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Wolf Pack Tops Radford After Over a Week Off

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Jordan Caroline scored 25 points and hauled in 15 rebounds to lead Nevada to a 77-62 win over Radford on Sunday.

Kendall Stephens added 19 points and Josh Hall had 11 as Nevada shot 43 percent from the field, getting 21 assists on its 26 buckets, to extend its home win streak to 10 stretching to last season. The win also ended a two-game skid, both on the road, for the Wolf Pack.

Nevada (9-2) broke away with a 15-3 run over the final four minutes of the opening half to take a 40-24 advantage into the break. Stephens and Hallice Cooke each had 3-pointers in the run.

In the second half, Radford (5-5) closed the gap to 50-46 on Devonnte Holland's jumper with 11:10 to play but it was as close the Highlanders got as Nevada broke away again with an 11-4 burst sparked with a 3-point play from Caroline, who finished with his fifth double-double of the season.

Carlik Jones got 12 points for Radford and Randy Phillips had 11.

Game notes:
 
Nevada improved to 9-2 after its 77-65 win over Radford (5-5) on Sunday afternoon at Lawlor Events Center.
 
The game is part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic and the Wolf Pack hosts UC Davis (7-3) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the second of four games in the classic.  The final two versus Southern Illinois and San Francisco will be played at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
 
Nevada improved to 20-0 in nonconference home games under third-year head coach Eric Musselman.  Overall Nevada is 34-4 at home under Musselman.
 
Junior Jordan Caroline produced his fifth double-double of the season finishing with game highs in points (25 pts) and rebounds (15).  The 15 boards tied his career-high set last season and is the high for Pack player this season.
 
Caroline has double figure rebounds in each of the last four games totaling 50 boards.
 
Caroline has three double-doubles in the last four games and 19 in his career.
 
Nevada improved to 18-1 when Caroline posts a double-double.
 
Nevada has had a 20-point scorer in every game and at least three players score in double figures in each game.
 
Kendall Stephens' 19 points is one-point of his career high of 20 that came at Pacific.
 
Stephens made first four 3-point shots and has made 20 in the last five games
 
Josh Hall was the third Pack player in double figures with his 11 points.  Hall had not scored in the previous three games.
 
Hall had a good overall game with his game-high five assists, grabbed five rebounds and blocked a shot in 24 minutes off the bench.
 
Cody Martin scored five points marking the first time this season he did not score in double figures.
 
Caleb Martin the Pack's leading scorer at19.7 per game coming into the Radford game, scored a season-low three points in the victory.
 
The Pack is 5-0 at home. 

The Pack's 21 assists is tied for the third best total of the season and fifth time the team has 20 or more assists this season.
 
Nevada has won eight of its nine games by double figures.

Associated Press/Nevada Press Release

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