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Nevada Loses to U.N.L.V.

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Nevada is 6-13 overall and 2-5 in Mountain West play after falling 67-62 at home to UNLV (12-9, 3-5 MW) tonight.  The two intrastate rivals split the two games this season with each winning on the road.

The Wolf Pack plays at Mountain West co-leader Wyoming (17-4, 6-2 MW) on Saturday.  The game will air on ROOT Sports and

The loss snapped Nevada's three-game win streak versus the Rebels.

The Wolf Pack has lost its last five games after starting MW play 2-0.

Freshman Eric Cooper, Jr. led the Pack with 16 points that tied for game-high honors.  It was Cooper's second start of the season in back-to-back games.  He scored a game and career-high 20 in his first start at Fresno State last Saturday.

AJ West posted his eighth double-double of the season with 15 points and 15 rebounds.  In two games against the Rebels this season he scored 30 points and grabbed 30 rebounds.

West has five double-doubles in seven MW games and was a rebound short in the other two of making it all seven.

West scored in double figures for the eighth consecutive game.  It was his team-high 14th double figure scoring game on the season.

West has led the Pack in rebound now 14 times and 13 times has posted a game high.  He had 10 plus offensive rebounds for the fifth time this season.  In the last two games he has 21.

Junior Tyron Criswell also made his second consecutive start for the Wolf Pack and netted 16 points and grabbed five rebounds.  Criswell has scored in double figures six times on the season.

For the first time in 51 games at Nevada senior Michael Perez came off the bench after starting 50 in a row.  Perez scored seven points.

Junior point guard Marqueze Coleman tied his career-high with seven rebounds.

West has blocked shot in all 19 games this season.

Nevada played without freshman Robyn Missa who had started the last nine games and played in all 18.  Missa injured his knee in practice on Monday.

Sophomore D.J. Fenner also missed his first game in 51 with an illness.

Nevada won the rebounding battle 41-35.  On the season Nevada has outrebounded 13 opponents.

Head coach David Carter is now 95-88 in his sixth season at Nevada and 15-25 in his third season of MW play.

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