Nevada runs away from Cal State East Bay in first game under Alford

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RENO, Nev. – In the first of two exhibition games this season the University of Nevada men’s basketball team used several runs to down Cal State East Bay 81-52 on Saturday night at Lawlor Events Center. It was the first victory under new head coach Steve Alford.

The Wolf Pack will host Colorado Christian on Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The Nevada women will host William Jessup at 5 p.m.

CSEB scored the first eight points of the game but Nevada responded with a 15-0 run and led 27-15 at halftime. In the second half the Pack put together a 21-5 run to push the lead to 26 points. Nevada’s biggest lead of the night was the 29 point advantage at the end of the game.
Junior Jalen Harris tied for game-high honors with 21 points making 6-of-13 shots from the field, 3-of-5 from behind the arc. Senior guard Nizré Zouzoua scored 16 points and made 2-of-3 three-pointers.

Freshman Zane Meeks was impressive in his Pack debut posting a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Meeks made 3-of-7 three pointers as the Pack connected on 9-of-21 from behind the arc.