Nevada wins Paradise Jam opener 74-60 over Fordham
Nevada (3-3) improved to 3-3 after defeating previously undefeated Fordham (3-1) 74-60 on the first day of the Paradise Jam being played in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
The win snapped Nevada’s two-game losing skid.
The Wolf Pack faces Valparaiso (4-1) on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
All the games of the Paradise Jam will be streamed on FloHoops for a fee.
Alex Margulies will call the games on 94.5 FM in northern Nevada and online the broadcast can be heard at TuneIn.com.
Nevada did not trail in the game. The Pack led by 10 points at halftime and held its largest advantage of the night of 25 points with 8:23 to play in the game.
With the victory first-year head coach Steve Alford is now 10 wins from 600 in his college career. Alford is 590-301 in 29 years as a college head coach.
Today’s 14-point victory is the largest of the season for the Pack.
Four Nevada players scored in double figures led by junior Jalen Harris’ game-high 22 points. Harris had a complete game as he dished out a game-high seven assists and tied for game honors with six rebounds. He committed just one turnover in 34 minutes.
Senior Jazz Johnson scored 17 points and is the only Wolf Pack player to score in double figures in every game this season.
Another of the Pack’s seniors Nizré Zouzoua scored 11 points as did redshirt freshman K.J. Hymes.
Zouzoua has scored in double figures in the last two games and three times on the season.
For Hymes it was his first career double figure scoring game.
Freshman Zane Meeks tied Harris for game honors with six rebounds.
All 11 players on the trip saw action in the game as walk-ons Zachary Williams and Gabe Bansuelo played for the first time this year