginning of the year that we wanted to accomplish was winning our third straight regular season conference championship. We are proud of our players for working hard in order to accomplish this goal. 

We now move our focus to the post season. As the #1 seed in the Mountain West tournament, our first game will be played on Thursday at noon agaist the winner of Boise State versus Colorado State. We understand that it will be a difficult three day stretch against three very good teams if we want to win this tournament.

This is why we need to stregth of the Pack in Vegas to cheer us on! Our fans have been the backbone of our success all season and we look forward to seeing all of our fans at the tournament.

Stop by Legacy Hall to pick up your Travel With the Pack shirt today before we leave for Vegas tomorrow. Go Pack!

Friday, 08 March 2019 16:55

Honoring a Memorable Senior Class

With the last regular season game of the year Saturday night, we will be honoring our 7 seniors. These seniors that will be finishing their career as a member of the Wolf Pack are one of the most memorable group of seniors in Nevada history. 

Jordan Caroline was the first of the group to join Nevada and has made his imprint in Reno over the past 4 years. From breaking double-double records to winning over our fans with his intense play and contagious personality, he has been the core of our program's success during his three years playing for us. Jordan took a leap of faith joining a team that won 9 games and currently has Nevada sitting at 27-3 this year.

Then came the Martin twins, who helped bring recognition to Nevada on a national level. Cody and Caleb instantly fit into Coach Musselman's system and flourished helping us win a regular season Mountain West Championship and advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. 

The three other transfers who are playing there last season with our program Tre Thurman, Corey Henson and Trey Porter. Henson and Thurman were with the program last season during thei redshirt year and were a huge part of the Sweet Sixteen run as they pushed our players during practice daily. Porter graduate transfered from Old Dominion to play his last season of eligibility with the Wolf Pack. Trey Porter has been known to be an energy spark with his posterizing dunks all season. Thurman is our teams rock and is the ultmate team player that this group needs. Henson has came in and providied energy since day one with his on ball defense and excellent three point shooting. 

Lastly, fan favorite David Cunningham, will be suiting up for the last time in Lawlor on Saturday night. David has been a part of 117 games and has been the main guy to lead our scout team 117 times. Nevada is not in the place it is today without the contributions of David Cunningham over the past 4 seasons. 

We want to thank all 7 of our seniors for what they have done for our program. These 7 seniors have our program sitting at 27-3 with an opportunity to win a 3rd consecutive Moutain West Regular Season Championship. 

We ask our fans to come honor our seniors tomorrow night by attending the game and making it the best atmosphere of the season. We need your energy tomorrow night. Go Pack!

Thursday, 07 March 2019 17:05

NBA Legend Earl Boykins Speaks to the Pack

A familiar face to Coach Muss was in town during our game against Air Force. One of his former players and NBA legend, Earl Boykins, made the drive up from Denver for the game. 

Boykins played for Coach Musselman when he was coaching the Golden State Warriors. Boykins said that Muss was the first coach to believe in him and give him a shot in the NBA. 

Boykins was the closer, the first of his kind in the NBA. Coach Muss would only play him the 2nd and 4th quarters of the game because he trusted in Earl to close the game out. 

It was great for our team to hear how highly Earl spoke of Coach Muss and how he had his full trust during his playing days. After his stint with the Warriors, Boykins signed a 5 year $13.7 million contract with the Denver Nuggets. Boykins gave all the credit to Muss for that contract because of him believing in him and giving him an opportunity to showcase his abilities the year prior with Golden State. 

We want to thank Earl for supporting Wolf Pack basketball and for making the trip our game on Tuesday!

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 18:57

Musselman's College Coach Visits the Pack

During our stay in Colorado Springs before our game against Air Force, Coach Musselman's coach at University of San Diego spent time with our team. 

Coach Hank Egan, who currently lives in the area after his tenure coaching at Air Force, was happy to stop by and catch up with his former player. It was great to reminisce about old memories, players and the current success of our Nevada program. The coach in him came out as well when he started giving us coaching tips on how to beat Air Force.

His message to our players was to make sure that they always stay true to themselves and what got them here. With success, comes alot of people that will wanting to come into your circle because of the success and tell you how to do things. He insisted for them to just continue to listen to the same people they have their whole life and to make sure they continue to do what they have been doing their whole life that got them here.

The message to stay true to yourselves is something that our players need to hear as we end the season and approach post season. We want to thank Coach Egan for spending his time with us and talking to our players. 

Friday, 01 March 2019 17:02

Record Breaking Attendance

The win against UNLV Wednesday was a historic night, not because of the game but because of the crowd. 

With 11,289 fans in Lawlor on Wednesday, we officially broke the all-time attendance record in Nevada basketball history. We have had 151,926 fans in attendance through 14 games so far this season with one home game remaining. 

The impact that the fans have on us is shown through our undefeated home record. The advantage they bring us nightly with their energy is something that we are thankful for and know this is the only school in the country that has the caliber of fans that we do.

We want to thank each and every fan who has came to one of our home games this year and cheered us on. Each home game we look forward to bringing you the best basketball on the west coast with our high energy and uptempo play. We look forward to seeing you on senior night against San Diego State next Saturday as we honor one of the greatest senior classes to play for our program. 

Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:55

4 Hours With Larry Eustachy

Last week the Pack had the priviledge of legendary coach Larry Eustachy being in town for a day. 

Eustachy has coached all over the country with stops at Iowa State, Idaho, Utah State, Southern Mississippi and most recently Colorado State. He was the 2000 AP Coach of the year after leading Iowa State to an Elite Eight appearance and winning a school record 32 games that season. 

Coach Eustachy's message was clear to our players, they did not ave much time left and they need to take advantage of our final four games left in the regular season and one gauranteed game in our conference tournament. He calculated that the time on the court playing during those games was roughly 4 hours. He told our players they have only 4 hours gauranteed of basketball this season. He asked our players if they have ever gone to the park when they were a kid and played basketball for 4 hours in one day. Everyone raised their hands. When he put it into perspective like that, it was eye opening to our players. 

Our players took advantage of their 4 hours left of this season by handling business against in-state rival UNLV last night and will start preparation Utah State today.

We want to thank Coach Eustachy for spending a day in Reno and motivating our players for the rest of the season. 

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:04

Wolf Pack Add LSU Transfer Daryl Edwards

The Wolf Pack announce the addition of Daryl Edwards to the 2019 recruiting class. 

Edwards, a transfer from LSU, joins the team with 1 year of eligibility left as a graduate transfer. In his last season at LSU, he averaged 6.8 points per game while shooting 46% from the field and 37% from three point range. Due to injury, he only played in 9 games this season and will get clearance to medically redshirt which allows him to have one year left. 

Prior to LSU, he played 2 years at JUCO powerhouse Northwest Florida State College where he averaged 13.6 points in 28.4 minutes per game. He shot lights out from beyond the arc shooting 46.6% in his last season there.

“We are extremely excited to add a caliber of player like Daryl Edwards to our roster. Daryl is a high level shooter with a great basketball IQ. His ability to make plays off the dribble for himself and his teammates and stretch the floor with his shot-making ability will serve our program well.”, Coach Musselman on the addition of Daryl Edwards.

On behalf of Wolf Pack nation we are excited to welcome Daryl to our family and to have him join us on the hunt next season. 

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:40

Nevada To Retire Nick Fazekas' Jersey

On Wednesday night on top of the stripe out, Nevada will be honoring Wolf Pack great, Nick Fazekas, by retiring his #22 jersey. 

Fazekas played for Nevada from 2003-2007 and is one of the greatest to ever put on a Nevada jersey. His accolades include taking a team to the Sweet 16 his freshman year, 3 consecutive WAC Player of the Year awards, breaking the all-time scoring record and ultimately being drafted the 34th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.

In his final season with the Wolf Pack he averaged 20.4 points and 11.1 rebounds per game while shooting 57% from the field. He has since embarked on a 11 year professional basketball playing career which started with the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, had stints in Europe and the NBA G-League and is currently playing for the Kawasaki Brave Thunders in Japan. 

We are honored to have Nick return to Reno so we can retire his jersey in front of the best fans in the country. Since he stepped foot in Reno, he has had an everlasting impact on the university and Reno community. He will always be remembered for what he brought to Nevada during his 4 years here and now it will always be on showcase in Lawlor as we retire his infamous #22 jersey. 

We look forward to seeing you all Wednesday night against UNLV for the jersey retirement and stripe out against UNLV. Go Pack!

Monday, 25 February 2019 17:04

Wolf Pack Stripe Out Wednesday

With game two of the in-state rivarly against UNLV coming up on Wednesday, we are excited to announce that there will be a stripe out in Lawlor. 

Each section of the arena will be designated blue or white to create the striped looked in the stands. 

We will be providing a t-shirt in every seat in Lawlor so that fans will be able to participate. The size of the shirt will be an XL. If you are another size, take a look at the seating map above and see what color shirt you could bring on your own.

We will need Lawlor to be rockin' Wednesday night to give us energy to play against a talented UNLV team. After defeating them in the first match up in the season, we want to solidify that we are the dominant team in the state. 

The stripe out will only be a success if all fans participate so we highly encourage you to take a look a the map and make sure you are prepared to wear the color shirt designated for your seat. Go Pack!

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