The University of Nevada men’s basketball team will play at Loyola Chicago on Nov. 27 in the 2018 Challenge Series that matches teams from the Mountain West and Missouri Valley Conference. 

The game is a rematch of the Sweet 16 game played in Atlanta last season won by the Ramblers 69-68.

“We are really excited to have the opportunity to play Loyola Chicago,” Nevada head coach Eric Musselman said. “Each and every year we want to build a challenging non-conference schedule. Loyola Chicago is a very talented team that is coming off a tremendous season where they made the Final Four. Porter Moser has done a great job building the program and is one of the most respected coaches in college basketball.”

The Wolf Pack are 3-0 in the series under Musselman with wins over Illinois State (98-68), at Bradley (91-69) and Drake (79-71).  Overall the Pack is 3-1 in the Challenge Series with a 76-66 loss coming in 2012 to Drake.

2018 MOUNTAIN WEST-MISSOURI VALLEY CHALLENGE SERIES SCHEDULE
Tues., Nov. 27 Nevada at Loyola Chicago
Tues., Nov. 27 Boise State at Drake
Tues., Nov. 27 Southern Illinois at Colorado State
Wed., Nov. 28 Valparaiso at UNLV
Wed., Nov. 28 Northern Iowa at Utah State
Wed., Nov. 28 Indiana State at San Jose State
Wed., Nov. 28 Missouri State at Air Force
Wed., Nov. 28 Wyoming at Evansville
Sat., Dec. 1 New Mexico at Bradley
Sat., Dec. 1 San Diego State at Illinois State

(University of Nevada, Reno)