Nevada wins conference opener big over Air Force 100-85

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Nevada (7-3, 1-0 MW) defeated Air Force (4-6, 1-1 MW) 100-85 in the Mountain West opener for the Wolf Pack.

The Wolf Pack continues its road trip at BYU (7-4) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. MT. The game will air on ESPNU.

Nevada has won a season-high five games in a row all by double figures. The average margin of victory in the five-game win streak is 20 points.

In the five victories the Pack has led in the entire game in three and trailed for just 74 total seconds in the other two.

With the victory Nevada head coach Steve Alford is six wins from 600 in his career. In his 29th season his career record is 594-301.

Nevada has won the last eight games versus Air Force.

Alford improved to 16-1 versus the Falcons.

Nevada shot a season-best 56.5 percent from behind the arc making 13-of-23 3-pointers.

Nevada had five players score in double figures for the second game in a row and third time this season.

Junior Jalen Harris scored a career, game and high for a Pack player this season with 31 points. Harris also grabbed six rebounds in 33 minutes.

A Nevada player has been the leading scorer in nine-of-10 games this season. Harris four times, Jazz Johnson three times, and Lindsey Drew twice.

Johnson has scored in double figures in all 10 games this season after his 14 today.

Drew (14) and Nizré Zouzoua (12) scored in double figures.

Drew led the Pack and tied for game honors with eight rebounds.

Freshman Zane Meeks netted 13 points for his third double figure scoring game in the last four games and on the season.

Freshman Kane Milling was a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc and scored a season-high nine points.