Spartans fall behind early in loss to Nevada

February 6, 2011, 6:43 am
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RENO, Nev. (AP) Dario Hunt had 16 points and a career-best 19 rebounds to lead Nevada past San Jose State 89-69 on Saturday night.Malik Story had 16 points, Jerry Evans Jr. 11 and Olek Czyz 10 for the Wolf Pack (9-14 overall, 6-4 WAC).Adrian Oliver had 25 points, Keith Shamburger 16 and Justin Graham 14 for the Spartans (11-11, 3-8 WAC).Nevada controlled the game from the start, making 10 of its first 13 shots from the field and building a 35-17 lead with 7:36 to play in the first half.The Wolf Pack led 40-31 at halftime. A jumper by Oliver to open the second half pulled the Spartans to within seven points, but they got no closer.Nevada shot 51.8 percent (29 of 56) from the floor, compared to the Spartans' 39.1 percent (25 of 64).