Isaac Brekken, AP
Nevada's Lindsey Drew drives under the hoop as Utah State's Julion Pearre defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference tournament Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

LAS VEGAS — Utah State's season came to an end at the hands of the Nevada Wolf Pack 83-69 Thursday afternoon the Thomas and Mack in Las Vegas.

Nevada rolled to an early 9-0 lead, holding Utah State scoreless for the first three minutes and never looked back in a wire-to-wire victory.

The Wolf Pack will advance to play the winner of Fresno State versus New Mexico.


• Nevada doubled Utah State's output in the paint, outscoring Aggies 36-18 down low.

• The Wolf Pack nearly shot 50 percent for the game, going 30-for-61 for 49.2 percent.

• Nevada managed only two points on the fast break. Utah State scored nine on the break.

Records: Utah State (14-17, 7-11), Nevada (26-6, 14-4)


Utah State:Jalen Moore led all scorers with 27 points.

Nevada:Jordan Caroline led the Wolf Pack with 22 points.

Up next

Nevada: vs. Winner of Fresno State vs. New Mexico, Friday, 7 p.m.