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Stephens scores 19, Nevada beats Fresno State in MW opener

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Kendall Stephens scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Caleb Martin had a double-double to help Nevada beat Fresno State 80-65 on Wednesday night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.

Martin finished with 18 points and career-high 10 rebounds, Jordan Caroline and Lindsey Drew scored 13 points apiece and Cody Martin added 10 for Nevada (12-3).

Stephens made a steal and then hit a 3-pointer to open the game and the Wolf Pack never trailed. Caroline and Hallice Cook hit back-to-back 3s before Drew made a layup to cap an 8-0 spurt that made it 25-16 and Nevada took a 38-30 lead into the break. A bucket by Bryson Williams pulled Fresno State (10-4) within five points early in the second half, but Stephens, Caleb Martin and Drew each hit a 3 during a 15-3 run that gave Nevada a 55-38 lead with 13:45 to go and the Bulldogs trailed by at least nine points the rest of the way.

Deshon Taylor had 16 points and Williams scored 11 for Fresno State. The Bulldogs have lost two of their last three games after winning seven in a row.

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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 Jordan Caroline 23.0
  Deshon Taylor missed layup 25.0
+ 2 Lindsey Drew made layup, assist by Cody Martin 37.0
  Defensive rebound by Cody Martin 52.0
  Jaron Hopkins missed jump shot 54.0
+ 2 Caleb Martin made layup 1:05
  Offensive rebound by Caleb Martin 1:12
  Caleb Martin missed layup 1:14
+ 1 Deshon Taylor made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:38
+ 1 Deshon Taylor made 1st of 2 free throws 1:38
  Shooting foul on Lindsey Drew 1:38
Team Stats
Points 80 65
Field Goals 27-56 (48.2%) 23-51 (45.1%)
3-Pointers 10-17 (58.8%) 5-20 (25.0%)
Free Throws 16-18 (88.9%) 14-20 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 30 31
Offensive 7 10
Defensive 21 19
Team 2 2
Assists 14 9
Steals 8 0
Blocks 4 5
Turnovers 6 13
Fouls 18 17
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 4 REB
16 PTS, 3 REB
12T
away team logo Nevada 12-3 384280
home team logo Fresno State 10-4 303565
Team Stats
away team logo Nevada 12-3 80.1 PPG 40.1 RPG 14.6 APG
home team logo Fresno State 10-4 76.5 PPG 38.1 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
00
K. Stephens G PPG RPG APG FG%
21
D. Taylor G 17.9 PPG 3.7 RPG 5.0 APG 44.6 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Stephens G 19 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
D. Taylor G 16 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
48.2 FG% 45.1
58.8 3PT FG% 25.0
88.9 FT% 70.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Stephens 19 4 0 6/10 5/7 2/2 1 32 1 1 0 1 3
Ca. Martin 18 10 2 4/11 1/1 9/10 2 39 3 0 0 2 8
J. Caroline 13 7 3 5/10 2/4 1/1 3 35 0 0 0 1 6
L. Drew 13 2 5 5/8 1/2 2/2 4 32 1 2 2 2 0
Co. Martin 10 4 4 5/12 0/1 0/1 3 32 0 1 2 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Stephens 19 4 0 6/10 5/7 2/2 1 32 1 1 0 1 3
Ca. Martin 18 10 2 4/11 1/1 9/10 2 39 3 0 0 2 8
J. Caroline 13 7 3 5/10 2/4 1/1 3 35 0 0 0 1 6
L. Drew 13 2 5 5/8 1/2 2/2 4 32 1 2 2 2 0
Co. Martin 10 4 4 5/12 0/1 0/1 3 32 0 1 2 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
H. Cooke 3 1 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 1 14 2 0 0 0 1
E. Foster 2 0 0 0/1 0/0 2/2 1 4 1 0 1 0 0
J. Hall 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 12 0 0 1 0 0
D. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Tooley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 28 14 27/56 10/17 16/18 18 200 8 4 6 7 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Taylor 16 3 0 3/9 1/4 9/12 2 30 0 0 1 0 3
B. Williams 11 3 0 5/6 0/0 1/1 3 26 0 1 1 1 2
R. Bowles Jr. 9 2 0 4/10 1/4 0/0 2 28 0 0 4 1 1
J. Hopkins 5 8 1 1/4 1/2 2/4 2 22 0 0 4 2 6
S. Bittner 2 4 1 1/2 0/1 0/0 1 33 0 1 0 3 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Taylor 16 3 0 3/9 1/4 9/12 2 30 0 0 1 0 3
B. Williams 11 3 0 5/6 0/0 1/1 3 26 0 1 1 1 2
R. Bowles Jr. 9 2 0 4/10 1/4 0/0 2 28 0 0 4 1 1
J. Hopkins 5 8 1 1/4 1/2 2/4 2 22 0 0 4 2 6
S. Bittner 2 4 1 1/2 0/1 0/0 1 33 0 1 0 3 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Taylor 8 7 4 3/9 2/8 0/0 1 28 0 1 0 1 6
T. Carter II 6 1 0 3/6 0/0 0/0 3 9 0 1 2 1 0
J. McWilliams 6 0 3 2/4 0/1 2/3 2 19 0 0 1 0 0
N. Grimes 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 5 0 1 0 1 0
N. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Rojas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Dekoninck - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Fitzgerald-Warren - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 65 29 9 23/51 5/20 14/20 17 200 0 5 13 10 19