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Nevada vs. LMU final score: Wolf Pack notch first win of the year

The Wolf Pack win their home opener.

NCAA Basketball: Loyola Marymount at Nevada Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Nevada Wolf Pack opened up in their first home game of the season against the Loyola Marymount Lions. In the 2nd half of the game, the Wolf Pack scored an explosive 46 points to defeat the Lions by a score of 79-64.

The two leading scores in the game for the Wolf Pack were Marcus Marshall and Elijah Foster, who had a career high of scoring 18 points, that combined for 36 points and 11 rebounds, while Cameron Oliver scored 14 points with one block.

In the first half of the game, Cameron Oilver found himself in some foul trouble in just the first three minutes of the game, but the Wolf Pack got a grove going with 10-4 run. The Wolf Pack held the Lions to just 40 percent shooting and allowing them to go to the free throw line once in the first half. The Lions and Wolf Pack both had 8 turnovers, but were aggressive on the boards with 5 offensive rebounds for Nevada and 6 for Loyola Marymount. The leading scorers for Nevada at the end of the first half were Elijah Foster with 11 points, tying his career high, and six rebounds and Marcus Marshall scoring eight points with scoring two three pointers.

The Wolf Pack heated up in the second half by scoring 46 points in the second half and having four players scoring in the double digit figures. The game got out of hand for Lions as struggled on defense with two minutes remaining in the game and the Wolf Pack made crucial free throws to put the game away. Foster was the star of the night for the Wolf Pack and has been getting increased minutes every season. Marcus Marshall was a three pointer machine by making 4-10 shots beyond the arch and becoming a leader this season. Even though Oliver found himself in foul trouble, he still managed to score 14 points in just 17 minutes of play.

The Wolf Pack’s next opponent will be at home on Nov 18 against Oregon State in the Lawlor Events Center.