A group of Nevada Wolf Pack fans gathered in the Joe Crowley Student Union Thursday to watch the Wolf Pack men's basketball team take on Boise State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament in Las Vegas.

Freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno Nicole Van Geel got out of class at 11:45 a.m. and rushed to the student union to watch the 12 o'clock game. She's excited to support the Pack.

"All through this tourney and then hopefully we make a good run in the NCAA [tournament,]" Van Geel says. "I think it's fun to come and watch the game with other fans."

"I'm excited to see how far we go in this tournament and the big dance," Nevada Graduate Kelman Choice says.

Fans were a little nervous since the Wolf Pack fell 15 points behind in the first half, but they pulled it out 77-69. Van Geel says she thinks about what Coach Eric Musselman said after the regular season.

"I watched a couple of the interviews with Coach Muss," Van Geel says. "And he said 'yea, you know we won the regular season but we have other goals to accomplish, so just take it one game at a time and know we have other big things to accomplish.'"

While Van Geel is excited to see the team win the conference tournament, she's looking for to the NCAA tournament, especially because she has a chance to go.

"They're doing a student ticket lottery," Van Gel says. "So hopefully I get picked only ten students get picked, but I'm crossing my fingers."

But even fans who aren't going are looking ahead to the NCAA tournament.

"I feel like this conference tournament is going to set us up for a nice seed for the big dance," Choice says.

The Wolf Pack will watch Selection Sunday, where they learn their seed in the NCAA Tournament, at the Silver Legacy on Sunday. The public is invited to attend, and the event is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.