Deonte Burton scored a game-high 23 points today.
Jan. 12, 2013
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Leonard Washington had 16 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday and Wyoming came back from its first loss of the season to defeat Nevada 59-48.
Riley Grabau added 12 points for the Cowboys (14-1, 1-1), who lost their Mountain West opener to Boise State on a 3-pointer at the buzzer Wednesday night.
Deonte Burton scored 23 points to lead Nevada (9-7, 0-2), which lost for only the second time in 10 home games this season.
Burton was 8 of 13 from the field, but his Wolf Pack teammates were just 10 for 49, or 20 percent.
Nevada led 20-17 at halftime, but Grabau hit three of his four 3-pointers in the second half and the Cowboys made 68 percent from the field overall after the break. They finished at 47 percent.
Larry Nance Jr. had nine points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots for Wyoming.
University of Nevada Men’s Basketball
Nevada is 9-7, 0-2 MW after falling 59-48 to #25 Wyoming (14-1, 1-1 MW) today.
Nevada dropped to 0-2 in its first season in the Mountain West. The Pack is 8-2 at home.
Wyoming is 8-1 against the Wolf Pack and has won the last seven meetings.
Junior Deonte Burton scored a game-high 23 points. It is the seventh time he scored a game high and ninth time he led the Pack in scoring.
Burton moved past Ken “Tree” Green (1981-83) into 16th place on the Nevada’s career scoring list with his 1,218 points in 83 games. He entered the game in 18th behind Green and teammate Malik Story.
Burton has scored 20 or more points a team-high six times this season. He scored 21 at Air Force on Wednesday giving him two 20 plus point games in MW play.
Story also scored his 1,200th point in the game and has 1,202 which ranks 18th at Nevada.
Nevada outrebounded the Cowboys 48-31 and 23-3 on the offensive glass. It is the seventh time the Pack outrebounded its opponent this season and fourth by double figures.
The Pack shot just 29 percent marking the second time in three games the Pack shot less than 30 percent. Nevada shot 28.1 percent at Oregon on Dec. 31. In both of those games the Pack scored under 50 points, 43 at Oregon and 48 today.
Devonte Elliott posted his first double figure rebounding game of the season with a team-high 11 off the bench.
After winning a season-high five in a row the Pack has lost its last three.
Freshman Cole Huff did not play for the first time this season missing the game with an injury.
Fourth-year head coach David Carter is 71-46 at Nevada.
Burton and Story have started all 83 games of their career.
Nevada plays at Fresno State next Saturday at 7 p.m.