Burton, Nevada coast past Air Force 75-56

Burton, Nevada coast past Air Force 75-56

Published Feb. 22, 2014 6:03 p.m. ET

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Deonte Burton scored 21 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and Jerry Evans Jr. finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds as Nevada surged past Air Force 75-56 on Saturday.

The Wolf Pack (13-15, 8-7 Mountain West) shot 51.9 percent from the field and outrebounded Air Force 39-30. Michael Perez scored 12 points and Cole Huff added 11 with eight boards.

Air Force (10-15, 4-10) was held to 22-of-58 shooting (37.9 percent) and went 5 of 23 beyond the arc. Tre' Coggins led the Falcons with 14 points and Max Yon had 12.

Nevada jumped out to an early 10-0 lead as Burton and Evans each sank a 3-pointer. The Falcons crawled back to make it a six-point game, 35-29 at the break.


A 19-7 Wolf Pack surge in the second half capped by an Evans jumper made it 64-45 with 4:36 remaining.