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No. 12 Nevada beats in-state rival UNLV 89-73

RENO, Nev. (AP) The big three for No. 12 Nevada showed up in a big way Wednesday night.

Caleb Martin scored 24 points, Cody Martin had a season-high 23 and the Wolf Pack cruised to an 89-73 victory against in-state rival UNLV.

Jordan Caroline added 20 points and 12 rebounds for his 16th double-double this season. The trio combined for 26 of Nevada's first 28 points and 67 in all.

''When our big three play really good (as they did tonight), we are a phenomenal basketball team,'' coach Eric Musselman said.

Nevada shot 53.3 percent from the floor. The Martin twins combined for 10 of 17 from beyond the 3-point arc, and Cody Martin had eight assists.

After shooting 19 percent from 3-point range through the first 18 games, Cody Martin has hit at a 58 percent clip since his game-winning 3 on Jan. 15 against Boise State.

''Whenever (Cody) is aggressive like that, it's way easier for me, and Jordan, and pretty much everybody,'' Caleb Martin said. ''He's a point guard so he is going to get his assists, regardless. He's going to get in and get his rebounds, regardless. So, I tell him all the time, `You need to be aggressive and be ready to shoot the ball.' . He can do this night in and night out if he wants to.''

Nevada (26-2, 13-2 Mountain West Conference) never trailed and entered the break up 46-28. In two meetings this season, the Wolf Pack outscored UNLV by a combined 94-54 in the first half.

''It was pretty much the same as the first game,'' UNLV guard Amauri Hardy said. ''We came out slow, but we beat them in the second half. But we need to put two halves together.''

Hardy led UNLV (15-13, 9-7) with 19 points. Kris Clyburn scored 18 and Noah Robotham had 16.

UNLV outrebounded Nevada 40-28 but committed 17 turnovers to the Wolf Pack's eight.

Nevada extended its home winning streak to 17 games, one shy of the longest in program history. The Wolf Pack have won four consecutive meetings with UNLV.

''I think it is always important to win, but it's a big deal to us and the state and the community that we come out and compete like we did,'' Cody Martin said. ''It's a big rivalry.''

BIG PICTURE

UNLV: The Rebels, who have dropped their last two games, couldn't handle Nevada and its raucous crowd. The loss left Air Force 1 1/2 games behind UNLV for fifth place in the Mountain West.

Nevada: The Wolf Pack lead the conference standings by a half-game over Utah State heading into their showdown Saturday. Nevada can clinch its third straight Mountain West regular-season championship with a victory on the road.

''Their place has always been a hard place for the last 20 years,'' Musselman said. ''We'll go into that environment and it will be two really good teams and we will see what happens.''

NICK'S NIGHT

Nevada retired No. 22 in honor of Nick Fazekas during a halftime ceremony. Fazekas, the school's career scoring leader with 2,464 points, played at Nevada from 2003-07 and joined Edgar Jones (1975-79) as the only players in program history to have their jerseys retired.

''This was the best four years of my life,'' Fazekas said before the game. ''I tell people all the time, `If I could rewind my life, I would go back to the time I started here until it ended here and do it all over again.'''

ATTENDANCE RECORD

The crowd of 11,289 was a season high at Lawlor Events Center and increased Nevada's season total to 151,926. That broke the previous record of 150,674 set in 2005-06.

UP NEXT

UNLV: Returns home Saturday to host Boise State.

Nevada: Plays at Utah State on Saturday.

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Key Players
N. Robotham
5 G
J. Caroline
24 G
35.2 Min. Per Game 35.2
18.3 Pts. Per Game 18.3
2.0 Ast. Per Game 2.0
9.6 Reb. Per Game 9.6
37.0 Field Goal % 47.8
34.6 Three Point % 40.9
73.1 Free Throw % 64.8
+ 1 Amauri Hardy made 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
+ 1 Amauri Hardy made 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Shooting foul on Corey Henson 17.0
  Defensive rebound by Joel Ntambwe 33.0
  Jordan Caroline missed 2nd of 2 free throws 33.0
  Jordan Caroline missed 1st of 2 free throws 33.0
  Shooting foul on Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua 33.0
  Defensive rebound by Cody Martin 52.0
  Kris Clyburn missed 3-pt. jump shot 54.0
+ 2 Jordan Caroline made layup, assist by Cody Martin 1:04
  Turnover on Kris Clyburn 1:19
Team Stats
Points 73 89
Field Goals 28-63 (44.4%) 32-60 (53.3%)
3-Pointers 9-26 (34.6%) 13-27 (48.1%)
Free Throws 8-13 (61.5%) 12-17 (70.6%)
Total Rebounds 40 28
Offensive 13 8
Defensive 19 17
Team 8 3
Assists 11 20
Steals 8 9
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 17 8
Fouls 18 13
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST
24 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo UNLV 15-13 284573
home team logo 12 Nevada 26-2 464389
Team Stats
away team logo UNLV 15-13 73.4 PPG 42.5 RPG 12.9 APG
home team logo 12 Nevada 26-2 80.1 PPG 40.1 RPG 14.6 APG
Key Players
3
A. Hardy G 13.1 PPG 3.0 RPG 3.5 APG 43.9 FG%
10
Ca. Martin F 19.2 PPG 5.1 RPG 2.8 APG 40.9 FG%
Top Scorers
A. Hardy G 19 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
Ca. Martin F 24 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
44.4 FG% 53.3
34.6 3PT FG% 48.1
61.5 FT% 70.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Hardy 19 1 3 6/12 3/4 4/5 3 30 1 0 1 0 1
K. Clyburn 18 3 0 8/16 1/5 1/2 3 36 3 0 6 1 2
N. Robotham 16 4 4 6/13 4/10 0/0 0 36 1 0 3 1 3
J. Ntambwe 9 7 2 3/7 0/1 3/3 4 26 0 0 3 3 4
C. Diong 4 9 0 2/6 0/0 0/2 4 28 3 0 2 5 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Hardy 19 1 3 6/12 3/4 4/5 3 30 1 0 1 0 1
K. Clyburn 18 3 0 8/16 1/5 1/2 3 36 3 0 6 1 2
N. Robotham 16 4 4 6/13 4/10 0/0 0 36 1 0 3 1 3
J. Ntambwe 9 7 2 3/7 0/1 3/3 4 26 0 0 3 3 4
C. Diong 4 9 0 2/6 0/0 0/2 4 28 3 0 2 5 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Hamilton 4 0 0 2/5 0/2 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
N. Blair 3 6 2 1/2 1/2 0/0 2 24 0 1 1 2 4
T. Woodbury 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/1 2 11 0 0 0 1 1
B. Coupet Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Dembele - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sljivancanin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Beck - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Juiston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Coleman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Bangai - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 32 11 28/63 9/26 8/13 18 200 8 1 17 13 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Ca. Martin 24 4 3 8/13 6/11 2/2 2 38 4 0 3 1 3
Co. Martin 23 3 8 8/14 4/6 3/3 1 38 1 1 1 0 3
J. Caroline 20 12 3 8/17 2/4 2/5 2 36 1 0 2 4 8
T. Thurman 9 3 3 3/5 0/0 3/5 2 21 1 0 0 1 2
T. Porter 3 1 0 1/2 0/1 1/1 1 21 1 2 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Ca. Martin 24 4 3 8/13 6/11 2/2 2 38 4 0 3 1 3
Co. Martin 23 3 8 8/14 4/6 3/3 1 38 1 1 1 0 3
J. Caroline 20 12 3 8/17 2/4 2/5 2 36 1 0 2 4 8
T. Thurman 9 3 3 3/5 0/0 3/5 2 21 1 0 0 1 2
T. Porter 3 1 0 1/2 0/1 1/1 1 21 1 2 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Johnson 4 1 2 2/7 0/4 0/0 3 22 0 0 0 1 0
C. Henson 3 1 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 1 14 0 0 0 1 0
J. Brown 3 0 1 1/1 0/0 1/1 1 10 1 0 1 0 0
N. Zouzoua - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Drew - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Cunningham - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Townsell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Hymes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 89 25 20 32/60 13/27 12/17 13 200 9 3 8 8 17