Burton Leads Nevada Past Boise St., 75-59
Jan. 26, 2013
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Deonte Burton scored 17 points, leading four Nevada players in double figures, and the Wolf Pack defeated Boise State 75-59 Saturday.
Nevada jumped to a 10-2 lead, but Boise State came back to lead at halftime 28-27. But Story scored eight points in a 10-0 run that gave Nevada a 50-41 lead, and the Wolf Pack pulled away in the final 5 minutes.
Anthony Drmic had 16 of his 23 points in the second half for the Broncos (14-5, 2-3). Derrick Marks and Mikey Thompson scored 11 points each for Boise State.
University of Nevada Men's Basketball
Nevada improved to 11-8, 2-3 in the Mountain West after defeating Boise State (14-5, 2-3 MW) 75-59 today.
The 16 point win was the second largest of the season. Nevada defeated Southern Utah early this year by 18, 79-61.
Nevada is 9-3 at home and 1-2 in MW home games.
Nevada leads the series with BSU 39-21.
Four Wolf Pack players scored in double figures; Deonte Burton (17), Malik Story (16), Jerry Evans, Jr. (12), and Devonte Elliott (11). The last time the Pack had four players in double figures was versus Cal State San Marcos on Dec. 21 when five reached double digits.
Elliott grabbed a game-high eight rebounds to go with his 11 points. It was the fourth time this season he led the Pack in rebounding.
Elliott scored in double figures for the sixth time this season and Evans for the fourth.
Evans had 14 points on Wednesday versus San Diego State giving him back-to-back double figure scoring games for the first time this year.
Burton moved into 14th place on Nevada's career scoring list with 1,269 points and Story is now 16th with 1,259 points.
After making two 3-pointers Story has 214 in his career which ranks second at Nevada. Marcelus Kemp (2004-08) is first with 227.
Burton reached double figures for the15th time and Story the 14th time this season. Story had 66 career double figure scoring games and Burton 63.
Fourth-year head coach David Carter is 73-47 at Nevada.
Burton and Story have started all 86 games of their career.
Nevada plays at UNLV (16-4, 3-2 MW) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The game will air live on CBS Sports Network.