Nevada's slow start dooms Wolf Pack in 73-64 loss to Boise State
Nevada (13-10, 6-5 MW) fell at Boise State (15-8, 7-4 MW) 73-64 tonight at Extramile Arena.
Nevada returns home to host Air Force (9-13, 3-7 MW) on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. PT. The Wolf Pack won the first meeting 100-85.
Jalen Harris scored a game-high 30 points at BSU tonight. It was his second game of 30 or more points in a row after his 31-points at Colorado State on Wednesday. In the last two games 48 of his 61 points have come in the second half, 23 at CSU and 25 at BSU.
It was Harris’ fourth game of 30 or more points all coming in Mountain West play on the road and the Pack is 1-3 in those contests. He had 31 at Air Force, 31 at Utah State, 31 at Colorado State and 30 at Boise State tonight.
The last Nevada player to have four games of 30 or more points in a season was Nick Fazekas during the 2005-06 season.
Harris has posted a game high in points 11 times this season, led the Pack in scoring in 14 games, scored in double figures in he last 19 games and a team-high 20 times on the season. He has 12 games of 20 or more points which also leads the team.
Tonight was the first time just one Nevada player scored in double figures in a game.
Senior Lindsey Drew grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. Drew has led the Pack in rebound a team-high 13 times this season, it was his third game of double figure rebounds which leads the team and sixth time posting a game-high in rebounds.
Nevada played without senior guard Jazz Johnson who will see the doctors when the team returns to Reno to have his shoulder examined. Johnson leads the MW in 3-pointers made, 3-point field goal percentage and 3-pointers per game. He is averaging 16.3 points per game.
The Pack trailed by 22 in the first half but rallied to pull within three points at 48-45 with 10:57 to play.
The 21 points in the first half was the low of the season.
The 15-point halftime deficit was the largest at the break this season.
Nevada made just one 3-pointer in the first half which tied for the lowest number in the first half this season.
The loss snapped an eight-game win streak to the Broncos.
Nisré Zouzoua made the start for Johnson. It was his third start of the year.
First year head coach Steve Alford is 600-308 in 29 seasons as a college head coach