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Nevada Men Top Utah State 73-68

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Nevada Release

2/24/2016

Nevada is now 17-10 (9-6 MW) after defeating Utah State (13-13, 5-10 MW) in a Mountain West game 73-68 tonight at Lawlor Events Center.

·         The Wolf Pack hosts Colorado State (15-13, 7-8 MW) on Sunday at 2 p.m.  The game will air on ROOT Sports.

·         Sunday’s game with Colorado State is a blackout and 7,000 black shirts will be given away.

·         At 9-6 Nevada is tied for third in the MW with Boise State and New Mexico.

·         Senior Tyron Criswell led the Pack with game-highs in points (23) and rebounds (16).

·         Criswell’s 16 rebounds is a career-high and the 23 points is his second career 20-point game also coming this season.  His career-                 high is 26 points versus Fresno Pacific.

·         It was Criswell’s fifth double-double of the season and sixth of his career.

·         The 23 points marked the fourth time he led the team in scoring and third time he posted a game high.

·         Freshman Cameron Oliver was a rebound short of his sixth double-double finishing with 15 points, 9 rebounds and three blocks.

·         Oliver has a block in 26-of-27 games and two or more in 20 games.

·         Senior Marqueze Coleman finished with 10 points to reach double figures for the 22nd time this season.

·         Coleman sprained his ankle after hitting a 3-pointer with 16:20 to play and did not return.  The 3-pointer tied the game at 37.

·         Coleman entered the game 25th on Nevada’s career scoring list but is now 23rd with 1,043 points in the Silver & Blue.

·         Junior D.J. Fenner scored 14 points, 10 in the second half.

·         Fenner scored 10 consecutive points in the final 4:12 of the game.  Freshman Lindsey Drew’s two free throws with 8 seconds to play were the only points in the final 12 not scored by Fenner.

·         Nevada’s 17 wins is eight more than the nine last season.

·         The nine MW wins is four more than last year.  The 2013-14 team won a Pack high 10 games to finish in a tie for third.

·         Nevada is 8-3 in games decided by five points or less.

·         Nevada improved to 10-2 at home.

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