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Historic Win: Nevada’s Eric Musselman grabs 100th career win in rout over Colorado State

7th-ranked Wolf Pack move to 19-1.

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

The seventh-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack celebrated Eric Musselman’s 100th career victory in the silver and blue with a dominant 100-60 beatdown over Colorado State Wednesday. Musselman is the sixth coach in school history and 25th fastest in NCAA history to record 100 wins.

On the court, the Pack had one of their best offensive showings of the year after a sluggish outing against Air Force.


  • Nevada shot a blistering 56 percent from the field and 48 percent from three (13-27). The Pack also totaled 21 assists to 7 turnovers as five players scored in double-figures. Jordan Caroline tallied a game-high 26 points with four made threes. Cody Martin added 19 points and five assists.
  • First-Half Flames: Following a 20-point outing against Air Force Saturday, Nevada responded with 42 points on 50 percent shooting to give them a solid 42-35 lead at the half. Colorado State was outscored 58-25 in the second half.
  • Caleb Martin Finds His Form: After a couple sluggish games, Caleb Martin shot his way out of his slump, finishing with 18 points on 6-12 shooting from behind the arc. Martin’s jab-step, three-pointer was working all night from the perimeter, but he showcased an advanced handle to get into the paint and finish with smooth layups off the backboard.
  • Oh, and Caroline still knows how to throw it down.


  • The Pack held Colorado State to 39 percent shooting from the field and 45 percent from three (9-20). The Rams forced 21 giveaways on the night, which translated to 32 points off turnovers for Nevada.
  • Carvacho Held in Check: Colorado State forward Nico Carvacho came into Lawlor Events Center leading the NCAA with 12.3 rebounds per game. The combo of Trey Porter and freshman Jordan Brown bothered Carvacho all night and limited him to 11 points on 5-13 shooting and 14 rebounds.


Nevada needed a performance like this to get their confidence up. They shot well for the whole game and made the Rams pay in transition with several thunderous dunks. It was a treat for the fans to say the least, it even got a smile from Musselman.


The Wolf Pack face the UNLV Rebels in a road game Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Thomas and Mack Center. The Rebels are 11-7 overall and 5-1 in conference this season.