Reno, NV (Sports Network) - Tyler Johnson scored 19 points as he helped lead
the Fresno State Bulldogs to a 69-64 overtime win against the Nevada Wolf Pack
in Mountain West Conference play at the Lawlor Event Center.
Also scoring in double figures for Fresno State (9-16, 3-9 MWC) were Kevin
Foster and Allen Huddleston with 15 and 11 points, respectively, as the team
bounced back from an overtime loss against Wyoming this past weekend and
snapped a three-game slide as well.
Nevada (12-13, 3-8) was paced by Deonte Burton who tallied 12 points, but he
shot just 5-of-14 from the floor as the team bowed for the fifth time in the
last six outings. Marqueze Coleman and Jordan Burris pitched in with 11 and 10
points, respectively. Malik Story logged a mere six points as he shot 1-of-11
from the floor.
Nevada moved out to a 25-23 lead at the break even though the squad shot only
34.8 percent from the floor and missed on all seven attempts behind the 3-
point line in the frame.
Points were again at a premium in the second half, but somehow the Pack
figured out a way to extend their lead to double digits with just over 14
minutes left in regulation.
But the lead did not last for Nevada as Foster knocked down a 3-pointer in the
final seconds for the Bulldogs to knot the score at 58-58, while a failed
triple by Burton at the other end sent the game into overtime.
In the extra session FSU made good on 7-of-8 at the free-throw line in order
to claim the five-point road win.
Nevada was beaten on the glass, 47-37, shot only 5-of-20 on the perimeter and
converted just 21-of-35 at the charity stripe on the night.
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