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Nevada 84, Fresno State 65

2/1/2004

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.