Scores

Final

Rice 58

(13-9, 7-6 WAC)

Nevada 73

(19-5, 12-2 WAC)

    10:05 PM ET, February 16, 2005

    Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada

    1 2 T
    RICE 25 3358
    NEV 35 3873

    Top Performers

    Rice: J. McKrieth 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nevada: N. Fazekas 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

    Nevada 73, Rice 58

    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Nick Fazekas had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Nevada combined sharp shooting with a stingy defense to beat Rice 73-58 Wednesday night.

    Kevinn Pinkney scored 17 points, Mo Charlo added 16 and Chad Bell had a career-high 12 for Nevada (19-5, 12-2 Western Athletic Conference), which shot 58 percent from the field. It was the fifth straight win and eighth in the last nine game for the first-place Wolf Pack, who are 14-0 this year when holding their opponents to 60 points or fewer.

    Michael Harris scored 15 points while Jason McKrieth and Morris Almond added 14 each for the Owls (13-9, 7-6).

    Nevada scored the first six points of the second half to open a 41-25 lead on Fazekas' tip-in. Rice followed with a 7-0 run capped by McKrieth's 3-pointer to pull to 41-32.

    But Pinkney answered with a 3-point goal and added six more points over a three-minute span to give Nevada its biggest lead, 54-36.

    McKrieth's 3-pointer pulled Rice to 67-56 with 4:10 to play, but the Owls could get no closer after that.

    Fazekas, who shot 8-of-12 and blocked three shots, had three rebounds, a blocked shot and seven points in the first four minutes as Nevada jumped out to a 12-5 lead.

    Rice pulled to 23-19 on Harris' jump hook with 8:48 left in the half but Charlo hit a 3-pointer to put Nevada ahead 35-25 at the half. The Wolf Pack shot 65 percent from the field the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICE
    NEV
    Points 58 73
    FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 30-52 (.577)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-9 (.444) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-4 (1.000) 9-12 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

    2004-05 Season

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