Nevada falls to Wyoming 64-62 in overtime

Michael Perez

Jan. 25, 2014

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and sank an 8-foot hook shot with 4 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Wyoming over Nevada 64-62 on Saturday.

Riley Grabau scored 13 and Josh Adams 12 for the Cowboys (13-6, 4-2 Mountain West).

Deonte Burton led Nevada (10-10, 5-2) with 25, but fouled out with 2:06 left in overtime. Jerry Evans Jr. had 14 and Michael Perez 11 for the Wolf Pack.

Nance slammed home a one-handed dunk to give the Cowboys a 62-59 lead with 1:33 left in the extra frame, but Cole Huff hit a free throw and moments later Evans sank a 10-footer to tie it at 62 with 34 seconds remaining. Wyoming worked it to Nance, who crossed through the lane and canned the winner with a high-arcing shot.

Perez's shot from near half court was wide and the Cowboys had their fourth straight win.

Nevada men's basketball postgame notes

Nevada is 10-10 overall and 5-2 in the Mountain West after falling 64-62 in overtime today at Wyoming (13-6, 4-2 MW).  The two MW schools split two conference games this season with the Wolf Pack winning 61-58 in Reno on Jan. 4.

It was the Wolf Pack's second consecutive overtime contest.  Nevada won 96-86 at Fresno State on Wednesday.

The Pack's 22 points at halftime was a season low.

After splitting two MW road games Nevada hosts Colorado State on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and Air Force on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

The Pack's 5-2 MW record has the team in third place in the conference standings.  

Nevada dropped to 6-3 on the road and 2-2 in overtime games.  Nevada lost its first MW road game this season and is 3-1 in conference away from Reno.

Deonte Burton's 25 points is the 11th time this season he posted a game high and is the 13th time he scored 20 or more points in game which includes two 30-point games.  Burton led the Pack in scoring for the 15th time and scored in double figures for the 19th time in 20 games.

Burton moved past Edgar Jones (1975-79) into third at Nevada in career scoring with 1,893 points.  He made a career-high five 3-pointers to give him 172 for his career and move past Jimmy Carroll (1996-98) into fifth on the Pack's career list.

Jerry Evans, Jr. (14) and Michael Perez (11) also scored in double figures.  It was the 13th double figure scoring game for both players which is second to Burton's 19.  

Evans has scored in double figures the last three games.

AJ West led the Pack in rebound for the fourth time finishing with seven.  West has a block in eight of the nine games in which he has played for the Pack.

Nevada's bench was outscored 7-0 in the game.  It was the first time the Pack bench did not score in a game.  The previous low was two at home against Wyoming.

Head coach David Carter is 84-68 in his fifth season at Nevada.

-- @NevadaWolfPack --



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