Nevada Dominates Colorado State
Head Coach Eric Mussleman achieves his 100th coaching victory at Nevada in dominating fashion as the Wolf Pack easily handles Colorado State 100-60
Wolf Pack Hammers Colorado State for Mussleman’s 100th Career Victory at Nevada
Despite an 18-1 start, the Nevada Wolf Pack had not played a complete game so far this season. Despite a top ten ranking and sitting atop of the Mountain West standings, folks were waiting for this talented Wolf Pack team to come out play their best basketball from beginning to the end.
Tonight at home in front of 10,931 fans at the Lawlor Events Center, the Wolf Pack finally put on a stellar performance from start to finish as Nevada dominated the Colorado State Rams 100-60 on Tuesday night.
With the win, Wolf Pack head coach Eric Mussleman earns his 100th victory in his career which makes him the fastest coach in Mountain West conference history to reach that goal. It really is impressive in what Eric Mussleman has been able to do in a little under four years in Reno.
After games in which the Wolf Pack played sluggishly for a half and then picked things up in the second half, Nevada tonight did play excellent basketball for 40 minutes. Nevada shot 56 percent from the field and 48 percent from the three point line as Nevada made 13 three-pointers tonight. On defense, Nevada held Colorado State to just 39 percent shooting from the field and forced 21 turnovers. The Wolf Pack truly played like the seventh ranked team in the country for the entire game.
Despite the outstanding offensive performance in the first half, the Wolf Pack were only up 42-35 on Colorado State after the first half. In the second half, the Wolf Pack went on a 7-0 scoring run and never looked back as they outscored the Rams 58-25 in the second half and cruised to an easy victory capped off by a few thunderous dunks by the Wolf Pack
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For the Wolf Pack, all five of the starters tonight scored in double figures. Jordan Caroline led the Wolf Pack in scoring with 26 points and seven rebounds. Cody Martin scored 19 points and recorded five assists. Caleb Martin scored 18 points tonight and made six threes tonight while Trey Porter and Tre’Shawn Thruman (playing for Coey Henson who is ill) chipped in with 13 points and ten points respectively.
For Colorado State senior guard J.D. Paige led the team with 18 points tonight and made six threes tonight. Nico Caravacho was the second leading scorer tonight for the Rams as he contributed with 11 points and 14 rebounds tonight.
With the win, the Wolf Pack improves their record to 19-1 overall and 6-1 in the Mountain West while Colorado State drops to 7-12 overall and 2-4 in the Mountain West. Nevada will return to action on Tuesday January 29th as they head south to Las Vegas to take on their in-state rivals, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.