Jan. 11, 2014
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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Cole Huff scored a career-high 16 points as Nevada defeated Utah State 62-54 on Saturday night and went to 4-0 in the Mountain West Conference for the first time.
Huff made four 3-pointers, also a career high, in the victory for the Wolf Pack (9-8, 4-0), who won only three MWC games last season. Deonte Burton added 14 points and AJ West 11. The Wolf Pack was outrebounded 48-35, and though they only shot 41.8 percent that was 10 percentage points better than the Aggies (11-4, 1-2).
Jarred Shaw, playing in his second game since returning from a five-game suspension, led the Aggies with 19 points.
Nevada scored the last five points of the first half to take a 32-28 lead. The Wolf Pack opened the second half with a 13-2 run that left them up 45-30 with 14:26 left. Utah State wouldn't get closer than seven after that.
Nevada men’s basketball postgame notes
Nevada improved to 9-8 on the season and 4-0 in Mountain West play after defeating Utah State (11-4, 1-2 MW) 62-54 tonight.
Nevada hosts Boise State (11-5, 1-2 MW) on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. The Broncos lost 52-50 at home to Wyoming tonight.
Fans may purchase $2 tickets in the upper bowl of Lawlor Events Center for Tuesday’s 7:05 p.m. game with Boise State. A minimum of four tickets must be purchased to receive the $2 rate. To purchase tickets visit NevadaWolfPack.com and use the promo code NVTWO or call the ticket office on Monday at 775-348-PACK. Offer is good until 5 p.m. on Monday.
Nevada has won a season-high four in a row. The Wolf Pack has a winning record for the first time since Nov. 22 when they were 3-2.
The Wolf Pack’s 4-0 MW record is tops in the conference. Nevada four wins is one more than it totaled all last season when the team was 3-13 in MW play and finished last.
The Wolf Pack has won the last three meetings with Utah State.
Nevada improved 4-4 at home.
All eight Nevada players who saw action scored.
Cole Huff tied his career high with 16 points and led the Pack in scoring for the first time in his career. Huff made a career-high four 3-pointers.
Deonte Burton scored a season-low 14 points. Burton had scored 16 or more points in every game this season.
AJ West scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds. West has scored in double figures the last four games.
For the first time this season Michael Perez did not make a 3-pointer.
Head coach David Carter is 83-66 in his fifth season at Nevada.
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