Nevada sets school record for free throws, also sets a WAC record

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RENO -- It may have bogged down the game, but the University of Nevada men's basketball team broke the school record for free throw attempts. The Wolf Pack attempted 55 free throws, making 45 of them en route to their 94-86 win over Boise State on Thursday night at the Lawlor Events Center.

The number of free throw attempts also broke a Western Athletic Conference record for most attempts in a conference game. But even though Nevada outscored Boise State 45-21 from the charity stripe, the Wolf Pack players said they didn't feel any record was getting broken.

"That's crazy to hit that many free throws," said Terrance Green, who scored 16 points, 14 of them coming from the free throw line. "It sure didn't seem like that much."


With his 16 points against the Broncos, Terrance Green moved up to 10th all time on the Nevada all-time scoring list. Green, a Portland, Ore., native passed Matt Williams, who held the 10th spot with 1,062 points going into last night's game. Williams needed 113 games to get his points while Green, a junior, has only played in 80 games in his career. Green now has 1,076 points and needs 50 more to pass Mike Gray for ninth all time.


Boise State's Abe Jackson, who came into the game as the WAC's third leading scorer, ended up with 20 points, but only scored five in the first half. Nevada's Garry-Hill Thomas defended him well, even though he still edged his season average of 19.3 ppg. Hill-Thomas scored a game-high 28 points.


The Wolf Pack, most because of their 45 made free throws, scored the most points it has all season against Boise State. Nevada had scored 91 points on two occasions this season (vs. San Jose State, vs. Rice). The Wolf Pack had four players score in double figures. The 94 points is also the most points scored in the Trent Johnson era at Nevada, which is now in its third year.


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