Pacific edges past Nevada in 80-78 win

Deonte Burton

Nov. 08, 2013

Final Stats

RENO, Nev. (AP)-

Nevada kept the game close, getting 23 points and four steals from Deonte Burton. Three other Nevada players hit double-digits: Jerry Evans, Jr., with 13 points, Marqueze Coleman, with 12, and Michael Perez, 11. The Wolf Pack tied the score at 78 with 34 seconds to play on a 3-pointer by Coleman.

But Nevada couldn't stop Bock from driving for the winning layup and then missed two shots just before the buzzer.

Nevada men's basketball postgame notes

Nevada (0-1) lost its season opener 80-78 to Pacific (1-0) on Friday night at Lawlor Events Center.

The Wolf Pack plays its next three games on the road starting Tuesday at Cal Poly. Nevada is at San Francisco on Nov. 15 and at Cal State Bakersfield on Nov. 18.

Head coach David Carter is 74-58 in his fifth season leading the Wolf Pack.

Senior point guard Deonte Burtonmade his 99th consecutive start and scored a game-high 23 points. It was the 74th time he scored in double figures and 26th career game of 20 or more points.

Burton now has 1,482 career points moving past former teammate Malik Story's (2010-13) 1,476 career points into ninth.

Burton moved into eighth place in career assists with 376 passing Mike Mardian's (1974-76) 374. He also tied Jimmy Carroll (1996-98) for sixth in three-pointers attempted with 397.

Senior Jerry Evans, Jr.was one rebound shy of a double-double finishing the night with 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds.



Four Nevada players scored in double figures; Burton (23), Evans (13), Marqueze Coleman (12) and Michael Perez(11).

Perez, Ronnie Stevens, Jr., Lucas Stivrins and D.J. Fenner were all playing for the first time in the Silver & Blue.

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