Former New Mexico coach Steve Alford, now coach of Nevada, is returning to the Pit on Tuesday but the stakes will be higher than his last visit. This time, there are Mountain West championship and NCAA Tournament implications at play.
The Lobos (19-4, 6-4 Mountain West) are fifth in the conference while the Wolf Pack (18-6, 8-3 Mountain West) are tied for second.
On Jan. 23, Nevada beat UNM 97-94 in an epic double-overtime thriller that included 16 lead changes, 21 ties, and neither team leading by more than five points in over 50 minutes of play.
A crowd of around 15,000 fans is expected for the rematch in the Pit. The Lobos are favored by 3.5 points.
Listen to Coach Alford talk to reporter Geoff Grammer about tonight’s game:
If you’re not planning to go in person, here are a few options for following the game, which tips off at 8:30 p.m. Mountain Time.
TV: FS1 (Comcast 255, DirecTV 219, Dish 150)
RADIO: Listen on 96.3 FM or 770 AM
TWITTER: For live coverage, follow Journal sports writer Geoff Grammer on Twitter.