Nevada Men's Basketball seeks their fourth consecutive victory as they host New Mexico at Lawlor Events Center, following historic wins against ranked opponents Utah State and San Diego State. The team's recent success has earned national recognition, with head coach Steve Alford being named National Coach of the Week. Kenan Blackshear and Jarod Lucas continue to impress, ranking among the top players in the Mountain West. The team's defensive prowess and offensive efficiency have contributed to their strong home court record and the upcoming rematch against New Mexico presents an opportunity for another significant win.

By the Numbers
  • Nevada's overall record this season is 19-5, with 6-4 in Mountain West play
  • Kenan Blackshear ranks seventh in the conference in scoring (15.9 PPG) and seventh in assists per game (4.6 APG)
  • Jarod Lucas is fourth in the conference in scoring (16.9 PPG) and fourth in free throw percentage (90.8%)
  • Nevada is 17th in the nation in fewest turnovers per game (9.7) and 31st in assist/turnover ratio (1.5)
  • Nevada's home record this season is 12-1 with an average scoring margin of +17.5
State of Play
  • Nevada is coming off a sensational week, with a record of 19-5 this season
  • Nationally, Nevada ranks 41st in scoring defense (66.1 PPG) and 45th in opponent field goal percentage (41%)
  • New Mexico ranks first in Mountain West and 16th in the nation in points per game this season (84.1 PPG)
  • New Mexico ranks second in the Mountain West in opponent 3-point field goal percentage (30.4%) and third in opponent field goal percentage (42.1%)
What's Next

Nevada will face New Mexico for a rematch, seeking to continue their winning streak and solidify their position in the conference standings.

Bottom Line

Nevada's recent victories against ranked opponents, the outstanding performances of Blackshear and Lucas, and the upcoming rematch against New Mexico highlight the team's potential to make a significant impact in the Mountain West Conference.