Dec. 8, 2013
Nevada ends four-game road trip at Cal Tuesday: Nevada (4-5) concludes a four-game road trip at Cal (6-3) on Tuesday. The Wolf Pack snapped a three-game losing skid winning 87-81 in overtime at UC Davis on Saturday. The Bears lost on Friday at UC Santa Barbara 72-65. It is the Pack's final nonconference road game of the season. The game will air on the Pac-12 Networks.
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. PT
NEVADA WOLF PACK
Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion (11,877)
TELEVISION: Pac-12 Networks
Ted Robinson (play-by-play); Don MacLean (analyst)
FREE AUDIO: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/nevada.portal
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 30 minutes prior to tip-off
LIVE STATS: http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-baskbl/sched/unv-m-baskbl-sched.html
SERIES HISTORY: Cal leads the series 24-11. The two schools have split the last 10 meetings but the Bears have won the last two. Cal won the last meeting at home 75-66 on Dec. 20, 2008 .
The Pack's last victory at Cal was 57-54 on Dec. 7, 1983.
UP NEXT: Nevada returns home for the first time since Nov. 24 to begin a three-game homestand. The Pack plays Omaha on Dec. 14, Iona on Dec. 22 and ends 2013 with a Dec. 28 game with Long Beach State.
Cal Bears (6-3)
Series: Cal leads 24-11
Last meeting: Cal won the last meeting at home 75-66 on Dec. 20, 2008
Coach: Mike Montgomery (Long Beach State, 1968)
at Cal: 115-62 (Sixth season)
Overall: 663-305 (32nd season)
Double figure scorers: G-Justin Cobbs, 6-3 (13.9 ppg), F-David Kravish, 6-9 (12.7 ppg), G-Jabari Bird, 6-6 (12.2 ppg), F-Richard Solomon, 6-10 (11 ppg)
Leading rebounders: F-Richard Solomon, 6-10 (10.9 rpg), F-David Kravish, 6-9 (8.4 rpg)
Assist leader: G-Justin Cobbs, 6-3 (6.4 apg)
NEVADA WINS IN OVERTIME AT UC DAVIS 87-81: DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Jerry Evans, Jr. scored 25 points, making the last two free throws in overtime, to help Nevada slip past UC Davis 87-81 Saturday night.
Nevada held a 74-72 lead with 12 seconds remaining in regulation after a Deonte Burton free throw. Brynton Lemar's layup with seven seconds remaining sent the game into overtime. The Wolf Pack (4-5) outscored UC Davis 13-7 in overtime.
Burton added 19 points for the Wolf Pack. Ronnie Stevens and Cole Huff had 13 each.
The game was tied eight times, with 15 lead changes.
UC Davis held a 37-34 halftime lead, and led 40-34 to start the second half. Nevada (4-5) quickly came back to outscore the Aggies 40-37 in the second half.
Nevada held a decided 42-24 advantage on the boards.
Corey Hawkins led the Aggies with 34 points. Lemar finished with a season-high 16.
WOLF PACK LAYUPS
- Nevada's win at UC Davis snapped a season-high three-game losing skid.
- Nevada is 3-3 away from Reno this season, 3-1 in away games and 0-2 on neutral courts. Last year the Pack won just two games away from Reno. They were 2-11 in 13 true road games and 2-12 away from Lawlor Events Center.
- The Wolf Pack grabbed a season-high 42 rebounds at UC Davis and the plus 18 rebound margin is a season best.
- The game at Cal is the final game of four in a row away from Lawlor Events Center.
- Nevada was picked to finish ninth in the 11-team Mountain West.
- Four games this season have been decided by two points with the Pack going 3-1 in those contests. The Pack is 1-0 in overtime after defeating UC Davis 87-81 on Dec. 7.
- Deonte Burton was named to the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational all-tournament squad after averaging 21.8 points, three rebounds and three assists in the four games.
- Burton's 22.9 points per game leads the MW and ranked 11th in the Dec. 1 national rankings.
- Burton's 1,665 points ranks fifth in school history and Alex Boyd (1967-70) is 66 points ahead of him with 1,731 points. He has started all 107 games of his career and needs one assist for 400.
- Burton has scored 20 or more points in all but two games vs. Morehead State and at UC Davis. He had 19 points in those two games. Five times he posted game highs; 23 vs. Pacific, 22 at Cal Poly, 24 at CSU Bakersfield, 28 vs. Chattanooga and 19 vs. Morehead State.
- Jerry Evans, Jr. scored a career-high 25 points at UC Davis reaching the 20-point mark for the second time in three games and in his career. The first occurrence was 20 points vs. #19 UCLA. Six times he has scored in double figures this season.
- Burton has the led team in scoring in seven games and tied Jerry Evans, Jr. for the honor vs. UCLA as both scored 20 points. Evans' 25-point game at UCD was the first time Burton did not top the team in scoring or share the honor.
- 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.
- Evans tops the team averaging 6.1 rebounds per game and has led the Pack in rebounding a team-high five times. He has played in 103 games and started 84.
- Ronnie Stevens, Jr. scored 13 points and had nine rebounds at UC Davis which are both season highs. The nine rebounds was a game high. He has started the last two games replacing Ali Fall in the lineup.
- Sophomore Marqueze Coleman scored a career-high 15 points vs. Missouri and had 11 the night before against #19 UCLA.
- Junior guard Michael Perez had a season-high 18 points versus #19 UCLA. Perez has made a three-pointer in every game this season. Five times this season he has scored in double figures. He pulled down a season-high seven rebounds at UC Davis.
- Senior forward Ali Fall grabbed a career-high six rebounds against Morehead State. Fall sprained his ankle and did not play at UC Davis. He is day-to-day.
- Evans missed the Cal Poly game with a knee injury but returned to score 11 points in 22 minutes off the bench at USF. He returned to the starting lineup at CSU Bakersfield.
- Sophomore Cole Huff posted back-to-back career highs with 14 points at Cal Poly and 15 at San Francisco. He followed those two games with 12 at CSU Bakersfield marking the first time he scored in double figures in three consecutive games at Nevada. Last season he reached double figures three times in 30 games. Against Chattanooga the streak was snapped as he totaled seven. Huff failed to score for the first time this season in the UCLA game.
- Five times this season four Nevada players scored in double figures in a game. In the Pacific game; Burton (23), Evans, Jr. (13), Coleman (12) and Perez (11). At USF Burton (31), Huff (15), Perez (15) and Evans, Jr. (11). In the win over Chattanooga; Burton (28), Perez (12), Evans, Jr. (11) and Coleman (10). In Las Vegas versus #19 UCLA; Burton (20), Evans, Jr. (20), Perez (18) and Coleman (11). At UC Davis; Evans, Jr. (25), Burton (19), Huff (13) and Stevens, Jr. (13).
- Head coach David Carter is 78-63 in his fifth season leading the Wolf Pack. Carter is one win back of his mentor Trent Johnson's (1999-04) 79 wins for eighth most in school history.
- 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.
ITALY TOUR: The Nevada men's basketball team took a 10-day trip to Italy in August and won all four games played. The Wolf Pack made stops in Milan, Lake Como, Venice, Florence and Rome. Highlights of the trip included Michelangelo's David, the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican.
BURTON MR. CLUTCH: Nevada fans have come to expect senior guard Deonte Burton to come through down the stretch as he has done throughout his career.
Burton's most recent and second game-winning shot of the season came versus Chattanooga on Nov. 22 as he hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Pack an 83-81 victory over the Mocs. He scored a game-high 28 points.
Burton's heroics closed out the game at Cal Poly as he drove the lane and hit the bucket with 6.6 seconds to play to put the Pack up 59-58. 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 as Nevada scored the final six points after being down four with 17 seconds to play.
His junior season he produced three game-winning shots in front of the home faithful. In the World Vision Classic with Nevada trailing CS Fullerton 77-75 on Nov. 16, he drove the lane, scored and converted the free throw after being fouled to put the Pack up 78-77 with 14 seconds to play. It was not all offensive as he blocked a potential game winning layup at the other end of the court then sealed the victory with two more free throws to give him the last five points in a 80-77 Pack victory.
He delivered the next night against Green Bay hitting a game-winning three-pointer from deep behind the arc with 2 seconds on the clock to give the Pack the 71-69 victory over the Phoenix. This coming after GB had just gone ahead 69-68 on a three-pointer. Burton's three-pointer gave him exactly 1,000 career points in the Silver & Blue.
Against UC Davis on Nov. 28, 2012 he hit a jumper in the lane with 3 seconds on the clock to give Nevada an 84-83 victory over the Aggies. He finished with a game-high 26 points.
It started his sophomore year with a game-tying three-pointer to force overtime versus Washington. A game, the Pack would win 76-73 in overtime as he scored eight-of-10 points in the extra period.
The first game-winning shot of his career was a three-pointer as a sophomore with 11 seconds on the clock at home against Utah State giving the Pack a 53-52 victory.
BURTON IN THE PACK RECORD BOOK: Senior guard Deonte Burton made his 107th career start at UC Davis, every game since stepping on campus. Burton is assaulting the Wolf Pack record book in several categories.
After his 19 points at UCD he has scored 1,665 points to rank fifth at Nevada. Alex Boyd (1967-70) is 66 points ahead of Burton in fourth with 1,731 points.
Burton's 399 assists ranks seventh, 38 back of Darryl Owens (1986-89) for sixth who has 437. His 136 steals is four behind Ethan O'Bryant's (1992-94) 140 for sixth.
His 156 three-points made is sixth with Jimmy Carroll (1996-98) fifth with 170. In 107 games he has attempted 443 three-pointers to rank sixth. Brandon Fields (2006-10) is fifth with 448 attempted.
In his career Burton has made 511 free throws which is second to Nick Fazekas' (2004-07) 546. In the Missouri game Burton moved past Fazekas and now has attempted a school record 678 free throws.
CARTER CHASING MENTOR: Fifth-year head coach David Carter is 78-63 since being named the head coach at the University of Nevada. Carter's 78 wins ranks ninth in school history and is one back of his mentor Trent Johnson (1999-04). Johnson posted a record of 79-74 in his five seasons leading the Pack and brought Carter to Nevada as an assistant.
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, 58-57. 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 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.
He was named the Nov. 17 MW Player of the Week after averaging 26.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and hit the game-winning shot at Cal Poly.
Competing in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational he was selected to the all-tournament team after averaging 20 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists four games. His 3-pointer at the buzzer at home versus Chattanooga gave the Pack the 83-81 victory.
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.