The Nevada Wolf Pack made a lot of noise in the NCAA Tournament last season and they return in 2018-19 looking to make a lot more noise.
The Nevada Wolf Pack were one of the biggest Cinderella stories of the 2017-18 college basketball season under head coach Eric Musselman. They earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament despite falling to the San Diego Aztecs in the Mountain West Conference Tournament semifinals. After posting a 27-7 record during the regular season, they were a hard team to deny a spot in the Big Dance given their schedule. They went 10-2 in non-conference play last season, which certainly helped raise their profile as a tournament team.
In 2018-19, they should be even better after finishing with a 29-8 overall record and 15-3 in the MWC. Their top three scorers return in Jordan Caroline and Caleb and Cody Martin and they should be an even deeper team than they were last season. They’ll have a McDonald’s All-American in freshman Jordan Brown to rely upon as well as graduate transfer Trey Porter in the mix in the frontcourt.
After making it all the way to the Sweet 16 last year, the expectations have certainly risen for the Nevada Wolf Pack. They will have a ton of new faces on the roster but their remaining core of the Martin twins and Caroline should be more than enough to carry them through the 2018-19 season. Here’s a look at the season preview for the Nevada Wolf Pack.