Nov. 14, 2013
Second of three in a row at San Francisco Friday: Nevada snapped a nine-game losing skid with a 60-58 road win at Cal Poly on Tuesday. The Wolf Pack is playing its second of three road games in a row at San Francisco (2-0) on Friday night. The Dons opened the season with a 95-57 victory over Notre Dame de Namur University and defeated Cleveland State 91-82 on Wednesday night.
Friday, 7:00 p.m. PT
NEVADA WOLF PACK
San Francisco Dons
War Memorial Gym (5,300)
San Francisco, Calif.
VIDEO STREAM: http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-baskbl/sched/unv-m-baskbl-sched.html
RADIO: University of Nevada Radio Network (KUUB 94.5 FM Reno; KPLY 630
AM Reno; KUUB 94.3 FM Carson City; KELY 1230 AM Ely; KHWG 750 AM Fallon, KWNA 1400 AM Winnemucca; and KSVL 92.3 FM Yerington)
Ryan Radtke (play-by-play); pregame 6:30 p.m. PT
LIVE STATS: http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-baskbl/sched/unv-m-baskbl-sched.html
SERIES HISTORY: USF leads the series with the Wolf Pack 46-31. Nevada has won the last four games including a 59-51 victory at home last season. The Pack won the last two games in San Francisco 79-71 to open the season on Nov. 18, 2000 and 64-61 on Nov. 26, 2002.
UP NEXT: The Pack concludes its three-game road trip at Cal State Bakersfield on Nov. 18.
WOLF PACK LAYUPS
Sophomore Cole Huff scored a career-high 14 points playing a career-high 33 minutes at Cal Poly.
Deonte Burton and Michael Perez have scored in double figures in both games this season. Burton scored 23 vs. Pacific and 22 at Cal Poly which were both game highs. Perez finished with 11 in the Pacific game and had 13 at CP.
At CP 19 of Nevada's 30 rebounds were grabbed by guards. Perez had a team-high six, Burton and Coleman finished with five each. D.J. Fenner had three off the bench.
Perez has made three 3-pointers in each game.
Jerry Evans, Jr. missed the Cal Poly with a knee injury and is day-to-day.
Burton has started all 100 games of his career.
The win at Cal Poly snapped a nine-game losing skid.
Four players scored in double figures in the Pacific game; Deonte Burton (23), Jerry Evans, Jr. (13), Marqueze Coleman (12) and Michael Perez (11).
Burton was named the MW preseason media team for the second year in a row.
Burton earned an invitation to tryout for Team USA last summer.
Nevada was picked to finish ninth in the 11-team Mountain West.
17 SECOND COMEBACK: Nevada trailed 58-54 at Cal Poly with just 17 seconds to play but scored the final six points to win 60-58. Michael Perez got it started with a 3-pointer from the top of the key to get the Pack within a point, 60-59. On the inbounds pass Cole Huff forced a jump ball resulting in a turnover for CP as the Pack got the possession.
Burton's heroics closed out the game as he drove the lane and hit the bucket with 6.6 seconds to play. He converted the free throw after being fouled and Nevada led 60-58. Burton was not done as he stole the ball and dunked it as the clock expired. The dunk did not count but put a cap on the comeback.
BURTON IN PACK RECORD BOOK: Senior guard Deonte Burton made his 100th career start at Cal Poly on Tuesday, every game since stepping on campus. Burton is assaulting the Wolf Pack record book in several categories.
After his 22 points at Cal Poly he has scored 1,504 points to tie Darryl Owens (1986-89) for eighth in school history. Just nine points will move him past Ric Herrin (1989-93) into seventh.
Burton's 377 assists ranks eighth, 12 back of Pete Padgett (1972-76) for seventh with 389. He is tied with Kevin Franklin (1988-90) for seventh in 3-pointers made and ranks sixth with 401 attempted. Burton's 129 steals is eighth, just two behind Kyle Shiloh (2004-07).
His 471 free throws made is second to Nick Fazekas' (2004-07) 546. The Los Angeles native is behind Fazekas and Garry Hill-Thomas (2000-04) with 623 free throws attempted. Hill-Thomas is just one ahead with 624 while Fazekas attempted 670.
CARTER CHASING MENTOR: Fifth-year head coach David Carter is 75-59 since being named the head coach at the University of Nevada. Carter's 75 wins ranks ninth in school history and is five back of his mentor Trent Johnson (1999-04). Johnson posted a record of 79-74 in his five seasons at Nevada and brought Carter to Nevada as an assistant.
BURTON HONORED: Senior guard Deonte Burton has received several honors already this season. Burton was named to the Mountain West preseason team for the second year in a row. He was selected to the CollegeSportsMadness.com preseason MW first-team.
Selected as one of the top 30 guards according to College Basketball Insider Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com and he ranked him 71st in his top 100 players.
This past summer Burton was one of 29 collegiate basketball players that received an invitation from USA Basketball today to compete for a spot on the roster for the 2013 USA Basketball Men's World University Games. He did not earn a spot on the squad that competed in Kazan, Russia.