One of just five undefeated teams remaining in the country, No. 6 Nevada look to continue that perfection when they travel to the Huntsman Center to take on Utah on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
The Pac-12 Network is in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 75-plus total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
The Pac-12 Network is included in the “Sports Extra” add-on, which can be added to either the “Sling Orange” or “Sling Blue” base package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Pac-12 Network Live
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Pac-12 website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Pac-12 Now app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for FuboTV free trial and then use those credentials to sign in and watch on the Pac-12 digital platforms.
Sling TV is not available as a cable provider login for this option.
Nevada remains undefeated, but it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing over the last couple of weeks.
The Wolf Pack trailed Arizona State by as many as many as 15 in the first half before rallying for a six-point win at the Staples Center. They let Dan Majerle’s Grand Canyon squad jump out to a 14-2 start and led by just one late in the game before pulling away down the stretch. They took a seven-point deficit into halftime against South Dakota State at home but were able to claw out a four-point win. And finally, they managed just a six-point win against Akron–again at home–last Saturday.
The themes? Slow starts and poor shooting.
Nevada have now found themselves behind by at least seven points in five consecutive games. And in the last four, they’re shooting just 26.2 percent from long range.
“It’s not going to be a Christmas where I’m sitting around doing nothing,” head coach Eric Musselman said after the win over Akron. “Offensively, I have to help our team more. I feel like the Grinch, but it is what it is. We’re regressing big-time offensively, so I have to figure something out. … We just keep getting worse. We keep getting worse and worse and worse and worse and worse and worse and worse, and then we’ve become even more worse.”
Granted, because of the Wolf Pack’s efficiency inside the arc and ability to get to the free-throw line, they’re still averaging 71.5 points per game with a solid 102.88 offensive rating over that four-game stretch, so it’s not as though things are completely broken on offense.
“If you go back and look, we aren’t taking bad 3s,” senior Caleb Martin said. “They’re wide open. They are sort of bobbling in and out. They’re rimming in and out. … If we make four or five more of those (each game), nobody will be talking about those as bad shots.”
Nevada will have a good opportunity to get their outside shooting back on track against Utah, who are allowing opponents to make 8.0 three-pointers per game (217th in the country) at a 36.2 percent clip (266th).
The Utes are 5-0 at home this year, but the most difficult opponent they’ve faced at the Huntsman Center is Tulsa, who rank 121st in Ken Pomeroy’s adjusted efficiency rankings. Overall, they’re 0-4 against Top-100 KenPom teams.