Burton scores 2,000th point as Nevada tops Air Force 75-56


Deonte Burton scored his 2000th career point in the Air Force game.

Deonte Burton scored his 2000th career point in the Air Force game.

Feb. 22, 2014

Final Stats

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Deonte Burton scored 21 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and Jerry Evans Jr. finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds as Nevada surged past Air Force 75-56 on Saturday.

The Wolf Pack (13-15, 8-7 Mountain West) shot 51.9 percent from the field and outrebounded Air Force 39-30. Michael Perez scored 12 points and Cole Huff added 11 with eight boards.

Air Force (10-15, 4-10) was held to 22-of-58 shooting (37.9 percent) and went 5 of 23 beyond the arc. Tre' Coggins led the Falcons with 14 points and Max Yon had 12.

Nevada jumped out to an early 10-0 lead as Burton and Evans each sank a 3-pointer. The Falcons crawled back to make it a six-point game, 35-29 at the break.

A 19-7 Wolf Pack surge in the second half capped by an Evans jumper made it 64-45 with 4:36 remaining.

Nevada men’s basketball postgame notes


Nevada is 13-15 overall and 8-7 in the Mountain West after winning 75-56 at Air Force (10-15, 4-10 MW) today.

The win snapped a season-high five-game losing streak.

The 19-point win is the largest margin of victory for the Wolf Pack this season.

Nevada next hosts New Mexico on March 2 at 3:05 p.m.  The game will air on ESPN3.

For the 13th time this season four Pack players scored in double figures; Deonte Burton (21), Michael Perez (12), Cole Huff (11) and Jerry Evans, Jr. (11).  Nevada is 8-5 when four players score in double figures.

Burton became the second player in school history to score 2,000 points.  Currently he has 2,016 points which is second to Nick Fazekas (2004-07) who totaled 2,464 in his four seasons.  He has started all 126 games of his career.

Burton scored a game-high 21 points.  It is the 13th time he posted a game high, 20th time he led the Pack in scoring and 15th time he scored 20 or more points this season.

Huff finished with 11 points and has scored in double figures in the last eight games which is a career-long stretch.

Evans scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to record his third career double-double that have all come this season.   The 13 rebounds is a season-best and tied with AJ West for top game by a Nevada player this season.

Evans has led the team in rebound ten times which is tops on the team.

Head coach David Carter is 87-73 in his fifth season at Nevada.


 

 

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