Nevada Humiliates Broncos 81-67 in Reno

Boise State was a heavy underdog leading into last night's matchup with national power Nevada. In Reno, the Pack showed the Broncos just how far they have to go to threaten the league leaders.

Boise State stunned nationally-ranked Nevada in last year's Western Athletic Conference Tournament. Last night in Reno, the Wolf Pack never gave the Broncos a chance for a repeat performance. All-WAC player Nick Fazekas scored 10 of Nevada's first 29 points, leading the Pack to a 23-3 run and putting Boise State out of the game early in a 81-67 win. In a nine-minute period of the first half, Nevada pushed its lead from 6-5 to 29-8. The lead became as many as 31 before a Bronco rally cut the deficit late.

Fazekas paced the Pack attack with 20 points on 9 of 9 shooting in just 23 minutes of action as Nevada coach Mark Fox substituted freely with the big lead. Once again, rebounding killed the Broncos, with Fazekas grabbing 10 in his limited play and Nevada owning a 47-30 advantage. Mo Charlo contributed 11 points and 11 and Kyle Shiloh had 17 points boards for the Pack.

Nevada improves its record to 13-3 and 3-1 in the WAC. Tyler Tiedeman threw in a career-high 24 points and was 9 of 13 from the field to pace the Broncos, which fall to 8-7 and 1-1. Coby Karl contributed 10 points and seven assists for the Broncos. Boise State returns home for a game Thursday night against San Jose State in Taco Bell Arena. Tipoff is set for 7:30.

 

Top Players: 1. Tyler Tiedman 2. Coby Karl 3. Tez Banks

 

Bronco MVP Season Standings:

1. Coby Karl 34

2. Eric Lane 12

3. Matt Bauscher 11

4. Seth Robinson 10

5. Tyler Tiedeman 9

5. Kenny Wilson 6

7. Kareem Lloyd 5

8. Tez Banks 2

8. Kurt Cunningham 1

 






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