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Nevada Wolf Pack
2016–17 Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team
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University University of Nevada, Reno
Conference MW
Location Reno, NV
Head coach Eric Musselman (2nd year)
Arena Lawlor Events Center
(Capacity: 11,784)
Nickname Wolf Pack
Colors Navy Blue and Silver[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Away jersey
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Alternate jersey
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NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2004
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2004, 2005, 2007
NCAA Tournament appearances
1984, 1985, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2017
Conference tournament champions
1984, 1985, 2004, 2006, 2017
Conference regular season champions
1920, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1938, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1984, 1985, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2017

The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball program is a college basketball team that represents the University of Nevada, Reno. The team is currently a member of the Mountain West Conference, which is a Division I conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The program began in 1913 and has won 21 regular season conference championships and five conference tournament championships.

Background information[edit]

Conference affiliations[edit]

Team history[edit]

  • All-Time Record: 1222–1106 (.525%) as of March 3, 2013
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances: (1) – 1946
  • NAIA Tournament Record: 2–1
  • NCAA Tournament Record: 4–7
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances: (6) – 1984, 1985, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2017
  • NIT Record: 4–4
  • NIT Appearances: (5) – 1979, 1997, 2003, 2010, 2012
  • CBI Record: 5–3
  • CBI Appearances: (3) – 2008, 2009, 2016
  • Highest National Ranking (February 26, 2007)[2]

Regular Season Conference Championships (20)[edit]

  • PCAA: (1) – 1920
  • FWC: (10) – 1927, 1928, 1932, 1938, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1966
  • BSC: (2) – 1984, 1985
  • WAC: (6) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012
  • MW: (1) - 2017[3]

Conference Tournament Championships (5)[edit]

  • BSC: (2) – 1984, 1985
  • WAC: (2) – 2004, 2006
  • MWC: (1) – 2017

Venue history[edit]

  • University Gymnasium – built 1896, capacity unknown; located northwest of the Mackay School of Mines between the current Ansari Building and the future Pennington Student Achievement Center[4]
  • Virginia Street Gymnasium – built 1945, capacity 3,500; located on Virginia Street opposite College Drive; currently used as a study and training center for UNR athletes.[5]
  • Lawlor Events Center – built 1983, capacity 11,536; located at the corner of North Virginia Street and East 15th Street; current home of Wolf Pack basketball.

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA Division I tournament results[edit]

The Wolf Pack have appeared in the NCAA Division I tournament seven times. Their combined record is 4–7.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1984 #11 First Round #6 Washington L 54–64
1985 #14 First Round #3 NC State L 56–65
2004 #10 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#7 Michigan State
#2 Gonzaga
#3 Georgia Tech
W 72–66
W 91–72
L 67–72
2005 #9 First Round
Second Round
#8 Texas
#1 Illinois
W 61–57
L 59–71
2006 #5 First Round #12 Montana L 79–87
2007 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 Creighton
#2 Memphis
W 77–71OT
L 62–78
2017 #12 First Round #5 Iowa State L 73-84

NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

The Wolf Pack have appeared in the NCAA Division II tournament four times. Their combined record is 1–6.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1957 Regional Semifinals Cal State Los Angeles L 69–75
1961 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
UC Santa Barbara
Chapman
L 57–78
L 63–68
1964 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Cal Poly Pomona
Seattle Pacific
L 71–99
L 74–76
1966 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Fresno State
San Diego
L 78–127
W 74–71

NAIA Division I Tournament results[edit]

The Wolf Pack have appeared in the NAIA Division I Tournament one time. Their combined record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1946 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Morningside
West Texas State
Southern Illinois
W 56–40
W 60–46
L 58–66

NIT results[edit]

The Wolf Pack have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) five times. Their combined record is 5–5.

Year Round Opponent Result
1979 First Round
Second Round
Oregon State
Texas A&M
W 62–61
L 64–67
1997 First Round
Second Round
Fresno State
Nebraska
W 97–86
L 68–78
2003 First Round Texas Tech L 54–66
2010 First Round
Second Round
Wichita State
Rhode Island
W 74–70
L 83–85
2012 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Oral Roberts
Bucknell
Stanford
W 68–59
W 75–67
L 56–84

CBI results[edit]

The Wolf Pack have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) three times. Their combined record is 5–3. They were CBI champions in 2016.

Year Round Opponent Result
2008 First Round Houston L 79–80
2009 First Round UTEP L 77–79
2016 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals–Game 1
Finals–Game 2
Finals–Game 3
Montana
Eastern Washington
Vermont
Morehead State
Morehead State
Morehead State
W 79–75
W 85–70
W 86–72
L 83–86
W 77–68
W 85–82OT

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Approved Colors". University of Nevada, Reno. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 
  2. ^ "NCB - 2006-2007 Men's College Basketball Rankings". Archived from the original on March 25, 2007. Retrieved May 14, 2007. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.themw.com/news/mountain-west-announces-2017-mw-men-s-basketball-championship-bracket}}
  4. ^ "Campus Images: Cadet Battalion". University of Nevada, Reno. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ Buell, Amanda. "Virginia Street Gymnasium". Reno Historical. Retrieved February 24, 2015.