RENO —  The Nevada men’s basketball will play an 18-game Mountain West Conference schedule beginning in January as the league announced the slate last week.

Subject to approval from state, county and local officials, the 18-game league slate will begin for the Wolf Pack on Saturday, Jan. 2 and conclude on Saturday, March 6. 

All 11 Mountain West schools will play nine home games and make nine road trips during the conference season. 

League play will determine the seeding for the 2021 MW Men’s Basketball Championship, which will be held March 10-13 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Nevada’s non-conference schedule will be finalized and announced in the coming weeks. 

The start date for the 2020-21 season is Nov. 25.

The release by the conference represents the first phase in the 2020-21 men’s basketball schedule process. Mountain West national television partners CBS Sports and FOX Sports will now initiate a selection procedure, which will include the shifting of several games from their current Saturday and Tuesday dates. Additional announcements on television selections will be made in the coming weeks.