Nevada improved to 10-3 after defeating Cedarville (6-5) 71-61 tonight. Nevada has won a season-high seven in a row and 10 of its last 11 after starting the year 0-2. The last team to win seven in a row was the 2006-07 squad that started the year 7-0 and also had win streaks of nine and 10 games.
Nevada won its 10th game last season on Feb. 12, 2011at San Jose State 84-76 in overtime Last season Nevada was 3-10 after 13 games. For the fourth consecutive game and seventh time this season four Wolf Pack players scored in double figures; Malik Story (19), Deonte Burton (13), Dario Hunt (13) and Olek Czyz (10). Hunt's streak of four double-doubles in a row ended has he finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. For the first time this season sophomore forward Kevin Panzer did not score.
Third-year head coach David is now 44-35.
Hunt's eight rebounds marked the sixth consecutive game he has led the Pack in rebounding, ninth time this season and 46th time in his career. Story made his first four, three-pointers of the game and finished with a game-high 19 points on the night. It is the sixth time he has led the Pack in scoring this season and 15th time in his career.
Junior guard Patrick Nyeko tied his season-high with five points.
Nevada opens Western Athletic Conference play on Jan. 5, 2012 at Idaho with tip-off set for
8:05 p.m. PT. The Wolf Pack then travels to Utah State for 6:05 p.m. PT tip on Jan. 7, 2012