Nov. 18, 2013
Nevada ends three-game road trip at CSU Bakersfield Monday: Nevada (2-1) plays its third consecutive road game at CSU Bakersfield (2-1) on Monday night at 7 p.m. The Wolf Pack won the first two games 60-58 at Cal Poly and 92-90 at San Francisco. The Roadrunners lost at Washington State 62-56 then won two at home over UC Merced 97-54 and Sacramento State 74-66.
Monday, 7:00 p.m. PT
NEVADA WOLF PACK
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners
Rabobank Arena (10,800)
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; 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: Nevada won the only meeting in the series 61-47 in Reno on Feb. 14, 2012.
UP NEXT: The Pack returns home to host Chattanooga on Friday and Morehead State on Sunday as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. The final two games of the invitational will be played Nov. 28-29 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The Pack plays UCLA on Thanksgiving Day and Missouri on the next day.
CSU BAKERSFIELD ROADRUNNERS: CSU Bakersfield is 2-1 on the season under the direction of third year head-coach Rod Barnes. Barnes is 32-32 leading the Roadrunners and 218-221 overall in his 13th year.
None of the CSUB regulars are averaging double figures but 10 players who have seen action in all three games average between four and 9.7 points per game. Guard Javonte Maynor is averaging 9.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. Another guard Zach Lamb is scoring nine points per game. Brandon Barnes tops the team in rebounding averaging seven per game. Zech Smith a 6-11 junior center grabs six rebounds per game.
The Roadrunners are averaging 75.7 points per game and allow 60.7. They shoot 50.3 percent from the field and 45.3 from behind the arc. They are outrebounding opponents by 7.7 per game, 38.7-31.
BURTON SCORES CAREER-HIGH TO LEAD PACK TO 92-90 VICTORY AT USF
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Deonte Burton scored 31 points and Nevada narrowly escaped with a 92-90 win over San Francisco on Friday night.
San Francisco's Cody Doolin made two free throws with 42 seconds remaining to pull within one at 90-89. But Nevada's Michael Perez followed with two free throws to extend the lead. Avry Holmes made the first of two free throws with 14 seconds to play, but Nevada secured the rebound. The Wolf Pack's D.J. Fenner missed both free throw tries with 9 seconds remaining, but San Francisco couldn't capitalize.
Perez and Cole Huff added 15 apiece for Nevada (2-1). Burton made four 3's and 11 of 20 overall for the Wolf Pack.
Doolin scored a career-high 33 points and Mark Tollefsen, Matt Glover each added 10 points for the Dons (2-1).
With San Francisco's loss, West Coast Conference teams are now 23-2 to start the year.
WOLF PACK LAYUPS
Nevada's win at Cal Poly snapped a nine-game losing skid.
The Pack is 2-0 on the road this season and went 2-11 in 13 true road games last season and 2-12 away from Reno.
Sophomore Cole Huff has posted back-to-back career highs with 14 at Cal Poly and then 15 at San Francisco. Huff has a block in every game including a career-high three at USF.
Deonte Burton tied his career-high with 31 points at USF. Burton's 20 field attempted was a career best while the 11 made field goals and four 3-pointers made tied his career highs.
Burton and Michael Perez have scored in double figures in all three games this season. Burton scored 23 vs. Pacific, 22 at Cal Poly and 31 at USF. He posted game-highs in the Pacific and CP games. Perez finished with 11 in the Pacific game, had 13 at CP and 15 at USF.
At CP 19 of Nevada's 30 rebounds were grabbed by guards. In the USF game 23-of-39 rebounds were hauled in by backcourt players.
Perez has made a three 3-pointer in each game. He had three in each of the first two games and two in the last game at USF.
Jerry Evans, Jr. missed the Cal Poly with a knee injury but returned to score 11 points in 22 minutes off the bench at USF.
Burton has started all 101 games of his career.
Twice this season four Nevada players scored in double figures in a game. In the Pacific game; Deonte Burton (23), Jerry Evans, Jr. (13), Marqueze Coleman (12) and Michael Perez (11). At USF Burton (31), Cole Huff (15), Perez (15) and Evans, Jr. (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 101st career start at San Francisco on Friday, every game since stepping on campus. Burton is assaulting the Wolf Pack record book in several categories.
After his 31 points at USF he has scored 1,535 to move past Ric Herrin (1989-93) into seventh. Next on the list is Pete Padgett (1972-76) who scored 1,642 points in 104 games.
Burton's 379 assists ranks eighth, 10 back of Padgett (1972-76) for seventh with 389. His 130 steals is one behind Kyle Shiloh (2004-07) for seventh.
His 141 three-points made is seventh with Brandon Fields (2006-10) in sixth with 144. In 101 games he has attempted 409 three-pointers to rank sixth. Fields is fifth with 447 attempted.
His 476 free throws made is second to Nick Fazekas' (2004-07) 546. Fazekas is also in front of him with 670 free throws attempted while Burton has attempted 630.
CARTER CHASING MENTOR: Fifth-year head coach David Carter is 76-59 since being named the head coach at the University of Nevada. Carter's 76 wins ranks ninth in school history and is four 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.