RENO, Nev. – The Nevada men’s basketball team will kick off the highly anticipated 2018-19 season with a pair of exhibition games in Reno next month, the Wolf Pack announced today.
Nevada will be play host to Washington on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Lawlor Events Center in an exhibition game with all proceeds donated to wildfire victims. The game is set for 3 p.m. and all seating will be general admission at Lawlor. Tickets prices are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children eighth grade and younger.
The Wolf Pack will also bring back its popular Throwback at Virginia Street Gym that debuted last season. On Oct. 26, Nevada will take on San Francisco State at the VSG with tip-off at 7 p.m. The Wolf Pack will wear special retro uniforms for the event. Last year’s event sold out and this year’s is expected to as well. Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets got to NevadWolfPack.com or call 775-348-PACK (7225).
“We are really excited for the opportunity to play Washington in an exhibition game,” Nevada head coach Eric Musselman said. “Coach Hopkins does a great job and the Huskies are a top 25 team. The contrasts in style will be a great test and opportunity for our Wolf Pack players. Washington primarily plays a zone defense and has tremendous length.”
The Wolf Pack is also planning an intra-squad scrimmage for University students next month as well. Details will be available in the coming days.
Funds raised from the charity game with Washington will go to the Northern California Wildfire Relief fund through the California Community Foundation and will be directed specifically to victims of the Carr Fire this summer in Northern California.
There is no reserved parking for either exhibition game.