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Nevada Basketball: Wolf Pack cruises easily over Holy Names

The Wolf Pack had no trouble defeating the Holy Names Hawks 108-56.

Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Nevada Wolf Pack turned in an excellent performance on Monday Night as the team shot 59 percent from the field, 56 percent from the three-point line and produced 29 assists as the Wolf Pack thumped Division II Holy Names 108-57.  It was the most points Nevada scored  since 2009 when they scored 112 points in a victory over Houston and it was the largest margin of victory for Nevada since they defeated Sonoma State by 56 points back in 2008.

Nevada got off to a slow start early in the first half when after the Hawks tied the game at 15-15, coach Eric Musselman called a timeout to get the team back on focus and after that timeout, the Wolf Pack went on a 24-0 scoring run to takeover the lead that they never relinquished. In the second half, the Wolf Pack went on a 20-2 scoring run and demolish what little hope Holy Names had for a comeback.

All four of Nevada's players who scored in double figures came off the bench and the leading scorer was senior forward Lucas Stivrins who in just 13 minutes of playing time, score 21 points and went 6 for 7 from the three-point line. Tyron Criswell and Cam Oliver both score 17 points tonight and AJ West scored 16 points. For the Wolf Pack starters, Eric Cooper Jr., scored nine points while DJ Fenner and Lindsey Drew both scored eight points and while Marqueze Coleman only scored two points tonight,he dished out 11 assists in the winning effort. For Holy Names, Dante Robinson lead the team with 16 points and eight rebounds.

With the win, Nevada improves their record to 5-2 and their next opponent will poise a bit more of a challenge as they host the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday afternoon at 1pm PST.