Feb. 7, 2013
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Greg Smith scored 28 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and Colorado State held off the Wolf Pack to win its fourth straight contest in a 73-69 win over Nevada on Wednesday night.
After Jordan Burris hit a pair of free throws to cut Colorado State's lead to two with 14 seconds to go, 71-69, Wes Eikmeier answered with a pair of his own to make it a two possession game. Malik Story's last-ditch 3-pointer for Nevada missed its mark and the Rams (19-4, 6-2 Mountain West) held on for the win.
Story finished his night with 31 points including a 7-for-11 effort from 3-point range. Deonte Burton chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds for Nevada (11-11, 2-6).
Colton Iverson had 10 points and 16 rebounds for Colorado State, Dorian Green had 11 points and dished out five assists and Eikmeier had 11 points including a perfect 6 for 6 from the free-throw line.
University of Nevada Men’s Basketball
Nevada is 11-11, 2-6 in the Mountain West after falling 73-69 to Colorado State (19-4, 6-2 MW) tonight.
Malik Story scored a game-high 31 points. It is his second 30 point game of the season with the first being a career-high 35 versus Yale on Dec. 28, 2012. It is his third career 30 plus point game.
Story tied his career-high with seven 3-pointers made in 11 attempts. He made seven last season against Longwood on Nov. 11, 2011. The 11 attempts is a season high.
Story has made 226, 3-pointers in his career which is one short of the school record held by Marcelus Kemp.
Tonight marks the eighth time Story has posted a game-high in points this season, ninth time he topped the Pack in scoring and 16th time he scored in double figures.
After tonight Story moved past teammate Deonte Burton and Luke Babbitt into 12th on Nevada’s career scoring list with 1,319 points.
Burton also scored his 1,300th point in the game and his 1,307 ranks 14th.
Burton has scored in double figures in all eight MW games, 18 times on the season, and 66 times in his career.
Jerry Evans, Jr. led the Pack with seven rebounds. Evans has led the Pack in rebounding a team-high seven times. He has topped the team in rebound in the last three games and in six-of-eight MW games.
Nevada has lost its last three games. It is the second time the Pack has lost a season-high three in a row.
Fourth-year head coach David Carter is 73-50 at Nevada.
Burton and Story have started all 89 games of their career.
Nevada hosts Air Force (14-7, 5-3 MW) on Saturday at 3 p.m. PT. The Falcons lost at New Mexico 81-58 tonight.