Eric Musselman

Eric Musselman

Sunday, 03 February 2019 17:53

Cody Martin Reaches 1,000 Point Milestone

With the 93-73 win over Boise State in front of the best fans in college basketball, Cody Martin surpassed 1,000 points for his career. 

The senior leader reaches this accolade after being known for his unselfish play on the floor. It is only right that he reached the milestone while having one of his most efficienct overall games on the year with 21 points shooting 8 of 11 from the field, 2 of 3 from three point range and adding 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 7 assists. 

Since Cody has arrived in Reno, he has been one of the leading forces that has made Nevada Basketball a nationally recognized program. 

We want to thank Cody for al his has done for the program and congragulate him on reaching 1,000 points for his career. We cannot think of a more deserving player to achieve this than him.

Saturday, Febrary 2nd, Coach Musselman and Nevada Men’s Basketball will be joining Coaching for Literacy (CFL) in their inaugural partnership to raise awareness about the issue of illiteracy in America and to provide support for young children struggling to read in Reno.

Fight for Literacy Games are a great way to bring coaches, players, and fans together in a common cause: ensuring our children can read. 

To raise awareness about the issues connected to illiteracy, the Nevada coaching staff will wear CFL polos, green lapel pins, and wristbands.

Per the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 69% of 4th graders in Nevada are not proficient in reading. Nevada Men’s Basketball is doing its part to help change the stat and encouraging fans to get involved in the cause.

Fans can support young students in Reno by pledging a donation for each assist recorded by the Wolf Pack from 2.2 - 2.16. To make a pledge today visit: www.pledgeit.org/wolfpackforliteracy

Coaching for Literacy guarantees that 100% of funds raised will benefit children who take part in the literacy programming of UNR Center for Learning and Literacy in Reno.

Fans are also encouraged to sign up to volunteer in Reno by visiting coachingforliteracy.kindful.com/register/volunteer.  

We are excited for this event and encourage fans to come to the game and donate in support for such a great cause!

Sunday, 27 January 2019 17:27

Pack Players Receive Sweet 16 Rings

Before practice yesterday, Pack players received their Sweet 16 rings from last season. 

Pack players returning from last year's historic run consist of Caleb and Cody Martin, Jordan Caroline, Lindsey Drew, David Cunningham, Corey Henson, Nisre Zouzoua, Jazz Johnson and Tre Thurman. 

The roles of each of these players had a huge impact on the success that the program had last season, along with the players who graduated from our program. 

We made sure that the rings reflected all the hard work and sacrifice that Pack players made in order for us accomplish our goals last season. 

We hope that these rings motivate our players to continue working hard in order to get another ring this year!

Friday, 25 January 2019 16:44

Alan Stein Visits the Pack

World renowned speaker, author and coach, Alan Stein, visited the Pack yesterday to speak with our team. 

Alan told our players multiple stories of his time working with superstar athletes such as Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. The theme of his stories consisted around the importance of having a tremendous work ethic with everything that you do in order to seperate yourself from others. He referenced his experience with Kobe Bryant and how he would wake up at 4am to start his first workout of the day to get ahead of the compeition. The little things that the best athletes in the world do is what seperates them from the rest of those in their field. 

Stein also emphasized the importance of being great in your role. There are many different roles on a team and whichever role you fall into, it is your job to be great at it in order for your team to suceed at a high level. 

The motivation that Alan instilled in our players was just what we needed going into this final stretch of the regular season. We hope his words allow our guys to re-focus and lock in on what we hope to accomplish here in the next few months.

We want to thank Alan for stopping by and spending his day speaking with the Pack!

Thursday, 24 January 2019 17:01

Musselman Reaches 100th Win Milestone

With the win last night against Colorado State the Pack improves to 19-1 and Coach Musselman improves to 100-33 for his career. 

The 100th win milestone comes to Coach Muss at the fastest rate in Mountain West History. What a night for the pack to score 100 points on the night Coach Muss gets his 100th win. 

His 100 wins comes with an impressive winning percentage of 76.9% in 4 years as a head coach. His winning percentage ranks 4th all time amongst active NCAA coaches.

Year after year Coach Muss has made strides with the program. After inheriting a 9-22 team, he led the program to 24 wins and a CBI Tournament championship. After that season, it was an NCAA Tournament and then history was made in his most recent season. Reaching the Sweet 16 with two historical comebacks, he has solidified Nevada as a nationally recognized program this season. 

We want to congragulate Coach Muss on reaching this milestone and for everything he has done by bringing a prominent basketball program to the university and Northern Nevada. 

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:58

Mike Lewis II Joins the Pack

Nevada Basketball is excited to add Duquesne transfer Mike Lewis II to our program. Lewis, a 6'1 185 point guard started 72 of 76 games for Duquesne. 

Lewis averaged 14.4 points per game his sophomore season and is just 21 points shy of 1,000 for his career. During his freshman season, he was named to the Atlantic 10 All Rookie Team and scored in double figures a team-high 24 times. 

The St. Louis native played at Chaminade College Preporatory School where he won a Class 5 state championship. 

Mike brings a wealth of basketball experience and success with him and it is evident from the time he stepped on campus that he will have a huge impact to our program through his experience, work ethic and leadership.

Welcome home, Mike! 

Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:40

Pack Pink Out to Fight Cancer

On January 23rd, 2019, the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team will host Colorado State at Lawlor Events Center. This game comes during Coaches vs. Cancer week as part of a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

We want to Pink out Lawlor and support this great cause. Pack players will be wearing our pink uniforms during the game and the coaches will wear sneakers in order to to raise awareness and help save lives from cancer by raising funds and encouraging people to educate themselves about cancer prevention, screening and early detections.

For the fans who want to support this cause, you can be featured on the scoreboard during the game. 

For a minimum donation of $100, you can honor a cancer survivor, victim, or someone currently fighting the fight, by highlighting their photo on our scoreboard before the game!

Email your photos to Holly Ayock, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by January 21st, and the donate your $100 here:

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/university-of-nevada-hope-lodge-challenge

100% of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer society.  

We want to thank Renown for being the title sponsor for the event and Danyelle Musselman for organizing the event. 

The first 1,000 students will receive customized Muss Bus shirts. Also, 1,000 shirts will be thrown into the crowd during the game.

Hope to see you all in Lawlor in your Pink on Wednesday!

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:14

Vote for Coach Muss #TimeoutFTW

Coaches vs Cancer and Infiniti USA have teamed up to fight cancer and Nevada Basketball is supporting the cause. 

They have pledged to reward a significant amount of money to the top 3 coaches who recieve the most votes during the voting window. The money will then be donated to the American Cancer Society in the name of the coaches who recieve the most votes. 

We would love for the strength of the Pack to help us get as many votes as possible to support this great cause. 

There are two ways that you can vote...

1.) Go to INFINITITIMEOUT.com and click on Coach Musselman. 

2.) Post a picture calling a timeout and use the hashtags #TIMEOUTFTW & #CoachEricMusselman on Twitter.

Every vote matters and we want to support Coaches vs Cancer and Infiniti USA during this time. 

The voting ends March 11th and you can vote daily as many times as you wish. Get those votes in for Coach Muss!

Thursday, 17 January 2019 16:31

Carrick Felix Speaks to the Pack

Last week the Pack had the pleasure of having former NBA player Carrick Felix in town to speak to them. 

Felix, a former Arizona State guard, played for the Sun Devils during the time when Coach Musselman, Coach Ruta and Coach Dunson were all also in Tempe. 

Carrick was not known for his ability to score or shoot the ball. He was drafted 33rd overall in the 2013 NBA draft because of the intangibles he brought with him such as his work ethic, defensive ability and leadership. 

His message to the team consisted of how to approach three simple things which were your habits, making sacrifices and knowing the opportunity. His success story was made possible because of how he changed his habits midway through his college career and the sacrifices that he had to make in order to become the player that he is.

Felix emphasized how important it is for our upperclassmen to take advantage of the opportunity that is in front of them and to increase their level of accountability towards our younger players.  

His message was powerful and we hope that it got through to Pack players as we approach the remainder of our season. 

We want to thank Carrick for spending a day in Reno and speaking with our program!

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:52

Cody Calls Game

With the game on the line against Boise State, the Pack called to our senior leader to bring us home with a victory. Cody Martin silenced the 8,000 plus Boise State fans when he knocked down a 3-pointer to give the Wolf Pack the lead with 4.5 seconds left in the game. 

Down 2 points with the game on the line, Jazz Johnsons pushes the ball up the floor after we got a defensive stop and passes the ball in confidence to Cody. 

Cody, who isn’t known for his 3pt shooting and hadn’t made a 3FG in 31 days, delivered one of the biggest 3 pointers of his career to give the Pack a 1 point lead with the game on the line. 

Coach Musselman did not call a timeout after the stop and trusted in our veteran team to deliver a bucket to bring home the win. It speaks volumes to the type of players we have on our roster and the trust our coaching staff has in our players. 

What better birthday gift could Cody have given Jordan Caroline than solidifying a win with his game winning shot!

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