No. 21 NEVADA (26-5, 15-2) AT SAN DIEGO STATE (18-10, 10-7)
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: Viejas Arena (12,414)
TV-Radio: CBS Sports Network/630 AM
Last meeting: Nevada 83, San Diego State 58
NEVADA: F Jordan Caroline (17.3, 8.8) and Caleb Martin (19.5, 5.2); G Cody Martin (14.0, 6.6), Hallice Cooke (4.8, 2.2) and Kendall Stephens (13.6, 2.0).
SAN DIEGO STATE: F Malik Pope (12.7, 7.0) and Jalen McDaniels (10.3, 7.4); G Trey Kell (9.1, 3.0), Matt Mitchell (11.0, 4.0) and Devin Watson (12.5, 2.5)
News & Notes:
The game matches the two hottest teams in the conference. The Aztecs have won their last five and Nevada has a six-game streak … San Diego State leads the series, 8-2, since the Pack joined the Mountain West … If Nevada wins, it would tie the Mountain West record of 16 conference wins. The Aztecs won 16 in 2013-14 and 2015-16 … Nevada’s back-to-back regular-season titles is the second time a school has accomplished that. BYU won in 2007 and 2008 … Kendall Stephens’ extended his MW record against UNLV, and now has 71 made 3-pointers in conference play. Stephens has 111 3-pointers this year overall, second in school history behind Marcus Marshall. His 111 ranks third all-time in MW history … Nevada’s RPI sits at 13 with a strength of schedule of 52 and opponent strength of schedule of 91…Prior to the game, San Diego State will honor three seniors — Trey Kell, Malik Pope and Kameron Rooks. Kell has 1,319 career points, but he’s missed several games this year with injuries. Pope has 1,042 points and 610 rebounds … In its last eight victories, San Diego State has outscored the opposition by 165 points (20.6 points per game), and the Aztecs have been dominant at home with a double-digit margin of victory … Jalen McDaniels has reached double figures in scoring in all but three of his last 16 games.