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Encouraging start to Mountain West schedule for Nevada basketball

By ThisIsReno

Wolf Pack logoMen’s Basketball Postgame Notes

  • Nevada is 6-8 after defeating San Jose State (6-7, 0-1 MW) 62-50 tonight to open Mountain West play.
  • In all six wins Nevada has trailed at halftime.
  • The Wolf Pack improved to 4-2 on the road.
  • Nevada hosts Wyoming (9-4) on Saturday at 3:05 p.m.
  • Deonte Burton had 18 points to lead the Pack and tie for game-high honors.  It is the 11th time this season he topped the team in scoring and seventh time he earned the game honor.  The 18 points is his season low point total.  His previous low was 19 that occurred three times.
  • Burton has played every minute in the last five games which includes one overtime contest.  In the last six games he has played 249 of a possible 250 minutes.  He leads the country in minutes played.
  • In just his third game at Nevada junior forward AJ West had season bests with 15 points and nine rebounds.
  • The 12-point victory is largest margin of the season.
  • Junior Michael Perez made Nevada’s only 3-pointer of the game.  Perez has made a 3-pointer in every game this season. The one 3-pointer made is the low by the team this season.
  • Jerry Evans, Jr. had his five-game double figure scoring streak snapped and Perez’ had his streak of four consecutive games scoring in double figures end.
  • Sophomore Cole Huff led the Pack in rebounding for the fifth time finishing with a game-high 10.  The 10 rebounds tied his career high.

Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes

  • The University of Nevada women’s basketball team beat San José State 101-74 Wednesday evening in the team’s Mountain West home opener.
  • Danika Sharp tied a career-high six three-pointers and led the team with 22 points.
  • Sharp is third on the program’s career all-time list with 158 made. The senior shooting guard needs six more to tie Johnna Ward (2007-11) for second on the list.
  • Emily Burns had her seventh career double-double and finished the game with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
  • The game marked the second time this season the Wolf Pack had four double-digit scorers. Nevada had a season-high 66 rebounds.
  • Guards Arielle Wideman and Terilyn Moe each finished the game with 12 points and six assists apiece.
  • Wolf Pack head coach Jane Albright is now 4-2 in regular season openers at Nevada.
  • This is the second time a Wolf Pack Albright team has reached the 100 points mark. Nevada defeated Sacramento State 101-72 at home during the 2009-10 season.
  • With the win, Nevada improves to 6-6, 1-0 MW on the season, while San José State falls to 6-6, 0-1 MW on the year.
  • The team will travel to Wyoming for a road game against the Cowgirls Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.