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Nevada vs. Fresno State Recap: Wolf Pack falter in final minutes against Bulldogs

The Wolf Pack drop a close game to the Bulldogs 66-62 as Nevada drops its fourth straight game.

Criswell was plugged into the starting lineup and scored 19 points in the losing effort against Fresno State
Criswell was plugged into the starting lineup and scored 19 points in the losing effort against Fresno State
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This was a game that was a back and fourth contest throughout.

Nevada was down by one when AJ West's layup was blocked by Fresno State's Paul Watson and the rebound was grabbed by Julien Lewis. Following a Fresno State timeout, Marvelle Harris hits a three-pointer to give the Bulldogs the lead for good.

With the win, Fresno State completes the sweep of the Wolf Pack for the first time since 2001 with the 66-62 victory over Nevada.

For the Wolf Pack, it was another bad shooting night as the team shot only 30 percent from the field. And while Nevada shot 72 percent from the free throw line, the Wolf Pack missed some key free throws down the stretch that could have given them the lead.

Eric Cooper Jr., was the Wolf Pack's leading scorer with 20 points and went 4 for 12 from three point land and Tyron Criswell, who appeared in the starting lineup for the first time this season, scored 19 points. AJ West scored 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Marqueze Coleman chipped in with ten points.

The Bulldogs had four players in double figures and Paul Watson lead the team with 18 points. Watson also grabbed nine rebounds and five blocks and while Marvelle Harris scored 15 points and scored five of those points in the final minute to seal the win for Fresno State. Cezar Guerrero also scored 12 points while coming off the bench for Fresno State.

With this loss, the Wolf Pack fall  to 2-4 in the Mountain West (6-12 record overall) and now head back to Reno to face rival UNLV on Tuesday Night.