Nevada falls to Morehead State 63-58

Nov. 24, 2013

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Deonte Burton paced Nevada with a game-high 19 points and was 3 of 6 beyond the arc, but Morehead State outlasted Nevada 63-58 on Sunday.

With the score tied at 46, Morehead State (5-2) used an 8-1 run sparked by two baskets from Posthumus to give the Eagles their largest lead of the game.

The Wolf Pack (3-3) looked to climb back as Deonte Burton hit a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to two. After a Warner layup, Burton hit another triple to make the score 58-57 with 1:04 remaining.

Bakari Turner and Kareem Storey each hit a pair of free throws to seal the win for the Eagles.

Jerry Evans, Jr. had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Wolf Pack.

Angelo Warner scored 15 points and Chad Posthumus added 10 with 16 rebounds for Morehead State.

Nevada men's basketball postgame notes

Nevada is 3-3 after falling 63-58 at home to Morehead State (5-2) today.  

The  Wolf Pack is 1-2 at home and 2-1 on the road.   Nevada's next four games are away from Lawlor Events Center.

Today's game was the second of four in the 2013 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational for the Wolf Pack.  The Pack plays UCLA on Thursday and Missouri on Friday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas to conclude the invitational.

After scoring a game-high 19 points today senior guard Deonte Burton has scored 1,606 points in his career which ranks seventh in school history.

For the first time this season Burton failed to score 20 or more points in game finishing with 19.  It was the fifth time he posted a game high.

Ali Fall grabbed a career-high six rebounds against the Eagles.  Fall fouled out for the third time this season.

Jerry Evans, Jr. led the Pack in rebounding with seven.  It was third time he has topped the Pack in rebounding this season and 19th time in his career.

Head coach David Carter is 77-61 in his fifth season leading the Wolf Pack and ranks ninth in career wins.  Carter is two back of his mentor Trent Johnson's (1999-04) 79 wins for eighth most in school history.



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