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Nevada Basketball: Wolf Pack cruises to an easy victory over Montana State

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The Wolf Pack had no problems dispatching Montana State in a 83-62 rout of the Bobcats in Honolulu on Sunday.

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In Nevada's second game at the Outriggers Resort Rainbow Classic, the Nevada Wolf Pack easily took care of the Montana State Bobcats 83-62 on Sunday to improve their record to 2-0 this season.

The Wolf Pack controlled the game from the start as they began the game on a 16-2 scoring run and led 24-13 at the first media time out. However, the Bobcats did fight their way back to cut the Wolf Pack lead to two before the half but a Marqueze Coleman made jumper at the end of the half gave the Wolf Pack a 41-37 lead. Early in the second half, the Wolf Pack went on an 8-0 scoring run and they never looked back as they closed out the Bobcats. Five Wolf Pack players scored in double figures and senior guard and Marqueze Coleman led all Wolf Pack players with 20 points off of 6 for 13 shooting from the field. DJ Fenner scored 17 points while Tyron Criswell and Eric Cooper Jr., came off the bench and scored 15 and 11 points respectively and AJ West notched another double-double as he scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

The Wolf Pack defense matched the dominating performance of the offense today as they held a good shooting Montana State team to only 30 percent shooting from the field and 23 percent shooting from the three-point line. It wasn't all good news for Nevada as freshman point guard Lindsey Drew turned his ankle early in the game and did not return and his fellow freshman point guard Juwan Anderson went down with a possible hyperextended knee early in the second half and did not return. Drew could be ready for the next game but Anderson's injury could force him to miss some time.

Nevada will look to go 3-0 for the first time since 2006-2007 as they face Hawaii Warriors on Monday night in Honolulu.