RENO, Nev. – Nevada matched a school-record with 11 3-pointers and the Wolf Pack ran away from San Diego State with a 84-65 win at Lawlor Events Center on Saturday.
The Wolf Pack won its third game in a row and was victorious for the fifth in its last six games – the first time a Nevada team has done either of those since the 2010-2011 WNIT season . Nevada improved to 12-10 overall and 7-4 (tied for third) in the MW. San Diego State fell to 8-12 and 5-5 in the MW.
A total of 1,643 – the third-largest crowd of the season – were at Lawlor for the win.
Arielle Wideman set a career high with four 3-pointers and led four Nevada players in double figures with 17 points. Danika Sharp also hit four treys and she scored 16 points, as did Terilyn Moe. Nyasha LeSure came off the bench to score 10 points.
Nevada held the Aztecs to 9-for-27 shooting in the first half, including 0-for-5 from deep, as the Wolf Pack built a 10-point lead at halftime and improved its record this season to when leading at the break to 11-1. Nevada was never really threatened in the second half, building the lead to as much as 21 points before setting for the 19-point final advantage.
Nevada shot 56.3 percent from the floor in the second half and 50.8 percent from floor in the win. Eleven different Pack players scored in the game. The Pack was outrebounded, 43-32. Nevada had 21 assists on 30 baskets.
Nevada snapped a three-game skid to the Aztecs after losing all three matchups last year and closed the gap in the all-time series between the teams to 6-4.
The game’s Nevada’s Play4Kay Pink Game and the Wolf Pack raised more than $4,300 in the fight against women’s cancers through a silent auction and the pink treadmill. The funds will be donated to the Kay Yow Foundation and the Moms on the Run group in Northern Nevada.
Nevada returns to action on Wednesday with a trip to Fresno, Calif., to take on Fresno State. The game will be broadcast at NevadaWolfPack.tv on the Mountain West Network. Don Marchand will also have the call on the new home of the Wolf Pack women’s basketball team, KFOY 1060 AM, NBC Sports Radio.