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Nevada Men Lose to Boise State

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Associated Press/Nevada Release


RENO, Nev. (AP) – Despite a late 9-0 run, all points scored by senior Marqueze Coleman, Boise State survived the threat as the Broncos topped the Nevada men’s basketball team, 74-67, Wednesday night in front of 7,564 at Lawlor Events Center.

Boise State (13-4, 4-0 Mountain West) has now tied a school record with 10-straight wins. The Broncos remain in a first-place tie with San Diego State which beat Colorado State on Wednesday. 

Coleman finished with 17 points, including 13 in the second half, to go along with eight assists and seven rebounds for the Wolf Pack (10-7, 2-3 MW). The loss gave Nevada its first defeat at Lawlor this season as it falls to 6-1.

Thompson made two free throws to give the Broncos a 63-49 lead with 4:01 to play. But Coleman went on his own 9-0 run, and junior D.J. Fenner's layup brought Nevada to within 63-60 with 1:12 to go.

The Broncos' Nick Duncan drilled a 3, Thompson hit two more free throws and Anthony Drmic made four-straight free throws to end Nevada's threat.

The Wolf Pack committed 25 fouls and Boise State went 26 of 36 from the line.

Nevada is back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 20 when the Pack travels to Wyoming for a 6 p.m. contest.

Postgame Notes

-Nevada moves to 10-7 overall and 2-3 in the Mountain West play with the loss to the Broncos.

-The Wolf Pack returns to action at Wyoming on Wednesday, Jan. 20 for a 6 p.m. contest against the Cowboys.

-The Pack is now 6-1 at Lawlor Events Center in 2015-16, its best record through seven home games since 2009-10.

-Senior Marqueze Coleman dropped 17 points, including 13 in the second half, with eight assists and seven rebounds.

-Tonight marked Coleman’s fifth game with five or more assists.

-Coleman has now scored 69 percent (210-of-304) after halftime this season.

-Coleman led the Pack in points for the 10th time and finished in double-digits for the 14th time  

-Freshman Cameron Oliver finished with six points and two blocks, the sixth consecutive game and the 13th time this season that Oliver tallied two or more swats.

-Sophomore Eric Cooper Jr. came off the bench to score 13 points, his third-straight double-figure scoring game the eighth over the last 10 games.

-Cooper has now scored three or more 3-pointers in seven games this season.

-Freshman Lyndsey Drew set a new career-high with three blocks, helping Nevada finish with five team blocks to Boise State’s two.

-Drew, who ranks third in the Mountain West with 1.7 steals per game, finished the evening with two steals.

-Junior D.J. Fenner scored 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field, his 12th double-digit scoring game and the third time posting seven made field goals this season.   

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