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Nevada Men's Basketball Team to Play TCU at Staples Center

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The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team will face off with the TCU Horned Frogs in the annual Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Classic on Dec. 8, it was announced today.

The Pack is coming off its second best season in program history and its first NCAA tournament appearance in a decade. Nevada went 28-7 in the 2016-17 season, while the Horned Frogs put up a 24-15 record. The Wolf Pack won both the Mountain West regular season and tournament titles, entering the NCAA tournament as a No. 12 seed. TCU was crowned the NIT Champion after defeating Georgia Tech 88-56 in the title game. Nevada and TCU have played each other just twice in program history. TCU took both matchups in the 2000-01 season.

“We are incredibly excited to be playing in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic,” head coach Eric Musselman said. “For our players to get the opportunity to play in the Staples Center against a Big 12 opponent is unbelievable. We feel TCU is a top 25 caliber team and will be a great test for us this season.”

The classic, set to take place in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, will also feature USC against Oklahoma and Arizona State against St. John’s. Tipoff and television info has yet to be determined.

Nevada Press Release

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