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Winning Fashion: Nevada beats Wyoming for 10 in a row

Seventh-ranked Wolf Pack improve to 24-1

NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

The seventh-ranked Nevada men’s basketball team beat Wyoming in dominant fashion 82-49 for its 10th-straight win Saturday at Laramie, Wyoming. The Pack have recorded 10 or more wins for the second time this season and there may be no plans of slowing down heading into tournament play.

THE RUNDOWN:

OFFENSE:

  • Nevada shot 54 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point range (9-23). Trey Porter finished with a game-high 14 points and six rebounds. Caleb Martin added 13 points just nine attempts, hitting five of them. He surpassed 1,700 for his career. Tre’Shawn Thurman tacked on 11 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Jordan Caroline Moves to Sixth-All Time on Nevada Scoring List: Jordan Caroline’s 13 points placed him at sixth all-time on the Nevada scoring list. Caroline has scored in double-figures every game this season and has remained the one consistent force for the Pack.
  • All That Jazz: Jazz Johnson scored 12 points on 4-5 shooting from three off the bench. He was a key cog early and helped expand Nevada’s lead to double-digits in the early stages of the first half.

DEFENSE:

  • Nevada held Wyoming to 30 percent shooting from the floor and 25 percent from three (6-24). Just two players scored in double-figures, TJ Taylor recorded 13 points and Justin James added a game-high 16 points on 4-16 shooting.
  • Lockdown: The Pack held the Cowboys to 32 percent shooting and 25 percent from three in the second half to close the game out. Nevada also forced 16 turnovers and added seven steals on the night.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Nevada is playing its best basketball at the perfect time, and it’s paying dividends. The Pack are rolling through opponents in the Mountain West and they must keep it up if they want its No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament to change in the next upcoming months.

NEXT UP:

Nevada heads to San Diego State for its first matchup against the Aztecs Feb. 20 at Viejas Arena. The Aztecs are 16-9 overall and 8-4 in conference play this season.