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Caroline scores 40 as No. 6 Nevada beats CSU 98-82

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Jordan Caroline kept Nevada rolling ahead of a showdown with New Mexico in three days.

Caroline scored 30 of his season-high 40 points in the first half and No. 6 Nevada beat Colorado State 98-82 on Wednesday night for its eighth straight win.

Caroline finished five points shy of his career high set Jan. 7, 2017, at New Mexico, the only team to beat the Wolf Pack this season. He added 12 rebounds for his 14th double-double of the season, and his 41 career double-doubles are the most in Mountain West Conference history, breaking a tie with Kawhi Leonard and Andrew Bogut.

''That's pretty good company,'' Wolf Pack coach Eric Musselman said. ''Once he got rolling, there was no stopping him.''

Caleb Martin added 25 points for Nevada (22-1, 9-1), including a dunk off a lob from his twin, Cody, that capped a 10-2 run to end the game.

The Wolf Pack turns its focus to New Mexico, which beat them 85-58 on Jan. 5.

''It's a tough team, it's a rivalry game and they got us by 30 (the first time), so we feel like we've got something to avenge,'' Caroline said.

Nico Carvacho led the Rams (9-14, 4-6) with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Colorado State lost by 40 in Reno two weeks ago but gave the Wolf Pack a fight at home.

''I told our guys I thought this game was here for us,'' Colorado State coach Niko Medved said. ''They're very talented, they've got guys that can make plays, but we fractured a little bit defensively. Our transition defense was poor.''

Caroline was 11-of-19 shooting on the night. He hit his first six 3-pointers and had as many points as the Rams (20) midway through the first half. He was 9-of-11 shooting overall and added six rebounds in the first 20 minutes.

''I just got hot,'' Caroline said. ''I tried to take the shots I like and take shots to stay in rhythm. I didn't want our offense to get out of rhythm.''

Caroline had 26 in Nevada's 100-60 win over Colorado State two weeks ago.

''Jordan Caroline, I hope I never have to see that guy again,'' Medved said. ''He is something. He is just a monster. It's a brutal matchup, not just for us but for anyone, but especially for us right now. When he's shooting the ball from 3 like that, it's really hard to find answers.''

Carvacho had 14 points and eight rebounds at the half, and his teammates picked up some of the slack after the break. The Rams trailed by 17 at one point but cut it to five on Adam Thistlewood's 3-pointer and to three on Carvacho's layup with 12:45 left.

Martin's two free throws midway through the second half made it 76-66, but the Rams cut it to seven with 3:59 left. Caroline hit five free throws in the final 3:32 to help put it away.

Nevada scored 11 straight points from the line before Martin's dunk. Jazz Johnson, who had 15 points for the Wolf Pack, hit four after Hyron Edwards was hit with a technical.

''I don't think the final score is at all indicative of the game,'' Medved said. ''It's unfortunate at the end with some free throws and some things.''

BIG PICTURE

Nevada: The Wolf Pack might have been guilty of looking ahead to the rematch with New Mexico. But Nevada withstood the Rams' rally in the first eight minutes of the second half to go into Saturday's game with its winning streak intact.

Colorado State: The Rams could have used a signature win but were never really in this one. They did survive a scare when Carvacho went down early in the first half after rolling his right ankle. He went off for a bit but returned and was Colorado State's only offense in the first half.

UP NEXT

Nevada: Hosts New Mexico on Saturday afternoon.

Colorado State: Hosts Oregon on Saturday night.

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Key Players
J. Caroline
24 G
N. Carvacho
32 F
30.5 Min. Per Game 30.5
15.4 Pts. Per Game 15.4
1.9 Ast. Per Game 1.9
12.7 Reb. Per Game 12.7
49.8 Field Goal % 59.0
45.9 Three Point % 0.0
67.8 Free Throw % 51.1
+ 2 Caleb Martin made alley-oop shot, assist by Cody Martin 17.0
  Bad pass turnover on Kendle Moore, stolen by Cody Martin 22.0
+ 2 Jazz Johnson made driving layup 29.0
+ 2 Kendle Moore made layup 55.0
+ 1 Jazz Johnson made 3rd of 3 free throws 1:05
+ 1 Jazz Johnson made 2nd of 3 free throws 1:05
+ 1 Jazz Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:05
+ 1 Jazz Johnson made free throw 1:05
  Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Hyron Edwards 1:05
  Jazz Johnson missed 1st of 3 free throws 1:05
  Shooting foul on Nico Carvacho 1:05
Team Stats
Points 98 82
Field Goals 31-66 (47.0%) 33-58 (56.9%)
3-Pointers 8-22 (36.4%) 5-16 (31.3%)
Free Throws 28-35 (80.0%) 11-16 (68.8%)
Total Rebounds 34 31
Offensive 12 5
Defensive 20 24
Team 2 2
Assists 18 20
Steals 5 2
Blocks 4 7
Turnovers 5 8
Fouls 17 24
Technicals 0 1
40 PTS, 12 REB, 3 AST
24 PTS, 17 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo 6 Nevada 22-1 524698
home team logo Colorado State 9-14 414182
Team Stats
away team logo 6 Nevada 22-1 80.1 PPG 40.1 RPG 14.6 APG
home team logo Colorado State 9-14 74.8 PPG 36.1 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
24
J. Caroline G 17.0 PPG 9.6 RPG 1.9 APG 45.2 FG%
32
N. Carvacho F 16.1 PPG 12.9 RPG 2.1 APG 59.2 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Caroline G 40 PTS 12 REB 3 AST
N. Carvacho F 24 PTS 17 REB 2 AST
47.0 FG% 56.9
36.4 3PT FG% 31.3
80.0 FT% 68.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Caroline 40 12 3 11/19 6/8 12/14 0 40 1 0 1 6 6
Ca. Martin 25 6 4 9/21 1/9 6/9 2 40 1 2 1 2 4
Co. Martin 7 5 5 3/8 1/3 0/0 3 37 1 1 1 0 5
T. Thurman 6 6 2 2/6 0/1 2/2 4 28 1 0 1 2 4
T. Porter 5 1 0 2/4 0/0 1/2 3 9 0 0 1 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Caroline 40 12 3 11/19 6/8 12/14 0 40 1 0 1 6 6
Ca. Martin 25 6 4 9/21 1/9 6/9 2 40 1 2 1 2 4
Co. Martin 7 5 5 3/8 1/3 0/0 3 37 1 1 1 0 5
T. Thurman 6 6 2 2/6 0/1 2/2 4 28 1 0 1 2 4
T. Porter 5 1 0 2/4 0/0 1/2 3 9 0 0 1 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Johnson 15 1 3 4/8 0/1 7/8 4 29 1 1 0 0 1
C. Henson 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 1 0
N. Zouzoua 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
J. Brown 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
L. Drew - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Cunningham - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Townsell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Hymes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 98 32 18 31/66 8/22 28/35 17 200 5 4 5 12 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Carvacho 24 17 2 11/15 0/0 2/5 4 36 0 3 0 4 13
J. Paige 13 4 4 4/6 0/1 5/5 3 32 0 0 1 0 4
A. Thistlewood 10 1 1 4/9 2/5 0/0 3 30 0 1 0 0 1
K. Martin 9 2 3 4/7 0/2 1/2 5 28 2 0 2 1 1
K. Moore 4 1 4 2/6 0/2 0/0 2 22 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Carvacho 24 17 2 11/15 0/0 2/5 4 36 0 3 0 4 13
J. Paige 13 4 4 4/6 0/1 5/5 3 32 0 0 1 0 4
A. Thistlewood 10 1 1 4/9 2/5 0/0 3 30 0 1 0 0 1
K. Martin 9 2 3 4/7 0/2 1/2 5 28 2 0 2 1 1
K. Moore 4 1 4 2/6 0/2 0/0 2 22 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Masinton-Bonner 10 2 2 4/6 2/3 0/0 0 24 0 0 2 0 2
H. Edwards 8 2 4 2/7 1/3 3/4 5 24 0 1 2 0 2
L. Ryan 4 0 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0
R. Berwick - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Tyson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Schoemann - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Bannec - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 82 29 20 33/58 5/16 11/16 24 200 2 7 8 5 24