Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nevada tops San Jose State 89-69

There was no Miracle in Moscow -- if you will -- this time. In fact, Jerry Evans, who entered the game averaging 4.1 points per game for Nevada, scored 11 in the first half. Patrick Nyeko, who hadn't nailed a three-pointer all season (0-6), claimed his first one.

At the conclusion, it was Nevada 89-69 over SJSU.

The Spartans kept within 10 or so points for much of the second half but just couldn't cut further into the deficit.

Adrian Oliver led the scoring with 25 points. Keith Shamburger added 16 and Justin Graham contributed 14.

The shooting numbers tell a tale. The Wolf Packers shot 52%, went 8-18 from long distance and 23-29 at the foul line. San Jose State shot 39%, going 3-14 from beyond the three-point line and 16-25 at the charity stripe.

It was 40-31 Nevada after the initial 20 minutes. In that period, the largest Spartan deficit was 18.

Kudos to the San Jose State cheerleader squad for making the trip to Reno and offering support during the game.

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