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Martin twins lead No. 17 Nevada over SDSU 83-51

RENO, Nevada (AP) Nevada honored its seniors in the Wolf Pack's final regular-season game - and the upperclassmen delivered an impressive victory.

Caleb Martin scored 25 points and twin brother Cody added 14 to lead No. 17 Nevada to an 81-53 rout of San Diego State on Saturday night that clinched a share of the Mountain West title with Utah State.

The Martin twins - both seniors - combined to shoot 12 of 19 and Nevada (28-3, 15-3 Mountain West) finished at 53.1 percent as a team. Jordan Caroline has 16 points and Trey Porter had 13.

''It means everything to share a moment with my Mom in town, people in town, playing with my brother one last time,'' Caleb Martin said. ''We couldn't have asked for a better ending to the regular season and the seniors to go out with a bang here - winning like that against a team that beat us.''

Nevada recognized the collegiate careers of seven basketball players - including six transfers - on Senior Night.

''I told them I loved them and thanked them for taking me and my family on this ride,'' Nevada coach Eric Musselman said of his seniors. ''Now with guys that have been with us for four years, it's just a lot different of an experience than coaching at the NBA level. I don't think after my last game with the (Sacramento) Kings I was hugging everybody, crying and telling them I loved them. I don't think that really happened with Metta World Peace, K-Mart and those guys.''

San Diego State had as many personal fouls as rebounds (25) - with one offensive rebound.

Nevada grabbed 42 boards and beat the Aztecs 26-12 in the paint. Nevada made 20 free throws to San Diego State's seven.

''You want to peak at the right time and I think that's what we are doing,'' Caroline said. ''We are trending upwards, especially at tournament time.''

The Wolf Pack jumped out to a 16-5 lead in the first five minutes in front of 11,243, but San Diego State answered with a 10-0 run in the final two minutes of the first half and entered the break trailing 42-37.

Nevada never trailed in the game and dominated the second half, outscoring San Diego State 39-16.

Jeremy Hemsley led San Diego State (19-12, 11-7) with 16 points. Matt Mitchell and Devin Watson each scored 14 for the Aztecs, who shot 34.6 percent as a team.

''Those seniors are relentless, especially the Martin twins and Caroline,'' Hemsley said. ''I have a lot of respect for them and I think they have a lot of respect for me, too. It's a great atmosphere. I wanted to cry just knowing it was my last night playing here. It's something you're going to miss, playing in front of fans like that, who know you're name and are going to talk trash to you.''

BIG PICTURE

SDSU: The Aztecs finished the season tied with UNLV for fourth place in the Mountain West and will enter the tournament as the fourth seed.

Nevada: The Wolf Pack got revenge for its 65-57 loss at San Diego State on Feb. 20, and broke its three-game losing streak against the Aztecs.

PERFECT AT LAWLOR, ATTENDANCE RECORD

Nevada finished the season 15-0 at Lawlor Events Center, and grabbed its 18th straight home victory, which tied a school record. Nevada's announced attendance of 11,243 pushed its season attendance to 163,169 - a program record.

BETTER AT HOME

The Wolf Pack's three losses this season came on the road against New Mexico, San Diego State and Utah State. Nevada beat each of those teams at home by a combined 244-164.

UP NEXT

SDSU: Plays Thursday against UNLV in the Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas.

Nevada: Plays Thursday against the winner of the No. 8 vs. No. 9 play-in game in the Mountain West Tournament. Nevada enters next week's conference tournament as the No. 1 seed because it owns a tiebreaker with Utah State: record against third-place Fresno State. ''Now it's free game,'' Caleb Martin said about the upcoming conference tournament. ''(We) ain't going to worry about no rankings anymore. Everybody is on the same level now. That's how I like it.''

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Key Players
D. Watson
0 G
J. Caroline
24 G
35.3 Min. Per Game 35.3
17.7 Pts. Per Game 17.7
2.0 Ast. Per Game 2.0
9.6 Reb. Per Game 9.6
40.4 Field Goal % 46.2
38.4 Three Point % 38.3
73.7 Free Throw % 63.3
  Shot clock violation turnover on Nevada 1.0
+ 1 Michael Sohikish made 2nd of 2 free throws 31.0
  Michael Sohikish missed 1st of 2 free throws 31.0
  Personal foul on David Cunningham 31.0
+ 1 Trey Porter made 2nd of 2 free throws 57.0
  Trey Porter missed 1st of 2 free throws 57.0
  Personal foul on Joel Mensah 57.0
  Offensive rebound by Nevada 57.0
  David Cunningham missed 3-pt. jump shot 59.0
  Defensive rebound by Nisre Zouzoua 1:09
  Ed Chang missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:11
Team Stats
Points 53 81
Field Goals 18-52 (34.6%) 26-49 (53.1%)
3-Pointers 10-21 (47.6%) 9-23 (39.1%)
Free Throws 7-17 (41.2%) 20-35 (57.1%)
Total Rebounds 25 42
Offensive 1 4
Defensive 24 34
Team 0 4
Assists 10 14
Steals 4 4
Blocks 0 2
Turnovers 12 13
Fouls 26 17
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST
25 PTS, 6 REB, 7 AST
12T
away team logo San Diego State 19-12 371653
home team logo 17 Nevada 28-3 423981
Team Stats
away team logo San Diego State 19-12 71.7 PPG 39.1 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo 17 Nevada 28-3 80.1 PPG 40.1 RPG 14.6 APG
Key Players
42
J. Hemsley G 9.2 PPG 3.0 RPG 2.6 APG 43.1 FG%
10
Ca. Martin F 19.2 PPG 5.1 RPG 2.8 APG 40.9 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Hemsley G 16 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
Ca. Martin F 25 PTS 6 REB 7 AST
34.6 FG% 53.1
47.6 3PT FG% 39.1
41.2 FT% 57.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Hemsley 16 1 3 6/11 3/6 1/2 2 33 2 0 1 0 1
D. Watson 14 2 1 4/10 4/7 2/4 0 34 1 0 3 0 2
M. Mitchell 14 9 2 5/12 3/5 1/4 2 33 0 0 2 0 9
J. McDaniels 5 7 2 2/10 0/0 1/2 4 27 1 0 3 0 7
N. Mensah 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4 9 0 0 2 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Hemsley 16 1 3 6/11 3/6 1/2 2 33 2 0 1 0 1
D. Watson 14 2 1 4/10 4/7 2/4 0 34 1 0 3 0 2
M. Mitchell 14 9 2 5/12 3/5 1/4 2 33 0 0 2 0 9
J. McDaniels 5 7 2 2/10 0/0 1/2 4 27 1 0 3 0 7
N. Mensah 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4 9 0 0 2 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Arop 2 4 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 2 21 0 0 0 1 3
M. Sohikish 1 0 0 0/1 0/1 1/2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Mensah 1 1 0 0/2 0/0 1/2 2 8 0 0 0 0 1
N. Narain 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Schakel 0 1 1 0/2 0/1 0/1 5 19 0 0 0 0 1
A. Seiko 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 10 0 0 1 0 0
E. Chang 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Flynn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Giordano - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 53 25 10 18/52 10/21 7/17 26 200 4 0 12 1 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Ca. Martin 25 6 7 7/11 3/6 8/11 2 38 2 0 1 0 6
J. Caroline 16 12 0 6/12 1/3 3/10 3 37 1 0 2 2 10
Co. Martin 14 4 1 5/8 2/4 2/2 4 29 0 0 2 1 3
T. Porter 13 5 2 3/4 0/0 7/12 1 24 0 2 1 0 5
T. Thurman 8 5 4 3/6 2/4 0/0 3 29 0 0 3 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Ca. Martin 25 6 7 7/11 3/6 8/11 2 38 2 0 1 0 6
J. Caroline 16 12 0 6/12 1/3 3/10 3 37 1 0 2 2 10
Co. Martin 14 4 1 5/8 2/4 2/2 4 29 0 0 2 1 3
T. Porter 13 5 2 3/4 0/0 7/12 1 24 0 2 1 0 5
T. Thurman 8 5 4 3/6 2/4 0/0 3 29 0 0 3 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Johnson 5 3 0 2/6 1/5 0/0 0 21 0 0 2 0 3
C. Henson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 12 1 0 0 0 0
N. Zouzoua 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2
D. Cunningham 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Brown 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 1 0 1
L. Drew - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Townsell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Hymes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 81 38 14 26/49 9/23 20/35 17 200 4 2 13 4 34