Dec. 08, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Jerry Evans, Jr. scored 25 points, making the last two free throws in overtime, to help Nevada slip past UC Davis 87-81 Saturday night.
Nevada held a 74-72 lead with 12 seconds remaining in regulation after a Deonte Burton free throw. Brynton Lemar's layup with seven seconds remaining sent the game into overtime. The Wolf Pack (4-5) outscored UC Davis 13-7 in overtime.
Burton added 19 points for the Wolf Pack. Ronnie Stevens and Cole Huff had 13 each.
The game was tied eight times, with 15 lead changes.
UC Davis held a 37-34 halftime lead, and led 40-34 to start the second half. Nevada (4-5) quickly came back to outscore the Aggies 40-37 in the second half.
Nevada held a decided 42-24 advantage on the boards.
Corey Hawkins led the Aggies with 34 points. Lemar finished with a season-high 16.
Nevada men’s basketball postgame notes
Nevada is 4-5 after defeating UC Davis (3-7) 87-81 in overtime tonight.
Tonight was the first overtime game of the season for the Wolf Pack.
Nevada has won the last 13 games from UC Davis and leads the overall series 78-24.
The win snaps a season-high three-game losing skid for the Pack.
Nevada had a season-high 42 rebounds and the plus 18 rebound margin is a season best.
Nevada has one more game remaining in a four-game stretch away from Reno. The Wolf Pack plays at Cal on Tuesday at 8 p.m. The game will air live on the Pac-12 Networks.
Senior guard Jerry Evans, Jr. scored a career-high 25 points. Evans made four-of-six 3-pointers. The four made 3-pointers is one shy of his career high five set his sophomore year.
Junior forward Ronnie Stevens, Jr. had his best game at Nevada posting season-highs with 13 points and nine rebounds. The nine rebounders was a game-high and was the first time he topped the team in rebounding.
Tonight marked the fifth time that four Pack players scored in double figures in the same game. Evans, Jr. (25), Deonte Burton (19), Cole Huff (13) and Stevens, Jr. (13) all reached the mark.
Burton’s 19 points tied his season low as he totaled over 20 points in the other seven games. He broke a tie with Terrance Green (1999-03) for fifth in career scoring as he now has scored 1,665 points.
Burton dished out a season-high six assists.
Junior guard Michael Perez made a three-pointer and has one in each game this season. Perez grabbed a season-high seven rebounds.
Head coach David Carter is 78-63 in his fifth season leading the Wolf Pack and ranks ninth in career wins. Carter is one win back of his mentor Trent Johnson’s (1999-04) 79 wins for eighth most in school history.
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