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Utah St. 81, Nevada 67

RENO, Nev. -- Tai Wesley scored 21 points and Utah State rallied late to defeat Nevada 81-67 on Saturday.

Brockeith Pane added 17 points and Brady Jardine had 14 for the Aggies (14-2, 3-0 Western Athletic Conference), who extended their conference winning streak to 17.

Olek Czyz scored 25 points and Malik Story added 18 for the Wolf Pack (4-12, 1-2).

Nevada led 49-39 with 13:54 to play before Utah State went on a 15-3 run to pull ahead 54-52 with 9:24 remaining.

The Wolf Pack then tied it on two free throws by Deonte Burton, but the Aggies answered with a 7-2 run to go up 61-54.

Nevada pulled to within 71-67 with 2:58 left after a jumper by Burton and three free throws by Czyz but did not score again. Utah State hit 7-of-8 free throws, and Pane made a 3-pointer in the final minutes to seal the victory.