Marshall's Last Second Shot Lifts Nevada Past Washington
With 0.2 seconds to play, senior Marcus Marshall’s shot soared through the net as the Nevada Wolf Pack (8-2) defeated the Washington Huskies (4-5) 87-85 Sunday night in Seattle.
Marshall had a monster game, scoring a season-high 32 points to become the first Wolf Pack player to eclipse 30 this season. Marshall also hit a big milestone in the first half with his 1,000th career point. Senior D.J. Fenner scored 20 points off the bench in his return home to Seattle, hitting the mark for a second straight game. Sophomore Cameron Oliver put up 18 points in foul trouble while sophomore Jordan Caroline came just one rebound short of his fourth double-double, scoring 12 points with nine boards.
The game got off to a close start as the Huskies had a three-point advantage at the first media timeout, 13-10. Nevada would keep the margin small as the first half continued. Drew found Marshall open in the corner for three, bringing Nevada within one. Oliver would then take the line and drain both to give the Pack its first lead of the game at 27-26 with 10:17 on the clock. Marshall’s three put him at 11 points to keep his season-long streak of scoring in double figures alive. A total of four leads and three ties were exchanged before Washington reestablished a lead, going up 37-31.
The Pack wouldn’t go down in the first half without a fight, however, as the Pack retook the lead 43-41 with seconds to play. Nevada extended its lead at the end of the half as Marshall scored 16 points in the first half to eclipse 1,000 career points. The Pack entered the locker room up 46-41.
The Pack held onto its lead as the first media timeout hit, leading 54-50 with 15:21 to play. Washington kept it close, coming to within one several times. The Huskies finally broke Nevada’s lead with 1:30 to play, tying tying the game up at 83 all. With 1:15 on the clock, Marshall hit a deep jumper to put the Pack back up 85-83. A foul was called on D.J. Fenner, and Washington’s Markelle Fultz sank two shots from the line to knot it back up. Dribbling down the court, Marshall took a shot. The ball sank through the net with 0.2 second on the clock to secure the Nevada victory 87-85.
The Wolf Pack will return to Lawlor Events Center to take on UC Irvine with tipoff set for 7 p.m.