March 12, 2013
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points and Leonard Washington scored 18 to lead Wyoming to an 85-81 win over Nevada to open the Mountain West Conference tournament.
Deonte Burton scored 27 points for the No. 9 seed Nevada (12-19).
Nance was 9 of 10 from the field for the game and had eight rebounds for the 8th seeded Cowboys (19-12). Washington was 5 of 8 from the field.
Derrious Gilmore scored 17 points and had eight assists. Josh Adams added 10 points.
Wyoming will play No. 15 New Mexico, the top seed, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Nevada led 36-32 at halftime. Wyoming shot 57 percent from the field for the game. Nevada shot 47 percent.
University of Nevada Men's Basketball
Nevada's season ended with an 85-81 loss to Wyoming (19-12) in the first round of 2013 Reese's Mountain West Championship in Las Vegas.
The Wolf Pack finished the season 12-19.
Junior Deonte Burton scored a game-high 27 points. It was the 11th time he posted a game-high this season, 10th 20-point game of the season, 18th time he led the Pack in scoring and 26th double figure scoring game of the season.
Burton moved past Armon Johnson (2007-10) into ninth on Nevada's career scoring list with his 1,459 career points.
Senior Malik Story scored 20 points in his final game for the Pack. Story's 1,476 career points ranks ninth at Nevada
Story leaves the Pack with school records for three-pointers made (253) and attempted (655).
Freshman Marqueze Coleman made his second start of the season and scored a career-high 14 points. Coleman's previous high of 12 came in his first start last Saturday at Colorado State. His seven rebounds is the second consecutive game he topped the Pack in rebounding.
Burton and Story have started all 98 games of their careers in the Pack backcourt.
Fourth-year head coach David Carter is 74-58 at Nevada.