The Beavers were in contention heading into the locker room as the Beavers only found themselves down 7 points to the Nevada Wolfpack. But a 24 point second half performance by Marcelus Kemp (he had 29 total) gave the Beavers no chance for a comeback.
"My shot was falling and I got it going," said Kemp, whose 24 second-half points included four 3-pointers. "My confidence got higher, so that helped me."
Nick Fazekas (22)
Angelo Tsagarakis, coming off the bench, was the leading scorer for the Beavs. He had 11 points in 16 minutes. Kyle Jeffers had 10 points and 8 rebounds.
The Wolfpack were hard to stop on offense. Nick Fazekas, their 6-11 NBA-bound forward, added 19 points and 18 rebounds for the Wolf Pack, who are now 2-0 on their season. Nevada out rebounded the Beavers 54-24. Fazekas was a large part of that.
"We just started feeling sorry for ourselves" coach Jay John said after the 28 point loss. "The ball wasn't going in the basket, so we didn't defend quite as hard. They didn't do anything different in the last 10 minutes that they did in the first 30, but that's when things got away from us."
The Beavers return to action Sunday night on the road in Hawaii.
|No. 24 Nevada Wolfpack||30||45||75|
|Oregon State Beavers||23||24||47|
|Nick Fazekas||Kyle Jeffers|
|8-16, 19 Pts
18 Rebs, 1 Assist
|4-7, 10 Pts
Sunday, November 19
7:05 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center