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Nevada perserveres in double overtime duel with Fresno State, 96-86


image001-2283870-3694466Game notes follow:

  • Nevada is 10-9 overall and 5-1 in the Mountain West after defeating Fresno State (8-12, 1-6 MW) 96-86 in double overtime tonight on the road.
  • The Wolf Pack’s next game is at Wyoming (12-6, 3-2 MW) on Saturday at 1 p.m. PT.
  • It is the third overtime game in the last four meetings between the two schools.  The Wolf Pack is 2-1 in the overtime games.  The Pack won 79-76 in three overtimes in 2012 at Fresno to clinch 2012 WAC title.
  • Nevada is 2-1 in overtime this season and 6-2 on the road.  The Pack is 3-0 in MW road games. Last season the Pack went 2-12 away from Reno and 1-7 on the road in the MW.
  • The Wolf Pack is 5-1 in the MW and last season finished 3-13.
  • Nevada has won five of its last season games.
  • Deonte Burton’s 32 points is a career high.  His previous high was 31 which he scored twice.  Tonight’s 14 field goals is a career best and 20 attempted tied his career high.  He played a career-high 49 minutes.
  • Cole Huff surpassed his previous career high of 16 points finishing with 31 tonight.  Huff’s 11 field goals made, 19 attempted, six 3-pointers made, 10 3-pointers attempted, and 47 minutes played are all career highs.  The six 3-pointers made is the high by a Pack player this season.
  • AJ West’s eight blocks and 13 rebounds were career highs.  The 13 rebounds is the high by a Nevada player this season.
  • The 12 blocks for the Pack is a season best.
  • Burton is now fourth at Nevada with 448 career assists.
  • Head coach David Carter is 84-67 in his fifth season at Nevada.
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