Dec. 22, 2012
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Jerry Evans was one of five players in double figures for Nevada, leading the Wolf Pack with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting in an 84-74 win over Cal State San Marcos on Friday night.
Nevada (8-4) shot an even 50 percent from the floor in the game and never trailed at any point. Malik Story had 14 points, Devonte Elliott had 13, Marqueze Coleman scored 11 and Cole Huff chipped in with 10.
The Wolf Pack jumped out to a 19-5 lead to begin the contest capped off by Evans' dunk with 13:03 remaining in the half. Cal State San Marcos (10-5) cut the lead to two at 37-35 by halftime but watched Nevada retake the momentum with a 35-17 run to begin the second half.
Adam Eakles led the Cougars, an NAIA program, with 18 points while Danny Redmon, Ryan Emanuel and Hakeem Washington each scored 12 points.
University of Nevada Men's Basketball
Nevada improved to 8-4 after defeating Cal State University San Marcos (10-5) tonight. The Wolf Pack is 7-1 at home.
Nevada has won a season-high four in a row. The Pack is 3-0 on the current season-high four game homestand with one game remaining.
Fourth-year head coach David Carter won his 70th game leading the Wolf Pack. Carter is 70-43 at Nevada. The 70 wins are ninth most in school history.
The 84 points tonight tied Nevada's season-high offensive output. The Pack first scored 84 points against UC Davis on Nov. 28 at home.
Jerry Evans, Jr. led the Pack with a season-high 18 points which is one off his career-high of 19 set last season against San Jose State. It also marked the first time Deonte Burton or Malik Story did not lead the team in scoring.
Devonte Elliott (13 pts) and Marqueze Coleman (11 pts) tied their career highs.
Freshman Cole Huff scored in double figures for the third time this season. The 10 points is one off his career-high.
For the first time this season five Nevada players scored in double figures; Evans (18), Story (14), Elliott (13), Coleman (11) and Huff (10).
Nevada outrebounded CSUSM by a season-high 18. It is the third game in a row the Pack outrebounded an opponent by double figures.
Story made two of his seven 3-point attempts tonight. The two three pointers made gives him 199 for his career and he has now attempted 502.
Nevada did not trail in the game.
Deonte Burton's four points tied his season low which first occurred against Cal Poly on Dec. 11.
For the eighth time this season the Pack bench outscored its opponent, 50-34. The 50 points off the bench is a season high.
Burton and Story have started all 79 games of their Nevada careers.
Nine of the 13 players who saw action scored in the game.
The Pack held a 21-point advantage with 8:15 to play in the game.
Junior forward Kevin Panzer started the game but played just two minutes suffering from illness.
Nevada hosts Yale on Friday at 7 p.m.