The nonconference season was a bit of a struggle, but Paul Weir and his Lobo men’s basketball team got off to a good start when Mountain West play opened.
The Lobos took care of Air Force on the road Wednesday and are well aware that a win over sixth-ranked Nevada Saturday can put a lot of pop into what has been a somewhat disappointing season.
Coach Weir knows exactly what his team needs to do to even have a chance.
“We have to keep getting better on offense with regards to taking better care of the ball,” said Weir. Turnovers have been somewhat of a torn in the Lobos side this season. The last time the Wolfpack made the trip to Albuquerque, they rallied from 25 points down to defeat the Lobos.
Jordan Caroline had 25 points for the pack that night. He returns with the Martin twins, Caleb and Cody at his side. The trio made a splash in an NCAA Sweet 16 tournament run last season and decided to return to see what they could do together. So far it’s been good for the Wolfpack as they come to New Mexico with a 14-0 record.
“Nevada is a great defensive basketball team, forced 20 turnovers against Utah State,” said Weir. “Caroline and others are terrific rebounders and we have to do a good job of keeping them off of the glass.”
The talented and long Lobos are hoping they can finally play up to their potential in a game that will have many eyes on it. Game time at Dreamstyle Arena Saturday is 6 p.m.