Nevada rallies from 16-point halftime deficit, tops Oakland
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Marcus Marshall scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and Nevada rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat Oakland 82-78 on Wednesday night in the Great Alaska Shootout.
Nevada (4-1) scored on its first four possessions of the second half — on two 3-pointers, a dunk and two free throws — to pull to 47-38. It was tied at 58-all midway through the half after Lindsey Drew scored on two straight fast breaks.
Cameron Oliver, who finished with 22 points, hit a corner 3-pointer to give Nevada its first lead of the game at 64-62. His 3 with 1:16 remaining extended the Wolf Pack’s lead to 80-75 lead but Sherron Dorsey-Walker answered with a 3 with 28.4 seconds left. Marshall sealed it with two free throws.
Oakland (4-1) scored the first nine points of the game and Isaiah Brock’s dunk gave them a 44-28 halftime lead. Dorsey-Walker scored 16 of his career-high 23 points in the first half.
The game ended after the Appeal’s deadline for the Thanksgiving day paper.
Nevada plays at 6:30 p.m. today against Buffalo.