No. 6 Nevada advances in Las Vegas | NevadaAppeal.com

No. 6 Nevada advances in Las Vegas

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Nevada's Trey Porter, left, guards Tulsa's Simon Falokun during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Jordan Caroline had 25 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Nevada beat Tulsa 96-86 on Thursday to reach the Las Vegas Invitational title game.

Nevada (5-0) will face Massachusetts on Friday night. UMass beat Southern Illinois 84-62.

Caleb Martin added 21 points for the Wolf Pack, making all 10 of his free throws. Jazz Johnson had 20 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range.

Sterling Taplin the Golden Hurricane (4-1) with 22 points, and Martins Igbanu added 14.

Nevada finally pulled away with about 10 minutes left in the game, building an 80-62 lead with 9:30 left. Tulsa cut it to 88-79 with 3:48 remaining.