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Fresh off big win against UNLV, Nevada hosts rival Utah State Saturday


image001-1865065-4683267Nevada hosts longtime rival Utah State Saturday:  Nevada (8-8, 3-0 MW) hosts longtime rival Utah State (11-3, 1-1 MW) on Saturday at 5:05 p.m. PT.  The Wolf Pack has won a season-high three in a row while the Aggies have won six of seven games.  The Pack sits atop the Mountain West standings at 3-0 while USU is 1-1.  The two schools battled for seven seasons in the Western Athletic Conference.

Wednesday, 5:05 p.m. PT



Utah State Aggies (11-3, 1-1 MW)

Lawlor Events Center (11,536)
Reno, Nev.



FREE VIDEO STREAM: NevadaWolfPack.tv

FREE AUDIO: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/nevada.portal

RADIO:  University of Nevada Radio Network (KUUB 94.5 FM Reno; KPLY 630 AM Reno; KUUB 94.3 FM Carson City; KELY 1230 AM Ely; KWNA 1400 AM Winnemucca; and KSVL 92.3 FM Yerington)

Ryan Radtke (play-by-play); Len Stevens (analyst);  pregame 30 minutes prior to tip-off

LIVE STATS: http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-baskbl/sched/unv-m-baskbl-sched.html

SERIES HISTORY: USU leads the series 31-15.  Nevada won the last two meetings in the 2011-12 season, its final in the WAC.  The Aggies won the previous five games and hold a 6-4 advantage in the last 10.

UP NEXT: Nevada hosts Boise State on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.  The game will air on the Mountain West Sports Network.

Albright, Carter lead the way for Samaritan’s Feet efforts:  Nevada women’s basketball coach Jane Albright, along with men’s coach David Carter, will be hosting Barefoot Basketball at home games this week to raise awareness for Samaritan’s Feet, a global non-profit aimed at providing shoes for impoverished children.

The Wolf Pack coaches have each donated $500 to purchase shoes from the Nike Store at Legends Marina and additional donations from donors have allowed for even more shoes to be purchased. All of the shoes purchased by the Wolf Pack will stay in the Northern Nevada community.

During the Pack’s home games this week – the women host rival UNLV in a Governor’s Series matchup Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Lawlor and the men play host to Utah State on Saturday at 3 p.m. – fans will be able to contribute as well. By simply texting “shoes” to 85944, fans can make a $10 donation to Samaritan’s Feet.

Samaritans Feet is a non-profit organization founded by Emmanuel Ohonme in 2003. Their mission is to equip 10 million impoverished children with 10 million shoes. Since beginning in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet has helped more than four million people in 60 countries.

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