Nevada plays San Diego State, the lone Mountain West Conference road team without a win at Viejas Arena since 2012.

The Wolf Pack's defense performed poorly, allowing SDSU to shoot at a rate of 52.1% and make 20 out of 26 free throws.

The Pack's debut game at Viejas Arena was in his sophomore season, resulting in a double-digit loss.

After losing in the 2018 Sweet 16, the Wolf Pack lost four of their final nine games, including two to SDSU.

SDSU's first visit by Wolf Pack head coach Steve Alford ended as the previous six games at Viejas had.

The matchup was part of a two-game series at Viejas Arena as part of the Mountain West conference's 2020–21 COVID-19-affected schedule.

Nevada seeks retribution against Utah State, which has been the most embarrassing loss of their career.

Steve Alford affirmed his trust in his Wolf Pack, despite the fact that San Diego State University emerged victorious in the matchup.