Wolf Pack Downs League Champions Gorizia, 84-79
May 22, 2005
One night after losing to Casal Pusterlengo, the Wolf Pack bounced back with an 84-79 victory over Gorizia, a B-2 team that won their league championship. Nevada evened its record to 1-1 on the tour and will take a day off before facing Veneto Select in Marghera, which is close to Venice.
Junior Nick Fazekas led all scorers with 26 points and 16 rebounds. After starting the game 0-of-3 from the field, Fazekas nailed 11 of his next 15 shots to close out the game. He finished 3-of-7 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Nevada started the game slow falling behind 17-9 early, but closed out the first quarter on a 10-3 run to cut the lead to 20-19. Senior Mo Charlo, who scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds, netted eight first half points as the Wolf Pack led at halftime, 44-40.
Nevada withstood a flurry of 3-pointers by Gorizia's Luca Dalla Vecchia and held a one point advantage after the third period. Dalla Vecchia hit four treys in the second half and finished with a team-high 19 points.
The Wolf Pack took the lead for good on an 8-foot floater in the lane by Fazekas with 1:29 remaining in the game. Nevada closed out the game on a 7-2 run to win 84-79.
Prior to the trip, head coach Mark Fox assigned each of his assistants a game in which they would serve as head coach. On Sunday, associate head coach David Carter took his turn at the helm and pulled the right strings to help the Pack level its record on the trip.