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01/15/2012 12:58 AM EST
Burton helps Nevada slip past Hawaii 77-74
NEVADA 77, HAWAII 74
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Deonte Burton scored 25 points to spark Nevada
over Hawaii 77-74 on Saturday.
Olek Czyz added 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolf Pack
(14-3, 4-0 Western Athletic). It was Nevada's 11th straight win.
Vander Joaquin had 22 points and Joston Thomas 21 for the
Warriors (10-7, 2-1).
Hawaii led much of the second half and was up 70-63 with 4:48 to
play after a three-point play by Joaquin, but Malik Story hit a
3-pointer and Burton scored the next seven points, including a
long 3-pointer to put Nevada up 73-70 with 2:05 left.
The Warriors cut the Nevada lead to a point on a 3-pointer by
Zane Johnson with 30 seconds left, but Story hit a pair of free
throws with 10.5 seconds left to seal the victory for Nevada.
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