Wolf Pack Falls at Air Force, 78-65
Jan. 9, 2013
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Playing for the first time in the Mountain West the University of Nevada (9-6, 0-1 MW) lost 78-65 at Air Force (8-4, 1-0 MW). The Wolf Pack led 33-30 at halftime but was outscored 48-32 in the second half.
University of Nevada Men's Basketball
Nevada is 9-6, 0-1 MW after falling 78-65 at Air Force (8-4, 1-0 MW) tonight. It was the Mountain West opener for both schools.
It was the first MW game for Nevada after 12 seasons in the Western Athletic Conference.
The Pack is now 0-5 in when playing its first game in its last five conference switches.
Nevada is 1-5 on the road.
For the ninth time this season Deonte Burton led the Pack in scoring finishing with 21 points.
Devonte Elliott was the only other Nevada player in double figures finishing with 12 off the bench. It was his fifth double figure scoring game of the season and one off his career high.
After winning a season-high five in a row the Pack has lost its last two.
Senior Malik Story entered the game as Nevada's leading scorer but totaled just three points against the Falcons. The three points tied his career low that came against Pacific on Nov. 15, 2010 in the preseason NIT. It was the second game of his Nevada career.
For the third time this season Jerry Evans, Jr. led the Pack in rebounding grabbing eight tonight to tie for game-high honors.
Evans returned to the starting lineup for Cole Huff. Evans started the first seven games of the season and 56 in a row until being replaced on Dec. 4 at Pacific.
Fourth-year head coach David Carter is 71-45 at Nevada. Carter is 2-2 in conference openers.
Deonte Burton and Mali Story made their 82nd career starts tonight.
Story ranks 17th in school history with 1,196 points and Burton is 18th with 1,195.
Nevada hosts #25 Wyoming (13-1, 0-1 MW) on Saturday at 3 p.m. The 25th ranked Cowboys lost for the first time this season falling 63-61 to Boise State at home tonight.