Nevada takes down Utah State 73-68 behind Criswell

RENO, Nev. — Tyron Criswell scored 23 points and posted a career high 16 rebounds, while Marqueze Coleman added 10 points to move into 23rd place on Nevada’s all-time scoring list as the Wolfpack beat Utah State 73-68 Wednesday night.

Cameron Oliver added 15 points and D.J. Fenner had 14 for Nevada (17-10, 9-6 Mountain West Conference).

Utah State led 35-28 at halftime before the Wolfpack started the second half with a 13-4 run to take the lead on an Eric Cooper layup. Shane Rector’s layup tied the score at 46 with 10:33 to play, but Oliver responded with a dunk to give Nevada the lead for good.

Chris Smith made a 3 and Utah State (13-13, 5-10) cut its deficit to 67-66 with 1:47 left. Fenner and Rector traded layups and Utah State didn’t score again.

Jalen Moore led the Aggies with 16 points and Smith scored 12.

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