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Nevada rallies to beat Fresno State 83-72, advance to Mountain West title game

Nevada huddles during the Mountain West semifinal game against Fresno State on Friday, March 10, 2017 (SBG)

Nevada put up 62 points in the second half to overcome an 11-point halftime deficit and beat Fresno State 83-72 in the Mountain West tournament semifinal Friday.

The Wolf Pack shot a staggering 79.2 percent from the field in the final 20 minutes of the game. The Pack will play Colorado State on Saturday for the conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Nevada seemed lost in the first half, shooting just 7-for-30 from the floor, including 3-for-11 from beyond the arc. The team went into the locker room down 32-21, but it stormed back in the second half, shooting 19-for-24 total and 8-for-10 from 3-point range.

Marcus Marshall had 25 of his 28 points for the Wolf Pack in the second half. Cameron Oliver followed with 27 points. Jordan Caroline had 10 points and 10 rebounds

The Bulldogs shot 46.6 for the game but only 6-for-22 from 3-point range. Deshon Taylor led Fresno State with 21 points.


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