Nevada’s MW Men’s basketball schedule announced

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Updated: 7/30 8:56 am
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The University of Nevada’s 2015 nine-game Mountain West Men’s basketball schedule has been released by the conference office. Combined with the earlier announced non-conference schedule, these games give the Wolf Pack 16 home games this season, according to a recent press release sent by University of Nevada Media Services.

San Diego State -- the defending regular season MW Champions, and New Mexico -- the MW Tournament Champions, will both be making trips to Reno this season. Intrastate rival UNLV comes to Lawlor Events Center on either Jan. 27 or 28. The Pack won both games with the Rebels last season.

Nevada received a bye the first week of the conference season and will host the Air Force on Jan. 4 to begin MW play. The Pack plays intrastate rival UNLV twice in January, traveling to Las Vegas on the 7th and either 27th or 28th at home. CBS Sports Network will carry the road game, while the home contest will air on ESPNU and ESPN3. The date of the home UNLV game will be set at a later date by ESPN.

Fresno State and Utah State will also travel to Lawlor Events Center in January. The Pack will make trips to Colorado State, Fresno State and Wyoming in the first month of the season.

The Pack plays four home and four road games in February. A home game set to air on ESPNU or ESPN3 versus San Diego State is set to get the month started. The Aztecs did not play in Reno last season -- the Pack played SDSU just once on the road. A two-game road swing has Nevada at San Jose State and Utah State before hosting New Mexico in the only meeting between the two schools this season. The UNM game will air on ESPNU or ESPN3.

The second meeting of the season with Wyoming is set for Feb. 17 at home. The only match up with Boise State is a road contest on Feb. 25, followed by a trip to Air Force. February concludes at home with a match against San Jose State.

Nevada’s final home game is Mar. 4 versus Colorado State. The final regular season game will be Mar. 7 at San Diego State. CBS Sports Network will televise the SDSU game. The MW Championship is scheduled for Mar. 11 through 14 in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus.

Five MW games will be nationally televised, along with a home game against California and neutral site contest with Seton Hall. Additional television games may be added and times for all the games have yet to be determined.

Wolf Pack men’s basketball season tickets are now on sale and are available for as low as $185 per seat. They can be purchased by calling 775-348-PACK. Register for more information regarding season ticket packages at Goo.gl/uJtZPV.

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