South Dakota State (4-1) vs. Nevada (1-3)
Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nevada squares off against South Dakota State in an early season matchup. Both teams last saw action this past Thursday. South Dakota State won easily 99-62 at home against Presentation, while Nevada fell to San Francisco on the road, 73-70.
LEADING THE WAY: Sophomores Baylor Scheierman and Noah Freidel have led the Jackrabbits. Scheierman has averaged 12.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists while Freidel has put up 19.2 points per game. The Wolf Pack have been anchored by Grant Sherfield and Desmond Cambridge Jr., who are scoring 15.3 and 15 per game, respectively.SOLID SCHEIERMAN: Scheierman has connected on 31.8 percent of the 22 3-pointers he's attempted and has gone 5 for 13 over the last three games. He's also made 85.7 percent of his free throws this season.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Wolf Pack have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Jackrabbits. Nevada has 50 assists on 82 field goals (61 percent) over its previous three games while South Dakota State has assists on 57 of 103 field goals (55.3 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Nevada is ranked second in the MWC with an average of 72.2 possessions per game.