RENO, Nev. (KOLO) The University of Nevada men’s basketball team will make a minimum of 26 national television appearances this season. Additional televised road games may be announced at a later date.
“The 26 games being televised shows the respect the Nevada basketball program gained nationally after last season,” head coach Eric Musselman said. “The exposure for the University and the basketball program will receive will be outstanding. It will definitely help in recruiting and get the University of Nevada in many homes across the country.”
The Pack will make eight appearances on CBS Sports Network, four on ESPNU, four on AT&T SportsNet, three on ESPN3, two on Fox Sports 1, two on the Mountain West Network on Stadium, two on ESPN2 and one on either ESPNU or ESPN3.
All 18 of Nevada’s Mountain West games will be shown on TV. Eight of the Pack’s 14 non-conference games will be aired.
CBSSN will air eight MW games; at home versus Wyoming on Jan. 3, at San Jose State on Jan. 17, the home Fresno State game on Jan. 31, the two intrastate rival games with UNLV at home on Feb. 7 and in Las Vegas on Feb. 27, at Utah State on Feb. 17, Colorado State at home on Feb. 25 and at San Diego State on Mar. 3.
A total of 10 games will be show on the ESPN family of networks. The Pack will make four appearances on ESNPU; at home versus Rhode Island on Nov. 13, vs. TCU on Dec. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as part of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Classic, at Wyoming on Jan. 24 and at Boise State on Feb. 14. ESPN3 will carry three games at Fresno State on Dec. 27 and two home games with Utah State on Jan. 13 along with San Jose State on Feb. 21.
Home games with Boise State on Jan. 20 and San Diego State on Feb. 10 will be televised by ESPN2. The road game at Colorado State on Feb. 3 will be shown on either ESPNU or ESPN3.
The Wolf Pack will appear four times on AT&T SportsNet with three being home games with Davidson on Nov. 21, Radford on Dec. 17 and New Mexico on Dec. 30. The road contest is at Air Force on Jan. 6.
Fox Sports 1 will carry both of Nevada’s games at the Orleans Arena as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Dec. 22-23 against Southern Illinois and San Francisco.
The Mountain West Network on Stadium will show two home games. The Nov. 29 contest with Illinois State and the Dec. 19 home game with UC Davis.
The MW Championship Mar. 7-10 in Las Vegas will air on the MWN and CBSSN with the title game being televised on CBS.
The Wolf Pack are coming off a great season capturing the Mountain West regular season and tournament titles. The Pack made Nevada’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in a decade and finished the season 28-7.
The team returns two junior starters in Jordan Caroline and Lindsey Drew. Caroline was the MW Tournament MVP and also earned second-team All-MW honors. He averaged 15 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Drew was among the assist leaders in the MW averaging 4.7 per game. He contributed 5.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per outing.
Senior Elijah Foster along with sophomores Josh Hall and Charlie Tooley are back this season. Foster averaged 12 points and 7.4 rebounds starting seven games. Hall made nine starts and averaged 3.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest. Tooley appeared in 16 games off the bench as a walk-on his freshman season.
Six newcomers will join the squad for the 2017-18 season. North Carolina State transfers Caleb and Cody Martin are expected to make an immediate impact after sitting out last season. The versatile 6-7 twins will see time at multiple positions.
A pair of senior guards that sat out last season are Hallice Cooke and Kendall Stephens. Cooke last played at Iowa State and Stephens at Purdue. Senior Darien Williams, a 6-8 big man from St. Johns joins the Pack and is immediately eligible to play this season as a graduate transfer.
Season tickets for adults start as low as $199 and youth tickets, eighth grade and under are $89. To purchase online go to NevadaWolfPack.com or call 775-348-PACK (7225) to speak with an account representative.