USU Utah State Aggies 49
Utah State Aggies Utah State Overall (10-4)
ATS (4-5)
O/U (5-4)
January 02 2019
- ESPNU
NEV Nevada Wolf Pack 72
Nevada Wolf Pack Nevada Overall (14-0)
ATS (8-5)
O/U (3-10)
Final
Money Line Total: 150 Spread ATS
12
831 Utah State Aggies +425 Under -110 (+9) -110 UNDER: 121
2524
832 Nevada Wolf Pack -550 Over -110 (-9) -110 Cover: 14
3537
Final
Money Line Total: 150 Spread ATS
831 USU +425 Under: -110 (+9) -110 UNDER: 121
832 NEV -550 Over: -110 (-9) -110 Cover: 14
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/2/2019
9:45 PM
NEV
-550
USU
+425
1/2/2019
8:45 PM
NEV
-480
USU
+380
1/2/2019
12:54 PM
NEV
-480
USU
+380
1/2/2019
11:03 AM
NEV
-480
USU
+380
1/2/2019
10:09 AM
NEV
-500
USU
+400
1/2/2019
8:39 AM
NEV
-550
USU
+425
1/2/2019
8:33 AM
NEV
-550
USU
+425
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/2/2019
9:45 PM
NEV(-9)
-110
USU
-110
1/2/2019
8:45 PM
NEV(-9)
-110
USU
-110
1/2/2019
12:54 PM
NEV(-9)
-110
USU
-110
1/2/2019
11:03 AM
NEV(-9)
-110
USU
-110
1/2/2019
10:09 AM
NEV(-9.5)
-110
USU
-110
1/2/2019
8:39 AM
NEV(-10)
-110
USU
-110
1/2/2019
8:33 AM
NEV(-10)
-110
USU
-110
1/1/2019
7:36 PM
NEV(-10)
-110
USU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/2/2019
9:45 PM
150
-110
150
-110
1/2/2019
8:45 PM
150
-110
150
-110
1/2/2019
12:54 PM
149½
-110
149½
-110
1/2/2019
11:03 AM
148½
-110
148½
-110
1/2/2019
10:09 AM
148½
-110
148½
-110
1/2/2019
8:39 AM
148½
-110
148½
-110
Recap

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The last time Nevada won its first 14 games in a season, the Wolf Pack played in the Far Western Conference and Harry S. Truman was president.

Jordan Caroline scored 15 points and No. 6 Nevada matched a school record set in 1951-52 by beating Utah State 72-49 on Wednesday night.

"I didn't think we were excited to play against South Dakota State and I didn't think we were excited to play Akron," Nevada coach Eric Musselman said of his team's non-conference home games in December. "I thought we did enough to win those two games, but I didn't sense a kid, like, in the candy store that really wants to go play a basketball game. I thought at Utah (on Saturday) our energy ... we wanted to go play and we wanted to compete, and I think the same thing tonight."

Cody Martin and Tre'Shawn Thurman had 14 points apiece in the Mountain West Conference opener for the Wolf Pack (14-0, 1-0), one of four undefeated teams in the nation.

Sam Merrill led Utah State with 16 points.

Nevada held the Aggies (10-4, 0-1) to 26 percent from the floor. They entered averaging 81 points per game on 48 percent shooting.

Nevada and Utah State compiled the two best records among Mountain West teams in non-conference play, but this one was no contest.

"That's probably the most Utah State has played zone the whole season combined," Musselman said. "I think right now people think that's the formula because Washington beat us in an exhibition game (91-73). We're a lot different team. The lineup has changed a lot since then."

Utah State coach Craig Smith acknowledged the Aggies had played zone on only five defensive possessions the entire season before implementing it throughout much of Wednesday's game.

"We don't like doing it," Smith said. "It felt like we had to change the rhythm. ... I wouldn't say it was something we planned on. I knew it was something we had to be ready for potentially because they can put a big run on you so quick."

Musselman and his players alluded to the Washington exhibition loss Oct. 21 multiple times as a watershed moment for a team that hasn't lost since on the way to equaling the best start in program history.

"I don't want to say too much, but that was hard for us," Thurman said. "To a lot of guys on this team, we are not undefeated."

After a 10-2 run pulled the Aggies to 29-25 with 1:45 left in the first half, Nevada answered with a 6-0 spurt for a 35-25 lead at the break.

BIG PICTURE

Utah State: After winning 10 of their first 13 games with a 16.5 point differential (best in the MWC), Utah State dropped its league opener in a hostile environment against one of the nation's top teams. Utah State's last win against an AP Top 25 team came in the semifinals of the 2007 Western Athletic Conference Tournament against No. 15 Nevada.

Nevada: Held a 30-14 edge in the paint. ... Utah State held the sixth-biggest rebound differential in the country coming into the game, but the Aggies won only 44-43 on the boards. ... Utah State committed 20 turnovers that turned into 23 points for the Wolf Pack.

TIDE TURNING

Utah State leads the all-time series 35-23 but has lost each of the last five games against Nevada.

FULL HOUSE

The crowd of 11,224 was the 11th-largest in Nevada men's basketball history and the second-biggest this season.

UP NEXT

Utah State: Returns home to play Air Force on Saturday.

Nevada: Faces one of its biggest conference tests Saturday at New Mexico.

___

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Matchup
Aggies Overall
W/L 10-4
ATS 4-5
Pts For 79.1
Pts Against 65.4
Total 5-4
Aggies Away
W/L 2-3
ATS 2-3
Pts For 73.8
Pts Against 72.6
Total 3-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-2
10:00 PM
at Nevada L 72-49 L (9) U (150)
12-28
8:00 PM
Eastern Oregon W 84-57
12-20
7:00 PM
at Houston L 60-50 L (5) U (142)
12-15
8:00 PM
Alabama State W 86-48
12-8
3:30 PM
Weber State W 76-67 L (-11) U (158.5)
12-5
8:00 PM
at BYU L 95-80 L (1) O (162)
12-1
9:00 PM
at UC Irvine W 89-65 W (1) O (140)
11-28
8:00 PM
Northern Iowa W 71-52 W (-10.5) U (147.5)
11-21
10:00 PM
Arizona State L 87-82 L (-2.5) O (151.5)
11-19
7:30 PM
Saint Mary's W 80-63 W (-4.5) O (142.5)
Avg. Points For 74.7
Avg. Points Against 66.6
ATS 3-5
Over/Under 4-4
Wolf Pack Overall
W/L 14-0
ATS 8-5
Pts For 82.0
Pts Against 66.1
Total 3-10
Wolf Pack Home
W/L 9-0
ATS 5-3
Pts For 84.9
Pts Against 66.3
Total 2-6
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-2
10:00 PM
Utah State W 72-49 W (-9) U (150)
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)
Avg. Points For 80.2
Avg. Points Against 68.1
ATS 5-5
Over/Under 3-7
Scoring
Utah State
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Sam Merrill (G) 32:006-14 42.9%1-5 20%3-3 100%0001034-1616
Brock Miller (G) 32:002-5 40%2-4 50%4-4 100%0210011-2210
Neemias Queta (C) 29:004-8 50%0-0 0%0-2 0%21001524-118
Dwayne Brown Jr. (F) 11:002-5 40%0-2 0%0-0 0%1711042-54
Justin Bean (F) 8:001-5 20%0-0 0%2-2 100%4512000-64
Diogo Brito (G) 21:001-7 14.3%1-4 25%0-2 0%0401031-73
Quinn Taylor (F) 29:000-8 0%0-5 0%1-2 50%4510032-211
Abel Porter (G) 13:000-3 0%0-2 0%1-2 50%003101101
Crew Ainge (G) 11:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%0210010-60
Tauriawn Knight (G) 9:000-2 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0300010-140
Ben Fakira (F) 3:000-3 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%2300012-30
Alek Johnson (G) 2:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000000-40
Roche Grootfaam (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
John Knight III (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Klay Stall (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Nevada
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Jordan Caroline (G-F) 37:004-10 40%2-4 50%5-6 83.3%312701621915
Cody Martin (F) 37:006-13 46.2%0-4 0%2-2 100%17640111914
Tre'Shawn Thurman (F) 33:005-11 45.5%2-7 28.6%2-2 100%14043322214
Jazz Johnson (G) 23:002-6 33.3%2-6 33.3%4-4 100%02130031810
Trey Porter (F) 25:003-6 50%0-1 0%2-4 50%1811123118
Caleb Martin (F) 21:003-8 37.5%1-4 25%0-0 0%2310015127
Corey Henson (G) 5:001-2 50%0-1 0%2-2 100%000200064
Jordan Brown (F) 10:000-3 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%131102030
Nisre Zouzoua (G) 7:000-2 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%000000010
David Cunningham (G) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000020
Zach Wurm (G-F) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000020
JoJo Anderson (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
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/2/2019
8:48 PM
NEV(-5)
-110
USU
-110
1/2/2019
11:09 AM
NEV(-5)
-110
USU
-110
1/2/2019
10:09 AM
NEV(-5.5)
-110
USU
-110
1/2/2019
8:54 AM
NEV(-6)
-110
USU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/2/2019
8:48 PM
71
-110
71
-110
1/2/2019
11:09 AM
70½
-110
70½
-110
1/2/2019
10:09 AM
70½
-110
70½
-110
1/2/2019
8:54 AM
70½
-110
70½
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/2/2019
11:09 PM
NEV(-2.5)
-120
USU
EVEN
1/2/2019
10:57 PM
NEV(-2.5)
-110
USU
-110
1/2/2019
10:54 PM
NEV(-2.5)
-110
USU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/2/2019
11:09 PM
78½
-110
78½
-110
1/2/2019
10:57 PM
78½
-110
78½
-110
1/2/2019
10:54 PM
78
-110
78
-110