The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team needs a victory in the worst way.
The Wolf Pack, losers of seven of 10 Mountain West games this season, will host the one team in the conference tonight that needs a victory even more than they do. Fresno State, the victims of the Pack's only road win in the Mountain West this season, comes to Lawlor Events Center for tonight's 7:05 p.m. tip-off.
Fresno State is just 8-16 this year overall and 2-9 in the Mountain West. The Pack (12-12, 3-7) beat the Bulldogs 68-61 in Fresno on Jan. 19 behind 24 points from Malik Story and 22 from Deonte Burton.
Burton (13) and Story (11), though, combined for just 24 in a disappointing 68-48 loss at Wyoming last week in the Pack's last outing six days ago.
The Pack, which has just two home games (March 2 and 6 against UNLV and New Mexico) after tonight, has lost eight of its last 11 games.
Fresno State has had trouble scoring all season long. Tyler Johnson, at 11.9 points a game, is the only Bulldog averaging in double figures. Allen Huddleston (9.2) and former Las Vegas prep star Kevin Olekaibe (8.5) complement Johnson.
The Wolf Pack is 3-7 in the Mountain West but two of the victories -- Fresno and Boise -- are against teams that weren't even in the conference two years ago. The Pack is 1-7 against teams that were in the league before last year.
The Wolf Pack is 10-4 at home this season.