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No. 7 Nevada romps to 100-60 win over Colorado State

RENO, Nev. (AP) Nevada coach Eric Musselman threatened to turn off the 3-point green light after a lackluster shooting performance Saturday by the seventh-ranked Wolf Pack against Air Force.

Musselman sang a different tune following his team's 100-60 win Wednesday night over Colorado State.

''I kind of wanted to get under their skin a little bit,'' Musselman said. ''They were having a good time tonight when they started knocking them down. They were pointing at me and laughing.''

Jordan Caroline scored a season-high 26 points and Musselman earned his 100th victory since coming to Nevada in 2015.

Cody Martin added 19 points and brother Caleb Martin had 18 for the Wolf Pack (19-1, 6-1 Mountain West Conference), who shot 56 percent from the floor and 48 percent beyond the arc. Trey Porter scored 13 and Tre'Shawn Thurman 10.

Nevada managed only 20 points in the first half against Air Force.

''It's one of those things that we knew we were a much better team than 20 points in a half,'' Caleb Martin said. ''You just kind of look at yourself and say, `This is ridiculous.'''

J.D. Paige led the Rams (7-12, 2-4) with 18 points. Nico Carvacho had 11 points and 14 rebounds.

''They're the No. 7 team in the country for a reason,'' Colorado State first-year coach Niko Medved said. ''They are athletic and talented. We were there in the first half and just let it slip away quickly in the second.''

Nevada had huge advantages in points in the paint (40-18), points off turnovers (35-5), fast-break points (14-2) and assists (21-13). Colorado State committed 21 turnovers to Nevada's seven before a crowd of 10,391.

''It was on auto pilot,'' Musselman said. ''I could have gone out in the student section ... (and) had fun because when the guys are playing like that, they don't really need us.''

Carvacho entered shooting 60 percent from the field, best in the Mountain West. He was 5 of 13 against Nevada as the Rams shot 40 percent.

''It's great to put forth a great offensive and defensive game,'' Porter said. ''It definitely gives us a little bit of momentum going into the UNLV game. This is my first year here. I'm new to the rivalry, but from what I've heard it's a pretty big rivalry.''

BIG PICTURE

Colorado State: The defense struggled again. Colorado State entered ranked second-to-last in the Mountain West in scoring defense (77.1) and blocked shots (1.9), and last in defensive 3-point percentage (37 percent). Nevada, the top-scoring offense in the conference, rolled to its second-highest point total of the season.

Nevada: The 20 points against Air Force marked the lowest first-half output in Musselman's tenure at Nevada. This time, the Wolf Pack made 10 of their first 12 shots and entered the break shooting 56 percent from the floor, their third-best mark all season.

CENTURY MARK

Musselman reached his 100th collegiate victory midway through his fourth season as an NCAA coach, making him the fastest in Nevada history. He is 44-16 in Mountain West games.

SIDELINED

Nevada guard Corey Henson sat out because of illness. Henson got his first start for Nevada after the team's loss at New Mexico on Jan. 5 and had started the last four games, averaging eight points.

UP NEXT

Colorado State: Returns home Saturday against Fresno State.

Nevada: Off this weekend before traveling to Las Vegas for a matchup Tuesday against in-state rival UNLV.

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Key Players
N. Carvacho
32 F
J. Caroline
24 G
35.5 Min. Per Game 35.5
18.3 Pts. Per Game 18.3
1.7 Ast. Per Game 1.7
9.8 Reb. Per Game 9.8
59.0 Field Goal % 49.4
0.0 Three Point % 43.5
53.0 Free Throw % 64.9
  Defensive rebound by Jordan Brown 2.0
  Jack Schoemann missed layup, blocked by Nisre Zouzoua 4.0
  Defensive rebound by Anthony Masinton-Bonner 9.0
  David Cunningham missed jump shot 11.0
+ 2 Robbie Berwick made layup 19.0
  Defensive rebound by Colorado State 33.0
  Jordan Brown missed 2nd of 2 free throws 33.0
+ 1 Jordan Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 33.0
  Personal foul on Zo Tyson 33.0
+ 1 Zo Tyson made free throw 54.0
  Shooting foul on Nisre Zouzoua 54.0
Team Stats
Points 60 100
Field Goals 21-53 (39.6%) 37-66 (56.1%)
3-Pointers 9-20 (45.0%) 13-27 (48.1%)
Free Throws 9-14 (64.3%) 13-20 (65.0%)
Total Rebounds 37 33
Offensive 6 4
Defensive 27 25
Team 4 4
Assists 13 21
Steals 4 11
Blocks 0 3
Turnovers 20 7
Fouls 19 14
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 1 AST
26 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Colorado State 7-12 352560
home team logo 7 Nevada 19-1 4258100
Team Stats
away team logo Colorado State 7-12 74.8 PPG 36.1 RPG 14.8 APG
home team logo 7 Nevada 19-1 80.1 PPG 40.1 RPG 14.6 APG
Key Players
22
J. Paige G 15.6 PPG 3.5 RPG 3.1 APG 45.7 FG%
24
J. Caroline G 17.0 PPG 9.6 RPG 1.9 APG 45.2 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Paige G 18 PTS 0 REB 1 AST
J. Caroline G 26 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
39.6 FG% 56.1
45.0 3PT FG% 48.1
64.3 FT% 65.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Paige 18 0 1 6/11 6/8 0/0 3 30 0 0 2 0 0
N. Carvacho 11 14 2 5/13 0/0 1/2 1 31 0 0 2 5 9
A. Thistlewood 8 2 1 2/5 2/4 2/4 4 33 0 0 2 0 2
K. Martin 7 3 3 3/7 1/4 0/0 1 24 0 0 4 0 3
K. Moore 2 5 3 1/6 0/2 0/0 4 28 1 0 3 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Paige 18 0 1 6/11 6/8 0/0 3 30 0 0 2 0 0
N. Carvacho 11 14 2 5/13 0/0 1/2 1 31 0 0 2 5 9
A. Thistlewood 8 2 1 2/5 2/4 2/4 4 33 0 0 2 0 2
K. Martin 7 3 3 3/7 1/4 0/0 1 24 0 0 4 0 3
K. Moore 2 5 3 1/6 0/2 0/0 4 28 1 0 3 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Masinton-Bonner 7 2 0 2/4 0/1 3/4 2 20 0 0 0 0 2
Z. Tyson 3 1 0 1/1 0/0 1/1 1 3 0 0 1 0 1
R. Berwick 2 0 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0
H. Edwards 2 5 2 0/3 0/1 2/3 2 20 1 0 3 0 5
L. Ryan 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 6 1 0 1 0 1
J. Schoemann 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Bannec 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 60 33 13 21/53 9/20 9/14 19 200 4 0 20 6 27
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Caroline 26 7 3 11/15 4/5 0/0 1 31 0 0 1 1 6
Co. Martin 19 2 5 9/10 1/1 0/3 1 32 2 0 1 0 2
Ca. Martin 18 4 2 6/15 6/12 0/1 3 31 2 0 1 0 4
T. Porter 13 3 1 3/4 0/0 7/7 1 21 1 0 1 1 2
T. Thurman 10 6 6 4/5 1/2 1/2 1 25 3 0 0 2 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Caroline 26 7 3 11/15 4/5 0/0 1 31 0 0 1 1 6
Co. Martin 19 2 5 9/10 1/1 0/3 1 32 2 0 1 0 2
Ca. Martin 18 4 2 6/15 6/12 0/1 3 31 2 0 1 0 4
T. Porter 13 3 1 3/4 0/0 7/7 1 21 1 0 1 1 2
T. Thurman 10 6 6 4/5 1/2 1/2 1 25 3 0 0 2 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Johnson 7 2 2 2/8 1/5 2/2 1 27 0 0 1 0 2
J. Brown 5 2 2 1/3 0/0 3/4 3 21 0 2 0 0 2
N. Zouzoua 2 3 0 1/5 0/2 0/1 3 9 2 1 1 0 3
D. Cunningham 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
C. Henson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Drew - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Townsell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Hymes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 100 29 21 37/66 13/27 13/20 14 200 11 3 7 4 25