Jan. 15, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP)- Nevada suffered its first Mountain West Conference loss on Tuesday night, losing to Boise State, 74-65.
Jerry Evans Jr. led Nevada with 17 points, Michael Perezhad 16, and Huff 12.
Nevada (9-9, 4-1) jumped to a 7-0 lead, with Cole Huffscoring five in the run, but Boise State (12-5, 2-2) replied with a 15-0 run and led 30-23 at halftime.
Nevada opened the second half with a 7-0 run, tying it at 30 on a jumper by AJ West, then stayed close until Drmic hit a trey, sparking an 8-0 run and a 10-point Boise State lead. The Broncos pulled away and led by as many as 15.
Derrick Marks scored 21 points for Boise State.
The Broncos outshot the Wolf Pack 43.4 percent to 34.5 percent, and outrebounded them 41-31.
Anthony Drmic finished with 17, Ryan Watkins had 11 and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Nick Duncan scored 10 for Boise State.
Nevada men's basketball postgame notes
Nevada is 9-9 overall and 4-1 in the Mountain West after falling 74-65 to Boise State (12-5, 2-2 MW) at home tonight. The Wolf Pack dropped to 4-5 at home and 2-1 in MW home games.
The Wolf Pack's next game is at Fresno State on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.
The loss was the Pack's first Mountain West setback of the season and snapped a season-high four-game win streak.
Nevada's 23 points at halftime tied the season low point total for a game in the first half. The Pack also scored 23 at Cal Poly but rallied to win the game.
Senior point guard Deonte Burton, the leading scorer in the MW, did not score in double figures for the first time this season finishing with seven. Burton's previous low was 14 against Utah State on Saturday. The last time he failed to score in double figures was March 6, 2013 at home against New Mexico when he totaled eight.
Burton began the game tied for sixth with 437 career assists and ended the night fifth with 443. Armon Johnson (2007-10) is fourth with 445.
Jerry Evans, Jr. led the Pack in scoring for the fifth time this season and 10th time in his career with 17 points. It was Evans first double figure MW scoring game of the year.
Joining Evans in double figures was Michael Perez (16) and Cole Huff (12).
Junior forward AJ West had his streak of four-consecutive double figure scoring games end as he totaled three points. West finished with a season-low one rebound. His previous low was five.
All eight Nevada players who saw action scored.
Head coach David Carter is 83-67 in his fifth season at Nevada.
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