Burton Does It Again
Nov. 17, 2012
RENO, Nev. - University of Nevada (2-1) junior point guard Deonte Burton made his 1,000th career point memorable nailing a deep three-pointer with two seconds to play to give the Wolf Pack a 71-69 victory over Green Bay (2-1) in the World Vision Classic tonight. The Pack has won its last two to improve to 2-1 on the season while the Phoenix lost for the first time falling to 2-1.
Nevada led 68-66 but GB's Alec Brown's three-pointer with 11 seconds to play put the Phoenix in front 69-68 setting up Burton's heroic effort. Burton took the inbound pass and after bringing the ball to the frontcourt nailed the long distance three to give the Pack the 71-69 victory.
Burton entered the game needing 19 points to become the 23rd player in school history to score 1,000 points and accomplished that with the game winning shot.
It was the second night in a row Burton willed the Pack to victory. Against Cal State Fullerton on Friday he scored the final five points in the 80-77 victory. He tied the game at 77 then converted the free throw after being fouled to put the Pack in front 78-77. Burton closed out the scoring with two more free throws.
In addition to Burton's game-high 19 points, junior Devonte Elliott scored a career-high 10. Freshman Marqueze Coleman reached double figures for the first time in his Pack career finishing with 11. Elliott tied for game-high honors with seven rebounds.
Four Green Bay players reached double figures led by Brennan Cougill and Kam Cerroni who scored 16 each. Alex Brown had 12 points and seven rebounds. Keifer Sykes finished with 11 points.
Nevada shot 42.4 percent from the field and GB 42.6. The Phoenix outrebounded the Pack 39-34.
Nevada takes on Southern Utah on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Southern Utah (0-2) and Cal State Fullerton (0-2) are playing tonight's second game.
2012-13 University of Nevada Basketball
Nevada (2-1) won its second game in a row defeating Green Bay (2-1) 71-69 tonight in the World Vision Classic.
Nevada is 2-0 in the World Vision Classic.
Deonte Burton became the 23rd player in school history to score 1,000 points. Burton's game-winning three-pointer with two seconds left gave the Pack the victory and him 1,000 points.
Fourth-year Wolf Pack head coach David Carter is now 64-40 at Nevada. Carter is one win from tying Jim Carrey (1976-80) for ninth most wins in school history.
For the second night in a row Burton scored a game-high 19 points.
Junior forward Devonte Elliott scored a career-high 10 points and tied for game-high honors with seven rebounds.
Freshman Marqueze Coleman reached double figures for the first time in his Pack career finishing with 11.
Nevada's bench outscored Green Bay 30-8.
After tonight's game Malik Story has 989 career points.
Story and Burton have started all 70 games of their Wolf Pack careers.
Jerry Evans, Jr. has started the last 52 games and 58 in his career.
Story has 173 career three-pointers which is fourth most at Nevada.
The score was tied 10 times and there were seven lead changes in the game.
Nevada plays Southern Utah tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the final game of the World Vision Classic.