NCAA Tournament March Madness

#24 Nevada

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Projected seed: 6

Nevada's season showcases the toughness and consistency that you want to see in a team heading into the tournament. The Wolf Pack's resume boasts a solid non-conference slate with a key win over TCU highlighting their ability to tangle with bracket-worthy adversaries. However, their defeat to Drake seems to be an outlier when evaluating their overall performance. In conference play, Nevada rebounded from a couple of stumbles against San Diego State and Wyoming to secure revenge victories, signifying growth and adaptability—a trait the selection committee tends to value. One of their most significant strengths lies in having handled business against teams they're expected to beat, which is evident from their comfortable margins of victory against opponents ranked lower on various computer rankings. This all-around solidity, coupled with a collection of quality wins and no truly bad losses, is reflective of a squad that could be trusted to make noise in the tournament and perhaps validates their placement as a robust middle seed, positioned well to advance past the first weekend if they play up to their capabilities.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/7CS Sacramento305W77-63
12/2Loy Marymount242W73-59
12/6UC Davis170W80-68
12/13Weber St163W72-55
12/24(N)Georgia Tech130W72-64
1/6@Fresno St208W72-57
1/9Air Force288W67-54
1/12Boise St59L64-56
1/17@San Diego St20L71-59
1/24Colorado St34W77-64
1/28@New Mexico23L89-55
2/2San Jose St257W90-60
2/6@Utah St47W77-63
2/9San Diego St20W70-66
2/13New Mexico23L83-82
2/23@San Jose St257W84-63
2/27@Colorado St34W77-74
3/1Fresno St208W74-66
3/5@Boise St59W76-66
3/14(N)Colorado St34L85-78