UNLV upsets #23 Nevada 86-78 at Lawlor
It's safe to say February 7th, 2018 is not a day the Nevada men's basketball team will want to remember.
On top of falling to UNLV 86-78, the team may be without their leading scorer and Mountain West Player of the Year candidate Caleb Martin for quite some time.
Martin did not play in the Pack's loss and sported a boot on the bench. When asked in his post-game press conference what Martin's injury was, Coach Eric Musselman would only say that it was a ligament injury and that Caleb was out indefinitely. The University later announced that Martin is out with a lisfranc sprain in his left foot.
The injury is caused when bones in the midfoot are broken or ligaments in the midfoot are torn. Non-surgical treatment includes wearing a boot for six weeks. To find out more information about this injury, click here.
Nevada's 16-game home win streak was snapped with the loss. Nevada came into the game tied for the sixth-longest home winning streak in the country.
Four Pack players scored in double figures. Jordan Caroline led the pack with 18 points, while Lindsay Drew had 17, and Cody Martin and Kendall Stephens each had 16 apiece. Nevada shot 38.2% overall on the game while UNLV shot 50.8%. Nevada was out-rebounded 45-32 in loss. UNLV's Jovan Mooring had a career game, scoring 31 points against the Pack.
Next up for Nevada is a home game against San Diego State on Saturday at 5 PM on ESPN2.
Watch below to see full post game reaction from Head Coach Eric Musselman.