Utah State at Nevada
January 13, 2010
- With the 79-72 overtime loss to Utah State on Saturday night, Nevada fell to 10-7 overall and 2-2 in the WAC play, while Utah State improved to 12-6 and 2-2 in WAC action.
- It marked Nevada's first home loss of the season, and the team is now 8-1 at Lawlor Events Center this year. The game was also the first time the Wolf Pack has gone to overtime since a 79-71 victory at New Mexico State on Jan. 8, 2009.
- Sophomore Luke Babbitt paced the Wolf Pack with his league-leading 12th double-double, scoring 26 points and grabbing 12 rebounds (both game highs). It was his fourth straight game with a double-double and his seventh consecutive game with at least 20 points. Babbitt also blocked a career-high four shots in the game.
- Senior Ray Kraemer added 14 points, making all five of his field goal attempts including four three-pointers. The four treys matched his career best.
- Senior Brandon Fields added 13 points, including three treys, while junior Armon Johnson had 10 points.
- Utah State finished the game on a 24-7 run, while Nevada did not hit a field goal in overtime (0-8).
- Sophomore Dario Hunt matched his career best with six blocked shots, while Nevada as a team had a season-best 11 rejections.
- Johnson dished out nine assists in the game.
- Nevada was outrebounded 43-36 in the game, snapping a stretch of 11 consecutive games where Nevada had outrebounded its opponents.
-The Wolf Pack matched its season best in three-point percentage, making 50.0 percent of its shots from beyond the arc (9-18), but shot a season-low 50.0 percent from the free throw line (9-18).
- Nevada returns to action on Saturday night, playing host to the Idaho Vandals (8-7, 1-3) at 7:05 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center. The game can be heard on Nevada's radio flagship, ESPN Radio 630 AM, with Ryan Radtke and former Wolf Pack head coach Len Stevens calling the action.Nevada Quotes
Sophomore Luke Babbitt
On the game:
"We gave it away at the end. We didn't hit the shots we needed."
Senior Ray Kraemer
On the game:
"We weren't as tough as they were- they made the plays they needed and we just didn't."
Senior Brandon Fields
On the game:
"We got outplayed."
On being outrebounded:
"It was a momentum swing. We just didn't get offensive rebounds."
Head Coach David Carter
On the difference in the game:
"The guys don't want to admit it, but we ran out of gas in the last five minutes."
"We were in control with a 10 point lead and we had a boost to begin the second half."
On the missed free throws:
"It was all about concentration. We have got to make those free throws. It was mental tonight."
"When they hit that three in overtime, we panicked."
On Ray Kraemer:
"He played very well. He has done everything we have asked him to do. He made big shots, and I'm proud of the way he played."