Dec. 31, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Carlos Emory and Tony Woods had 13 points each for Oregon, which will take a perfect home record into the new year following a 56-43 win against Nevada on Monday night.
Dominic Artis scored 10 for Oregon (11-2), which has won all 10 games at Matthew Knight Arena this season.
Emory, who started the second half in place of injured forward Arsalan Kazemi, scored nine of his 13 points after halftime. His 3-pointer with 9:26 to play snapped an 8-0 run by the Wolf Pack which had cut the Ducks' double-digit lead to 39-33. Emory's shot sparked a 14-4 run which put Oregon up 53-37 with 6:05 to play.
Despite missing his first nine shots from the field, Deonte Burton scored 12 to lead Nevada (9-6), which had won five straight.
Kazemi left the game with 2:01 left in the first half after a collision under the Nevada basket.
University of Nevada Men’s Basketball
Nevada is 9-5 after falling 56-43 at Oregon (11-2) today.
The Wolf Pack is 1-4 on the road.
The loss snapped Nevada’s season-high five-game win streak.
The Pack scored a season-low 43 points. The previous low was 59 against San Francisco. This after the Wolf Pack scored a season-high 85 against Yale in the last game.
Nevada shot a season-low 28.1 percent after shooting a season-high 57.1 percent against Yale.
For the fifth time in six games Nevada held its opponent to less than 40 percent shooting as the Ducks made 39.5 of their shots.
The Pack’s 14 first half points is a season low and the low since totaling 13 on Mar. 8, 2012 in the first round of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament versus San Jose State.
Deonte Burton led the Pack in scoring for the eighth time finishing with 12 points. Burton scored all 12 of his points in the second half.
Malik Story has 205 career three-pointers which is third most in school history. Terrance Green (1999-2003) is second with 209.
Story scored in double figures for a team-high 11th time finishing with 10 in the game.
Jordan Burris scored in double figures for the sixth time this season finishing with 11 points. It is the fifth time he reached double figures since being inserted into the starting lineup the last seven games.
Burris had five rebounds to lead the Pack in rebounding tonight. It is a team-high fifth time he has topped the team in rebounding this season.
Fourth-year head coach David Carter is 71-44 at Nevada.
Deonte Burton and Malik Story made their 81st career starts tonight.
Nevada’s next game is at Air Force on Jan. 9 when the Pack opens Mountain West play for the first time against the Falcons