Hunt leads Nevada over Oral Roberts 68-59 in NIT


TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Dario Hunt had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Nevada past Oral Roberts 68-59 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.

Deonte Burton added 17 points as the Wolf Pack (27-6) advanced to a second-round matchup against Bucknell, which beat Arizona 65-54.

Burton, Olek Czyz and Malik Story each had eight points in the second half to help rally Nevada, which trailed 30-29 at halftime.

Dominique Morrison and Rod Pearson had 13 points apiece for the Golden Eagles (27-7), who were outrebounded 45-29.

Oral Roberts led 50-49 before Czyz scored with 8:03 left to ignite Nevada's decisive 8-0 run. Burton sank three free throws with 2:10 left to stretch Nevada's lead to 62-55 and the Golden Eagles never got any closer.