70
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11:00pm
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86
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NEVADA -12, O/U 158
ML: -877
BYU
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No. 7 Nevada beats BYU 86-70

RENO, Nev. (AP) After an ankle injury last week, Nevada forward Jordan Caroline sat out a week of practices before playing in No. 7 Nevada's season opener.

''I was going to play no matter what,'' said Caroline, who tied a career high with 16 rebounds. ''If I was in a cast, I was going to play.''

Caroline led all players with 25 points as No. 7 Nevada beat Brigham Young 86-70 on Tuesday night.

''I thought Jordan Caroline did a great job of keeping us in the game from an offensive standpoint,'' said Nevada coach Eric Musselman, who played the team's 2017-2018 leading scorer, Caleb Martin, four minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. ''As we've done since I've been here in the first half, if I guy gets two fouls, they don't play. We felt like those guys would be really well rested. As long as BYU didn't get up seven or eight or nine, we were just going to continue to role that way.''

BYU (0-1) entered the break tied with Nevada, 34-34, and grabbed several leads in the second half, thanks largely to its zone defense. Nevada struggled against the zone in its 91-73 exhibition loss against Washington.

''We're still trying to figure it out,'' said Musselman, who moved to 22-0 in non-conference home games at Nevada. ''I really, truly believe we will be a different team two weeks from now even than we are today.''

''If someone gave me a wound and said what can you change about college basketball. ... We have all this practice time and two exhibition games is not enough to get your rhythm. I don't feel comfortable as a coach subbing right now.''

Martin provided the shooting spark Nevada (1-0) needed in the second half, scoring all of his 21 points after the break.

Nevada shot 27 percent from the field in the first half and 51 percent in the second.

Caroline grabbed his double-double with five minutes to go before halftime, the 28th double-double of his career, tied for sixth best in school history.

Jahshire Hardnett led BYU with 17 points.

''I feel like us as a group, we played well,'' Hardnett said. ''We competed with those guys and played well throughout the game, but we didn't make enough three pointers.''

BYU shot 6 of 31 from behind the arc.

Cougar forward Yoeli Childs had 16 points and 12 rebounds, but played limited minutes after he committed his fourth foul with 19:10 left in the second half.

BIG PICTURE

BYU: The Cougars entered a raucous Lawlor Events Center (15th largest attendance in Nevada history, 11,094) and competed against a top ten team, showing why they are a contender to challenge Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference.

Nevada: With the first top 10 ranking to start the season in school history, there's a lot of hype in Reno.

MARTIN TWINS: Nevada's senior twins, Caleb and Cody Martin, were held scoreless in the first half. They combined for 13 minutes before the break. But Nevada's leading scorer last season, Caleb, scored 21 in the second half. His brother, Cody, had 11 assists.

COACH ROSE EXTENDS: Hours before its matchup at No. 7 Nevada, BYU announced Tuesday it extended head coach Dave Rose's contract through 2020-2021. Rose has led BYU to 13-consecutive, 20-plus win seasons since coming to BYU in 2005.

UP NEXT

BYU: The Cougars return to Provo on Friday for its ''Crosstown Clash'' against Utah Valley.

Nevada: The Wolf Pack plays game two of its four-game home stand to start the season Friday as it hosts Pacific.

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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 Nisre Zouzoua 28.0
  Connor Harding missed 3-pt. jump shot 30.0
+ 1 Jordan Caroline made 3rd of 3 free throws 42.0
+ 1 Jordan Caroline made 2nd of 3 free throws 42.0
  Jordan Caroline missed 1st of 3 free throws 42.0
  Shooting foul on Dalton Nixon 42.0
  Defensive rebound by Caleb Martin 1:09
  Gavin Baxter missed free throw 1:09
  Personal foul on Caleb Martin 1:09
  Offensive rebound by Gavin Baxter 1:09
  McKay Cannon missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:11
Team Stats
Points 70 86
Field Goals 26-69 (37.7%) 25-66 (37.9%)
3-Pointers 6-31 (19.4%) 8-28 (28.6%)
Free Throws 12-19 (63.2%) 28-39 (71.8%)
Total Rebounds 44 48
Offensive 7 10
Defensive 32 35
Team 5 3
Assists 17 19
Steals 4 4
Blocks 4 4
Turnovers 7 8
Fouls 27 20
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
25 PTS, 16 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Brigham Young 0-1 343670
home team logo 7 Nevada 1-0 345286
Team Stats
away team logo Brigham Young 0-1 80.1 PPG 37.8 RPG 15.6 APG
home team logo 7 Nevada 1-0 81.5 PPG 40.3 RPG 15.5 APG
Key Players
0
J. Hardnett G 9.7 PPG 2.0 RPG 1.7 APG 42.7 FG%
24
J. Caroline G 18.4 PPG 9.7 RPG 2.1 APG 48.0 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Hardnett G 17 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
J. Caroline G 25 PTS 16 REB 2 AST
37.7 FG% 37.9
19.4 3PT FG% 28.6
63.2 FT% 71.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Hardnett 17 4 3 6/15 1/5 4/6 3 27 0 0 1 0 4
Y. Childs 16 12 3 7/15 0/1 2/2 5 26 0 0 0 3 9
Z. Seljaas 8 5 0 3/6 2/5 0/0 3 24 0 1 0 0 5
T. Haws 5 4 5 2/9 1/5 0/0 2 32 2 0 5 1 3
D. Nixon 4 1 1 2/5 0/2 0/0 5 17 1 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Hardnett 17 4 3 6/15 1/5 4/6 3 27 0 0 1 0 4
Y. Childs 16 12 3 7/15 0/1 2/2 5 26 0 0 0 3 9
Z. Seljaas 8 5 0 3/6 2/5 0/0 3 24 0 1 0 0 5
T. Haws 5 4 5 2/9 1/5 0/0 2 32 2 0 5 1 3
D. Nixon 4 1 1 2/5 0/2 0/0 5 17 1 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Bergersen 6 1 0 1/4 1/3 3/5 0 13 1 0 0 0 1
C. Harding 5 3 1 1/5 0/4 3/5 1 19 0 2 0 0 3
G. Baxter 4 4 1 2/2 0/0 0/1 4 15 0 1 0 2 2
M. Cannon 3 1 2 1/6 1/6 0/0 1 20 0 0 0 0 1
K. Lee 2 2 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 1 1
L. Worthington 0 2 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2
N. Emery - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Troy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wade - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Maughan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 39 17 26/69 6/31 12/19 27 200 4 4 7 7 32
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Caroline 25 16 2 8/16 0/1 9/14 2 38 1 0 0 4 12
Ca. Martin 21 3 2 4/13 3/9 10/12 4 24 1 0 1 0 3
T. Porter 9 7 0 3/7 0/0 3/6 1 22 0 3 1 3 4
T. Thurman 5 9 0 1/2 1/1 2/2 5 21 1 0 2 2 7
Co. Martin 0 7 11 0/4 0/2 0/0 3 29 1 1 2 1 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Caroline 25 16 2 8/16 0/1 9/14 2 38 1 0 0 4 12
Ca. Martin 21 3 2 4/13 3/9 10/12 4 24 1 0 1 0 3
T. Porter 9 7 0 3/7 0/0 3/6 1 22 0 3 1 3 4
T. Thurman 5 9 0 1/2 1/1 2/2 5 21 1 0 2 2 7
Co. Martin 0 7 11 0/4 0/2 0/0 3 29 1 1 2 1 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Johnson 12 2 1 4/9 3/7 1/1 0 24 0 0 0 0 2
C. Henson 6 0 2 2/6 0/3 2/2 3 25 0 0 0 0 0
N. Zouzoua 5 1 0 2/7 1/5 0/0 1 12 0 0 1 0 1
J. Brown 3 0 1 1/2 0/0 1/2 1 5 0 0 1 0 0
L. Drew - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Cunningham - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Townsell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Lee - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Wurm - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Hymes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 86 45 19 25/66 8/28 28/39 20 200 4 4 8 10 35