RENO, Nev. (AP) — Will Baker scored a career-high 28 factors and made two free throws with 14 seconds remaining within the second time beyond regulation to assist Nevada knock off No. 25 New Mexico 97-94 on Monday evening.
Baker sank 12 of 17 photographs with a 3-pointer for the Wolf Pack (16-5, 6-2 Mountain West Convention), who started the evening in a four-way tie for second place within the league together with New Mexico. Jarod Lucas added 22 factors and Kenan Blackshear pitched in with 20 factors, 5 steals and 4 assists.
Jamal Mashburn Jr. scored a career-high 33 factors for the Lobos (18-3, 5-3), who noticed a four-game win streak finish. Mashburn has topped 20 factors in 5 straight video games. Jaelen Home totaled 17 factors, 10 assists and 7 rebounds. Morris Udeze added 16 factors and 10 boards.
New Mexico, which trailed 43-38 at halftime, pressured the primary time beyond regulation when Mashburn buried a jumper with 20 seconds left to tie the sport at 78.
Mashburn sank a 3-pointer to start out time beyond regulation and the Lobos took an 87-82 lead on Udeze’s layup with 1:13 left. New Mexico turned the ball over on its subsequent two possessions and Nevada knotted the rating on Darrion Williams’ 3-pointer and a jumper from Blackshear. Mashburn turned the ball over, Lucas missed a 3 and the sport went to a second time beyond regulation.
Udeze and Williams traded layups earlier than two free throws by Lucas gave the Wolf Pack a 91-89 lead with 2:58 remaining within the second OT. Udeze made a free throw to get the Lobos inside some extent. Lucas hit two extra foul photographs, Udeze added two of his personal and New Mexico trailed 93-92 with 1:05 left.
Baker made 1 of two foul photographs and Home hit two free throws to knot the rating at 94 with 44 seconds remaining. Daniel Foster’s free throw gave the Wolf Pack the lead earlier than Baker sank each of his tries.
Nevada improved to 10-0 at residence this season. The Lobos have already snapped two lengthy residence streaks, ending Saint Mary’s 23-game win streak on Nov. 30 and San Diego State’s 16-game win streak on Jan. 14. New Mexico was coming off an 81-79 time beyond regulation victory over Boise State on Friday.
The Wolf Pack performed earlier than their largest crowd since internet hosting Southern Cal in 2019.
New Mexico: Hosts Air Power on Friday.
Nevada: At UNLV on Saturday.
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