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.
Nevada burst out to a 13-4 lead and had two steals followed by immediate scores against Utah State early in the game. The Aggies drew to within one point of Nevada on four occasions. Two 3-point shots by Medlin late in the half kept Nevada from extending its 43-37 halftime edge.
The Wolf Pack had 18 points in the paint in the first half while Utah State was limited to 10.
Utah State's Kyisean Reed had scored 27 and 16 points, respectively, in his last two games, but was held scoreless with no rebounds and beleaguered by foul trouble against Nevada.