Though the Runnin' Rebels are buried in the Mountain West standings and a win in Reno won't change much for their disappointing season, it's still an emotionally charged in-state matchup. And one that will include one of the best alternate uniforms in college basketball this season.
Nevada will wear 'Battle Born' jerseys in honor of the state's admittance into the union during the Civil War. The tops feature yellow trim on the lettering and numbering, along with a Nevada flag on the back. And the shorts have light blue streaks through dark navy blue and the state flag.
“We talked with our players to see if they liked the idea of doing something a little outside the box,” said head coach Eric Musselman. “We wanted to do something that was different and unique. We even talked to Governor Sandoval about it.”
— Nevada Basketball (@NevadaHoops) February 6, 2017