VIDEO: Governor, fans wish Nevada Wolf Pack good luck in Sweet 16

Posted at 11:11 AM, Mar 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-22 15:46:02-04

UPDATE MARCH 22: The University of Nevada, Reno will play Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

Nevada Wolf Pack supporters are thrilled to see the team make it into the Sweet Sixteen and in celebration, they've created a video featuring Reno native and Olympic gold medalist David Wise, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve.

The game begins at 4:07 p.m. and takes place at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Nevada is going to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, while UNLV is staying home.

The Wolf Pack is one of two teams from the Mountain West Conference to make the tournament, seeded seventh in the South Region. The team plays Texas on Friday in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Runnin' Rebels finished their season with 20 wins and 13 losses, including a loss to Nevada last week in the Mountain West semifinal.

UNLV did not receive an invitation to the NCAA or the NIT tournaments.

San Diego State was the other Mountain West team selected to be part of March Madness. The Aztecs play Houston on Thursday in a West Region matchup.

Utah and BYU are headed to the NIT.