Two programs off to slow starts this season are set to clash on Tuesday as the Davidson Wildcats (1-2) host the Nevada Wolfpack (2-2) at Belk Arena.
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Nevada vs Davidson Preview
Davidson picked up its first win of the season last time out, dominating UNC Wilmington 87-49.
Five players made it into double-figures, led by guard Luka Brajkovic, who netted 21 points.
“Coach (Bob McKillop) made a big emphasis on putting the ball inside,” Brajkovic said. “The passes I got were amazing all the time. There wasn’t much I had to do. We scouted them perfectly.”
So fare this season for Davidson, Kellan Grady has averaged 13.3 points and 4.3 rebounds to lead the way. Jon Axel Gudmundsson has also contributed with put up 10 points, 6.3 rebounds and four assists.
“It was a reality check, for me and our team,” Grady told the Charlotte Observer of the team’s slow start. “I’ve never been on a team that was 0-2; I’m not sure about the rest of the guys. We worked hard this offseason, but we didn’t envision starting 0-2. Despite all the buzz around us, the preseason polls, the articles about our players, it was definitely a wake-up call.
“It gave us a new perspective. We still have a lot of work to do. We’re a very talented team. But it takes five guys on the court for all that to jell.”
Nevada has made the NCAA Tournament the last three seasons, but are looking to sustain that success with some news faces. After four 24-plus win seasons in a row under Eric Musselman, the Wolfpack are not under the leadership of Steve Alford.
The matchup against Davidson is the first road test for Nevada, who lost last time out against USC. Senior Jazz Johnson’s 19.5 points per game lead the Wolfpack and ranks second in the Mountain West. He had a season-high 26 against USC.
“That’s always my kind of role no matter where I’m at,” Johnson said. “I try to bring that energy or spark to the team. Tonight, I happened to do that but it wasn’t enough, so we need to go back to [the] drawing board.”
Nevada went ice cold in the 76-66 loss, shooting just 7-of-30.
“I thought we took bad shots,” Alford said. “Of our four games, we took more bad shots in this game and that led to transition play… We know our offense is something that is in the making and has to continue to get better.”
Davidson is listed as a nine-point favorite for the game and the total is set at 146.