RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Game Notes:
Nevada (10-5, 3-0 MW) improved to 10-5 and 3-0 in Mountain West play after defeating Boise State (10-6, 2-2 MW) 83-66 at Lawlor Events Center on Saturday to conclude a two-game conference homestand.
Nevada next plays at San Jose State (5-11, 1-3 MW) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and at Utah State (13-3, 2-1 MW) on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT. USU hosts San Diego State later tonight.
First-year head coach Steve Alford is now three wins from 600 in his 29th season of coaching college basketball. Alford is 597-303. He improved to 5-0 versus Boise State.
Senior Jazz Johnson scored a career-high 34 points and made a career-high eight 3-pointers. Both are highs by a Mountain West player this season. Johnson also tied for game honors with a career-best seven rebounds in the game.
Johnson's eight made 3-pointers is one off the school record of nine held by Brian Green at Baylor, Dec. 2, 1995 and Derrick Anderson, versus CSUF, Feb. 11, 1999. His 13 made field goals and 21 attempted are both highs for a Nevada player this season. The 13 made field goals are also the high by any MW player this season.
Johnson became the third Nevada player to have a 30-point game this season joining Jalen Harris (31 pts) and Lindsey Drew (30 pts).
Harris finished with 15 points tonight reaching double figures for the 11th consecutive game.
Drew netted 14 points and dished out a game-high nine assists to finish one shy of a double-double. The nine assists tied his career high and is the high for a Nevada player this season.
Nevada tied its season-high with 14 made 3-pointers. The Pack also made 14 3s against Santa Clara.
Nevada is 3-0 in MW play for the third time. The 2013-14 and 2017-18 teams also started the conference season with three wins.
The Pack has won the last eight meetings with BSU and holds a 48-27 series advantage.