The Wolf Pack - the WAC's regular season champion - had been on
the bubble since eighth-seeded Boise State bounced them from the
tourney with a 73-to-72 win Thursday night.
But the suspense ended today when the Wolf Pack landed an at-large berth in the "Big Dance." Nevada enters the Chicago Regional as a Number Nine seed - the highest in school history -and Texas as Number Eight.
Nevada will make its fourth N-C-Double A tournament appearance
and face Texas for the first time ever.
Until last week's loss, the Wolf Pack had won 20 of their last
22 overall. Either Nevada or Texas will face the winner of the
Illinois-Fairleigh Dickinson game.