The University of Nevada (27-7) men’s basketball team has earned an at-large selection for the NCAA Tournament and will play Texas (19-14) on Friday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. in the South Region The game will air on TBS at 1:30 p.m. PT. The winner plays the winner of the Cincinnati and Georgia State contest.
Nevada is making its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and eighth in school history. It is the first back-to-back appearances since the Pack played if four in a row from 2004-2007. Last year the Pack fell 84-73 to Iowa State in Milwaukee as the 12th seed. The Pack captured its second consecutive MW Championship this season, winning a school record 15 conference games and went 27-7 overall.
The Wolf Pack are seeded seventh in the South Region and the Longhorns are the 10th seed. The seventh seed ties the 2006-07 team for the second best seed by a Wolf Pack team. The 2005-06 Wolf Pack team earned the fifth seed.
Third-year head coach Eric Musselman, the MW Coach of the Year is 79-28 at Nevada. Musselman has guided the Pack to consecutive MW regular season championships and the 2017 MW Tournament title. It is his second year of taking Nevada to the NCAA Tournament.