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.