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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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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Nevada  
19:49   Offensive foul on Caleb Martin  
19:49   Turnover on Caleb Martin  
19:28   Nikola Maric missed hook shot, blocked by Trey Porter  
19:26   Defensive rebound by Tre'Shawn Thurman  
19:25   Personal foul on Kris Bankston  
19:18   Personal foul on Kris Bankston  
19:04   Bad pass turnover on Cody Martin, stolen by Kris Bankston  
18:56   Nikola Maric missed jump shot  
18:54   Defensive rebound by Jordan Caroline  
18:48 +3 Caleb Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cody Martin 0-3
18:47   Personal foul on Trey Porter  
18:34   Markquis Nowell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:32   Defensive rebound by Jordan Caroline  
18:26   Personal foul on Nikola Maric  
18:15   Offensive foul on Jordan Caroline  
18:15   Turnover on Jordan Caroline  
18:07   Personal foul on Trey Porter  
17:57   Offensive foul on Rayjon Tucker  
17:57   Turnover on Rayjon Tucker  
17:44   Jordan Caroline missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:42   Defensive rebound by Kamani Johnson  
17:30 +2 Kamani Johnson made layup, assist by Nikola Maric 2-3
17:19   Personal foul on Nikola Maric  
17:15   Caleb Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:13   Defensive rebound by Jaizec Lottie  
16:54   Kamani Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:52   Defensive rebound by Tre'Shawn Thurman  
16:32   Tre'Shawn Thurman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:30   Defensive rebound by Kamani Johnson  
16:23   Jaizec Lottie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:21   Offensive rebound by Kamani Johnson  
16:09   Lost ball turnover on Kamani Johnson, stolen by Tre'Shawn Thurman  
15:58   Shooting foul on Kamani Johnson  
15:58   Jordan Caroline missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:58   Jordan Caroline missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
15:58   Offensive rebound by Jordan Brown  
15:57   Personal foul on Dani Koljanin  
15:57   Jordan Brown missed free throw  
15:57   Jordan Brown missed free throw  
15:57   Defensive rebound by Rayjon Tucker  
15:35   Dani Koljanin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:33   Defensive rebound by Nevada  
15:33   Flagrant foul on Kamani Johnson  
15:33 +1 Jordan Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 2-4
15:33 +1 Jordan Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 2-5
15:13 +3 Jazz Johnson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cody Martin 2-8
14:59   Rayjon Tucker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:57   Defensive rebound by Cody Martin  
14:51 +2 Cody Martin made floating jump shot 2-10
14:40   Personal foul on Cody Martin  
14:28 +2 Kamani Johnson made layup, assist by Markquis Nowell 4-10
14:28   Shooting foul on Tre'Shawn Thurman  
14:28   Kamani Johnson missed free throw  
14:28   Defensive rebound by Jordan Brown  
14:08 +2 Jordan Brown made layup, assist by Jordan Caroline 4-12
13:50   Markquis Nowell missed driving layup  
13:48   Defensive rebound by Caleb Martin  
13:27 +2 Jordan Brown made jump shot, assist by Jazz Johnson 4-14
13:01 +2 Rayjon Tucker made jump shot 6-14
12:45 +2 Jordan Brown made floating jump shot, assist by Jazz Johnson 6-16
12:26 +2 Rayjon Tucker made driving layup 8-16
12:06 +2 Jordan Caroline made driving dunk, assist by Jordan Brown 8-18
11:52   Offensive foul on Kris Bankston  
11:52   Turnover on Kris Bankston  
11:40 +2 Jazz Johnson made driving layup 8-20
11:20   3-second violation turnover on Nikola Maric  
10:57   Jazz Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:55   Defensive rebound by Nikola Maric  
10:49   Personal foul on Nisre Zouzoua  
10:49   Nikola Maric missed free throw  
10:49   Defensive rebound by Caleb Martin  
10:27   Tre'Shawn Thurman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:25   Defensive rebound by Nikola Maric  
10:15   Ryan Pippins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:13   Defensive rebound by Caleb Martin  
10:08   Shooting foul on Ryan Pippins  
10:08 +1 Tre'Shawn Thurman made 1st of 2 free throws 8-21
10:08 +1 Tre'Shawn Thurman made 2nd of 2 free throws 8-22
9:51 +2 Jaizec Lottie made driving layup 10-22
9:27   Caleb Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:25   Defensive rebound by Jaizec Lottie  
9:11   Deondre Burns missed jump shot  
9:09   Offensive rebound by Rayjon Tucker  
9:03   Rayjon Tucker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:01   Defensive rebound by Jordan Brown  
8:45   Nisre Zouzoua missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:43   Defensive rebound by Jaizec Lottie  
8:34 +3 Jaizec Lottie made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ryan Pippins 13-22
8:20 +2 Nisre Zouzoua made floating jump shot, assist by Jazz Johnson 13-24
8:05   Jaizec Lottie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:03   Defensive rebound by Caleb Martin  
7:55   Nisre Zouzoua missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:53   Offensive rebound by Jordan Brown  
7:53   Jumpball received by Little Rock  
7:53   Lost ball turnover on Nisre Zouzoua, stolen by Jaizec Lottie  
7:12   Markquis Nowell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:10   Defensive rebound by Jordan Caroline  
6:39   Jordan Caroline missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:37   Defensive rebound by Little Rock  
6:19   Kamani Johnson missed layup  
6:17   Defensive rebound by Jordan Caroline  
6:06   Jordan Caroline missed jump shot  
6:04   Defensive rebound by Ryan Pippins  
5:56   Kamani Johnson missed layup  
5:54   Defensive rebound by Jordan Brown  
5:46 +2 Cody Martin made jump shot, assist by Caleb Martin 13-26
5:22   Deondre Burns missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:20   Offensive rebound by Kamani Johnson  
5:15   Kamani Johnson missed layup, blocked by Jordan Brown  
5:13   Defensive rebound by Jordan Caroline  
5:10   Shooting foul on Ryan Pippins  
5:10 +1 Caleb Martin made 1st of 2 free throws 13-27
5:10   Caleb Martin missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:10   Defensive rebound by Rayjon Tucker  
4:47 +3 Rayjon Tucker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nikola Maric 16-27
4:32   Offensive foul on Trey Porter  
4:32   Turnover on Trey Porter  
4:18   Jaizec Lottie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:16   Defensive rebound by Cody Martin  
4:00   Cody Martin missed jump shot, blocked by Rayjon Tucker  
3:58   Defensive rebound by Markquis Nowell  
3:41   Ryan Pippins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:39   Defensive rebound by Cody Martin  
3:34 +2 Jordan Caroline made layup, assist by Cody Martin 16-29
3:25 +3 Rayjon Tucker made 3-pt. jump shot 19-29
3:09 +3 Jordan Caroline made 3-pt. jump shot 19-32
2:50   Nikola Maric missed jump shot  
2:49   Defensive rebound by Cody Martin  
2:49   Personal foul on Nikola Maric  
2:49   Cody Martin missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:49 +1 Cody Martin made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-33
2:38   Lost ball turnover on Markquis Nowell, stolen by Cody Martin  
2:31 +2 Jordan Caroline made layup, assist by Cody Martin 19-35
2:17   Rayjon Tucker missed jump shot  
2:15   Defensive rebound by Jordan Brown  
2:05   Caleb Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:03   Defensive rebound by Kamani Johnson  
1:51   Shooting foul on Cody Martin  
1:51   Markquis Nowell missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:51   Markquis Nowell missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:51   Defensive rebound by Jordan Brown  
1:34 +3 Jordan Caroline made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Caleb Martin 19-38
1:16   Rayjon Tucker missed fade-away jump shot  
1:14   Defensive rebound by Jordan Caroline  
1:08   Personal foul on Markquis Nowell  
1:08 +1 Jazz Johnson made 1st of 2 free throws 19-39
1:08 +1 Jazz Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-40
59.0   Markquis Nowell missed driving layup, blocked by Caleb Martin  
57.0   Offensive rebound by Little Rock  
50.0   Personal foul on Jordan Brown  
50.0   Kamani Johnson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
50.0 +1 Kamani Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-40
44.0   Bad pass turnover on Jazz Johnson, stolen by Kamani Johnson  
38.0 +2 Kamani Johnson made driving dunk 22-40
28.0 +3 Caleb Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jazz Johnson 22-43
1.0   Personal foul on Tre'Shawn Thurman  
1.0 +1 Rayjon Tucker made 1st of 2 free throws 23-43
1.0   Rayjon Tucker missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1.0   Defensive rebound by Jordan Caroline  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:46   Turnover on Tre'Shawn Thurman  
19:46   Turnover on Markquis Nowell  
19:27 +3 Cody Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Caleb Martin 23-46
19:04 +2 Rayjon Tucker made driving layup, assist by Kris Bankston 25-46
18:48   Trey Porter missed layup  
18:46   Defensive rebound by Jaizec Lottie  
18:41   Markquis Nowell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:39   Defensive rebound by Tre'Shawn Thurman  
18:10   Personal foul on Jaizec Lottie  
18:05   Personal foul on Kris Bankston  
18:01 +2 Trey Porter made jump shot, assist by Cody Martin 25-48
17:47   Rayjon Tucker missed layup  
17:45   Offensive rebound by Kamani Johnson  
17:39   Kamani Johnson missed layup, blocked by Cody Martin  
17:37   Defensive rebound by Caleb Martin  
17:28 +2 Caleb Martin made layup 25-50
17:23 +3 Nikola Maric made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaizec Lottie 28-50
17:18   Shooting foul on Nikola Maric  
17:18 +1 Cody Martin made 1st of 2 free throws 28-51
17:18 +1 Cody Martin made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-52
16:49   Offensive foul on Nikola Maric  
16:49   Turnover on Nikola Maric  
16:44   Cody Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:42   Defensive rebound by Little Rock  
16:23 +2 Rayjon Tucker made jump shot 30-52
16:16 +2 Jordan Caroline made driving layup 30-54
16:16   Shooting foul on Kamani Johnson  
16:16 +1 Jordan Caroline made free throw 30-55
16:13   Deondre Burns missed jump shot  
16:11   Defensive rebound by Trey Porter  
15:56   Bad pass turnover on Jordan Caroline, stolen by Kris Bankston  
15:49 +2 Jaizec Lottie made layup, assist by Rayjon Tucker 32-55
15:25   Jordan Caroline missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:23   Defensive rebound by Deondre Burns  
15:08   Personal foul on Trey Porter  
15:07   Deondre Burns missed jump shot  
15:05   Defensive rebound by Tre'Shawn Thurman  
14:35   Tre'Shawn Thurman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:33   Defensive rebound by Deondre Burns  
14:13 +3 Markquis Nowell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kris Bankston 35-55
14:03   Offensive foul on Caleb Martin  
14:03   Turnover on Caleb Martin  
13:51   Deondre Burns missed jump shot  
13:49   Defensive rebound by Trey Porter  
13:32   Trey Porter missed layup  
13:30   Defensive rebound by Jaizec Lottie  
13:24   Markquis Nowell missed layup  
13:24   Offensive rebound by Little Rock  
13:24   Personal foul on Jordan Brown  
13:12   Jaizec Lottie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:10   Defensive rebound by Jordan Caroline  
13:00   Caleb Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:58   Defensive rebound by Markquis Nowell  
12:53   Markquis Nowell missed jump shot  
12:51   Defensive rebound by Trey Porter  
12:49   Personal foul on Kris Bankston  
12:49   Personal foul on Kris Bankston  
12:49   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Trey Porter  
12:49   Dani Koljanin missed 1st of 2 free throws  
12:49   Dani Koljanin missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
12:49   Dani Koljanin missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
12:25   Shooting foul on Jordan Brown  
12:25 +1 Rayjon Tucker made 1st of 2 free throws 36-55
12:25 +1 Rayjon Tucker made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-55
12:15 +2 Caleb Martin made alley-oop shot, assist by Cody Martin 37-57
11:54   Jaizec Lottie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:52   Defensive rebound by Jordan Caroline  
11:43   Bad pass turnover on Jordan Brown, stolen by Jaizec Lottie  
11:34 +3 Markquis Nowell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaizec Lottie 40-57
11:11 +3 Caleb Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cody Martin 40-60
10:52 +2 Deondre Burns made jump shot 42-60
10:33   Personal foul on Kamani Johnson  
10:33   Jordan Brown missed free throw  
10:33   Defensive rebound by Rayjon Tucker  
10:27   Markquis Nowell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:25   Offensive rebound by Deondre Burns  
10:18   Deondre Burns missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:16   Defensive rebound by Jordan Brown  
10:06   Caleb Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:04   Defensive rebound by Ryan Pippins  
9:50   Personal foul on Caleb Martin  
9:49 +2 Rayjon Tucker made dunk, assist by Jaizec Lottie 44-60
9:40 +2 Jordan Brown made jump shot, assist by Jordan Caroline 44-62
9:30   Turnover on Rayjon Tucker  
9:25 +2 Jazz Johnson made driving layup, assist by Cody Martin 44-64
9:25   Shooting foul on Ryan Pippins  
9:25 +1 Jazz Johnson made free throw 44-65
9:05   Traveling violation turnover on Deondre Burns  
8:43   Jordan Caroline missed jump shot  
8:41   Defensive rebound by Jaizec Lottie  
8:35   Bad pass turnover on Jaizec Lottie, stolen by Caleb Martin  
8:19   Jordan Brown missed hook shot  
8:17   Offensive rebound by Jordan Brown  
8:12