Nevada Hosts World Vision Classic This Weekend
Nov. 14, 2012
World Vision Classic: The University of Nevada’s Lawlor Events Center plays host to the four-team World Vision Classic this weekend, Nov. 16-18. The three-day event has each school playing three games, one against each team in the classic. In addition to Nevada, Cal State Fullerton from the Big West Conference, Green Bay from the Horizon League and Southern Utah from the Big Sky will be in Reno. Game times for Friday and Saturday are 6 and 8:30 p.m. each day with the Pack playing the early game. Sunday’s game times are 1 and 3:30 p.m. and Nevada plays the second contest.
World Vision Classic, Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nev.
Nov. 16th - 6:00 p.m. - Cal State Fullerton (0-1) at Nevada (0-1)
Nov. 16th - 8:30 p.m. - Green Bay (1-0) vs. Southern Utah (0-1)
Nov. 17th - 6:00 p.m. - Green Bay at Nevada
Nov. 17th - 8:30 p.m. - Southern Utah vs. Cal State Fullerton
Nov. 18th - 1:00 p.m. - Cal State Fullerton vs. Green Bay
Nov. 18th - 3:30 p.m. - Southern Utah at Nevada
RADIO: University of Nevada Sports Network (KUUB 94.5 FM Reno; KPLY 630
AM Reno; KELY 1230 AM Ely; KWNA 1400 AM Winnemucca; and KSVL 92.3 FM Yerington)
Don Marchand (play-by-play), Len Stevens (analyst); pregame starts 30 minutes prior to tip-off
LIVE STATS: http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-baskbl/sched/unv-m-baskbl-sched.html
WEB STREAMING: NevadaWolfPack.tv (fee service)
TOURNAMENT PAGE: http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/world-vision-classic.html
vs. Cal State Fullerton: Nevada leads 11-4. The Wolf Pack has won the last 10 meetings and is 7-2 at home. The Pack won the last meeting 77-60 at home on Jan. 15, 2000.
vs. Green Bay: This will be the first meeting between the Phoenix and Wolf Pack.
vs. Southern Utah: Nevada has won both meetings with the Thunderbirds. Both games were played in Reno with the Pack winning 65-62 on Dec. 22, 1984 and 74-73 on Jan. 29, 1990.
UP NEXT: Nevada travels to Huntington, W.Va. to play Marshall on Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. PT.
TEAMS in the World Vision Classic:
Cal State Fullerton (0-1): Opened the season Tuesday night with an 81-68 loss at Stanford. Four players scored in double figures for the Titans; Sammy Yeager (16 pts, 9 rebs), D.J. Steeley (16 pts), Jared Brandon (13 pts) and Kwame Vaughn (12 pts).
Green Bay (1-0): Defeated Chicago State 72-67 in its season opener. Guard Keifer Sykes led the way with a game-high 31 points and made 17-of-19 free throws while grabbing seven rebounds. Center Brennan Cougill contributed 10 points and had five rebounds. Forward Jordan Fouse led the Phoenix with 10 rebounds.
Southern Utah (0-1): The Thunderbirds lost 103-65 at #21 Gonzaga to begin the season. Guard Jackson Stevenett finished with a game-high 29 points making 11-of-15 shots including two-of-three from behind the arc. Stevenett grabbed a team-high six rebounds. Forward Wade Collie had 10 points in the loss.
Saturday N7 Night: November is Native American Heritage Month and the University of Nevada Athletics Department will honor Native Americans on Saturday at the Green Bay game. The N7 is a cooperative effort with Nike. Hoop dancer Sage Andrew Romero will perform at halftime.
RACE TO 1,000: Senior Malik Story and junior Deonte Burton entered the season with 958 and 954 points respectively. Separated by just four points the backcourt duo was set for a race to be the 23rd player in Nevada history to reach 1,000 points.
After a team-high 21 points in the season-opener at UC Irvine, Story has 979 leaving him 21 short of the 1,000 point plateau. Burton scored eight points at UCI and now has 962 points, 38 short of 1,000.
Both have started all 68 games of their careers in the Silver and Blue.
Farron Hand (1994-97) ranks 22nd in school history with his 1,034 points.
The last player to score 1,000 points was Dario Hunt (2008-12) last season. Hunt played two seasons with Story and Burton. He finished his career last season with 1,103 points which is the 18th best total in school history.
Switching It Up: After 12 seasons in the Western Athletic Conference Nevada will compete in the Mountain West for the first time this season. The MW sent four teams to the NCAA Tournament last season and had six schools advance to postseason play.
In the preseason MW media poll Nevada was picked to finish fifth. San Diego State, UNLV, New Mexico and Colorado State placed ahead of the Wolf Pack.
The Pack left the WAC in style winning its sixth regular season title in the 12 years in the league. Nevada was 13-1 in WAC play last season.
100 Years Of Wolf Pack Basketball: The 2012-13 season is the 100th year of basketball at the University of Nevada. The Wolf Pack’s first year of basketball was in 1913 when the team went 3-1 under coach C.E. Holway.
In 100 years there has been 17 coaches that led the Wolf Pack basketball program and three coached just one season. Nevada’s overall record stands at 1210-1091.