NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined three players a total of $85,000 on Friday for their roles in a dustup during a game between Charlotte and Dallas.
MIAMI (AP) — Charlotte coach James Borrego thought it would be a rallying cry of sorts for the Hornets to not let the Miami Heat clinch a playoff spot on their watch.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers took control early before blowing out the Charlotte Hornets.
“We just wanted to come in and set a tone early,” Sabonis said after...
San Diego State (20-12, 12-7) vs. Nevada (29-3, 16-3)
Mountain West Conference Tournament Semifinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada got an early scare in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals.
After trailing Boise State by 15 points in the first half, the Wolf Pack slowly responded. And not...
No. 8 seed Boise State (13-19, 8-11) vs. No. 1 seed Nevada (28-3, 15-3)
Mountain West Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Thursday, 2 p.m. EDT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada forwards Jordan Caroline and Caleb Martin are first-team selections on the all-Mountain West Conference squad and Jazz Johnson was named the league's Sixth Man of the Year...
RENO, Nevada (AP) — Nevada honored its seniors in the Wolf Pack's final regular-season game — and the upperclassmen delivered an impressive victory.
San Diego State (19-11, 11-6) vs. No. 17 Nevada (27-3, 14-3)
Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 17 Nevada presents a tough challenge for San...
No. 17 Nevada (26-3, 13-3) vs. Air Force (13-15, 8-8)
Clune Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Tuesday, 11 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 17 Nevada looks for its seventh straight win in the...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The big three for No. 12 Nevada showed up in a big way Wednesday night.
Caleb Martin scored 24 points, Cody Martin had a season-high 23 and the Wolf Pack cruised to an...
UNLV (15-12, 9-6) vs. No. 12 Nevada (25-2, 12-2)
Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada; Wednesday, 11 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Nevada presents a tough challenge for UNLV. UNLV has...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — After a loss in the last game, Nevada coach Eric Musselman told forward Tre'Shawn Thurman he would not start the next game. It's something he also did after the Wolf Pack's first...
Fresno State (19-7, 10-4) vs. No. 6 Nevada (24-2, 11-2)
Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 6 Nevada presents a tough challenge for Fresno State....
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Nevada relived last season's double-overtime loss at Wyoming by watching video of fans storming the floor every day for the past week, and even just before taking the court Saturday night.
There were no fans storming the floor this time, as No. 7 Nevada easily beat Wyoming 82-49 for its 10th straight win.
Trey Porter led the way with 14 points, and Jordan Caroline and Caleb Martin each scored 13.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Coach Eric Musselman posted the score of Nevada's 27-point loss to New Mexico on the homecourt scoreboard at the team's next practice.
Forward Trey Porter said Musselman's goal was simple.
"(So we knew) that we got smacked," Porter said. "That's one of the worst losses that I've had in my career."
On Saturday, Porter had 20 points and nine rebounds as No. 6 Nevada avenged its only loss of the season in a dominating 91-62 win over New Mexico.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Jordan Caroline kept Nevada rolling ahead of a showdown with New Mexico in three days.
Caroline scored 30 of his season-high 40 points in the first half and No. 6 Nevada beat Colorado State 98-82 on Wednesday night for its eighth straight win.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — In an effort to attack the basket more, Nevada guard Caleb Martin recently set a personal goal — get a minimum of 30 touches in the paint each game.
Martin first tried it this week at UNLV and came up three short. On Saturday, he topped the mark with 32, and led all scorers with 30 points as the No. 8 Wolf Pack beat Boise State 93-73.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada has dropped one game all season, and it didn't take that setback too well.
Since losing at New Mexico on Jan. 5, the eighth-ranked Wolf Pack have won six straight — five by double digits — after Caleb Martin had 26 points and six rebounds Tuesday night in an 87-70 victory over UNLV.
Nevada (20-1, 7-1 Mountain West) has outscored opponents by an average of 20.3 points during the streak.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada coach Eric Musselman threatened to turn off the 3-point green light after a lackluster shooting performance Saturday by the seventh-ranked Wolf Pack against Air Force.
Musselman sang a different tune following his team's 100-60 win Wednesday night over Colorado State.
"I kind of wanted to get under their skin a little bit," Musselman said. "They were having a good time tonight when they started knocking them down. They were pointing at me and laughing."
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nevada's Cody Martin hadn't hit a 3-pointer in a month, but that didn't stop him from taking a huge shot when his team needed it.
Martin, last season's Mountain West defensive player of the year, hit a contested 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds remaining to lift No. 10 Nevada over Boise State 72-71 on Tuesday night.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Back at center for the first time since the Sweet 16 a year ago, Nevada's Jordan Caroline had a fairly easy time putting up his 10th double-double of the season while matching his career high for rebounds.
Caroline's come-from-behind steal and block in the second half were even bigger for the 10th-ranked Wolf Pack.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The floodgates opened again for No. 10 Nevada on Wednesday night.
After its first loss of the season Saturday, 85-58 at New Mexico, the Wolf Pack returned to form in its 92-53 win against San Jose State.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eric Musselman observes other coaches bench players when they aren't shooting well. He, instead, tells his stars to just shoot more.
Caleb Martin scored a career-high 33 points and Jordan Caroline added 17 to lead No. 6 Nevada over Utah 86-71 on Saturday.
"Coach gives us so much confidence," Martin said. "I know how good a shooter I am capable of being. I just had to shoot myself out of it and get to the rim a couple times."
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada ought to have plenty to celebrate this Christmas, but coach Eric Musselman is bringing a sour mood into the holiday.
Caleb Martin and Jordan Caroline scored 19 points apiece, and Martin hit a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to help No. 6 Nevada fend off Akron 68-62 on Saturday.
The Wolf Pack (12-0) continued a four-game stretch of poor 3-point shooting that has Musselman searching for answers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sixth-ranked Nevada played what might be its only ranked opponent of the regular season. The Wolf Pack knew a win could help bolster their case come March.
Yet coach Eric Musselman couldn't believe how his team responded to start the game.
"Coach mentioned at halftime, 'You finally meet some talent and this is how you react?'" Caleb Martin said. "It kind of turned some guys up in the locker room."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nevada's bus pulled into Loyola of Chicago's arena and the Wolf Pack made their way to the locker room. Even behind closed doors, one of college basketball's most derisive chants rang in their ears: "Over-rated!"
Of course the Ramblers' fans laid it on thick last week. Nevada nearly derailed the team's storybook run in the NCAA Tournament last season.
"We're getting used to this," coach Eric Musselman said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Struggling offensively, Nevada went into halftime trailing by one in front of a partisan crowd. The Wolf Pack's seniors emerged with a different mindset.
"We just have to come out with that intensity, come out with that fire," Jordan Caroline said. "We got to play like we're behind. We got to go make a big run, and that's what we did."
CHICAGO (AP) — The maroon and gold Final Four banner hanging from the rafters gave Nevada just a little extra motivation. Not that the Wolf Pack really needed it.
Caleb Martin had 21 points, twin brother Cody Martin scored 20 and No. 5 Nevada beat Loyola-Chicago 79-65 on Tuesday night in a rematch of their NCAA Tournament game.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It appears the Wolf Pack has found their offensive rhythm.
Caleb Martin scored 29 points, Tre'Shawn Thurman added 22 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Nevada beat Massachusetts 110-87 in the Las Vegas Invitational's second championship game on Friday at the Orleans Arena.
Martin, who was named the tournament MVP, finished 9 of 15 from the field and 6 of 10 from 3-point range.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Trey Porter thinks his adrenaline got the best of him during the first three games of the season.
"I'm a diabetic, so I got my blood sugar up a little bit," said Porter, who transferred to Nevada this season from Old Dominion. "It makes me kind of cranky. ... I was able to control my blood sugar (tonight). It definitely helped me out."
RENO, Nevada (AP) — Nevada coach Eric Musselman wanted to send a message about his team's 3-point shooting, especially against the zone defense.
"I think everybody is playing zone (when they play us)," Musselman said Friday night. "That's fine. I think our school record is 17 3s. I didn't know it until I grabbed the stat sheet. I would have told them to launch a few more with five minutes to go because we're two short from the record."
RENO, Nev. (AP) — After an ankle injury last week, Nevada forward Jordan Caroline sat out a week of practices before playing in No. 7 Nevada's season opener.
"I was going to play no matter what," said Caroline, who tied a career high with 16 rebounds. "If I was in a cast, I was going to play."
Caroline led all players with 25 points as No. 7 Nevada beat Brigham Young 86-70 on Tuesday night.
Carsen Edwards went through the NBA draft combine and multiple workouts before deciding to return for his junior season at Purdue.
The Boilermakers are sure happy he did after losing four seniors and most of their scoring.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada forward Caleb Martin has been named an honorable mention all-American by The Associated Press.
The 6-foot-7 junior transfer from North Carolina State is among the 46 players who received honorable mention along with the AP's three All-America men's college basketball teams announced on Tuesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story March 16 about (topic), The Associated Press incorrectly identified the Nevada coach. He is Eric Musselman, not Bill Musselman.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Seventh-seeded Nevada rallies, tops Texas 87-83 in overtime
Caleb Martin scored 18 points and made two huge 3-pointers in overtime as Nevada rallied to beat Texas 87-83 for its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2007
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada junior forward Caleb Martin was named the Mountain West's player and newcomer of the year after a season in which the Wolf Pack captured the regular season conference title.
Martin averaged 19.5 point this season. His twin brother, Cody Martin, was the defensive player of the year in a vote by the league's coaches.
Nevada's Eric Musselman earned the coach of the year honors. It's the first time in conference history a team has swept those four categories.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — With his team struggling from the field and the chance to wrap up the No. 1 seed in the Mountain West tournament on the line, Caleb Martin took over for No. 20 Nevada.
Martin scored 25 points, including two key 3-pointers in the second half, and No. 20 Nevada clinched the top seed in the conference tourney with a 92-83 victory over Colorado State on Sunday.