Pane helps No. 22 Utah State top NevadaFeb 3, 2011 - 6:22 AM Nevada in Western Athletic Conference action.
Brady Jardine had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies (21-2, 10-0 WAC), who have won 16 straight after a loss at Georgetown on December 4.
Deonte Burton notched 11 points while Dario Hunt added seven points and 10 rebounds for the Wolf Pack (8-14, 5-4), who had a four-game winning streak stopped.
Holding a one-point lead to start the second half, Utah State scored the first seven points and held a 36-28 lead on a Nate Bendall layup.
Nevada was able to keep it an eight-point game for the next couple of minutes, but a 9-1 run from Utah State saw the team hold a 50-34 lead with under 12 minutes to play on a Pane jumper.
Nevada cut the lead to 12 on a Hunt jumper with nine minutes to play, but Tyler Newbold countered with a three-ball and Utah State's lead never fell below 14 points the rest of the way.
The first part of the opening half was played tightly and Utah State held a 15-11 lead off a Jardine jumper with under 12 minutes to play.
The Aggies built their advantage to eight points on a pair of Pane free throws that made it a 27-19 game with five minutes to play, but the Wolf Pack scored the final five points of the half to cut their deficit to 29-28 going into the break.
Utah State hosts Boise State on Saturday...Nevada plays at home against San Jose State on Saturday...Utah State has notched 24 straight wins in its conference...Utah State shot 41.3 percent compared to just 32.7 percent for the Wolf Pack.
- NEVADA: 45
UTAH STATE: 67
Feb 3 12:56 AM
- NEVADA: 28
UTAH STATE: 29
Feb 2 11:51 PM
- NEVADA: 0
UTAH STATE: 0
1st Half - 20:00
Feb 2 11:10 PM
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