Postgame Notes

Nevada at San Jose State

February 12, 2009


Game Notes:

-          With the 80-68 win at San Jose State on Thursday night, Nevada improved to 14-10 overall on the season and 7-4 in WAC play. The victory snapped Nevada’s two-game losing streak, while the team improved to 4-1 on the road in conference play this season.

-          The Wolf Pack also won for the 33rd time in its last 52 games away from home and improved to 30-9 in WAC road games since the start of the 2004-05 campaign.

-          Junior Joey Shaw led four Wolf Pack players in double figures for scoring with a career-best 23 points. He went 9-of-13 from the field, including a career-best 5-of-8 from three-point land, and led the team in scoring for the second time this year.

-          It marked the fifth time this season that Nevada has had four players in double figures for scoring. Sophomore Malik Cooke tied his career high with 17 points, while sophomore Armon Johnson and freshman Luke Babbitt each added 13 points.

-          Nevada shot a season-high 62.3 percent from the field in the game (33-53) and made a season-high 33 field goals. The team made 66.7 percent of its attempts in the first half (18-27), the best shooting half of the season, and shot 47.1 percent from three-point land (8-17) in the game.

-          The Wolf Pack’s 80 points also marked a season high in WAC play.

-          The Wolf Pack outrebounded San Jose State 30-28, the 13th straight opponent the Wolf Pack has outrebounded. The team is now 11-6 on the year when outrebounding its opponents.

-          Freshman Dario Hunt led the team with six rebounds, the fourth time this year that he has paced the team in rebounding.

-          Hunt also blocked three shots in the game, and with 55 blocks this year, he moved into a tie for third with Greg Palm (1981-82) on Nevada’s single-season blocks chart.

-          Nevada returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 14, traveling to Honolulu to take on the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors. That game will tip off at 9 p.m. Pacific Time and will be televised locally by KAME-TV 21. It can also be heard on Nevada’s radio flagship, ESPN 630 AM, and its radio affiliates throughout the state with Ryan Radtke calling the action.



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