RENO, Nevada (AP) — Nevada trainer Eric Musselman sought after to ship a message about his staff’s Three-point capturing, particularly in opposition to the zone protection.

“I believe everyone is taking part in zone (once they play us),” Musselman stated Friday evening. “That is positive. I believe our faculty document is 17 3s. I did not comprehend it till I grabbed the stat sheet. I might have advised them to release a couple of extra with 5 mins to head as a result of we are two quick from the document.”

Caleb Martin scored all 22 of his issues in the second one half of and No. 7 Nevada shot 48 p.c from Three-point vary in an 83-61 victory over Pacific.

Jordan Caroline scored 16 issues, Tre’Shawn Thurman added 14, Jazz Johnson 12 and Cody Martin 11 for Nevada (2-Zero).

Anthony Townes completed with 13 issues and Lafayette Dorsey had 10 for the Tigers (1-1).

Nevada had a lopsided measurement merit with all of its starters status 6-foot-7 or taller. Pacific’s tallest starter used to be 6-foot-7 Jahbril Worth-Noel. However as an alternative of exploiting that merit, Nevada went to paintings from past the arc — and it labored.

The Wolf Pack shot 60 p.c of its first 38 pictures from Three-point vary and transformed 15 of 31 from lengthy vary.

“I am not shocked that they’re making the ones pictures,” stated Cody Martin, who additionally had 11 assists. “It simply feels just right as a result of for them the most important factor used to be now not simply getting the nerves or the jitters, or no matter you need to name it, out of the way in which, however as soon as one fell for them, it used to be over.”

That luck helped the Wolf Pack deal with a lead many of the sport, even with ultimate yr’s most sensible scorer, Caleb Martin, held scoreless within the first half of. He used to be additionally scoreless within the first half of of the staff’s opener on Tuesday and wound up with 21 issues.

“Scouting experiences are so focused on him,” Musselman stated. “I believe he is making an attempt to get different guys concerned early within the sport. Ultimate yr, we went to him so much early within the sport. Now we are going to him in the second one half of.”

Nevada did finally end up exploiting its peak merit, however now not prior to Pacific ahead Zach Cameron left the sport with an damage and Worth-Noel fouled out with 11:41 left.

“The primary half of we had been positive, however in the second one half of, we did not have solutions,” Pacific trainer Damon Stoudamire stated. “They made a large number of pictures and we were given into some foul hassle … at their position, you’ll be able to’t do this.”

Pacific (1-1) performed the vast majority of the second one half of in foul hassle. The Tigers had 28 private fouls whilst Nevada had 18.

Nevada constructed a nine-point lead by way of the tip of the primary half of and outscored Pacific 49-34 in the second one half of.

BIG PICTURE

Pacific: The Tigers stayed in putting distance of a most sensible 10 staff, however could not continue to exist foul hassle and Nevada’s sizzling capturing down the stretch.

Nevada: The Wolf Pack seem like a second-half staff throughout the first two video games. Nevada outscored its first two combatants 68-59 within the first half of and 101-70 in the second one half of.

MARTIN’S SECOND HALF SUCCESS

In back-to-back video games to start out the season, Caleb Martin, Nevada’s main scorer in 2017-18, entered halftime scoreless. Martin scored 21 issues in the second one half of of the season opener in opposition to BYU. He scored 22 in the second one half of Friday.

UP NEXT

Pacific: The Tigers go back to Stockton to host Stanislaus State on Tuesday

Nevada: The Wolf Pack performs sport 3 of its four-game house stand in opposition to Little Rock on Friday.

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