Nevads Falls in 69-64 OT Decision to Fresno State
Feb. 19, 2013
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Kevin Foster's 3-pointer with 6 seconds left forced overtime, and the Bulldogs dominated the extra session for a 69-64 win over conference rival Nevada on Tuesday night.
After the Bulldogs (9-16, 3-9 Mountain West) rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit, Nevada went ahead 58-55 on two free throws by Jordan Burris and one by Malik Story. Foster then drained his long-range shot before Nevada's Deonte Burton missed one at the buzzer.
Fresno State never trailed in overtime and took its first lead of the game on Tyler Johnson's dunk with 3:22 left. The Bulldogs added six free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the victory and snap a three-game losing streak - and a five-game skid against Nevada.
Johnson had 19 points and Foster added 15 for the Bulldogs. Burton scored 12 points to lead the Wolf Pack (12-13, 3-8), who shot just 36.5 percent from the floor.
University of Nevada Men's Basketball
Nevada is 12-13, 3-8 in the Mountain West after falling 69-64 in overtime to Fresno State (9-16, 3-9 MW) tonight.
Nevada is 10-5 at home.
The loss snapped a five-game win streak by the Pack versus Fresno State.
The Wolf Pack is 0-2 in overtime games.
Deonte Burton led the Pack in scoring with 12 points. It was the 15th time Burton topped the team in scoring, 21st time he scored in double figures and 12th consecutive game he reached double digits.
Marqueze Coleman tied his career-high with 11 points.
Jordan Burris scored in double figures for the eighth time finishing with 10 points.
Jerry Evans, Jr. and Malik Story led the Pack in rebounding with six tonight. Evans has topped the Pack in rebounding a team-high nine times. In eight of 11 MW games he has led the team in rebounding.
Burton and Story have started all 92 games of their careers in the Pack backcourt.
Fourth-year head coach David Carter is 74-52 at Nevada.
Nevada plays at San Diego State on Saturday at 3 p.m. PT. The game will air nationally on the NBC Sports Network.