The BYU Cougars will host the Nevada Wolf Pack in an inter-conference clash on Tuesday night from the Marriott Center. The Wolf Pack are coming off an easy 100-85 road win at Air Force, and the Cougars demolished UNLV by an 83-50 score on Saturday. Nevada recorded an 86-70 home win against BYU last season.
Nevada Hunting for Sixth Straight Win
The Nevada Wolf Packare seeking their sixth consecutive victory in this one. They only won two out of their first five games of the season but have recovered from the sluggish start nicely. They were three-point favorites in a decisive 100-85 road win against Air Force on Saturday.
Jazz Johnson continues to excel, scoring at least 20 points in two out of his last three games. The senior guard is having a tremendous season, posting an average of 18.3 points on a 44% clip from the field. Jalen Harris is another huge threat, reaching 20 points five times this season andhe netted 31 points in Saturday’s win. The junior guard is averaging 17.8 points and a team-leading 6.7 rebounds per game. Lindsey Drew is coming off a 15 point effort on Saturday. The senior guard features a 51% shooting percentage, and he stands third in team scoring with 13.4 points.
The Wolf Pack are currently placed 84th overall in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and they own a 1-1 road record which included a loss to Davidson. Nevada is scoring an average of 79.6 points, ranking them 51st in the country. They are allowing an average of 71.9 points, positioning them 252nd in DI.
BYU Rebounds with Easy Win Against UNLV
The BYU Cougars continue to rack up the points. They scored 95 points in a tough 100-95 overtime road loss to Utah last week and logged a convincing 83-50 win against UNLV on Saturday to cover the nine-point spread with ease.
Yoeli Childs is back in the lineup after missing the first nine games due to a suspension. The senior forward scored 29 points in his season debut last week and registered the double-double with 13 points and 14 boards on Saturday. Childs is a big-time player who can take over the game. Jake Toolson is having a superb season, eclipsing 20 points three times this season. The senior guard is a big threat from three-point range where he has connected on 42% of his attempts and he has compiled an average of 15.3 PPG. TJ Haws has cooled off recently with a combined 12 points in his last two games. The senior guard is logging 12.5 PPG.
The Cougars are currently positioned 54th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and they have won three of their four home games. BYU features a potent offense and are averaging 77.7 points on the year, ranking them 80th in DI. They are conceding an average of 69.6 points, pegging them down at 194th overall.