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Nevada vs. Marshall final score: Wolf Pack end losing streak in a blowout win

The Wolf Pack used their size advantage to demolish Marshall at home and end their eight game losing streak in their last game before Christmas.

Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

It was a game of firsts for the Nevada Wolf Pack. It was the first win for the Wolf Pack since November 17th, it was the first time this season Nevada scored more than 70 points in a game and it was the first time the Wolf Pack dominated the game from start to finish.

In the Wolf Pack's 83-55 win over the Marshall Thundering Herd, the Wolf Pack shot 46 percent from the field while limiting the Thundering Herd to 25 percent. The Pack out-rebounded the Thundering Herd 59-35 and held them to 21 percent from three point land.

Nevada was helped by the performance of forward AJ West. West, who missed the game against Pacific due to a sore heel, scored 16 points and grabbed ten rebounds as West was a force in the paint taking advantage of the undersized front line of the Thundering Hurd. Marqueze Coleman and Michael Perez were the other two Wolf Pack scorers in double figures as Coleman scored 13 points and Perez scored 12 points. The Wolf Pack got a solid contribution off the bench from Tyron Criswell as he scored nine points in the game.

The Wolf Pack were up 38-30 at the start of the second half when they went on a 27-6 scoring run to put the game out of reach by the midway point of the second half. Austin Loop was Marshall's leading scorer with 11 points and Justin Edmonds scored ten points in the losing effort. Nevada's up tempo,attacking the rim style gave Marshall problems all night as the Thundering Herd had no answers in stopping Coleman and DJ Fenner from attacking the rim. It was a style of offense that seems to fit this Wolf Pack team well as they have had struggles in the half court offensively.

The Wolf Pack will play host to Northwest Christian out of Division II on Sunday at 3 pm at the Lawlor Events Center.