Nevada continues hot start, tops Utah State 78-71

The Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Deonte Burton scored 25 points and Dario Hunt got his fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds as Nevada topped Utah State 78-71 Saturday night.

Olek Czyk added 14 points for the Wolf Pack (12-3, 2-0).

Utah State (9-7, 1-1) was led by Brockeith Pane with 21 points and six assists, while Preston Medlin added 20.

The Aggies never led in the contest and with the score 54-53, botched two chances to take the lead. The Aggies tied the game with 9:29 to play on a 3-point shot by Pane at 56-all. The Wolf Pack then went on an 11-3 run, with Czyk scoring six consecutive points, to lead 67-59 with 4:30 to play.

Medlin and Grim each scored in the final two minutes to bring the score to 70-68 before Burton hit a 3-point shot with 37 seconds remaining to seal the win.