Nov. 17, 2012
RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada (1-1) rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit to defeat Cal State Fullerton (0-2) 80-77 in the first game of the World Vision Classic at Lawlor Events Center tonight. With the victory the Wolf Pack stands at 1-1 while the Titans fell to 0-2.
Trailing 77-75 with 14 seconds to play junior point guard Deonte Burton drove the lane, hit the shot and got fouled to draw even with the Titans. Burton hit the free throw to put the Pack in front by a point.
Burton was not finished as he blocked the potential go ahead layup of D.J. Seeley with four seconds to play and later nailed a pair of free throws to make the final scored 80-77. He scored 12 of his team-high 19 points in the second half.
Junior forward Kevin Panzer scored a career 18 points making six-of-10 shots including two-of-three from behind the arc. Freshman Cole Huff contributed 11 points off the bench and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
Kwame Vaughn finished with a game-high 20 points as the Titans put four players in double figures. Sammy Yeager had 19 points, Seeley 13 and Alex Harris 12.
After being outrebounded in the season opener at UC Irvine the Pack won the battle of the backboards 34-32. From the field Nevada shot 45.6 percent and the Titans 47.2
Nevada takes on Green Bay on Saturday night at 6 p.m. The Phoenix and Southern Utah were playing the late game tonight.
2012-13 University of Nevada Basketball
Nevada (1-1) won its first game of the year defeating Cal State Fullerton (0-2) 80-77 tonight in the World Vision Classic.
Fourth-year Wolf Pack head coach David Carter is now 63-40 at Nevada.
After being outrebounded 51-37 at UC Irvine last week Nevada won the rebound battle 34-32 tonight.
Deonte Burton scored a game-high 19 points, 12 in the second half.
Junior Kevin Panzer scored a career-high 18 points.
Freshman Cole Huff scored 11 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
After tonight’s game Malik Story and Burton have 984 and 981 career points respectively in the race to become the 23rd player in school history to score 1,000 points.
Story and Burton have started all 69 games of their Wolf Pack careers.
Jerry Evans, Jr. has started the last 51 games and 57 in his career.
Story has 172 career three-pointers which is fourth most at Nevada.
Nevada got 22 points of the bench compared to 19 for CSF.
The score was tied six times and there were seven lead changes in the game.