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Boise State bests Nevada, 74-65
by Tribune Staff
Jan 14, 2014 | 593 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The University of Nevada men's basketball team saw its unblemished start in Mountain West Conference play take a hit Tuesday night. The Wolf Pack suffered its first MWC loss of the winter campaign after falling at home to Boise State, 74-65.

Nevada ripped off the first seven points of the game with sophomore Cole Huff igniting the early spurt with a quick five points. Unfortunately for Nevada, Boise State responded by posting the next 15 points en route to grabbing a 30-23 edge at the intermission.

Nevada opened the second half with another 7-0 run. That spurt, capped by an AJ West jumper knotted the contest at 30-30. The game stayed close for a few minutes. It was still deadlocked at 40-40. Boise State's Anthony Drmic buried a trey that forged BSU on top 47-42 and began a 19-7 Broncos (12-5, 2-2) run that left the Blue and Orange on top 63-49 and seemingly sealed Nevada's losing fate.

Nevada's star point guard, Deonte Burton, an NBA prospect and one of the leading scorers in the MWC, was held to seven points on 1-of-8 shooting in the loss. Additionally, West, who has helped turn around Nevada's season since becoming eligible last month, finished with just three points and one rebound as Boise State earned a 41-31 edge on the boards.

Derrick Marks scored 21 points to lead BSU while Drmic chipped in 17.

Jerry Evans Jr. led Nevada (9-9, 4-1), posting 17 points. Michael Perez and Huff added 16 and 12 points respectively in defeat.

Shooting woes ailed Nevada as it connected on just 19-of-45 (34.5 percent) field goal tries, including only 6-of-25 from beyond the arc.

Nevada gets a week off before returning to the court for a game Jan. 22 at Fresno State.

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