The Nevada Wolf Pack has been to the NCAA Tournament six times in school history, the most recent in 2007. Their best showing at the Big Dance was in 2004 when they made it to the Sweet Sixteen after knocking out perennial powers Michigan State and Gonzaga before losing to Georgia Tech. In 2005, the Wolf Pack beat Texas in the Round of 64 and in 2007 they beat Creighton in the same round.
Nevada has appeared in the NIT five times and has a 5-5 record. The advanced to the quarterfinals in 2012. They have been to the CBI twice (2008, 2009) but are 0-2 in that tournament. JaVale McGee and Ramone Sessions are among the players who have played for Nevada and gone to the NBA.
The Wolf Pack play their home games at the Lawlor Center which opened in 1983 and seats nearly 12,000 fans. Located in Reno, the Lawlor Center is home to many other events such as concerts as well. Every seat has a great view and you can enjoy your favorites from the concession stand such as hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, and beer. Yes, Nevada is one of the few college arenas where you can buy beer.
Nevada plays in the Mountain West Conference which includes teams such as Boise State, Air Force, Fresno State, UNLV, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Jose State, San Diego State, Wyoming and Utah State. These teams will be trying to win the MWC Tournament and get the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The Pack is back for more in 2016. Don’t miss out on all the great MWC action.
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