Deonte Burton scored 21 points, Olek Czyz had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Nevada held off former Big Sky Conference rival Montana for a 70-64 win Saturday.

Malik Story added 11 points for the Wolf Pack (7-3), and he and Burton each nailed three 3-pointers. Dario Hunt had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Will Cherry led the Grizzlies (5-5) with 17 points. Kareem Jamar and Art Steward scored 12 apiece.

Montana led 30-26 at halftime, but Nevada opened the second half with a 12-0 run to take control. The Grizzlies tied it 50-50 on a Derek Selvig 3-pointer with 7:10 to play and 52-52 a minute later on a Steward dunk.

Burton then converted a four-point play after being fouled on a 3-pointer, and the Wolf Pack led the rest of the way. Burton made five free throws in the final 33 seconds to seal the win.
Associated Press