Nevada beats Chattanooga on buzzer-beater 83-81
Nov. 23, 2013
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Deonte Burton poured in a game-high 28 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Nevada over Chattanooga 83-81 Friday night.
The Wolf Pack (3-2) shot 51.7 percent from the field, just outperforming Chattanooga's 50 percentage.
Chattanooga (2-3) led by as much as eight, but Nevada wouldn't go away, taking a 79-78 lead after a Michael Perez layup.
After a split pair of free throws from Burton, Z. Mason made a 3-pointer to give the Mocs the lead.
Mason was sent to the line after a series of turnovers, but he missed both free throws with eight seconds left.
The Wolf Pack took a timeout with 2 ticks on the clock, and Burton sank a 3-point dagger as time expired.
Burton was 9 of 14 on field goal attempts and had five assists.
Mason finished with 24 points and a game-high eight rebounds and Greg Pryor added 19.
Nevada men's basketball postgame notes
Nevada is 3-2 after defeating Chattanooga (2-3) 83-81 on senior Deonte Burton's 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Tonight's game was the first of four in the 2013 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic for the Wolf Pack. The second game is Sunday at home versus Morehead State at 3:05 p.m.
Of the Wolf Pack's five games this season four have been two-point contests. Nevada is 3-1 in the two-point games.
Burton has scored 20 or more points in all five games this season including tying his career-high with 31 at San Francisco. Tonight's 28 was his second highest output of the season. Four times he has posted a game-high this season.
For the third time this season the Pack had four players score in double figures; Burton (28), Michael Perez (12), Jerry Evans, Jr. (11) and Marqueze Coleman (11).
Senior forward Ali Fall had a season-high eight points.
For the first time in four games sophomore forward Cole Huff did not score in double figures finishing with seven. Huff did top the Pack in rebounding with seven.
Burton made two 3-pointers in the game and he needed one to move into sixth with 146 career 3-pointers made.
Head coach David Carter is 77-60 in his fifth season leading the Wolf Pack. Carter is two back of his mentor Trent Johnson's (1999-04) 79 for eighth most in school history.
Nevada wore turquoise uniforms in honor of Native American Month. Tonight was Nevada's Nike N7 Night.
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