RENO, Nev. (AP)—Nick Fazekas had 24 points and 18 rebounds and No. 18 Nevada went on a 10-0 run late in the game to beat Utah State 79-62 on Saturday night.
Marcelus Kemp added 15 points, Ramon Sessions 13 and Kyle Shiloh 10 for the Wolf Pack (19-2, 7-1 Western Athletic Conference), who have won 12 of their last 13. They are now 56-6 at home since the start of the 2003-04 season.
Jaycee Carroll scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half and Chaz Spicer added 12 for Utah State (15-5, 4-3 WAC), which had won five in a row.
Fazekas tied his career high for rebounds and recorded the 54th double-double of his career.
He moved into sixth on the all-time WAC scoring list with 2,195 points, passing Raymond Dudley, who had 2,178 for Air Force from 1986-90. He also moved into fifth place in the league in career rebounds with 1,123, passing Rice’s Mike Harris, who had 1,111 from 2001-05.
Nevada led 49-33 early in the second half before Carroll brought Utah State back into the game scoring 11 points during a 17-6 run. The Aggies closed to 57-50 with 10:43 left.
Fazekas put together his own string of six straight points for Nevada on a dunk off a pass from Shiloh and a pair of hook shots, and Shiloh hit a 3-pointer to put Nevada up 64-53 at 8:02.
Nick Hammer’s 3-pointer cut it to 64-56 but Nevada answered with 10 in a row, including 3-pointers by Shiloh and Denis Ikovlev to go ahead 74-56 with 5:19 left and put the game away.
Kemp moved into sixth on the school list for 3-pointers made with 125, passing Shawn Pughsley, who had 124 from 1992-95.
Carroll entered the game fifth in the NCAA in free throws with 93.3 percent (83-of-89) and had made all 26 attempts from the free-throw line in WAC play this season, but made only 3-of-5 against Nevada.
Carroll hit a 3-pointer to give Utah State a 4-0 lead but Kemp made back-to-back 3-pointers and Fazekas scored nine points on a 17-6 run to put Nevada ahead 17-10 12:48 before the half.
Chris Session made a pair of baskets for the Aggies to cut the lead to 21-16 but Sessions, Lyndale Burleson and Tyrone Hanson hit consecutive 3-point goals to cap an 11-2 run for a 32-18 lead at 6:04, and Nevada led 43-30 at the half.