RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach David Carter announced the Wolf Pack’s 2012-13 schedule today. The Pack will host 17 regular season home games and one home exhibition contest this year. Nevada went 28-7 last season and captured its sixth Western Athletic Conference title but this year the Pack will compete the nine-team Mountain West that sent four times to the NCAA tournament a year ago.
"We are very excited about this year’s schedule,” Carter said. “We host 17 home games at Lawlor in front of our fans. The preseason schedule will prepare us for a tough Mountain West schedule starting in January."
After a home exhibition contest with Oregon Tech on Nov. 6, Lawlor Events Center will play host Nov. 16-18 to the four-team World Vision Classic, Nov. which includes Cal State Fullerton, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Southern Utah and the Wolf Pack. Nevada opens with CSF on Friday then take on Wisconsin-Green Bay and Southern Utah the next two days.
A trip to West Virginia for a matchup with Marshall is set for Nov. 24. It will be the first meeting between the Thundering Herd and Wolf Pack. The Pack closes out the first month of the season at home versus Big West Conference member UC Davis on Nov. 28.
December begins with Nevada hosting Drake on Dec. 1 in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge. The next two games are tough road contests at Pacific and Washington, Dec. 4 and Dec. 8, respectively.
A four-game homestand begins with Cal Poly on Dec. 11, followed by San Francisco, Cal State San Marcos and Yale. The year ends with Nevada’s second Pac-12 road contest of the season, at Oregon on Dec. 31.
The Pack opens the 16-game MW schedule at Air Force on Jan. 9 then returns home for its first MW contest at Lawlor on Jan. 12 versus Wyoming. Nevada will also host San Diego State and Boise State in January. Two road games the first month of the conference season are at Fresno State and UNLV. The UNLV game was moved to Jan. 29 to accomodate television.
February begins with a road trip to New Mexico on Feb. 2 followed by a pair of home games with Colorado State and Air Force. The Pack will also host Fresno State on Feb. 19. The month ends with road contests at San Diego State and Boise State.
UNLV and New Mexico come to Lawlor Events Center the first week of March and MW play concludes on Mar. 9 at Colorado State.
Wolf Pack MW games will appear on either CBSSN or NBCSN a total of eight times this season. Both of Nevada’s games – home and away – against UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State and Colorado State will be shown on one of the two networks.
The MW basketball championships are March 12-16, 2013 in Las Vegas.
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Wolf Pack Schedule:
11/06/12 vs. Oregon Tech 7:00 p.m. PT (Exhibition)
11/10/12 at UC Irvine Irvine, Calif. 7:00 p.m. PT
World Vision Classic, Reno, Nev.
11/16/12 vs. Cal State Fullerton 6:00 p.m. PT
11/17/12 vs. Green Bay 6:00 p.m. PT
11/18/12 vs. Southern Utah 3:30 p.m. PT
11/24/12 at Marshall Huntington, W. Va. TBA
11/28/12 vs. UC Davis 7:00 p.m. PT
12/01/12 vs. Drake University TBA
12/04/12 at Pacific Stockton, Calif. 7:00 p.m. PT
12/08/12 at Washington Seattle, Wash. TBA
12/11/12 vs. Cal Poly 7:00 p.m. PT
12/15/12 vs. San Francisco 3:00 p.m. PT
12/21/12 vs. Cal State San Marcos 7:00 p.m. PT
12/28/12 vs. Yale 7:00 p.m. PT
12/31/12 at Oregon Eugene, Ore. TBA
01/09/13 at Air Force * Colorado Springs, Colo. TBA
01/12/13 vs. Wyoming * TBA
01/19/13 at Fresno State * Fresno, Calif. TBA
01/23/13 vs. San Diego State TBA
01/26/13 vs. Boise State * TBA
01/29/13 at UNLV Las Vegas, Nev. TBA
02/02/13 at New Mexico * Albuquerque, N.M. TBA
02/06/13 vs. Colorado State * TBA
02/09/13 vs. Air Force * TBA
02/13/13 at Wyoming * Laramie, Wyo. TBA
02/19/13 vs. Fresno State * TBA
02/23/13 at San Diego State * San Diego, Calif. TBA
02/27/13 at Boise State * Boise, Idaho TBA
03/02/13 vs. UNLV * TBA
03/06/13 vs. New Mexico * TBA
03/09/13 at Colorado State * Fort Collins, Colo. TBA
Mountain West Championship
03/13/13 TBD Las Vegas, Nev. TBA
03/15/13 TBD Las Vegas, Nev. TBA
03/16/13 TBD Las Vegas, Nev. TBA