Utah State Looks For Biggest Road Win Of Season Against Nevada

Jan 13, 2023, 5:47 PM | Updated: 5:47 pm


One of the nation's leading three point shooter's, USU point guard Steven Ashworth

LOGAN, Utah – On the hunt for their first signature road win this season, Ryan Odom’s Utah State team look to upend second-place Nevada on Friday night.

The Nevada Wolfpack (14-4, 4-1) will host Utah State (14-3, 3-1) at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV on Friday, January 13. Tip-off for this game is scheduled for 9 p.m. (MST).


USU comes off one of their most impressive victories of the season against an undermanned Wyoming team. Utah State dominated the Cowboys, winning 83-63.

The Aggies lead the NCAA in 3-point accuracy at 42.9 percent, making 175 threes (10.3 per game).

RELATED: Akin, Bairstow Leads Utah State To Blowout Win Over Cowboys

In a their losses, a pair of one possession defeats to Weber State and SMU, and a more decisive 23-point Boise State victory, USU shot just 31.2 percent from deep.

Utah State will be without point guard Rylan Jones. Jones remains in concussion protocol after being injured against Boise State. This will be the fifth game he has missed this season.

Nevada Wolfpack

The Wolfpack look to rebound after coming up short at San Diego State earlier in the week, 74-65. The guard-line of Kenan Blackshear and Jarod Lucas struggled mightily against SDSU, combining for 23 points on 9-of-28 shooting and 1-of-10 from three.

Lucas’ 16.7 points per game leads Nevada. He shoots 37.8 percent from deep, fourth best in the Mountain West. His 2.7 triples per game are the third most in the conference, behind only Steven Ashworth and Taylor Funk.

Blackshear has been a dynamic weapon for the Wolfpack this season, scoring 14 points per game, second best on the team. Along with his scoring, Blackshear leads Nevada with 4.8 rebounds & 4.7 assists per game with 25 steals.

The Wolfpack average 72.8 points per game, sixth best in the Mountain West. Defensively, they allow the third fewest points at 64.4.

Tale of the Tape

These teams split last season’s matchup, with each program picking up a win on the road. Nevada bested the Aggies in Logan on February 11, 2022 by an 85-72 score. USU knocked off the Wolfpack two weeks prior, blowing out Nevada 78-49 in Reno.

RELATED: Utah State Suffers Disappointing Home Loss To Nevada

Utah State is 40-24 all-time against Nevada but remain under .500 with an 11-16 record at Nevada. These programs have played 47 times as members of the same conference, with USU winning 27.

How To Watch

The Aggies and Wolfpack are scheduled to tip-off at 9 p.m (MST). This game will be broadcast on FS1.

Every Utah State basketball game can be heard on the KSL Sports Zone with Scott Garrard on the call.

Coverage of Utah State University Athletics from KSL Sports can be found here. 

  • Utah State Aggies Scoreboard

  • Utah State Aggies Team Leaders

  • Utah State Aggies Standings

Utah State Aggies


Kyle Ireland

ESPN: Former Utah State Forward Great Osobor Commits To Washington

Former Utah State forward Great Osobor followed Danny Sprinkle to Seattle by committing to Washington, according to ESPN.

12 days ago

Isaac Davis, Utah State Basketball...

Mitch Harper

Former BYU Signee Isaac Davis Flips To Utah State Basketball

Isaac Davis from Hillcrest High in Idaho will begin his college career with the Aggies.

16 days ago


Kyle Ireland

Panthers WR Siaosi Mariners Hauls In Touchdown Catch Against Renegades

Former Utah and USU wide receiver Siaosi Mariner hauled in a touchdown reception during Week 6 of the 2024 United Football League season.

20 days ago

Stew Morrill Court Utah State Aggies women's basketball Wesley Brooks...

Brian Preece

Utah State Basketball Bolsters Guardline With Second In-State WAC Transfer

USU attacked the transfer portal and added another prize when former Southern Utah freshman Braden Housley committed to becoming an Aggie.

25 days ago

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum...

Brian Preece

Sophomore Forward Tucker Anderson Commits To Utah State Men’s Basketball

Former McDonald's All-American nominee Tucker Anderson will be taking his basketball talents to Utah State University for 2024-25.

25 days ago


Chandler Holt

Utah State WR Terrell Vaughn Receives Camp Invite From Seattle Seahawks

Utah State Aggies wide receiver Terrell Vaughn received an invite to the Seattle Seahawks rookie minicamp on Tuesday.

25 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Utah State Looks For Biggest Road Win Of Season Against Nevada