Nov. 24, 2012
HUNTINGDON, W.Va. (AP) - Dennis Tinnon scored 24 points, Elijah Pittman had 22, and Marshall held off Nevada down the stretch for an 89-82 victory.
D.D. Scarver had 15 points, Jamir Hanner 10, and Nigel Spikes grabbed 14 rebounds for the Thundering Herd (3-3).
Jamir Hanner made a layup 7:21 into the second half for a 64-41 advantage for Marshall, but Nevada started chipping away, closing to 70-58 on Kevin Panzer's three-point play and Jerry Evans' layup with 8:28 left.
Story's 3-pointer pulled Nevada (3-2) to 83-78 with 3:09 to play, and Burton hit a jumper to make it 85-80 with 58 seconds left, but the Wolf Pack got no closer.
The Herd did not help their cause by shooting 15 of 28 from the line in the second half.
Nevada (3-2) had its three-game win streak snapped at Marshall (3-3) falling 89-82.
Nevada trailed by 23 points in the second half but closed within five before falling by seven.
Deonte Burton scored a team season and game-high 28 points. Malik Story's 25 points was second most in the game.
It was Burton's first 20 plus point game of the season and Story's third.
Burton has 1,042 career points and Story 1,039. Burton now ranks 21st and Story is tied with Marvin Buckley for 22nd at Nevada.
Deonte Elliott finished with a career-high 13 points in the game.
Elliott and Jerry Evans, Jr. both fouled out of the game.
Fourth-year Wolf Pack head coach David Carter is now 65-41 at Nevada. The 65 wins tied Jim Carrey (1976-80) for ninth most wins in school history by a Pack men's basketball coach.
Story and Burton have started all 72 games of their Wolf Pack careers.
Jerry Evans, Jr. has started the last 54 games and 60 in his career.
Story has 181 career three-pointers which is fourth most at Nevada.
Nevada never led in the game.
Nevada returns home to host UC Davis on Wednesday and Drake on Friday. Both games tip-off at 7 p.m.