|Nevada||M Story 16.4||J Evans Jr 5.7||D Burton 3.5|
|San Diego State||J Franklin 17.4||J Franklin 9.0||J Franklin 3.3|
San Diego State hosts Nevada at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl on Saturday. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. EST and you can see it on NBCSN. The Aztecs beat the Wolf Pack 78-57 on Jan. 23.
Nevada is in eigth place in the Mountain West and San Diego State is in third place.
In a 79-51 dismantling of Wyoming on Feb. 19, Jamaal Franklin put up 20 points and 7 rebounds for the Aztecs. With 17.4 points per game, 9 rebounds per game, and 3.3 assists per game, he leads the team in all three categories. For the Wolf Pack, Marqueze Coleman finished with 11 points in the 69-64 loss to Fresno State on Feb. 19. He contributes 0.9 assists per game in addition to his 3.8 points per game. Nevada will hope to exploit their strength in free throw rate in this matchup. Their mark of 41.5 percent in this area ranks second in the conference and 38th in the country.
- San Diego State has a better conference record than Nevada this season (7-5 vs. 3-8).
- Boom! San Diego State humiliated Nevada by 21 points the last time they played (Jan 23, 2013).
- San Diego State does a better job contesting shots (38.5 percent allowed vs. 44.0 percent allowed) than Nevada this season.
- San Diego State has a better scoring defense (59.6 allowed per game vs. 70.0 allowed per game) than Nevada this season.
- San Diego State has a stronger schedule than Nevada this season (SOS Rank: No. 31 vs. No. 82).
- Even computers respect San Diego State more. San Diego State has a better RPI this season than Nevada (RPI: No. 29 vs. No. 156).
- Chase Tapley is ranked 10th in the Mountain West in points, 5th in the Mountain West in three-pointers, 9th in the Mountain West in assists, and 8th in the Mountain West in steals.
- Since 1998, San Diego State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Nevada (three vs. one).
- San Diego State has a better record at home than Nevada this season (12-1 vs. 10-5).
- San Diego State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (77.8 percent to 59.4 percent).
- San Diego State is better at defending the three (31.2 percent allowed vs. 37.2 percent allowed) than Nevada this season.
|C||Jerry Evans Jr||27||8||6||1||1||0||1|
|D+||Dwayne Polee II||11||3||2||0||0||0||1|