Nevada plays at Air Force Saturday.
Feb. 19, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Jalen James hit a jumper with a second remaining to give San Jose State a 66-64 win over Nevada, snapping a 13-game losing streak and giving the Spartans their first win in the Mountain West Conference.
Nevada's Deonte Burton hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 64 with 10 seconds to go before AJ West blocked a jumper by James with 3 seconds left. James, however, corralled the ball and put in the game-winner.
San Jose State (7-19, 1-13 Mountain West) opened up an eight-point lead before a 13-3 run by Nevada gave the Wolf Pack the lead, 42-41 with 13:58 left, for the first time since it led 23-21.
The next few minutes featured six lead changes and two ties before an 8-0 run gave the Spartans the lead for good.
Burton and Cole Huff paced Nevada (12-15, 7-7) with 14 points apiece.
Nevada men’s basketball postgame notes
Nevada is 12-15 overall and 7-7 in the Mountain West after falling 66-64 to San José State (7-19, 1-13 MW) tonight.
Nevada plays at Air Force (10-14, 4-9 MW) on Saturday at 1 p.m. PT. The Wolf Pack defeated the Falcons in overtime 69-56 in Reno on Feb. 1.
The Pack has lost a season-high five in a row. Nevada is now 6-7 at home.
For the 12th time this season four Pack players scored in double figures; Deonte Burton (14), Cole Huff (14), Michael Perez (13) and Jerry Evans, Jr. (10). Nevada is 7-5 when four players score in double figures.
Nevada is 3-4 in games decided by two points.
The Pack shot a season-low 33.9 percent from the field.
Burton and Huff led the team in scoring with 14 points each. It is the 19 time Burton has led the team in scoring this season and third for Huff.
Burton has scored in double figures in 26 games this year. Evans reached double figures for the 18th time while Huff and Perez scored in double figures for the 17th time.
Burton is five points from 2,000 in his career. He started his 125th consecutive game tonight.
Huff has reached double figures in the last seven games which is the longest stretch of his career.
At 7-7 the Pack has dropped to sixth in the Mountain West standings.
Head coach David Carter is 86-73 in his fifth season at Nevada.
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