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Local Nevada Basketball Fans Disappointed With Team's Loss

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Adam Rasmussen
Channel 2 News

It was certainly a disappointing finish for Nevada basketball fans who were in Palo Alto, California to see the Wolf Pack fall to the Stanford Cardinal 84-56 Wednesday night.

That disappointment is being felt in our own backyard in Reno. We caught up with plenty who stayed close to home to watch the game on national television, and even some who left Reno this morning to see action first-hand.

"We're getting ready to go to Palo Alto, Stanford to watch the Wolf Pack annihilate Stanford," says Dru Mason.

"Looking forward to the Wolf Pack playing awesome as they always do on the road," says Mike Schroeder.

Hopes were high as hundreds of Nevada fans gathered outside Meadowood Mall eagerly awaiting their chance to see the Pack's next round of NIT action.

"We've been to all the games," says Sandy Knight. "We haven't hit the road games, and this is the first one. So, we're very excited about it."

Decked out in Wolf Pack apparel, these fans paid $50 for transportation to Palo Alto and back. The bus ride was organized by Silver and Blue Outfitters who have been selling a lot of Wolf Pack merchandise throughout the tournament, but the owner says Wednesday was all about the fans.

"It's not really about sales so much as providing that experience for the Wolf Pack fans," says Mark Glodowski. "An affordable way to go to the game."

Many Wolf Pack fans who didn't make the trip to Palo Alto either sat on their couch at home or headed to a local bar to watch the game.

"Wolf Pack fans as whole, whether it's football, basketball, baseball, we're really supportive here," says Mckayla Manguso.

We heard some cheers inside Archie's Famous Grill when the game started, but by halftime, it was pretty quiet with Nevada down 15 points.

"We're down right now," says Jake Newman. "I was kind of hoping they'd bring it in 10 or 12 points, but we'll see how it goes around."

Unfortunately for Pack fans, the second half didn't go well at all as Nevada was crushed by 28 points. The Little Waldorf Saloon was also filled with some disappointment after the game.

"It wasn't what I thought it was going to be," says Johnny Fitzgerald Feaster. "I always have the highest hopes. I'm real optimistic."

Pack fans feel defeated now, but don't forget, there's always next season.

"Next year, we've got potential," says Jacob Fry. "A lot of potential to improve. So, we'll see where it goes, I'm happy with where we're at."

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