NCAA Game Summary - Iona at Nevada
(Sunday, December 22nd)
Final Score: Nevada 80, Iona 72
Reno, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Deonte Burton scored 20 points, leading four
starters in double figures, as the Nevada Wolf Pack posted an 80-72 win over
the Iona Gaels in non-conference action at the Lawlor Events Center
Burton, who shot just 1-of-5 behind the 3-point line on the afternoon, added
six assists and four steals as Nevada (5-7) snapped a two-game slide. Jerry
Evans Jr. accounted for 18 points and six rebounds, Michael Perez 14 points
and four assists, while Cole Huff registered a double-double with 13 points
and 10 boards for the hosts.
The Gaels (5-5), losers of three straight, were led by A.J. English with a
game-high 22 points, shooting 6-of-12 beyond the arc, while Sean Armand and
Tre Bowman tacked in 15 and 11 points, respectively.
Iona, which shot 7-of-17 on the perimeter in the first half and 48.4 percent
from the floor overall in the frame, led by as many as eight points in the
period before having to settle for a 42-40 advantage at the break.
After making good on a respectable 45.5 percent from the field through the
first 20 minutes of action, Nevada turned it around with 57.1 percent accuracy
in the second half in order to secure the win.
In a game that featured four ties and 16 lead changes, the Gaels hurt
themselves with just 6-of-12 shooting at the free-throw line.
12/22 19:13:50 ET
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