Scores

Final

UNLV 78

(2-2, 1-1 away)

Nevada 84

(4-1, 3-0 home)

    11:05 PM ET, December 4, 2004

    Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada

    1 2 T
    UNLV 37 4178
    NEV 49 3584

    Top Performers

    UNLV: L. Amundson 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Nevada: N. Fazekas 25 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    Nevada 84, UNLV 78

    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Nick Fazekas scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Nevada to an 84-78 win Saturday night over intrastate rival UNLV.

    Kevinn Pinkney added 18 points and Mo Charlo 13 for the Wolf Pack (4-1), who have won 18 straight at home dating to 2002. Romel Beck scored 17 points, Odartey Blankson 15 and Louis Amundson 13 for UNLV (2-2).

    Fazekas, who scored 17 points in the first half, made 8-of-14 from the field including two from 3-point range and 7-of-8 free throws.

    Tied 68-68, Fazekas passed inside to Jermaine Washington for a dunk, then slammed it home himself the next time down the floor for a 72-68 lead with 3:46 left. His 3-pointer from the top of the key made it 75-68 at 2:47.

    Beck answered with a 3-point goal to cut it to 76-72 with 2:09 but Nevada made all eight free-throw attempts in the final 1:47 to seal the victory.

    Pinkney scored the first six points of the game and Fazekas the next five, including a 3-pointer to open a 11-0 lead, which grew to 29-15 when Kyle Shiloh hit from 3-point range 7:42 before the half.

    UNLV answered with a 15-8 run capped by Joel Anthony's second slam dunk to cut the lead to 37-30 at 3:55, but Seth Taylor followed with a 17-footer, then hit a 3-point goal 2 seconds before the halftime buzzer to put Nevada ahead 49-37.

    UNLV opened the second half with a 16-6 run -- with six points each by Blankson and Amundson -- to pull to within 55-53 at 15:31. The Runnin' Rebels took their only lead 62-61 on Amundson's slam dunk with 8:22 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNLV
    NEV
    Points 78 84
    FG Made-Attempted 30-61 (.492) 26-51 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 26-31 (.839)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 12

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