Nevada Basketball: Wolf Pack Blow Out Boise State 93-73
Five Wolf Pack players scored in double figures with Caleb and Cody Martin leading the way as Nevada cruises to a victory over Boise State.
Wolf Pack Blasts Boise State 93-73
Five Nevada Wolf Pack players scored in double figures with Caleb Martin leading the way with 30 points as the Wolf Pack dominated the Boise State Broncos 93-73 on Saturday in Reno.
Both Caleb and Cody Martin (who scored 1,000 points for his career today) had a big night as they both combined for 51 points as that number is the most they have scored this season. For Nevada, it was the third straight game in which they dominated from beginning to end as they did against Colorado State on January 23rd and UNLV this past Tuesday.
In the first game between Boise State and Nevada it was a close contest that the Wolf Pack won when Cody Martin’s three with 4.5 seconds left in the game pushed Nevada past the Broncos 72-71. In the second meeting,Boise State was only down nine to the Wolf Pack after the first half but in the second half, with the Broncos down only 45-40, the Wolf Pack went on a 15-5 scoring run to pull away as Nevada cruised to the victory and a regular season sweep of Boise State.
It was a collective performance on the scoring front from Nevada as not only did the Martin twins put up double figure points individually but Jordan Caroline collected his 40th double double of his career as he tacked on 13 points and 12 rebounds today (Caroline also made some history as he moved into sixth place in Nevada Basketball history in rebounds). Tre’Shawn Thurman chipped in with ten points and five rebounds and Jazz Johnson came off the bench and scored 12 points.
The Wolf Pack shot the three ball well today as they shot 46 percent from three point land and that is impressive considering that Boise State is the best in the Mountain West in three-point shooting defense. The Wolf Pack for the game shot 56 percent from the field and out rebounded the Broncos by a count of 33-30.
For the Broncos. Alex Hobbs led the team with 21 points while Justinian Jessup and Derrick Alston both contributed with 19 points a piece.
With the win, Nevada improves their record to 21-1 overall and 8-1 in the Mountain West. The Broncos record drops to 10-12 and 5-4 in the Mountain West. The Wolf Pack’s next game will be on Wednesday as they hit the road to face off against Colorado State.