NEV Nevada Wolf Pack 86
Nevada Wolf Pack Nevada Overall (13-0)
ATS (7-5)
O/U (3-9)
December 29 2018
- Pac-12 Network
UTAH Utah Utes 71
Utah Utes Utah Overall (6-6)
ATS (1-8)
O/U (3-4-2)
Final
Money Line Total: 144½ Spread ATS
12
615 Nevada Wolf Pack -320 Under -110 (-7) -110 Cover: 8
3848
616 Utah Utes +260 Over -110 (+7) -110 OVER: 157
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Final
Money Line Total: 144½ Spread ATS
615 NEV -320 Under: -110 (-7) -110 Cover: 8
616 UTAH +260 Over: -110 (+7) -110 OVER: 157
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/29/2018
11:39 AM
NEV
-320
UTAH
+260
12/29/2018
11:27 AM
NEV
-320
UTAH
+260
12/29/2018
11:15 AM
NEV
-320
UTAH
+260
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
NEV
-340
UTAH
+280
12/29/2018
8:45 AM
NEV
-340
UTAH
+280
12/29/2018
8:24 AM
NEV
-380
UTAH
+320
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/29/2018
11:39 AM
NEV(-7)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
11:27 AM
NEV(-7)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
11:15 AM
NEV(-7)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
NEV(-7.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
8:45 AM
NEV(-7.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
8:24 AM
NEV(-8)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
8:00 AM
NEV(-8)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
7:36 AM
NEV(-8.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
7:24 AM
NEV(-9)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/28/2018
10:51 PM
NEV(-9.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/28/2018
8:30 PM
NEV(-10)
-110
UTAH
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/29/2018
11:39 AM
144½
-110
144½
-110
12/29/2018
11:27 AM
145½
-110
145½
-110
12/29/2018
11:15 AM
147
-110
147
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
147
-110
147
-110
Recap

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eric Musselman observes other coaches bench players when they aren't shooting well. He, instead, tells his stars to just shoot more.

Caleb Martin scored a career-high 33 points and Jordan Caroline added 17 to lead No. 6 Nevada over Utah 86-71 on Saturday.

"Coach gives us so much confidence," Martin said. "I know how good a shooter I am capable of being. I just had to shoot myself out of it and get to the rim a couple times."

Along with his signature glides to the hoop, Martin emerged from a shooting slump (10 for 43 from beyond the arc the prior four games) in a big way with six 3-pointers to go along with seven assists and four steals.

Nevada, which forced Utah into 18 turnovers, remained just one of five undefeated NCAA Division I teams.

Jazz Johnson went 4 for 4 on 3s as the Wolf Pack made 12 and shot 46 percent from long range. Coming into the game, the Wolf Pack had made just 27 of their last 112 3-point attempts.

"I'm not worried about the shooting. I just know we do not lose when we have 200 passes — it hasn't happened in three years here," Musselman said of the way ball movement produces open shots.

Sedrick Barefield countered with a season-best 33 points for the Utes (6-6), who couldn't bounce back from Nevada's big run early in the second half. Donnie Tillman had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Utah, which lost for the first time at home this season.

Trailing by double-digits most of the second half, Utah drew within 75-66 with 4:17 to play on Charles Jones, Jr.'s 3-pointer.

But Martin made a couple more baskets and Nevada grabbed three timely offensive rebounds to clinch the game.

Utah had height to contend with the formidable Wolf Pack frontline, but the Utes couldn't stay with the Nevada's athletes on drives to the hoop and scrambles for loose balls.

After a back-and-forth first half, the Wolf Pack ratcheted up the pressure and turned a 38-37 edge into an 11-point lead.

"We put more pressure on the ball and tried to be more active, get in the lanes a bit more and I think it showed. We got some turnovers and it sparked us," Caroline said.

The Nevada defense forced Utah into five turnovers on their first six possessions of the second half. Caleb Martin sparked the 13-3 run with an off-balance 3-pointer and capped it with an assist to Caroline to make it 51-40.

"I thought we were lackadaisical at the start of the second half," Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. "We fueled their fire to start the second half by turning the ball over."

The Wolf Pack all say they are a second-half team and early deficits don't bother them. They take their cue from Caleb Martin.

"I just become a different player in the second half. I know I have to produce and I get a real fire under me. We just do whatever it takes in the second half to win the game," Martin said.

Neither team was happy with how tight the officials called any contact and it finally boiled over when Cody Martin got a technical foul with 13:57 left. Trey Porter, who had nine points, fouled out with 9:30 to play and Cody Martin missed significant time with foul trouble.

The win marked the best start since Nevada became a Division I school in 1969 and the only time the Wolf Pack has completed non-conference play with an unblemished record.

BIG PICTURE

Nevada: The Wolf Pack know they can't consistently dig themselves holes at the start of games. They also struggle in the half-court when teams take away their potent transition prowess. Good 3-point shooting bailed them out against Utah, but they'll need better offense to match their consistent defensive pressure because they've shown the long-range shots aren't always going to be falling.

Utah: Despite the loss, the Utes played with more toughness than they have showed in their uneven start to the season. "That was a really physical game, so I'm proud of how we fought," Barefield said.

Utah outrebounded Nevada, 39-30, and didn't give up too many baskets, except off turnovers. Barefield, who has come off the bench the last three games, was nearly unstoppable but the Utes need more offensive firepower around him to make a run in the Pac-12.

UP NEXT

Nevada: Hosts Utah State on Wednesday to open MWC play.

Utah: Visits No. 17 Arizona State on Thursday.

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Matchup
Wolf Pack Overall
W/L 13-0
ATS 7-5
Pts For 82.8
Pts Against 67.5
Total 3-9
Wolf Pack Away
W/L 5-0
ATS 3-2
Pts For 76.8
Pts Against 65.8
Total 1-4
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
1:00 PM
at Utah W 86-71 W (-7) O (144.5)
12-22
6:00 PM
Akron W 68-62 L (-16) U (139)
12-15
8:00 PM
South Dakota State W 72-68 L (-16.5) U (162.5)
12-9
4:30 PM
at Grand Canyon W 74-66 L (-10.5) U (150)
12-7
11:00 PM
at Arizona State W 72-66 L (-6.5) U (162)
12-1
3:30 PM
at USC W 73-61 W (-5.5) U (161)
11-27
7:00 PM
at Loyola (IL) W 79-65 W (-4) U (149.5)
11-23
9:00 PM
Massachusetts W 110-87 W (-14) O (156.5)
11-22
3:00 PM
Tulsa W 96-86 L (-14.5) O (152.5)
11-19
9:00 PM
California Baptist W 90-55
Avg. Points For 82.0
Avg. Points Against 68.7
ATS 4-5
Over/Under 3-6
Utes Overall
W/L 6-6
ATS 1-8
Pts For 73.5
Pts Against 72.9
Total 3-4-2
Utes Home
W/L 6-4
ATS 1-6
Pts For 75.2
Pts Against 70.9
Total 2-4-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
1:00 PM
Nevada L 86-71 L (7) O (144.5)
12-21
8:00 PM
Northern Arizona W 76-62 L (-17.5) U (149.5)
12-17
7:00 PM
Florida A&M W 93-64
12-15
4:00 PM
at Kentucky L 88-61 L (15.5) O (138.5)
12-8
1:00 PM
BYU L 74-59 L (3.5) U (158)
12-1
4:00 PM
Tulsa W 69-64 L (-7) U (145.5)
11-25
1:00 PM
Northwestern L 79-57 L (3) T (136)
11-23
8:00 PM
Grand Canyon W 75-66 W (-1.5) U (144.5)
11-22
10:30 PM
Hawaii L 90-79 L (-9) O (139.5)
11-15
7:00 PM
MVSU W 98-63
Avg. Points For 73.8
Avg. Points Against 73.6
ATS 1-7
Over/Under 3-4-1
Scoring
Nevada
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Caleb Martin (F) 39:0011-23 47.8%6-16 37.5%5-8 62.5%01742001533
Jordan Caroline (G-F) 37:006-14 42.9%2-3 66.7%3-5 60%712020221817
Jazz Johnson (G) 29:004-6 66.7%4-4 100%0-0 0%0120100312
Trey Porter (F) 24:003-5 60%0-0 0%3-4 75%0310025239
Cody Martin (F) 30:002-5 40%0-1 0%4-4 100%3621114138
Tre'Shawn Thurman (F) 25:002-5 40%0-1 0%0-0 0%2320003144
Jordan Brown (F) 13:001-2 50%0-0 0%1-2 50%0100012-73
Corey Henson (G) 3:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%0000001-40
JoJo Anderson (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
David Cunningham (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Lindsey Drew (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jalen Harris (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
K.J. Hymes (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Vincent Lee (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jalen Townsell (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Zach Wurm (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Nisre Zouzoua (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Utah
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Sedrick Barefield (G) 33:0010-15 66.7%6-10 60%7-9 77.8%0001053-1433
Donnie Tillman (F) 25:003-9 33.3%1-4 25%6-6 100%41000023-913
Timmy Allen (F) 34:004-7 57.1%0-0 0%3-5 60%2410024-311
Charles Jones Jr. (G) 6:002-3 66.7%1-1 100%0-0 0%0000000-15
Both Gach (F) 21:001-6 16.7%1-5 20%0-0 0%133002013
Jayce Johnson (F-C) 22:000-1 0%0-0 0%2-2 100%1400123-172
Riley Battin (F) 21:001-3 33.3%0-1 0%0-0 0%0200024-232
Novak Topalovic (C) 12:001-5 20%0-0 0%0-0 0%262010282
Parker Van Dyke (G) 26:000-4 0%0-4 0%0-0 0%0030111-170
Naseem Gaskin (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Vante Hendrix (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brooks King (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Kevin Kremer (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brandon Morley (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Christian Popoola Jr. (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Marc Reininger (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Beau Rydalch (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Lahat Thioune (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/29/2018
11:39 AM
NEV(-4)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
11:30 AM
NEV(-4)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
10:24 AM
NEV(-4)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
9:36 AM
NEV(-4.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/29/2018
11:39 AM
68½
-110
68½
-110
12/29/2018
11:30 AM
69
-110
69
-110
12/29/2018
10:24 AM
69½
-110
69½
-110
12/29/2018
9:36 AM
69½
-110
69½
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/29/2018
2:03 PM
NEV(-4)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/29/2018
1:57 PM
NEV(-4.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/29/2018
2:03 PM
78
-110
78
-110
12/29/2018
1:57 PM
78
-110
78
-110