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Battle of the Boards: Nevada crashes the glass in win over Fresno State

10th-ranked Wolf Pack move to 16-1

NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Fresno State Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 10 ranked Nevada Wolf Pack crashed the glass in a 74-64 victory over Fresno State Saturday. The Pack improved to 16-1 on the season and have taken the last four matchups against the Bulldogs.



  • Nevada shot just 35 percent from the field and 27 percent from three (10-37). Caleb Martin scored a game-high 27 points and added nine rebounds on the night. Martin surpassed 1,000 career points in the silver and blue in the process. Jazz Johnson scored 10 points off the bench.
  • Rebounding Battle: Despite another cold night offensively, the Pack out-rebounded the Bulldogs 42-34. Nevada also recorded a season-high 17 offensive rebounds to give them countless second-chance opportunities.
  • Jordan Caroline, Double-Double Machine: Jordan Caroline’s 19 points and 16 rebounds marked his tenth double-double of the year and 37th of his career. Caroline also passed Malik Story for 10th all-time on the Nevada scoring list with 1,493 points.
  • Mixing It Up: Head coach Eric Musselman inserted his third different starting lineup this season. Corey Henson started for the second-straight game. Henson recorded six points in 24 minutes.


  • The Pack held Fresno State to 43 percent from the field and 40 percent from three. Three players scored in double-figures including Braxton Huggins, who tallied a team-high 25 points. The Bulldogs bench scored just three points.
  • Lock Down: Nevada has held their opponents to under 70 points in back-to-back games and 13 games so far this season.


Nevada now has back-to-back double-digit wins following their blowout loss to New Mexico. They’ve taken down two of the stronger opponents in the Mountain West Conference, but the Pack have to keep their head on a swivel to avoid another disastrous upset.


Nevada will face-off against the Boise State Broncos Jan. 15 at the Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos are 8-8 overall and a perfect 3-0 in conference play.