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No. 6 Nevada dominates Little Rock, 87-59

RENO, Nev. (AP) Eric Musselman says point guard Cody Martin has full control of No. 6 Nevada.

Martin finished with 14 points and 10 assists as Nevada defeated Little Rock 87-59 on Friday night.

Martin has plenty of options when he is looking to distribute the ball and it showed against Little Rock (2-1).

''He's a next level point guard,'' Musselman said. ''He's got a great basketball IQ. He's letting the game come to him. He's not forcing shots. He's not taking bad shots.''

Cody Martin's twin brother, Caleb, scored 19 points, Jordan Caroline had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Jazz Johnson added 17 points.

Nevada never trailed, carrying a 20-point advantage into halftime. The Wolf Pack (3-0) shot 53 percent from the field and outrebounded the Trojans 43-36.

Rayjon Tucker led Little Rock with 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting.

Jordan Brown, Nevada's preseason Mountain West Freshman of the Year, saw his first significant playing time. He had eight total points through the first two games. Against Little Rock, he broke loose for 12 points and 11 rebounds.

''I got back into the flow of the game (tonight). It's what I'm used to doing,'' said Brown, the 6-foot-11 forward and second McDonald's All-American to ever sign out of high school with Nevada. ''Really my teammates, they pushed me and helped me out. Even Caroline. He was telling me toward the end of the game - I had nine rebounds - he was boxing people out and told me to go get the board to help me get my first double-double. I really appreciated that.''

Nevada's defense, led by Cody Martin, frustrated Little Rock's shooters.

The Nevada senior held Trojan guard Markquis Nowell to 2 of 12 from the floor and six points.

Little Rock sophomore Kris Bankston, who averaged 16 points through the first two games, was held scoreless. He did not take a shot from the floor before coming out of the game halfway through the second half.

BIG PICTURE

Little Rock: It was Darrell Walker's first loss as Little Rock coach.

Nevada: The Wolf Pack kept rolling after receiving its highest national AP ranking in program history this week at No. 6.

SWEET CAROLINE

Jordan Caroline is off to a hot start in his senior season for Nevada. Caroline, named Mountain West Player of the Week last week, is averaging 19 points and led Nevada with 11 rebounds through three games.

MARTIN SCORES IN FIRST HALF

Caleb Martin, Nevada's leading scorer last year and so far this year, was held scoreless in the first half of the first two games this season, but scored 21 and 22 in the second half of the first two games, respectively. Martin opened scoring Friday with a 3-pointer, his first points in the first half of any game this season. He finished with 19.

VERSUS TOP 10

Nevada was the highest-ranked school Little Rock has faced since its 73-51 loss to No. 2 Kentucky on Jan. 3, 2012.

PLAYING NEVADA SCHOOLS

Little Rock's matchup Friday marked the first time the Trojans played a Nevada school since 1990. That year, Little Rock lost 102-72 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to eventual national champion UNLV.

UP NEXT

Little Rock: The Trojans finish a three-game road trip Monday in Tulsa.

Nevada: The Wolf Pack hosts California Baptist on Monday in its final game of its four-game homestand to start the season.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by David Cunningham 21.0
  Dani Koljanin missed 3-pt. jump shot 23.0
  Defensive rebound by Jaizec Lottie 34.0
  Jordan Brown missed jump shot 36.0
+ 3 Deondre Burns made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Markquis Nowell 1:09
  Defensive rebound by Markquis Nowell 1:17
  Cody Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:19
  Defensive rebound by Nisre Zouzoua 1:31
  Jaizec Lottie missed layup, blocked by Cody Martin 1:33
  Bad pass turnover on Cody Martin, stolen by Jaizec Lottie 1:39
  Defensive rebound by Jordan Brown 1:47
Team Stats
Points 59 87
Field Goals 22-63 (34.9%) 30-56 (53.6%)
3-Pointers 8-30 (26.7%) 10-27 (37.0%)
Free Throws 7-17 (41.2%) 17-25 (68.0%)
Total Rebounds 36 43
Offensive 5 3
Defensive 27 39
Team 4 1
Assists 13 22
Steals 6 4
Blocks 2 5
Turnovers 12 11
Fouls 25 20
Technicals 0 1
21 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
19 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Little Rock 2-1 233659
home team logo 6 Nevada 3-0 434487
Team Stats
away team logo Little Rock 2-1 74.2 PPG 36.9 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo 6 Nevada 3-0 80.1 PPG 40.1 RPG 14.6 APG
Key Players
3
R. Tucker G 20.3 PPG 6.7 RPG 1.8 APG 49.1 FG%
10
Ca. Martin F 19.2 PPG 5.1 RPG 2.8 APG 40.9 FG%
Top Scorers
R. Tucker G 21 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
Ca. Martin F 19 PTS 6 REB 3 AST
34.9 FG% 53.6
26.7 3PT FG% 37.0
41.2 FT% 68.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Tucker 21 4 1 8/13 2/4 3/4 1 35 0 1 2 1 3
J. Lottie 10 9 3 4/10 1/6 1/2 1 33 3 1 1 0 9
M. Nowell 6 3 3 2/12 2/8 0/2 1 35 0 0 3 0 3
N. Maric 3 2 2 1/4 1/1 0/1 5 14 0 0 2 0 2
K. Bankston 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 5 9 2 0 1 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Tucker 21 4 1 8/13 2/4 3/4 1 35 0 1 2 1 3
J. Lottie 10 9 3 4/10 1/6 1/2 1 33 3 1 1 0 9
M. Nowell 6 3 3 2/12 2/8 0/2 1 35 0 0 3 0 3
N. Maric 3 2 2 1/4 1/1 0/1 5 14 0 0 2 0 2
K. Bankston 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 5 9 2 0 1 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Burns 7 4 0 2/9 1/4 2/2 1 21 0 0 1 1 3
K. Johnson 7 6 0 3/8 0/1 1/3 4 15 1 0 1 3 3
H. Wyatt Jr. 3 1 1 1/1 1/1 0/0 1 6 0 0 0 0 1
R. Pippins 2 3 1 1/4 0/3 0/1 4 24 0 0 1 0 3
D. Koljanin 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/2 1 8 0 0 0 0 0
D. Hadzic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Curtis II - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 59 32 13 22/63 8/30 7/17 25 200 6 2 12 5 27
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Ca. Martin 19 6 3 6/11 4/9 3/5 3 33 1 1 2 0 6
J. Caroline 17 12 3 6/11 2/5 3/5 1 34 0 0 2 0 12
Co. Martin 14 4 10 5/9 1/3 3/4 2 35 1 2 3 0 4
T. Porter 2 3 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 5 11 0 1 1 0 3
T. Thurman 2 4 0 0/3 0/3 2/2 2 17 1 0 1 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Ca. Martin 19 6 3 6/11 4/9 3/5 3 33 1 1 2 0 6
J. Caroline 17 12 3 6/11 2/5 3/5 1 34 0 0 2 0 12
Co. Martin 14 4 10 5/9 1/3 3/4 2 35 1 2 3 0 4
T. Porter 2 3 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 5 11 0 1 1 0 3
T. Thurman 2 4 0 0/3 0/3 2/2 2 17 1 0 1 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Johnson 17 0 4 5/7 3/5 4/5 1 29 1 0 1 0 0
J. Brown 12 11 1 5/7 0/0 2/4 3 26 0 1 1 3 8
N. Zouzoua 4 1 1 2/5 0/2 0/0 3 13 0 0 0 0 1
D. Cunningham 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
C. Henson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Drew - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Townsell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Lee - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Wurm - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Hymes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 87 42 22 30/56 10/27 17/25 20 200 4 5 11 3 39