RENO, Nev. (AP) — Deonte Burton scored 20 points as Nevada rallied from a second-half deficit to beat Louisiana Tech on Saturday night 79-69.
Dario Hunt added 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Wolf Pack (25-5, 13-1 Western Athletic) secured the No. 1 seed for next week’s conference tournament.
Louisiana Tech (16-15, 6-8) ended the first half on a 7-0 run to go up 29-27 and led by as many as six in the second half.
The Wolf Pack answered with a 12-0 run midway through the second half, capped by a Burton layup to go up 58-51, as Nevada won the conference title for the first time since the 2007-08 season.
Romario Souza scored a team-high 15 points for Louisiana Tech.