Bulldogs hang tough, but fall at No. 6 Nevada

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RENO, NV — The Fresno State men’s basketball team gave the sixth-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack fits from start to finish, but the Bulldogs came up short in their upset bid in a close 74-68 road loss on Saturday night in front of a spirited 11,019 fans at the Lawlor Events Center.

Fresno State (19-8, 10-5 Mountain West) sits one win away from its fourth-straight 20-win season and can clinch a first-round bye for the 2019 Mountain West Tournament with a win in any of its final three regular season contest, which includes two home games at the Save Mart Center. The Bulldogs will return to action at home when the Wyoming Cowboys visit the San Joaquin Valley on Wednesday at 7 p.m. PT.

Fresno State senior guard and preseason All-MW honoree Deshon Taylor scored a game-best 30 points for his second 30-point performance of the season. Taylor also had a season-high eight assists and pulled down four rebounds. Bulldogs’ junior forward Nate Grimes posted his tenth double-double of the season (ninth in MW play) with 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting and 11 rebounds off the bench.

Nevada (25-2, 12-2 MW) remained undefeated at home this season with Caleb Martin scoring a team-high 24 points for the Pack.

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