Fresno State 65

(10-8, 6-3 WAC)

Nevada 84

(12-6, 6-3 WAC)

    10:05 PM ET, January 31, 2004

    Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada

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    FRES 33 3265
    NEV 40 4484

    Nevada 84, Fresno State 65

    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Kirk Snyder scored 28 points and Nick Fazekas added 16 Saturday night to help keep Nevada undefeated at home this season with an 84-65 win over Fresno State in the Western Athletic Conference.

    Todd Okeson added 12 points and 10 assists for his first career double-double and Kevinn Pinkney had 11 points for the Wolf Pack (12-6, 6-3), the first team this season to score more than 80 points against Fresno State.

    Shantay Legans had 21 points for the Bulldogs (10-8, 6-3), who have lost three of their last four after winning seven in a row.

    Leading 40-33, Nevada opened the second half with a 10-3 run to go ahead 50-36 on a pair of Snyder free throws with 15:20 to play.

    Fresno State answered with a 10-2 run capped by a Legans jumper from the top of the key on a fast break, pulling the Bulldogs to within 52-46 with 11:22 left.

    But Marcelus Kemp followed with consecutive 3-pointers and Snyder scored 8 in a row for Nevada, including a 3-point shot for a 68-53 lead at 7:20.

    Okeson added two more 3-pointers to push the lead to 74-56 at 5:59 and the Bulldogs never threatened after that. The game drew the ninth largest crowd in Nevada history, 10,238.

    Nevada trailed 7-4 in the opening minutes but Snyder capped a 10-0 run with consecutive 3-pointers to give the Wolf Pack a 14-7 lead that grew to 31-22 on Okeson's 3-point goal 4:50 before the half. Francis Koffi scored off a rebound to pull Fresno State to 37-33 at 1:09 but Kemp answered with a 3-pointer 20 seconds before the half for a 40-33 lead.

    Fazekas made 6-of-8 from the field and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Snyder made 12-of-13 free throw attempts and he and Pinkney each added seven rebounds for the Wolf Pack, who are 10-0 at home this season.

    Jonathan Woods added 12 points and Mustafa Al-Sayaad had 9 points and 12 rebounds for Fresno State.

    The Wolf Pack are now 12-0 when leading at the half, 0-6 when trailing.

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