Nevada falls to CSU Bakersfield 74-66
Nov. 18, 2013
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Deonte Burton scored a game-high 24 points, but the Wolf Pack fell to Cal State Bakersfield, 74-66.
The Runners (3-1) led 38-30 at half and allowed a 6-0 run by the Wolf Pack to cut the lead to 38-36. Bakersfield answered with a 17-6 run to take their largest lead of the game at 55-42 with 11:51 left. The Runners would lead by 13 again with 7:21 to go in the game.
The Wolf Pack (2-2) entered the game with two straight road victories in which they rallied from double-digit deficits, but were unable to get closer than 72-66 with a minute to play.
Abdul Ahmed finished with 14 points, Tyrell Corbin had 13 and Erik Kenney had 11 for Bakersfield.
Nevada is 2-2 after falling 74-66 at CSU Bakersfield (3-1) on Monday. The series with the Roadrunners is tied at 1-1.
The Pack went 2-1 on its three-game road trip and returns home for two games. The Wolf Pack hosts Chattanooga on Friday at 7 p.m. and Morehead State on Sunday at 3 p.m. Both home games are part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.
Tonight was the largest margin in game this season. The first three were all two-point games.
Deonte Burton scored a game-high 24 points. Burton has scored 20 or more points in all four games this season. It was the third time he posted a game high.
Burton's two steals gives him 132 for his career, moving him past Kyle Shiloh (2004-07) into seventh on the Nevada career list. He made three 3-pointers to tie Brandon Fields (2006-10) for sixth in school history with 144 made.
Sophomore Cole Huff reached double figures for the third consecutive game finishing with 12 points. It is longest consecutive double figure streak of his career.
Junior Michael Perez failed to score in double figures for the first time this season totaling nine points. Perez made one-of-five three -pointers giving him at least one in each game this season.
Jerry Evans, Jr., Ali Fall and D.J. Fenner all fouled out. It was the second time Fall fouled out and first for the other two players. Head coach David Carter is 76-59 in his fifth season leading the Wolf Pack.