Nevada Wolf Pack

RECORD (28-7)
CONFERENCE RECORD (15-3)
NEXT OPPONENT  Cincinnati

Texas Longhorns

RECORD (19-15)
CONFERENCE RECORD (8-10)
NEXT OPPONENT

BOX SCORE:

  1H 2H (OT) FINAL
NEVADA 26   42 (19) 87 
TEXAS 35   33(15) 83 

GAME RECAP

The South region’s No. 7 vs. No. 10 matchup paired the Texas Longhorns against the Nevada Wolf Pack with the victor advancing to play the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Round of 32.

 

The first five minutes of the game went back and forth before Texas and Nevada went on runs of nine and eight respectively. Then, three shots from behind the arc put the Horns up 35-26 heading into the half. Kerwin Roach and Matt Coleman were both in double figures for Texas, while Kendall Stephens lead the Wolf Pack with eight.

In the second half, the score began to tighten as Nevada splashed multiple threes against the top ten Longhorns defense. It came down to a one point game with under one minute remaining in true March Madness fashion. Texas was called for a shooting foul with just 3.8 seconds on the clock in a one point game. Nevada hit the second free throw and Texas threw the inbound pass out of bounds with 1.6 on the clock. The shot off the pass was no good, so we went to overtime in Nashville.

The Wolf Pack got out to a two possession lead heading into the final minute. A late three-pointer by Texas with 15.5 seconds remaining made it a two point game and sent Kendall Stephens to the free throw line. Stephens made both shots to seal it for Nevada in a 87-83 win.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Caleb Martin had a double double for Nevada, going for 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kendall Stephens also had 22 for the Wolf Pack, making it five players in double digits for Nevada. On the flip side, Kerwin Roach and Matt Coleman had 26 and 25 points respectively for Texas.

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My name is Collin Ginnan and I am majoring in Journalism and Spanish at The Ohio State University. I grew up playing baseball year-round from t-ball through high school and am a diehard Cincinnati Reds fan. Coming from a family of Buckeyes, I was raised living and breathing Ohio State football. To the best of my memory, I have not missed a single game to date. Ohio State vs. Penn State during Homecoming? That’s what the Watch ESPN app is for. Besides the Buckeyes and Reds, I follow the Blue Jackets, Browns, Cavaliers, FC Cincinnati, and Liverpool FC.
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My name is Collin Ginnan and I am majoring in Journalism and Spanish at The Ohio State University. I grew up playing baseball year-round from t-ball through high school and am a diehard Cincinnati Reds fan. Coming from a family of Buckeyes, I was raised living and breathing Ohio State football. To the best of my memory, I have not missed a single game to date. Ohio State vs. Penn State during Homecoming? That’s what the Watch ESPN app is for. Besides the Buckeyes and Reds, I follow the Blue Jackets, Browns, Cavaliers, FC Cincinnati, and Liverpool FC.

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