The Nevada basketball teams will hold open practices at Lawlor Events Center on Saturday ahead of the Wolf Pack football team's homecoming game against Hawaii later that night.
Doors to Lawlor Events Center will open at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free. Per state and university mandates, all attendees must wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Seating will be in sections of 2-8 people in rows 7 and higher. Fans are asked to enter the glass doors on the upper level on the south side of Lawlor Events Center, which faces Wiegand Fitness Center. Tickets are not required, but fans are asked to RSVP here to ensure proper staffing levels.
Free parking is available in the Brian Whalen Parking Garage. ADA parking is available on level 1 of the West Stadium Parking Garage.
The Wolf Pack women's basketball team will practice from 1-2 p.m. and the men will appear on the court from about 2:30-5:30 p.m. The We Are Nevada Fan Zone for football tailgating will open at 4 p.m.
The Nevada women return 14 players and add five newcomers to last year's team, which finished 13-9 overall and 9-7 in the Mountain West. The Wolf Pack's top-four scorers are back, including All-MW honoree Da'Ja Hamilton. This marks Amanda Levens' fifth year as the Wolf Pack's head coach.
The Nevada men return eight players, including all five starters, with five newcomers to last year's team, which finished 16-10 overall and 10-7 in the MW. The Wolf Pack's top-four scorers return, including All-MW guards Grant Sherfield and Desmond Cambridge Jr. This marks Steve Alford's third year as the Wolf Pack's head coach.
The Nevada men open the regular season Nov. 9 against Eastern Washington (the team's exhibition game has not been announced). The Nevada women open the regular season Nov. 10 versus Saint Mary's with an exhibition Oct. 31 against Fresno Pacific.