Nevada Tops San Jose State, 90-60
Wolf Pack get an east win.
Nevada for the win
There was never a question in who was coming out on top in this contest. Nevada started hot, quickly jumping to a 16-7 lead following a 7-0 run by the Wolf Pack. The Wolf Pack also made six of their first eight from beyond the arc, showing no struggle shooting from deep. Grant Sherfield was the Nevada player to lead the charge early. Sherfield scored 14 6-7 from the field including 2-2 from beyond the arc in the first half. With seven minutes still left to go in the half, the Wolf Pack were up 36-17, truly dominating offensively. In what would be a brutal first half for the Spartans, both teams would go into halftime with a score of 43-25, Nevada leading. Tre Coleman also seemed to find his groove early, the Sophmore would have eight points at the half.
It was more of the same for San Jose State coming out of halftime. The Spartans struggled to get anything going. Myron Amey Jr. was the Spartans leading scorer with 16 points on 6-13 shooting. Alvaro Cardenas was the only other San Jose State player to score in double-digits with 13. Omari Moore, who had a team-high 22 points in Tuesday’s contest, had two points and only attempted three shots.
What would be the difference-maker in this contest compared to Tuesday’s, was the three-ball for San Jose State. In the first contest, the Spartans dropped 14 3-pointers. On Thursday, Ssn Jose State made only three 3-pointers in the first half and seven for the entire game. There was also a giant leap made by the Wolf Pack on the boards. In Tuesday’s matchup, the Wolf Pack only had nine rebounds in the first half and were getting demolished down low. In this contest, Nevada gathered 31 rebounds compared to San Jose State’s 21.
San Jose State seemed to miss the spark they played with earlier in the week. The Spartans shot 42% from the field and only 30% from deep. Everything San Jose State would try to run would prove unsuccessful in what would be an all-night struggle to get a shot to fall. While San Jose State didn’t play terribly, they just couldn’t keep up with what Nevada was doing offensively. This was undoubtedly Nevada’s best offensive game of the season. The Wolf Pack shot an astounding 66% from the field and 52% from beyond the arc, leading to their highest point total all season. It was the Wolf Pack, start to finish as they take this one in the Bay Area, 90-60.
The Most Valuable Player Award has to go to Grant Sherfield. Although, Tre Coleman came in a close second. Sherfield had 25 points and 10 assists, which made it his fourth double-double on the season. The 6’2 Junior also had six rebounds and a steal to add to his total. Sherfield had an efficient night on offense as well, shooting 10-13 from the field and 3-4 from beyond the arc. Tre Coleman deserves an honorable mention for his 14 points, three assists, and two rebounds in what would be the sophomore’s highest point total all season.
San Jose State looks to finally get their first conference win of the season as the Spartans (7-19, 0-14) take on the New Mexico Lobos (11-15, 3-9). Nevada (12-13, 6-8) travels back to Reno where the Wolf Pack host in-state rivals, the UNLV Rebels (15-11, 7-6).