Feb. 13, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Tyler Johnson scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Cezar Guerrero made 6 of 6 free throws in the final 1:06 to lead Fresno State past Nevada 75-67 Wednesday night.
Deonte Burton hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 57 with 8:09 to play but the Wolf Pack (12-13, 7-5 Mountain West) would score just three points - and wouldn't make a field goal - for the next 6:49.
Paul Watson hit a 3 with 1:39 left to extend the Fresno State (12-13, 5-7) lead to 68-60. Jerry Evans Jr. sandwiched a jumper and a trey around Guerrero's first two free throws to pull Nevada within 70-65 with 58 seconds remaining, but would get no closer.
Burton, who made just 3 of 10 free throws, and Evans finished with 14 points apiece.
Watson scored 15 while Guerrero added 12. Marvelle Harris finished with 13 points and 10 boards.
Nevada men’s basketball postgame notes
Nevada is 12-13 overall and 7-5 in the Mountain West after dropping a 75-67 home game to Fresno State (12-13, 5-7 MW) tonight.
Nevada plays at second-place New Mexico (18-5, 9-2 MW) on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. PT. The Lobos lost 71-70 at Boise State tonight. The game will air on CBS Sports Network.
The Wolf Pack has lost a season-high three in a row.
The Pack is now fourth in the MW standings at 7-5.
Nevada is 6-6 at home this season.
Seniors Deonte Burton and Jerry Evans, Jr. tied for team-high honors with 14 points each. It is the 18th time Burton has led the team in scoring and eighth time for Evans. It is the second time the two tied for the honor as they both had 20 points against #19 UCLA.
Burton has scored in double figures in 24-of-25 games.
Burton missed his first seven free throws and was three-for-10 in the game. The seven missed free throws is a career-high. Previously he missed five versus Washington (9-of-14) his sophomore year and earlier this season against Chattanooga (8-of-13).
Nevada put four players in double figures for the 11th time this year; Burton (14), Evans (14), Michael Perez (11) and Cole Huff (10). Nevada is 7-4 when four players score in double figures.
AJ West tied grabbed 10 rebounds to tie for game-high honors. It is the seventh time he led the team in rebounding and his fourth double figure rebounding game of the season.
West had two blocks in the game and has 16 in the last five games. In 10-of-14 games played he has two or more blocks.
Burton had four assists and moved past Billy Allen (1981-83) into third on Nevada’s career list with 471. Ramon Sessions (2005-07) is second with 478.
Evans started his 100th career game and Burton number 123.
Head coach David Carter is 86-71 in his fifth season at Nevada.
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