Nevada Tops Boise State in Double OT, 83-81


Deonte Burton led the Wolf Pack with 25 points against the Broncos.

Deonte Burton led the Wolf Pack with 25 points against the Broncos.

March 5, 2014

Final Stats

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Deonte Burton scored eight of his 25 points in the second overtime as Nevada recorded a dramatic 83-81 double-overtime victory over Boise State on Wednesday night.

Michael Perez added 17 points and Jerry Evans Jr. scored 15 for the Wolf Pack (14-16, 9-8 Mountain West). Burton began the second overtime with a three-point play and Nevada never trailed again while winning for only the second time in eight games.

Ryan Watkins scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Broncos (19-11, 9-8). Derrick Marks scored 16 points and Anthony Drmic and Jeff Elorriaga tallied 15 apiece.

Nevada trailed 62-57 with under three minutes left in regulation before Burton's driving hoop and Marqueze Coleman's 3-pointer tied the score with 2:05 remaining. In the first overtime, Nevada led 69-66 after two free throws by Perez with 6.3 seconds before Thomas Bropleh drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

 

 

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