Pack wins, shares top spot in MW | NevadaAppeal.com

Pack wins, shares top spot in MW

AP, Staff reports

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Marcus Marshall scored 32 points, and Cameron Oliver and Jordan Caroline each had a double-double and Nevada beat Wyoming 89-74 on Saturday night.

Oliver had 13 points and 16 rebounds and Caroline had 12 and 15 for the Wolfpack (15-3, 4-1 Mountain West), which had a 49-36 rebounding advantage. D.J. Fenner added 15 points and Lindsey Drew finished with a season-high 14.

It’s the fifth time this season all Nevada’s starters scored in double figures, and it’s the third time that two Pack players had double-doubles in the same game.

Nevada led 39-31 at halftime, but the Cowboys went on a 14-6 run and tied the game on Hayden Dalton’s layup with 14:16 left.

Nevada answered the challenge with a 12-2 run and took control from there.

Oliver’s 16 rebounds were a season high for the team, and the fourth-most by an opponent at Wyoming.

Marshall extended his double-figure scoring streak to 18 straight games.

The loss was Wyoming’s first at home after starting the season with 10 straight wins.

Alexander Aka Gorski led Wyoming (12-6, 2-3), which shot 33 percent (20 of 61) with 20 points, Dalton scored 13, Alan Herndon finished with 12, and Justin James had 11. The Cowboys were 7 of 33 from 3-point range.

Fresno State 89, Boise State 80

FRESNO, Calif. — Deshon Taylor scored a career-high 19 points, Jahmel Taylor added 17 more and Fresno State cruised to an 89-80 win over Boise State on Saturday.

Fresno State (11-7, 3-3 Mountain West) opened strong and never trailed, racing to a 38-10 lead midway through the opening half.

Jahmel Taylor got all four of his 3-pointers in the first 12 minutes.

Bryson Williams added a career-high 14 points for Fresno State, which shot 62 percent from the field in the first half and 50 percent overall. Paul Watson had 13 points, Karachi Edo got 12 and Jaron Hopkins 10 to help snap Boise State’s seven-game winning streak.

The Broncos (11-5, 4-1) steadily chipped away at the gap in the second half but never got closer than nine points.

Chandler Hutchison led Boise State with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Paris Austin added 14 points and Justinian Jessup had 12.

New Mexico 84,

Colorado State 71.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Elijah Brown had 25 points with four 3-pointers, nine rebounds and seven assists, and New Mexico beat Colorado State 84-71 on Saturday to snap a three-game skid.

Tim Williams scored 15 points with nine boards, Dane Kuiper added 10 points, and the Lobos (10-8, 3-3 Mountain West) shot 61 percent from the floor in the second half and outrebounded the Rams 39-29.

San Jose State 89, Air Force 85.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Brandon Clarke scored a career-high 36 points on 16-of-22 shooting, adding five rebounds, assists and blocks, and San Jose State outlasted Air Force in a nail-biter .

Cody Schwartz and E.J. Boyce each hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the Spartans (9-7, 2-3 Mountain West), who hit 8 of their final 9 shots.

SDSU 74, Utah St. 57

SAN DIEGO — Matt Shrigley and Jeremy Hemsley scored 14 points apiece to lead the Aztecs (10-7, 2-3) over Utah State.