Burton helps Nevada slip past Hawaii 77-74
Saturday, January 14, 2012
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Deonte Burton scored 25 points to spark Nevada over Hawaii 77-74 on Saturday.
Olek Czyz added 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolf Pack (14-3, 4-0 Western Athletic). It was Nevada's 11th straight win.
Vander Joaquin had 22 points and Joston Thomas 21 for the Warriors (10-7, 2-1).
Hawaii led much of the second half and was up 70-63 with 4:48 to play after a three-point play by Joaquin, but Story hit a 3-pointer and Burton scored the next seven points, including a long 3-pointer to put Nevada up 73-70 with 2:05 left.
The Warriors cut the Nevada lead to a point on a 3-pointer by Zane Johnson with 30 seconds left, but Story hit a pair of free throws with 10.5 seconds left to seal the victory for Nevada.