FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Caleb Martin scored 27 points, together with two free throws with 54.6 seconds remaining, and No. 10 Nevada held on to beat Fresno State seventy four-sixty four on Saturday night time.
Martin additionally added nine rebounds, and Jordan Caroline had 19 factors and sixteen rebounds for the Wolf Pack (16-1, 3-1 Mountain West), who have gained two straight since dropping at unranked New Mexico on Jan. 5.
Braxton Huggins scored 25 factors for Fresno State (12-4, 3-1). Deshon Taylor had 16 points and Nate Grimes added 15 factors and eleven rebounds.
Nevada overcame a rocky start and led the complete second half, getting an enormous night time from Martin. He scored 15 factors within the second half, together with seven straight during one stretch.
Caroline helped together with his tenth double-double this season however it was the large man’s defense that was most essential. Caroline made a come-from-behind steal that led to 3-pointer by Jazz Johnson after Fresno State had closed within fifty eight-52. He later blocked a shot to stop one other Bulldogs’ run and added a pair of put-back dunks.
Caroline moved past Malik Story into tenth place on Nevada’s profession scoring record with 1,493 points.
Fresno State lost for the second time in 12 video games regardless of an enormous night time by Huggins. The Bulldogs have misplaced 21 straight towards Prime 25 teams.
The teams came out capturing wildly beyond the arc earlier than settling down.
Caroline, who missed his first three photographs, obtained Fresno State going when he scored seven factors in an 11-2 run.
After DeShon Taylor made back-to-again three-pointers and a free throw that put the Bulldogs up by one, Caleb Martin made two free throws and a deep three-pointer to help Nevada take a 37-32 halftime lead.
Nevada: The Wolf Pack struggled past the arc within the first half, after which turned issues round by repeatedly driving the lane in the second half. Additionally they acquired an enormous carry defensively, which keyed the offense to straightforward buckets. Caroline’s work on the boards and defensively have been large, but Martin made shot-after-shot when Nevada wanted it.
Fresno State: The Bulldogs don’t have anything to really feel dangerous about. They performed Nevada tight and have been within six points with 2 ½ minutes left. They did not close and noticed their three-recreation convention profitable streak finish, but this can be a staff that should make some noise in the MWC the rest of the best way.
Nevada: At Boise State on Jan. 15.
Fresno State: The Bulldogs get six days off earlier than touring to play at Boise State on Jan. 19.
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