Nevada pulls away in second overtime, beats Fresno State 96-86

File: Deonto Burton scored a career-high and team-high 32 points and forced overtime with a layup with 8 seconds remaining.

23, 2014

Final Stats

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Deonte Burton scored 32 points and Cole Huff 31, career highs for both, as Nevada defeated Fresno State 96-86 in double overtime Wednesday night.

The Wolf Pack (10-9, 5-1 Mountain West) went on a 9-0 run to open the second overtime to win.

Nevada's Jerry Evans Jr. added 15 points and AJ West had career highs of 13 rebounds and eight blocks. Huff's previous high was 16 points, Burton's 31.

Fresno State (8-12, 1-6) was 3-0 in overtime games this season before Wednesday's loss. It has now lost four consecutive games. Tyler Johnson scored 20 points and Marvelle Harris 18 to lead six Bulldogs in double figures.

Huff's layup with less than a second left sent the game into a second overtime. Burton's layup with 8 seconds left in regulation triggered the first OT.

It was the third overtime game in four meetings with the road team winning each time.

Nevada men’s basketball postgame notes

Nevada is 10-9 overall and 5-1 in the Mountain West after defeating Fresno State (8-12, 1-6 MW) 96-86 in double overtime tonight on the road.

The Wolf Pack’s next game is at Wyoming (12-6, 3-2 MW) on Saturday at 1 p.m. PT.

It is the third overtime game in the last four meetings between the two schools.  The Wolf Pack is 2-1 in the overtime games.  The Pack won 79-76 in three overtimes in 2012 at Fresno to clinch 2012 WAC title.

Nevada is 2-1 in overtime this season and 6-2 on the road.  The Pack is 3-0 in MW road games. Last season the Pack went 2-12 away from Reno and 1-7 on the road in the MW.

The Wolf Pack is 5-1 in the MW and last season finished 3-13.

Nevada has won five of its last season games.

Deonte Burton’s 32 points is a career high.  His previous high was 31 which he scored twice.  Tonight’s 14 field goals is a career best and 20 attempted tied his career high.  He played a career-high 49 minutes.

Cole Huff surpassed his previous career high of 16 points finishing with 31 tonight.  Huff’s 11 field goals made, 19 attempted, six 3-pointers made, 10 3-pointers attempted, and 47 minutes played are all career highs.  The six 3-pointers made is the high by a Pack player this season.

AJ West’s eight blocks and 13 rebounds were career highs.  The 13 rebounds is the high by a Nevada player this season.

The 12 blocks for the Pack is a season best.

Burton is now fourth at Nevada with 448 career assists.

Head coach David Carter is 84-67 in his fifth season at Nevada.



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