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Nevada Forces a Game 3 in C.B.I. Championship

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With Nevada’s 77-68 win over the Eagles the best-of-three series is tied at 1-1.  MSU won 86-83 in Morehead, Ky. on Monday.

·         The Wolf Pack won for the first time in three meetings with the Eagles.

·         Tonight’s crowd of 7,431 is the third largest at Lawlor Events Center this season and largest in the CBI this year.

·         Nevada improved to 15-3 at home and 9-0 at home in nonconference games.

·         The 37 games played by Nevada is a school record.

·         Junior D.J. Fenner scored a career-high 26 points as four Pack players scored in double figures.

·         Freshman Cameron Oliver posted his team-high 11th double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. 

·         Oliver had three blocks and his 93 is a new Mountain West freshman record and he also passed JaVale McGee (2007-08) for the second best season in school history.  Edgar Jones (1977-78) holds singles season mark with 96.

·         Oliver now has two or more blocks in 28 games.

·         Oliver has scored in double figures in the last 12 games.

·         Seniors Tyron Criswell (12 pts) and Marqueze Coleman (10 pts) also scored in double figures.

·         Coleman has scored in double figures a team-high 25 times this season.

·         Nevada (23-14) and Morehead State (23-13) will play for the College Basketball Invitational Championship on Friday at 6 p.m. in Reno.

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