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2018 Schedule
29-8, 1st in MW
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9dJeff Borzello

Brown, No. 31 in ESPN 100, chooses Nevada

Nevada landed 6-foot-10 Jordan Brown, the No. 31 recruit and the last uncommitted player left in the ESPN 100 for 2018.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

ESPN 100 Jordan Brown to Nevada. "The have been on me the longest and they have stuck with me through all my ups and downs." Brown tells ESPN

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27dMyron Medcalf

NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.

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48dMyron Medcalf

Hoops royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25

Villanova reigns as national champion. How does the field stack up for next season? Here's your first look at the best of the best for next season.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

A wild night in the South Region.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Sister Jean on her way back to the locker room. Being treated like a movie star with dozens of photographers snapping photos of the Loyola Chicago star.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Loyola-Chicago is a team that made 40 percent of its 3-pointers this season and nearly 60 percent of its shots inside the arc, all while playing top-30 defense. The Ramblers beat Florida in a true road game. The truth is that this is just a good team with a mid-major name and league. But they're as real as advertised.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't tell 11-seed Loyola-Chicago it doesn't belong this deep in the tournament. Not with the way this team has played in high-pressure situations. Nevada made a run late, but Loyola came up with some big-time shots -- none bigger than Marques Townes' three with 7 seconds left -- to hold on and advance. The Ramblers will get the winner of Kentucky-Kansas State on Saturday.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nevada just doesn't quit (see: Texas, Cincinnati). It looked as if the Wolfpack were done for, playing bad defense and taking wild shots against Loyola, but they never panicked. And it's no wonder when you have a team with so much experience. All five of Eric Musselman's starters are upperclassmen.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Loyola-Chicago gets back on defense. Really making Nevada work to get into the lane. And a Nevada team that loves contested shots is willing to settle instead of work to penetrate. And that has been their downfall. A cold team taking contested shots that aren't falling and refusing to seek an alternative.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

The shots are starting to fall for Nevada (finally) but it won't make a difference if it can't manufacture some stops on the other end of the court. Loyola is getting to the rim too easily.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

What a shift in this game. A Nevada team in complete control with a double-digit lead in the first half. And then they just went cold. Fighting through a double-digit deficit. Loyola-Chicago's patience paid off.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Halftime Loyola 28 -Nevada 24. Nevada averages 89 points per game in wins and 73 points per game in losses. Kendall Stephens averages 17PPG in wins and 5 PPG in losses. He is 0 for 5 overall at the half and all his shot attempts have been three point shots. Loyola's stifling defense has been the difference in the last 15 minutes of the half.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Give Loyola credit for clogging the lanes and taking away all those early lay-ups, but Nevada also needs to take ownership of terrible shot selection. The Martin twins were caught playing too much isolation basketball.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Give Loyola-Chicago credit for doing what Cincinnati, No. 2 in adjusted defensive efficiency throughout the season, and others could not do: the Ramblers are forcing turnovers. But Nevada is making it easy by refusing to move the ball and taking so many contested 3-pointers. That's not how they built that early lead. But it's certainly how they lost it.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Easy to say Nevada's come-from-behind win (they were down 22) to Cincinnati was a fluke. Nah. This is one of America's best offensive teams. They committed two turnovers against Cincinnati in the second round. Two. They have NBA-sized wings. They have experience. And they move the ball. Dangerous team.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nevada is getting into the paint for easy baskets almost at will against Loyola. Nevada has had a bad habit of falling behind early during the tournament, but it's not looking that way tonight.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

One thing to watch when Nevada and Loyola tip off: the sheer versatility of both rosters. They're littered with shooters are able to play inside and out. The tallest starter on either team is 6-foot-9 center Cameron Krutwig of Loyola. Four of Nevada's five starters check in at 6-foot-7.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Nevada has a 56% chance to beat Loyola-Chicago tonight.

59d

Musselman on Nevada's Sweet 16 run; more

Nevada head coach Eric Musselman talks about the win over Cincinnati, his NBA coaching experience, preparing for Loyola-Chicago in the Sweet 16, the various upsets in this year's tournament and more.

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59dAndrea Adelson

Everything you need to know for Thursday's Sweet 16 games

Michigan and Gonzaga, two of the hottest teams in the nation, are on a collision course in the West Region. In the South Region, will Kentucky's smooth path to the Final Four be derailed?

Vitale excited to watch Cinderella teams play (1:49)

Team Stats

Points Per Game82.618th
Rebounds Per Game35.6172nd
Assists Per Game16.2Tied-28th
Points Allowed73.1191st

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record4-7
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances7